The Stoffle Gazette
May 13, 2016
News from this week
It's hard to believe there is only one and a half weeks left of school! This year has definitely gone by fast! Even so, we still have done a lot of learning this week and will continue doing so until the end. On Monday and Tuesday, we will have our last DAs in English Language Arts and Math. This week in Science, we dissected owl pellets to see what they ate and what animals we would find in the owl ecosystem. The kids really enjoyed this and they found the activity both gross and fascinating at the same time. Next week in Reading, the students will be practicing and performing some Reader's Theater plays which they always find to be a fun activity. We will also preview the Civil War and do a small project on it to help them get ready for 5th grade. They will continue to have homework as usual next week.
Next week, the students will begin bringing books and notebooks that they no longer need home. Please make sure they clean their book bags out nightly so they can fit it all in each day.
Some important days are coming up to remember. 4th grade Field Day will be next Thursday, May 19 from 8:30-10:00. This year's Field Day will be different from previous years, with our class competing against other 4th grade classes in various relays. You are welcome to come out and cheer on our class. If your child purchased a Field Day shirt, please have them wear it. If not, I will have the students pick a color that everyone else can wear and will let you know. I would like to take a class picture to give to the students at the end of the year. Also, you may want to send your child with a hat and a water bottle.
As you know, our school decided to do one Awards Day for the year. The 4th grade Awards Day will be held on Tuesday, May 24rd at 12:00. A letter will be coming home if your child is receiving an award. Last, our class party will be held on Monday, May 23rd from 12:30-1:30 and we will be having ice cream sundaes.
Here are the remaining days for our countdown for The Last 26 Days of School
Week of 5/16-5/20
S-Summer Birthday Celebration
U-Unique hair day
V-Video and vacation Day
W-Wittzle Pro Day
Week of 5/23-25
X-X-tra fun day
Y-Year end clean up day
Z-Zip out of school day
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Coming up next week
Writing: We will be publishing the letter to our future selves. We will also be compiling together our writing pieces from the year.
Math: We will be exploring Order of Operations to review for next year.
Social Studies: We will preview the Civil War for 5th grade.
Other Important Information
Gwinnett Online Campus is now registering for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested, here is the link. http://tinyurl.com/jfz8ydb
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:
no more spelling words for the year
5/14 Peachtree Jr. Roadrace for Running club
5/16 Reading DA
5/17 Math DA
5/19 Field Day 8:30-10:00
5/23 Class Party 12:30-1:30
5/24 4th grade Awards Day 12:00
5/25 Last Day of School!