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December 18, 2015

Mrs. Price's Fourth Grade Class

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December 18 - Last day of school before winter break

December 21- January 3 - Winter Break

January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 26 - Great America Reading Logs and Young Author Books are due

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News You Can Use!

Happy Holidays to you and your family. Enjoy the hub bub of this time of year if you can. Your children are wonderful people. They are thoughtful and insightful. I truly enjoy each one's unique qualities that the bring to our class.

Today was a great day. The students went to the collaboration rooms and worked on book trailers for the novels they read during guided reading. These projects are will help others want to read the books presented. This afternoon we had another fun party. The students played a few games, had a photo booth, craft, and snacked on some yummy cookies. Thanks to everyone who helped with the party.

The PARCC results were sent home today and they should be in your child's accordion folder.

I am so sorry that you did not get a newsletter last week. I had written it but never sent it out. The winter party information was is that newsletter.

Alex's mom had a photo booth at the party. I have included a link below for you to view the photos. Also, I put together and Animoto with some of the highlights of the winter party.

Battle of the Books

Welcome to America’s Battle of the Books!

What is America’s Battle of the Books?

America's Battle of the Books is a national reading incentive program for students designed to encourage students to read selected books and have fun while competing with peers. All fourth grade classes at Conley are participating in this “battle”. While working on a common goal, the students will be reading quality literature. Each member of the team will have an individual list that they will be choosing books from to read. Before they begin reading, they will need to approve the book with their teacher. When they finish reading the book they will take notes on the book so they can share what they have learned with their team mates. If they do read all of the books on their own list, they can begin reading some of the other books. Each team is responsible for knowing about all the books, so the more they read, the more they can answer on the day of the battle. Teamwork and increased reading are the goals of this program.

The culminating activity is a fun filled day of competition. This game show format activity will show what the students know about the books that they have read. Each team will be asked questions about the characters, setting and plot of each book. The teams can even earn extra points if they know the authors of the books! We are very excited to be able to continue this reading incentive program. Let the battle begin!

Young Author's

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 the class moved onto Unit 3 in Reading Street. The stories all focus on some patterns found in nature. "The Man Who Named the Clouds" is the first story in the unit. Ask your child what patterns are found in clouds.

Each student should have three reading logs which are all due on January 4.

Mrs. Price's Math Class by Varshan

This week in Mrs.Prices math class we are learning fun things.On Monday,we did a lesson.We are learning about fractions.We do equivalent fractions and comparing fractions.We also add fractions sometimes.On Tuesday,we did a math box and the unit 5 study guide.We also corrected the study guide.The study guide is short because we are only doing part A and some of part B. On Wednesday,we did another math box and math writing.We had to write a lot on the math writing and do the problems.The math writing was about fractions again.On Thursday,we took our math test.We finished fast because it was all of part A and some of part B.Then we did factor captor on Everyday Mathematics.Then we did multiplication bingo.On Friday we didn't have math.That is what we did this week in math.

* We will cover two lessons from Unit 5 after break which were on the part B of the test. Part B of the test is not included in the grade. - Mrs. Price

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!