The Bettler Buzz

September 8-11. 2015


Your child will get a copy of this letter tomorrow in their homework folder. Please sign up for a conference as soon as possible!
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On the Calendar

Library - Every Wednesday at 12:40 (right after lunch). We will turn books in every Wednesday morning. Students are allowed to check out two books: 1 must be a Just Right book, and for the second they may choose a graphic novel or another Just Right book.

Pajama Day - Friday September 11. Congratulations to our class for earning a Pajama Day by having 95% positive Dojo points last week. Students can bring in one small stuffed animal. Encourage your kids to keep up the awesome behavior!

CogAT- September 16-18. Please remember that no prep is needed for this test. We will begin testing promptly at 8:30, so please make sure that your child arrives at school on time well rested!

Conferences/Early Release- Early release days are Wednesday September 23 and Thursday September 24. Dismissal is at 12:15pm. I will hold conferences after school these days as well as some other days the week before. Please see the section above with information on how to sign up for conferences. This information will also be sent in your child's homework folder on Tuesday 9/8.

Book Fair Browsing- Tuesday September 22, 9:00-9:20. At this time students will make a list of books they are interested along with their prices.
Book Fair Buying- Tuesday September 29 8:30-8:50. We will go as a class at this time to purchase books. Parents are welcome to come assist your child in purchasing book, or you may send money in an envelope. The book fair will also be open after school during early release days if you would like to stop by before or after your conference.

What We're Learning This Week

Reading- Comparing and contrasting literary (fiction) and informational (nonfiction) texts

Word Study- Compound words with sun, snow, and show

Study words: snowman, snowfall, snowflake, showboat, showtime, showdown, sunburn, sunshine, suntan

Math- Skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s

Social Studies- Map Skills- Cardinal and Intermediate directions and Grid Systems; Regions of Georgia - Piedmont, Coastal Plains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Plateau, and Valley and Ridge

Grammar- Sentence Types: Review of Declarative and Interrogative. Introducing Imperative (commands) and exclamatory (excited

Writing- Researching pets for informational writing; Drafting

Specials Schedule

Monday 9/7: No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday 9/8: Music

Wednesday 9/9: Music

Thursday 9/10: Science

Friday 9/11: Science

Monday 9/14: Science

Tuesday 9/15: P.E.

Wednesday 9/16: P.E.

Thursday 9/17: P.E.

Friday 9/18: Art

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.