Miss Lotter's Leaders

Parent Newsletter September 28-October 1

Fourth Grade Parents,

Wow! What another great week in fourth grade! As every week goes by, I get more and more excited about the potential of these students and what we can accomplish in our classroom! The best part of being a teacher is to be inspired daily by your students and these kids do that to me! I expect to have another great week where we are all going to learn and grow together!

Peek at the Week!

Math: In math this week, we will be creating and solving addition and subtraction word problems. These are complex tasks and ideas, so I am excited to see the creative thinking processes that the students use! We also will be having a test on Friday that will include place value, addition, subtraction, and word problems. If you could remind your child to study for that throughout the week, that would be greatly appreciated!

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 someone, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.

During writing, we will continue writing our personal narratives as we go through the writing process over a period of time.

Science: This week in science, we are starting our unit on phases of the moon! I love teaching about the moon phases because it is a hands-on unit where students will be participating in several demonstrations and simulations. Ask your child about the phases of the moon this week!

Leader of the Week!

Our leader of the week is Patterson Dew! While I was out at racial equity training, Patterson led our morning meeting and helped the substitute teacher throughout the day. What a great way to be a leader!

Below is a picture of Patterson reading to self during Daily Five. He was exhibiting all of the behaviors that will make him a better reader, which is another great way to be a leader!

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Synergizing and Literacy!

This week, we were learning about character traits and how we can learn about our character's traits in a book based on evidence from the text. In order to support that learning, students synergized by working together to trace each other's silhouettes and then they wrote down ten character traits that they have. The students had a blast doing this!

Health and Nutrition Brain Breaks

We finished our health and nutrition unit last week and it was so much fun! The students enjoyed learning about how they can lead healthier lives. One way that we support this in the classroom is by having kinesthetic brain breaks. We do a few that the students LOVE such as the whip, but one of my favorites is Move Your Body by Beyoncé. We do it every morning to get the kids moving and energized. If you want to check out this upbeat dance and encourage play and movement at home, you can watch the video below!
Beyoncé - Move Your Body ( OFFICIAL VIDEO! )

Reminders and Support


-If your child is struggling with something on their homework, they may circle it and ask for help the next day. Homework is due every Friday.

-As the student's grades are coming in, please remind them that they are allowed to redo their assignments for half credit back!

-The International Potluck is this Tuesday at 5:30. Please come to this event!


-We are out of snack in the classroom, so any donations would be greatly appreciated!

-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.

Thank you for all that you do!

International Potluck

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 5:30pm

241 Merrimon Avenue

Asheville, NC

Raleigh Information Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 5:30pm

241 Merrimon Avenue

Asheville, NC

Please attend this informational meeting about the Raleigh trip if possible. If not, information will be sent home with your child on Friday.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.