The Bettler Buzz

April 11-15, 2016

What We're Learning This Week

We WILL be going to library this week! Make sure your child has their books ready to turn in or renew on Wednesday morning!


Reading- Close Reading "Farmers Grow Corn"

Word Study- -ough review

Fry Words: rough, enough

Suggested Words: cough, tough, fought, ought, thought, brought, bought

Math- Making certain amounts of money using the fewest coins; Word problems with money; introduction to 2 dimensional shapes

Social Studies- Distinguishing between wants and needs; goods and services; spending and saving; Test on Friday 4/15

*This information can be found in chapter 3 of the Social Studies textbook. The textbook can be accessed when your child logs on to eClass. All classroom assignments will be sent home in the homework folder as completed for review.

Writing/Grammar- How to write a friendly letter with correct punctuation (specifically proper placement of commas at the end of a greeting and closing as well as in a date)

Field Trip Reminder

We will be taking our field trip to the Fernbank Museum on Wednesday, April 27. We will leave at 9:30am and return around 1:30pm.


Permission slip and admission fee are due by April 22. You can pay the $15 admission fee online through My Payments Plus or with cash or check. No student will be denied the opportunity of participation because of failure to contribute; however, if enough funds are not secured, the field trip would be cancelled.

Georgia Milestones

Grades 3-5 will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment April 18-29. Due to testing, there will be no lunch visitors for any grade during the testing window. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!
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Money, Money, Money

We're starting to learn about money this week! Here's a little FYI about what students are expected to do.

  • Students should recognize all coins and their values.
  • Students should be able to count coins and represent it using the cents symbol. For example, if students are given two quarters, a dime, and three pennies they should be able to write 63 cents (using the cents symbol). If you have any spare change around the house, let your child count it! This is so helpful to have the extra practice counting change!
  • Students will NOT have to represent amounts using the decimal place. For example, if students count coins and it ends up being $1.15, they would just write 115c.
  • Students should be able to represent an amount in two different ways. For example, students can represent 90c using nine dimes or three quarters, a dime, and a nickel.

Special Events Calendar

I will be updating this section as I get more dates throughout the nine weeks, so keep checking back!


April 18-29- 3-5th Grade Milestones Testing; No lunch visitors

April 27- Fernbank Field Trip

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

Specials Schedule

Monday 4/11: P.E.

Tuesday 4/12: Art

Wednesday 4/13: Math

Thursday 4/14: Music

Friday 4/15: Science


Monday 4/18: P.E.

Tuesday 4/19: Art

Wednesday 4/20: Math

Thursday 4/21: Music

Friday 4/22: Science

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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.