Turk Tribune

5th Grade News - December 11th, 2015

Upcoming Events

* Winter Party is Friday, 12/18 @ 12:30-1:30 p.m. Please help!!! We are in need of a few parents to help supervise the party activities. The items have already been purchased; all you need to do is show up! Please contact me if you are able to help and I'll forward your name to the classroom party planners....thanks!

*UNIT 5 MATH TEST next Thursday, 12/17.

*UGLY SWEATER CONTEST and PBIS REWARD - HAT DAY are next Friday, 12/18!

*Conley 2015-2016 Yearbooks are on sale - now through January (exact date TBD). Orders are ONLINE ONLY, no checks or cash will be accepted. Flyers were sent home Monday, or see the link on my Parent Haiku page for details on how to order. Cost is $15.

*Winter Break - Monday, 12/21 - Friday, 1/1! Back to school on Monday, January 4th, 2016!


This week, students read their DARE essays aloud to Officer Amy, and they did a fantastic job! It isn't easy to get up in front of peers and read a personal letter; you should all be very proud! The class voted by secret ballot (sticky notes) for their favorite essay; and Officer Amy will stop by the classroom next Wednesday, 12/16 to announce the classroom winner and hand out DARE Certificates of Completion.

Also, a huge THANK YOU to our PTA who is sponsoring a free lunch (Big Daddy's Cheese Pizza) for all 5th grade students next Wednesday, 12/16. This is to celebrate successful completion of the DARE program.

PBIS Update

The PAWS Pride lesson this week focused on following directions in the classroom. A big part of our day is spent using technology. We reviewed the importance of listening to directions when on the Chromebook during independent work and whole group instruction, even when playing a game or listening to music may be more appealing.

Social Studies by Adem

Hi i'm Adem, This week in Social studies we presented our posters and writing. The posters will be added on the pictures for everyone to see. We learned about Great Britain who added taxes to the U.S to get money. We learned that soldiers from Britain can go to your store “house” and sleep. People had to treat them just like their own family members. They fed them and gave them a bed to sleep. People who didn’t like this were called patriots and wanted to get rid of the British soldiers. The people that did not mind the control of Great Britain were called loyalists. In class, we got to choose if we wanted to be patriots or loyalists and made signs of our choice. We also learned about the Revolutionary War and what led up to the war. This is all we learned this week in social studies till next time bye!

Math - by Dianna

Hi I’m Dianna and I’m gonna tell you about math.On Monday we were renaming fraction as a decimal and rounding decimals.On Tuesday we used a calculator to convert a fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator with the denominator.On Wednesday were converting decimals to percents. Last but not least on Thursday we did a bar graphs and tried to find equivalent fraction and we have to use the multiplication rule or division rule it.SO YEAH SEE YOU NEXT TIME BYEE!!!

PE - by Peyton

Hi my name is Peyton and today I going to talk to you about P.E.. On Tuesday we had a substitute but we still did what we had to do.In Gym we learned how to play cupstacking 4 square.There was 4 squares with and 4 people in each square.We would make a 4-3 stack,a 3-6-3 stack,6-6 stack,or a 1-10-1 stack.There’s 4 different square, A, B, C, and D.A square would say what stack to do and D square would say go.Whoever was the last person to finish would go down a square and whoever was first to finish would go up a square.Also anyone who was in between them would stay at that square.I hope you liked what I talked about this week!!Byeee!!

Music Update - Mrs. Crowe

Music classes are getting into the holiday spirit! This week we continued working on our piano skills in the piano lab playing some holiday favorites. We also learned "Good King Wenceslas" on the recorder!

Request for Girls on the Run Coaches

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!



Have a fantastic weekend!


Dana Turk