The Bettler Buzz

February 1-5, 2016

What We're Learning This Week

Reading- What can I learn about the characters, setting, and events in a story from the illustrations?

Word Study- -old, -olt, and -oll words

FRY Words (expected to be able to read and spell): old, rolled, told, gold, cold, hold

Other suggested study words: bold, fold, sold, told, bolt, colt, jolt, doll, collar, jolly, troll, stroll, enroll

Math- Measurement word problems - specifically being able to add and subtract to solve word problems using an open number line

Social Studies- Jackie Robinson test

Science (beginning Wednesday) - Learning about the seasons in relation to the position of the Earth; talking about how the length of daylight changes with the seasons

Writing- Drafting fairytale writing with transition words; revising and editing; publishing

We will be using devices Wednesday-Friday this week for science.

Valentine's Day

Since Valentine's Day is on Sunday this year, we will celebrate on Friday 2/12. Our class roster will be sent home in the Friday Folder this week. Please make sure that if you child plans bringing in valentines or special treats that there is enough for everyone. We have 25 students.

There are also 5 second graders in Ms. Rhea's class that join us every day for science/social studies, lunch, and specials every day. You do not have to include them in your treat count, but I know many of our students consider them a part of our class, so I will also include them on our class list so our students have the option of including them.

Family and Friends Lunch

You are invited to join us for our annual Family and Friends lunch on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:30am. Please plan for someone special to attend to eat lunch with your child on that day.

Due to the Family and Friends lunch day for other grade levels, our lunch time will be affected on the following days: February 3 and February 10. Please do not plan to eat with your child on these days as we will be following our early release lunch schedule and eating in the room. Thank you!


Please remember to sign up for a conference as soon as possible! Here is a copy of the letter that was sent home in your child's Friday Folder.
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Thank you to all that have sent in device permission slips. I am attaching a special edition BYOD newsletter to the weekly newsletter email that answers all the questions about when devices can be used, what you may need to do at home, etc. The BYOD newsletter is also linked on eClass in the newsletter section.

Here is a video that you may have seen if you went to the BYOD meeting when your child was in first grade. All the same information applies, including the suggested apps.

The apps I will use most often for instruction in our class are Brainpop Jr., QR Reader, and Kahoot.

eClass Parent Help

Need technical help with your eCLASS pages any time of the day?

Click on the question mark in the corner of course page to receive immediate tech help!

Specials Schedule

Monday 2/1: P.E. (Specials will be from 12:55-1:45)

Tuesday 2/2: Art

Wednesday 2/3: Art

Thursday 2/4: Art

Friday 2/5: Math

Monday 2/8: Math

Tuesday 2/9: Math

Wednesday 2/10: Music

Thursday 2/11: Music

Friday 2/12: Music

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.