Miss Lotter's Leaders

Parent Newsletter May 2-May 6


I cannot thank all of you and the kids enough for an amazing teacher appreciation week!! The cards and gifts were so sweet, and I loved them all! I can't believe how close we are getting to the end of the year, but the kids are working really hard to end this year with a bang! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you or your child as we continue on to the end of fourth grade.


Math: In math this week, we will be continuing our short units on measurement, data, and geometry.

Language Arts: We will continue accountability in daily five this week! Each day, the students will track their choices and what they accomplished during each round. Students will have the option to listen to reading, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.

-We will be focusing on academic and unknown vocabulary. In preparation for the EOGs, we are going to hit vocabulary strategy lessons hard so that the kids are more than prepared!

In writing, we will be starting a really neat jackdaw book project that I think the students are going to really enjoy!

Science: In science, we will be continuing our unit on rocks and minerals!


Our EOG tests will be May 25 (Math) and May 26 (Reading). The countdown is 12 school days! These tests are very important, and it is necessary for the kids to know that, but we do not want them to stress out for the remainder of the year because of it. We will be working hard in class to continue to prepare them for these tests, but additional support at home would be very helpful! You can support your child by helping them with their homework, specifically with math processes and justifications and the comprehension questions and justifications with reading. Also, by helping them keep a positive and growth mindset. If the students stay positive, try their best, and work towards growth, then they will do an awesome job!

In class, we have been learning about the power of "yet." The idea behind this is that the kids do not have to be great at something right away. They will have to fail and persevere in order to become a master of something. So, they may not be great at something yet, but with hard work and a growth mindset, they will get there! Please let me know if you would like any other tips to help your child prepare for these tests!

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Growth Mindset for students - Episode 3/5


As many of you know, last weekend was the performance of the Nifty Fifties Play! The students in our class that participated were Evie Bick, Patterson Dew, Brady O'Connell, Hank Schuelke, and Grant Sullivan. They did an absolutely amazing job!! I was super impressed by their talent, along with the entire cast of 3rd-5th grade students! I have included some wonderful pictures of the kiddos below.


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, May 10, ACS Teacher Recruitment Fair at Central Office 2pm until 5pm
  • Saturday, May 14, 5K for the Boys Running Group
  • Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, EOG Spirit Week
  • Thursday, May 19, Potluck of Learning & Community Drum Circle from 5:30-8:00
  • Friday, May 20, Spring Book Fair begins
  • EOG Tests May 24-June 7
  • Monday, June 6, Kindergarten registration
  • Tuesday, June 7, K Graduation
  • Wednesday, June 8, 5th Graduation at 9:00
  • Thursday, June 9, Required Workday
  • Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17, EOG remediation & retesting


-We need class snack (Preferably something already in individual portions)

-We could also use notebook paper and folders.

-As always, the most support we need is for you to continue to encourage your child to come to school and try their best! Also, to really help them in becoming a leader through emphasizing those leadership habits whenever possible.