The Bettler Buzz
May 2-6, 2016
Homework This Week
- Reading homework will be due on Friday.
- Math homework is still expected to be completed nightly.
- There IS Tech Thursday homework this week. I suggest doing the padlet on a computer rather than a tablet or phone, but it is compatible with those devices as well.
- An optional SPG review for tomorrow's Math SPG (end of year) test is going home with my math students.
If you send me an email, dojo message, or remind message and I have not responded in 24 hours, please send me the original message and let me know the time it was originally sent. I more than likely did not receive it. I sincerely apologize if you have attempted to get in touch with me and I have not responded.
What We're Learning This Week
Reading- Reader's Theater; End of year reading levels
*I will NOT be meeting with book clubs this week as I try to finish up end of the year reading levels
Word Study- suffix -ly (in a _______way); Example: quickly means "in a quick way"
Suggested Words: quickly, slowly, surprisingly, swiftly, gracefully, quietly
Math- Describing arrays by the number of rows (across) and columns (up and down), repeated addition sentences to represent arrays; 3 digit addition and subtraction review; constructed response; Review on Monday 5/9 for Test Tuesday 5/10
Science- Animal Life Cycles; Test Next Friday 5/13
Grammar- Collective nouns used to describe a group of people or animals; Reviewing adjectives
Writing- Unguided narrative writing (last writing of the year!)
Special Events Calendar
I will be updating this section as I get more dates throughout the nine weeks, so keep checking back!
May 3- Math SPG (post-test) 8:30-9:50May 18 - Field Day (10:30-12)
May 24- Class Party (1:00-2:00)
May 25- Last day of school!
Monday 5/2: P.E.
Tuesday 5/3: Art
Wednesday 5/4: Math
Thursday 5/5: Music
Friday 5/6: Science
Monday 5/9: P.E.
Tuesday 5/10: Art
Wednesday 5/11: Math
Thursday 5/12: Music
Friday 5/13: Science
About Ms. Bettler
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.