The Stoffle Gazette

December 4, 2015

News from this week

I hope everyone had a good and restful Thanksgiving break! I know I did. It was nice to relax and spend time with my family.

We are approaching the last 2 weeks of the 2nd quarter. We will be finishing up several units, including our fractions unit in Math, the Road to Revolution in Social Studies, and our informational writing project. We will also be taking the end of quarter District Assessments. Here is the schedule for those assessments:

Monday, Dec. 7 - Science

Tuesday, Dec. 8 - Social Studies

Monday, Dec. 14 - Language Arts

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Math

Next week we will also be visiting the Holiday Shoppe on Tuesday, December 8 from 9:10-9:30. This is a great opportunity for students to buy gifts for loved ones and friends for the holiday season. Make sure to send in money with your child Tuesday morning if you want your child to buy some gifts. Our winter class party is also scheduled for Friday, December 18 at 10:15. We will have pizza and Mrs. Gotvald is planning some activities.

Congratulations to Emily Jay! She will be representing our class in our school Spelling Bee in January. Danielle Stivers is our runner up, in case Emily is not able to participate. Both young ladies did an excellent job in our class Spelling Bee!

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Coming up next week

Reading: We will be reviewing points of view (1st person vs. 3rd person).

Writing: Students will continue to work on a short informational research project.

ELA: We will review skills taught this nine weeks.

Math: We will finish our unit on fractions and review for our end of Semester Math test.

Science: We will start our unit on Sound when we come back from Winter break.

Social Studies: We will start our Road to Revolution unit.

Other Important Information

Gwin Oaks Witzzle Pro Team

All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join the Gwin Oaks Witzzle Pro Team. Witzzle Pro is a thinking game that uses multiple math operations. Players roll the dice to get a target number, and try to find that target number on the Witzzle Pro card using three numbers in a row. Players score points for correct answers, and the player with the most points is the winner. This mind-sharpening and fun number game is designed to help students improve their mental math ability. The Witzzle Pro team practices on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:15 am. Practice will start on Friday, December 4th. Team members will compete in the Brookwood Cluster Witzzle Pro Tournament on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 here at Gwin Oaks Elementary School. The school winner will go on to compete at the Gwinnett County Tournament.

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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

Root of the Week: We will be studying the root inter- = between

Spelling Words of the Week: