The Bettler Buzz
November 16-20, 2015
A Message from Dr. Burnley
We need your help! As part of the CCRPI score from the state of Georgia, schools are partly graded using parent survey information. Please complete the survey about Gwin Oaks! Thanks!
Georgia Parent Survey: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
Pajama Day and Stuffed Animal Day will be this Friday, November 20!
Fun Run Update
Important Math Update
Here are some strategies we have been using in class to solve these problems.
Missing AddendMs. Bettler had 25 markers. Ms. Blakely gave her some more. Now Ms. Bettler has 43 markers. How many markers did Ms. Blakely give her?
Students are expected to show the number sentence that represents the problem. The number sentence to represent this problem would be 25+______=43. Students could solve with an open number line at this point, but most students are choosing to create a related fact using their fact families to solve. This is the strategy that I recommend because it's easiest to get the missing number by itself on one side of the equal sign. The related fact they might choose to solve would be 43-25=_____. From there most students would solve by using an open numberline starting with 45 on the right side and do 25 hops back. The answer is 18.
Dr. Burnley brought 67 cookies to Gwin Oaks. She gave some to the teachers. She had 12 cookies left over. How many cookies did she give the staff?
Number sentence representing the problem: 67-____=12
Related Fact: 67-12=___
Students could solve using a number line starting with 67 on the right side and do 12 hops back. They could also solve using base ten blocks by drawing 6 tens rods and 7 ones, then cross out 1 ten and 2 ones. The answer is 55 cookies.
If your child is having trouble finding a related fact....
For example: 67, 12, ________
The last number sentence would be easiest to solve.
What We're Learning This Week
Reading- Author's purpose for writing an informational text (to explain something or describe something)
Word Study- Prefixes un- (meaning not or opposite of) and pre-(meaning before)
*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- unlock, unable, unkind, preschool, pretest, prepay, preview
Math- Addition and subtraction sentences with missing information (a missing addend or missing subtrahend); Test on Wednesday, November 18
Social Studies- Cherokee Indians
Grammar- Reviewing context clues
Writing- Adding onomatopeia and interesting vocabulary words to our guided fantasy writing; revising and editing; publishing
Thanksgiving Reading Logs
Upcoming eClass Homework
Please be aware that as the year goes on, I will be adding more eClass homework and assignments. As your child continues in Gwinnett County Schools, eClass becomes a large component of instruction. My hope is that the more I use eClass this year, the better prepared your child will be to use eClass in the future. :)
Monday 11/16: Music
Tuesday 11/17: Music
Wednesday 11/18: Science
Thursday 11/19: Science
Friday 11/20: Science
Monday 11/30: P.E.
Tuesday 12/1: P.E.
Wednesday 12/2: P.E.
Thursday 12/3: Art
Friday 12/4: Art
About Ms. Bettler
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.