December 11, 2015
December 18 - Last day of school before winter break
December 21- January 3 - Winter Break
February 26 - Young Author's book due to school if participating
February 26 - Read to Succeed and Kane County Cougar's Reading Incentive Program Reading Log due - This is the absolute last date the reading logs can be turned in
News You Can Use!
The reporters had the week off.
Reading Incentive Programs
Six Flags Read to Succeed & Ozzie's Reading Club
Conley Elementary is participating in two reading incentive programs this year. The programs are sponsored by the Kane County Cougars and Six Flags Great America. If your child reads for a total of 360 minutes and records their time on the reading log provided below, they will receive a free ticket to a Cougars baseball game and a ticket to Six Flags. Below is information about the Six Flags Read to Succeed information. If your students participate in this program they will automatically get a Kane County Cougar's ticket to a baseball game. More information on Mackeben and Conley's School night at the stadium will come out closer to our School Dates.
Ending Date: February 26, 2016.
When you are finished reading your 360 minutes, have your parent sign the bottom of your reading log and turn it in to your teacher NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 26th. No forms will be accepted after the deadline.
Enjoy your quiet time reading now, and look forward to a spring and
summer full of free activities!!
PS: These programs are optional, but remember the more we read the
better readers we become!
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!
District 158 Young Author’s
Does your child like to write? The Young Author’s program is a great opportunity for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students. The students who participate will have their books judged. One book will be chosen to represent each school in the state conference on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Entries will be due to your child’s school by February 26th. Watch for more information to come in newsletters and on Haiku.
This week we worked on reviewing the skills learned in Unit 2. We focused on drawing conclusions. Also, during guided reading all the students are reading novels. We are focusing on using context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words. Also, the students are paying attention to the main events because each group will be working on a book trailer to "sell" the book they read. We will be starting Unit 3 on December 14.
Mrs. Price's Math Class
Social Studies and Science
In our next science unit, the students will be learning about energy. We watched a video about the importance of seat belt. We are discussing what happens during the impact of the crash. This will lead us to discuss kinetic and potential energy.