Hassels' Headlines

Dec. 4th, 2015

News You Can Use!

Holiday Grab Bag- Those students that are participating in the class grab activity received the student name they will be shopping for. Please keep this name a secret! The gifts are due on Wednesday, Dec. 16th.

Class Directory- An updated copy was sent home in the Friday folder. It is also updated on the Haiku page.

Five Below Fundraiser- The PTA is doing a fundraiser at Five Below. Shop Dec.4th- Dec. 6th or Dec. 11th-Dec.13th and 10% of the total dollars spent will be donated back to the PTA! This would be a great place to shop for the Grab Bag gifts:) Click the link below for more details about this fundraiser. Happy Shopping!

Click here to read more about the Five Below fundraiser.

Important Dates

Dec. 7th-11th- Book Fair

Dec. 17th- Holiday Party 1:15-2:15

Dec. 18th- Last day of school before Winter Break

Jan. 4th- First day of school after break

Subject Snapshots


Story- So You Want to Be President?

Comprehension Skills: Main Idea and Details, Inferring

Conventions: Plural Possessive Nouns

Vocabulary: Unknown Words/Dictionary and Glossary

Spelling- Words with ear, ir, our, ur


Unit 4:- Decimals

Social Studies- Government

Young Authors

Does your child like to write stories? If so, they might be interested in the Young Authors Contest here at Conley. Here are a couple of the important dates and details.

  • The due date will be February 26th!
  • A drop off box will be in the office after winter break.
  • Books should be labeled with names, teacher, and grade before turning in.

Click here to read more about the Young Authors Program.

School Store

Our School Store is open every Tuesday and the students really enjoy finding and purchasing fun treasures and school supplies. If you are looking for a Christmas idea you can purchase a School Store gift certificate for your child. Click on the link below for more details.

Click here to learn how to purchase a School Store gift certificate.


Yearbooks can be ordered ONLINE ONLY @ YBPay.lifetouch.com with the Yearbook ID Code : 10091016

Yearbooks are $15 again this year and will be on sale at least through January.

Girls on the Run

Would you be interested in helping to build the confidence of the young girls at Conley and have fun doing this? If so, you need to consider becoming a coach for Girls on the Run. Being a coach is easy, rewarding, and you don't have to run! Check out the website to learn more information about this great program!


Conley Book Fair

Conley Book Fair dates...

Monday, December 7, 9:30-2:30

Tuesday, December 8, 9:30-6pm

Wednesday, December 9, 9:30-2:30

Thursday, December 10, 9:30-2:30

Friday, December 11, 9:30-12pm

The Fair will be held in the Conley Library. Tuesday after school until 6pm we will have hot chocolate and candy canes as a special treat!

Library "Instagram" Bulletin Board

Take a "selfie" with your favorite book and bring in a 4x6 copy of the picture to the LRC in the month of December.

We will post the pictures on the LRC Bulletin board after winter break as part of our "Instagram" display.

If you bring in a picture with a book you will get a scratch n sniff Holiday book mark from your favorite librarians!


This week in writing we are talking and writing an expository text about someone or something that has done something amazing. We are doing an outline first and then we are writing a google doc. some students are writing about presidents,soccer players,artists,inventors,and Youtube stars.

Social Studies

This week we did a board builder. Board builder is on a website called Discovery Education. You get a blank board or a board you choose and add photos and videos. We did that all week, in the collaboration rooms. Now let's get in to what we really did. We did our board builder on the three branches of government! I was the Legislative branch. We learned all about the branches of government in other weeks too. This was a fun week, with two more to go!


In literacy we did main idea and details. Main idea and details is when you find what the author is mostly talking about in the story or paragraph. The details are supporting details which is what supports the main idea. Then we watched a video and we made an inference. An inference is when you take your back round knowledge and what's in the text to find out what the author doesn't tell you. We also learned an inferring hand signal of what inferring is. We also watched a vocab power point and we did a white board vocab game. We also did a power point on plural possessive and a white board game for plural possessive too. The last thing we did was a Kahoot.

Mrs. Hassels' Math Class

This week in math we measured bugs (fake) in millimeters and centimeters. On Wednesday we did a study guide. The next day we went over the answers and,played a Jeopardy review game. Friday we took our test.It was fun I liked.That's what we did in math this week.


Mrs. Price's Math Class

Monday we cut out fraction cards and solved them. After that we did a study guide. Tuesday we did the fifty fact test and checked are study guide after that we played math games. Wednesday we had a math test then when we were done with it we did front row. Thursday we did math stations so we played fraction top it in rotation one on rotation two we did a math page with Mrs.Price when rotation three came we finished the math page and then we did another math page. Friday we did a math page as a whole class then we split up into groups of two and did two other math pages on fractions.


In art we had a sub. She let us do something different then what we were doing regularly with Mrs.Ricker. Instead of painting we drew a fish where we got to make the designs and backgrounds. We also got to decide on the type of fish we drew. Some people drew nemo and some drew completely other fish.


In music this week we played rumble ball which is a game where depending on what the two people do in the center the instrument groups (drums, scrapers and shakers, woods and metals.) make different noises. When the ball is being bounced or caught the drums played. When they roll it on the ground the shakers and scrapers play. When they toss it in the air the woods and metals play. We also learned a

Canadian canoe song that goes "My paddles gleaming bright, flashing with silver, follow the wild goose flight, dip dip and swing, dip dip and swing her back, flashing with silver, swift as the wild goose flies, dip dip and swing." On the day we had a sub we played a game called encore. We played it boys verses girls. It is a game where the teacher gives us a word and the two teams have to think of a song with that word in it and sing that part of the song that has the word. We played six rounds and we tied. We also did rhythm wars which is where we clap our hands to the beats that show on screen.


On Monday we had running day. We listened to music when we ran , and we didn't when we walked. On Tuesday we threw dodge balls at frisbees on cones and we had to knock them off. On Wednesday we played king of the castle. You had to knock pins out from under people in your court. The gym was divided into 4 courts. If your pin was knocked out from under you, you had to move clockwise to the next court. On Thursday we did relay races were we had to move dodge balls across the floor without the ball touching the floor. On Friday we played the same game we played on Thursday.