The Bettler Buzz

May 16-20, 2016

No Homework or Reading Log this week!

What We're Learning This Week

Reading- Book Study on Where the Wild Things Are

Word Study- Review of compound words

Math- Introduction to multiplication using arrays and groups of equal number (this is a third grade standard that we are previewing

Social Studies- Review of Georgia Heroes

Grammar- Review of parts of speech

Writing- Letters to next year's second graders; Memory Books

Field Day

Field Day is the Wednesday May 18 from 10:30-12:00. You are welcome to come join us! Please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing, such as comfortable shorts, a tshirt, and TENNIS SHOES. You may also want to send your child with a hat, sunscreen, and a waterbottle. PTA will be giving out popsicles at the end of our field day time.

Class Party

Our end of the year party will be Tuesday May 24 at 1:00. You are welcome to join us for this as well! There is a letter going home in your child's homework folder today letting you know more details.

Cleaning Out

As we start getting ready for the end of the year, we are slowly going to start cleaning out our desks so it's not so overwhelming on the last day of school! Please be checking your child's bookbag DAILY for items that can stay at home. Friday Folder and homework folder will need to be returned to school.

Some items that will be sent home are math workbooks, science workbooks, journals, and folders. Pencil boxes will be sent home the last day of school. When your child brings these home, it is safe to assume that it can be left there. :) As always, if you're unsure, please feel free to email me!

Want to help your child get ready for 3rd grade over the summer?

Want to make sure your child doesn't suffer from the "summer slide?" Students often return to school in August forgetting some of the skills they learned the previous year. Make sure that doesn't happen to your child by helping them practice 2nd grade math over the summer. I've prepared a summer math packet that will be sent home next week. This is completely optional!!! Another helpful tool for review second grade math skills before 3rd grade is the math workbooks. There are many practice pages you can use!

This week we are previewing multiplication. Multiplication is a big part of 3rd grade math; therefore it is important for students to be fluent in their addition, subtraction AND multiplication facts. Although the multiplication will be taught in 3rd grade, you can get a head start over the summer since students are now familiar with it.

Special Events Calendar

May 18 - Field Day (10:30-12)

May 24- Class Party (1:00-2:00)

May 25- Last day of school!

Specials Schedule

Monday 5/16: P.E.

Tuesday 5/17: Art

Wednesday 5/18: Math

Thursday 5/19: Music

Friday 5/20: Science

Monday 5/23: P.E.

Tuesday 5/24: Art

Wednesday 5/25: Math

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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.