4th Grade

Homeroom: Room 13
Email: nelson_misty@asdk12.org

Welcome to the 2016- 2017 school year! My name is Ms. Nelson and this is my third formal year as part of the Husky pack. I was born and raised here in Anchorage, AK, having completed my
K-12 schooling in the Anchorage School District. I completed my teaching certification program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, my M.Ed. in Cross-Cultural Education through the
University of Alaska Fairbanks, and my M.Ed. in K-12 Reading through the University of Alaska Southeast. I am also a a certified ELL teacher and Reading Specialist. Along with teaching at Lake Otis, I am an adjunct professor at
UAA, teaching Culturally Responsive Teaching for teacher interns.

The first few weeks of school are an imperative time to build a classroom family/community and to teach and enforce classroom expectations. Here at LO, we model and implement the CHAMPS
expectations throughout our day. School-wide, we ask that the students: Have a positive attitude. Be ready to learn. Be respectful. Follow directions. Be cooperative.

C= Conversation/voice level (0=no talking, 1=whisper, 2=quiet conversation, 3=presentation voice, 4=outside voice)
H= Help (who can they ask/what can they do if they need help_
A= Activity (what is the task)
M= Movement (how should students be moving during the activity)
P= Participation (what does their involvement look like/what is expected of them from the teacher)

Fourth grade is a time where students transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. Over the next nine months, we will see this group of kiddos grow in tremendous ways. I invite and
encourage you to join us for our APTT (academic parent teacher teams) conferences that will occur three times over the school year. At these meetings, we will look at student data and become
familiar with ways that families can support the learning process and content that is taking place here in Room 13.

Finally, thank you for sharing your children with me. I am looking forward to all of the teaching, learning, and growing that is to come!

Warm regards,
Ms. Nelson