The Bettler Buzz

December 7-11, 2015

What We're Learning This Week

Reading- Comparing and contrasting two passages on the same topic

Word Study- Suffixes -ful (full of) and -less *without

*Students should be able to break apart a word into the base/root word and the prefix to deteming the meaning of the new word

Words to review with your child- joyful, beautiful, helpful, careful, helpless, careless, homeless

Math- Two step word problems, graphing review; Test Friday 12/11

Social Studies- Sequoyah, finishing our Cherokee technology project with Ms. Amolo; Test Friday 12/11 (study guide will go home on Wednesday in the homework folder)

Grammar- Reviewing context clues, contractions, possessive nouns, and past tense verbs; use last week's homework and past testing genres to study for Grammar grade on Friday 12/11

Writing- Unguided informational writing

Studying for math?

We will be taking two daily grades this week- one on Monday and one on Wednesday. I will be grading these immediately. They will go home in the homework folder the following day as a study tool and do not need to be returned to school. Here's a more specific guideline for math this week:

Monday - Big 20 Daily grade (review of 1st and 2nd nine weeks)

Tuesday - Bar graph review (creating bar graphs using given data as well as analyzing)

Wednesday - Test Review (daily grade) This will only be content covered since our last unit test

Thursday - Test review (I will plan the review based on results of Wednesday's daily grade)

Friday - Test

A review powerpoint will also be posted to eClass. However, the daily grades will be more specific to your child's needs.

On the Calendar

ELA District Assessment Monday December 7 (8:30am)

Math District Assessment Tuesday December 8 (8:30am)

Holiday Shop Tuesday December 8 (12:40-1:00)

Math Test Friday December 11

Sequoyah Test Friday December 11
Class Winter Party Thursday December 17 (1:00pm)

In-School Field Trip - Friday January 15

****Permission Slip Due Wednesday December 16

Winter Party

Our room mom, Nicola Collins (Jacob's mom) is coordinating our class holiday party on Thursday December 17 at 1:00pm. I know she has already contacted many of you that indicated on the room mom letter that you would be willing to help and donate supplies. If you have not been contacted and wish to help by providing something for the party or additional funds, please let me know so I can pass along that info to our room mom. Thank you!

Even if you are not able to help, everyone is invited to come join the fun!

Specials Schedule

Monday 12/7: Art

Tuesday 12/8: Math

Wednesday 12/9: Math

Thursday 12/10: Math

Friday 12/11: Music

Monday 12/14: Music

Tuesday 12/15: Music

Wednesday 12/16: Science

Thursday 12/17: Science

Friday 12/18: 5th Grade Chorus Concert

About Ms. Bettler

This is my second year at Gwin Oaks - and I LOVE it here! I am so greatful to be part of such a wonderful community.

My family means the world to me. We are all very close. We love going to Disney World - my brother and I are huge roller coaster junkies and nostalgic 20-somethings. We also love playing with our bichon frise puppy, Sophie. She is such a trouble maker! In June 2016 I'll add on an extension to the family when I marry my fiancee, David!

Music is a very important part of my life. I have been playing piano since I was six years old. I have also been involved in some sort of choir or band since fifth grade.

As a teacher, my goal is to make sure that students know how valuable they are! It's not about if a child is smart, but HOW a child is smart. I strive to help each child see their own potential to make a difference in this world and give them the tools to succeed.