## News You Can Use!

Door Decor- Thanks Mrs. Robbins for our awesome winter scene on our classroom door. (See picture to the right.)

PAWS Pride Lesson-This week each class extended the concept of team by developing a class goal based on the behavior matrix. Each class will have the month of February to meet their goal by demonstrating the behavior at least 80% of the month. If they meet the goal as a team, they will be rewarded at the end of the month. Ask your child about the goal and reward their class decided upon.

Friendship Party- It will be Thursday, Feb. 11th. I have sent home a class list last week. If your child chooses to bring in Valentines please make sure they bring one for every student.

Yearbook- It is not too late to order your yearbook. Click the link below to order online. Don't forget to use the following Conley School code: 10091016

Click here to order a yearbook online.

Box Tops- Keep clipping those Box Tops. Our class would love an extra PE!

## Important Dates

Feb. 11th- Friendship Party 2:00-3:00

Feb. 12th and 15th- NO SCHOOL

Feb. 26th- Young Author books due

## Subject Snapshots

Literacy

Story- How Night Came From the Sea

Comprehension Skills: Generalize and Visualize

Conventions: Subject- Verb Agreement

Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words and Context Clues

Spelling- Vowel sound in "shout"

Writing- Myth stories

Math

Unit 6: Division, Map Reference Frames, Measure of Angles

Science: Energy

## Science

In Science this week we started building robots. We built them with the Vex kits. We had to put a something called a brain on the robot. Then, you have to put a color sensor on the robot. The color sensor runs on green and stops on red. After that, we pared the control with the brain so it can drive. Lastly, we went to the Vex robot lab and drove the robot. We had really fun in science this week!!!

## Mrs. Hassels' Math Class

On Monday we reviewed partial quotients and we played a game called division dash. The object of the game is to reach 100 in as less turns as possible. On Tuesday we we learned the traditional method for division. On Wednesday we learned about interpreting remainders. On Thursday we learned about angle measurement and clock angles and the time of which the angels are lined up with (example: 5:01 = 151 degrees). On Friday we learned elapsed time and interpreting remainders. We also made posters with sentence problems. That is what we learned in math this week.

## Mrs. Price's Math Class

On Monday, we did lesson 7-9 which was using models to subtract mixed numbers. Using models is using things such as fraction strips, charts, and base- ten blocks. We had some trouble with not using text boxes and then pen. We also learned about taking a whole when the numerator on the number you're subtracting is larger than the numerator on the other number. On Tuesday our math time was cut short because of an assembly. But we did our solve and share. But that was about all we had time for. We did go over the solve and share. On Wednesday, we began class with an e-text, we figured out that we don't have to do a ton of clicking to get there. We then did our paper and reviewed it. On Thursday we did a writing in math sheet and a adding and subtracting fractions sheet. That is what we did in math.

## Writing

This week in Writing we are writing myths. On Monday we talked about how we are going to make the myth(we are making it with a partner or alone). On Tuesday we saw an example of a myth, then started the outline of the myth with a partner. Lots of people typed their myth.Thenon Wednesday we worked more on our myths with our partner. We worked on our myths and looked at another example, which was our Pared Text for this week's story called The Ant and the Bear. Finally on Friday the people that were done shared their myths.

Definition of a myth:

Myths are stories that explain how things in nature came to be. Most myths are passed from generation until they are finally written down.

By: Ashlyn

## Young Authors

​Young Authors is in full swing for the year. Completed books are due to your child’s school no later than Friday, February 26th. Judging by community volunteers will take place the following week. Winning students who will represent Community District 158 at the Young Authors Conference will be notified prior to spring break. Below, please find guidelines for book submission, along with some general judging criteria. Please let your grade level representative know of any additional questions you may have.

Mrs. Christy Gibbs K-2 (cgibbs@district158.org 847-659-5858)

Mrs. Laura Brummer 3-5 (lbrummer@district158.org 847-659-3543)

Mrs. Tammy Carpenter 6-8 (tcarpenter@district158.org 847-659-4440)

## Music

This week in music we finished are weather song and put it together. We also had to make a clock and for the numbers on the clock we had to come up with combinations of music notes that equal the number on the clock. Then we will hang them on the the hall. We also played Touch a snowflake where you touch a snowflake and it will have mini games about notes.We also started talking about how many beats are in rhythms and beats.