The Stoffle Gazette
November 13, 2015
News from this week
The Boosterthon was a great success. Thank you to all who donated! Our class reached $40 per lap so far and the students earned several incentives such as wearing socks in the classroom, pajamas, and a hat. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. The students had a great time running their laps. Envelopes and a summary of monies due was sent home Thursday with your child. The website will be open until Wednesday, 11/18, for anyone who has not yet donated but would like to. All money is due next Wednesday, November 18.
We have had a busy few weeks as we try to learn a lot of information before the Thanksgiving break. We will have our SS assessment on the 13 colonies next Friday. Please help your child review the notes in their SS journals. We will also take our assessment on Light on Friday as well. They have been learning all about light in their Science specials and we will review it in class next week as well. Please make sure they review their notes and do their homework daily.
There is a special reading log for Thanksgiving week. It is in your child’s Friday Folder today. Please have your child use it to record his/her reading for the next 2 weeks. It is due the day we return from our fall break. I explained it to the students today. Our regular reading log is still due this Monday.
Have a great weekend and stay warm!
Coming up next week
Reading: Students will be taking a mid term skills review on Wednesday. We will also practice fluency through a couple of reader’s theaters.
Writing: Students will draft, revise, and edit their unguided narrative piece.
ELA: We will be studying how and when to use quotation marks for the next 2 weeks.
Math: We will start working on decomposing fractions.
Science: We will review Light this week and take our test on Friday. We will also start our unit on the phases of the moon after we finish studying the 13 colonies.
Social Studies: We will finish our unit on the 13 colonies. The test will be on Friday.
Other Important Information
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The Library Now Has E-books!
Access them from your smartphone, tablet, Kindle, Nook, Mac and Windows computer! There are also several audiobooks available. Download the Brytewave app on your device and see the directions below.
Accessing eBooks From a Device
Step #1: Search for the Follett Brytewave K-12 App in your store
Step #2: Open up the app and enter your State, School name and then login using your
student number and password.***Make sure you select the “Stay logged in” option.
Accessing eBooks From a Computer
From a computer- Login to your eClass page and click on “Media Catalog” (see picture below). Then, you can login to our catalog using your username and password. To search for an ebook type the title or type ebook to see a list of all available ebooks.
Spelling Words and Root of the Week
Spelling Words of the Week:
11/16 Student Council Mtg.
11/16 Yearbook Team Mtg.
11/17 Sparkle’s Skate Night
11/19 Chick Fil A Spirit Night
11/23-27 Thanksgiving Break