February 1st, 2016
News for you!
Friendship Party- It will be Thursday, Feb. 11th. Click HERE for a class list. 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!
Feb. 11th- Friendship Party (Click HERE for a class list)
Feb. 12th and 15th- NO SCHOOL
Feb. 26th- Young Author books due (See NEW information for this project in this newsletter)
Feb. 26th- Great America Reading Log due
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.
Click HERE Guidelines & Judging Criteria.
Click HERE for sample writing frameworks.
Mrs. Christy Gibbs K-2 (firstname.lastname@example.org 847-659-5858)
Mrs. Laura Brummer 3-5 (email@example.com 847-659-3543)
Mrs. Tammy Carpenter 6-8 (firstname.lastname@example.org 847-659-4440)
This week we are reading the story Special Effects in Film and Television.
Big Question of the Week ~ How do artists create special effects to entertain us?
Reading Skill ~ Graphic Sources
Reading Strategy ~ Important Ideas
Word Analysis~ Compound Words
Literary Term~ Jargon
Vocabulary Focus~Prefixes pre- and re-
Speling Focus~Prefixes un-, de-, dis-
*Spelling and Weekly test will be on Friday.
This week we will continue our review of matter. In this week's lesson we will review the characteristics and qualities of matter. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- Describe the three states of matter.
- Understand that we can describe matter based on its properties.
- Know that some properties of matter include mass, volume, density, color, texture, and temperature.
- Observe examples of matter and compare and contrast them according to their properties.