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