Lanham Lowdown

4th Grade News

January 29, 2016

Important Dates

Spelling Test

Friday, February 5th

Friendship Party

Thursday, February 11th

No School

Friday, February 12th

No School

Monday, February 15th

Friendship Party

Our Friendship Party will take place on Thursday, February 11th. Students may bring in valentines for their classmates. I have provided a class list if students choose to write names on them. Students do not need to bring in a box for their valentines. We will be decorating a bag in class. We are looking for some items to help make our party a success. Click on the link below if you are able to donate items. Thank you!

Click here to donate to our Friendship Party

Young Authors Update

​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 ( 847-659-5858)

Mrs. Laura Brummer 3-5 ( 847-659-3543)

Mrs. Tammy Carpenter 6-8 ( 847-659-4440)

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 February 29th.

Box Tops

Our next deadline is approaching!

The class from each grade level

who clips the most will get an


with the best PE teachers around!

A few reminders:

  • This Box Tops sheet is for single box tops only
  • All Bonus Box Tops (worth more than one), Catalina register receipts, Campbell's Soup Labels and Tyson points can be sent to school in a Ziploc baggie.

Let's keep clipping, Conley!


By: Mrs. Crowe

Classical music has been around for over 2,000 years! A lot has changed about life and about how we compose music during that time. This week we talked about the time periods of classical music. Does your child remember how many there are? We are studying Vivaldi as our Composer of the Quarter/Trimester.


By: Hudson

In P.E. we did a game called river raft where there is a team which was girls vs boys where there is 3 platforms for both teams. You have to get across only touching the platforms and if you fall off your whole team has to start all over. The boys won with 3 boys across and 0 girls got across.We also did cup stacking and rock wall climbing.

In music we are learning about the different orchestras and music instruments and a new composer.

In art we are drawing an elephant and going to paint it.


By: Gianna

This week in writing we were writing a formal letter. We are writing them because we have extra money for another field trip this year.When we know where we want to go for a field trip and we get done writing about it we are send it to our principal. For the field trip I want to go to Brookfield Zoo because I have never been there before.A lot of people are doing Brookfield Zoo, for example my best friends Teagan and Alyssa are doing Brookfield Zoo. I hope you like my weekly newsletter article.


by: Noah Bending

For math we have been working on time test and we are doing good on that .We are also doing division problems in a special way. Now we are doing drawing angles with full circle protractors, and that has been fun for us all. We are learning lattice any more. We are doing a lot of measuring angles.

So with drawing angles we have been making lines then we put a dot on the line and then we get are full circle protractor and whatever degrees you have you put a dot there and then you make a line that touches the dot then you put by the dots a letter by all the dots and then you put your arrow connecting with the two lines.


By:Kaden Tran


In science we made a vex robot car that uses a controller to move. We had a few teams, and some of them went on a course.Also the course was interesting, because it had colored blocks and the car had a sensor.In my team we tryed to go on the course, but it was difficult because if we try to go forward the car will go backward. The colors that made it move was green. Also I thought it was fun because when I am building with the vex kit it feels like I'm playing with legos, and I like playing with legos.