The Stoffle Gazette

September 4, 2015

News From This Week

Thank you SO much to all of the parents who were able to join me for Curriculum Night! It was great seeing all of you and explaining to you what is happening in our classroom. I know that if we work together all of the students will have a successful year. If you were unable to attend, the folder with all the information is being sent home in the Friday Folder. There are 3 sheets of information that need to be sent back. They are:


  • the student information sheet that is titled Additional Information Sheet. Please verify the information and initial. If you need to make any changes, please make them on the sheet.
  • the School/Parent Compact
  • the lost book form



We have kicked off our reading program at Gwin Oaks! Each student is required to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night. Please be sure to sign the reading log each week. Reading logs are due every Monday. Our goal is to have 100% participation.


As I explained at Open House last night, fourth grade is a challenging year. We have a lot to cover in science and social studies. If your child is having any trouble in these areas, please have him/her bring home their science/SS journals nightly to review the day’s learning. They can also access their Social Studies and Science textbooks on their eClass. This reading counts towards the 20 minute per night reading requirement.


Have a wonderful and safe 3 day weekend!

Coming Up Next Week

Reading: We will continue to explore Greek mythology through a reader’s theater of Hercules.


Writing: We will be writing our first unguided narrative.


ELA: We will be focusing on run-on sentences, complete sentences, and fragments.


Math: We will explore multiplication using arrays and area models.


Science: We will start our unit on Weather and Forecasting when we finish our unit on 6 Native American Tribes.


Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Native American Tribes from 6 different regions.

Spelling Words and Root of the Week

Root of the Week: de- = down, off of


Spelling Words of the Week:


able

state

stay

lay

make

made

away

play

face

gave

space

table

became

Upcoming Dates

09/07 Labor Day No School

09/08 Dogwood Pizza Night

09/14 Yearbook Meeting

09/15 Sparkles Skate Night

09/15 SS– Native American Assessment

09/16 Multiplication Assessment

09/16-18 No visitors for lunch due to COGaT Testing

09/21 Student Council Meeting

09/22 Book Fair Browsing

09/23 Early Release– Parent

09/24 Early Release– Conferences

09/25 Book Fair Buying

09/29 Fall Picture Day

September Birthdays

9/13 Emily

9/16 Ocean

9/20 Cayni

9/29 Kamyron