The Stoffle Gazette
January 29, 2016
News from this week
Our annual Special Friends Lunch is this Wednesday, February 3rd in the cafeteria. It will take place from 10:30-11:00 at tables 1 and 2. The students love this special event so I hope as many parents, friends, and family can join us.
This week “Water on Wheels” visited our classroom on Thursday. We had a wonderful teacher from the Gwinnett Department of Water and Resources and she taught the students all about water conservation. Make sure to ask you child what they learned!
Technology Project: This week, we also learned a lot about the Revolutionary War and the important battles of the war. The students have a Technology Project to do about the war, where they must pick a major event, battle, or important person and create a ThingLink about their topic. The project is due Friday, Feb. 5th and the students have all the information what they must do for it. Please make sure they do NOT wait until the last minute to get this project done in case they run into any problems.
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up in just 3 weeks. Please make sure to sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get the best time for your schedule. I have tried to make various times available so you can find a time that best fits your schedule. If none of the times work for you, please let me know and we can arrange another time. If you would prefer for me to sign you up, please send in a note to let me know.
To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:
At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should enter
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Coming up next week
Reading: We will explore the differences between poetry, prose and drama.
Writing: Students will compose an unguided informational essay.
ELA: We will look again at compound sentences.
Math: We will compare and order decimals.
Science: We will start our unit on simple machines and force and motion.
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on the Declaration of Independence and the major battles of the Revolutionary War.
Other Important Information
Schedule for Milestones testing 2016
April 18 English Language Arts (ELA) (Section 1 &2)
April 19 ELA (Section 3)
April 20 Make up session
April 21 Math
April 22 Make up session
April 25 Science
April 26 Social Studies
April 27 Make up session
“A Night at Disney” Talent Show 2016
Gwin Oaks will have its annual Talent Show on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM. This year’s Talent Show has a theme of “A Night at Disney.” Talent Show acts with a Disney theme (Disney characters, Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) are encouraged, but using the theme is not a requirement.
Congratulations to the following students from our class who will be performing at the talent show: Aily An, Ocean Gotvald, Emily Jay, and Sneha Sony.
Come and join us watch these students showcase their special talents!
The Library Now Has E-books!
Access them from your smartphone, tablet, Kindle, Nook, Mac and Windows computer! There are also several audiobooks available. Download the Brytewave app on your device and see the directions below.
Accessing eBooks From a Device
Step #1: Search for the Follett Brytewave K-12 App in your store
Step #2: Open up the app and enter your State, School name and then login using your
student number and password.***Make sure you select the “Stay logged in” option.
Accessing eBooks From a Computer
From a computer- Login to your eClass page and click on “Media Catalog” (see picture below). Then, you can login to our catalog using your username and password. To search for an ebook type the title or type ebook to see a list of all available ebooks.
Spelling Words and Root of the Week
Spelling Words of the Week:
02/01 Yearbook Meeting
02/01 Talent Show Parent meeting
02/03 Special Friends Lunch - 10:30-11:00
02/03 Cover to Cover Book Club
02/04 Revolutionary War Assessment
02/04 Art Club
02/24-2/25 Early Release/Parent Conferences