Lanham Lowdown

4th Grade News

December 4, 2015

Important Dates

Conley Book Fair

Monday, Dec. 7th - Friday, December 11th (during school hours)

Tuesday, Dec. 8th Only - Open until 6:00 p.m.

Our next spelling test

Thursday, December 17th

Winter Party

Friday, December 18th

Winter Break

Monday, December 21st - Friday, January 1st

School Resumes

Monday, January 4th

Library Notes

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!

Box Tops

This year we are VERY thankful for Box Tops and Soup Labels! Please keep clipping! The proceeds are going to buy equipment for our PE classes.

We are offering a special incentive this semester: the class who clips the most from each grade level will receive an EXTRA PE class from Conley's favorite PE teachers! I wonder who will win????

How do you clip?


1. Clip your box tops logos off of participating General Mills products

2. EITHER put them in a baggie OR you can attach them to this collection sheet!

3. Send them to school with your child!


1. Clip the Bonus Box Top (anything that says it’s worth 2 or more box tops) or UPC code from participating Campbell’s products

2. Put them in a baggie

3. Send them to school with your child!

Looking for Girls on the Run Coach

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!

Hour of Code

Our students will be participating in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13. Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students! For more information go to

Yearbook ordering reminder

Yearbooks can be ordered ONLINE ONLY with the Yearbook ID Code : 10091016

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


We learned a little bit more about the presidents this week as we read a story called So You Think You Could be President? We also worked on identifying main idea and details and finding support for the main idea of a story. We also continued to work on opinion writing. Students are learning all about possessives too!

We will be reviewing previous reading skills next week. Therefore, we will have a little extra time with our next spelling list. Our next spelling test will be on Thursday, December 17th.


Our main focus was preparing for our Unit 4 test this week. We reviewed working with decimals and converting metric units. Students need to work really hard to memorize their multiplication facts. We will begin our multiplication unit next week.


We began learning all about energy this week! Students were able to identify the difference between potential and kinetic energy. We put our knowledge to the test by creating a roller coaster. Ask your child to show you the roller coaster website over the weekend. It is fun!