The Bettler Buzz

November 30-December 4, 2015

What We're Learning This Week

Reading- Close reading about Antarctica; Reading Response

Word Study- Suffixes -er (meaning more) and -ed (meaning the past tense of)

*Students should be able to break apart a word into the base/root word and the prefix to deteming the meaning of the new word

Words to review with your child- bigger, longer, louder, taller, quicker, boxed, called, dressed, dropped, helped

Math- Solving word problems with the starting number unknown and figuring out what operation to use (addition or subtraction)

Social Studies- Cherokee Indians; Test on Thursday 12/3 (Study guide will be sent home on Tuesday 12/1)

Grammar- Reviewing context clues

Writing- Review of informational writing (modeled); Unguided informational writing will begin next week

Homework This Week

This week is full of important grammar topics we have been working on this nine weeks. Your child should be able to do these completely on their own (aside from possibly explaining the directions). This is great practice for our last grammar practice coming up before the winter break. These are also concepts students are expected to incorporate in their writing from here on out.


Thursday will be our first Tech Thursday homework. The passage is linked to eClass under Content, then Homework. The questions should be answered in the homework packet. If you are unable to access the assignment, please send me an email or note so they may complete it for morning work. Students will be held accountable for this piece of the homework on Friday morning.

On the Calendar

ELA District Assessment Monday December 7 (8:30am)

Math District Assessment Tuesday December 8 (8:30am)

Holiday Shop Tuesday December 8 (12:40-1:00)
Class Winter Party Thursday December 17 (1:00pm)

In-School Field Trip - Friday January 15

****Permission Slip Due Wednesday December 16

Winter Party

Our room mom, Nicola Collins (Jacob's mom) is coordinating our class holiday party on Thursday December 17 at 1:00pm. I know she has already contacted many of you that indicated on the room mom letter that you would be willing to help and donate supplies. If you have not been contacted and wish to help by providing something for the party or additional funds, please let me know so I can pass along that info to our room mom. Thank you!


Even if you are not able to help, everyone is invited to come join the fun!

Specials Schedule

Monday 11/30: P.E.

Tuesday 12/1: P.E.

Wednesday 12/2: P.E.

Thursday 12/3: Art

Friday 12/4: Art


Monday 12/7: Art

Tuesday 12/8: Math

Wednesday 12/9: Math

Thursday 12/10: Math

Friday 12/11: Music

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.