Turk Tribune

5th Grade News - January 29th, 2016

Upcoming Events

* Classroom "Friendship" Party is Thursday, 2/11 @ 12:30-1:30. Details soon......

*No School Friday, 2/12 or Monday, 2/15.

*Conley 2015-2016 Yearbooks - order date has been extended through the end of February! Orders are ONLINE ONLY, no checks or cash will be accepted. Flyers were sent home again today, or see the link on my Parent Haiku page for details on how to order. Cost is $15.

*Please check your child's Friday folder for the Blue 1/2 sheet regarding the Robert Crown Parent Information Meeting. :)

​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 (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)

PBIS Update

PAWS Pride

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.

PE - by Alyssa

Howdy y’all. I’m back!! Today I will be talking about what we did in gym this week. On Monday I wasn’t here but my classmates told me that they had running day. On Tuesday we played Hula Hut Knockdown. It was boys against girls. It is where you try to make balls in baskets and buckets so you can get hula hoops. When you get six hula hoops you can make a hut. The other team tries to knock it down by throwing balls. Whichever team has a hut or huts up when the game needs to stop that team wins. By the way the girls team won. On Wednesday we cupstacked with huge cups. At first we had to cupstack with our feet and then we could do it with our hands. The hard part was when we had to run a lap around the gym every time we put a cup on another. On Thursday we did different exercises to two songs. The first song was Heart Attack by Demi Lovato. The second song was We Found Love by Rihanna. After that we got to do peaceful playground activities. We had the choice to either play basketball, four square, hula hoop, or to jump rope. That is all we did this week in gym. I’m out!

Literacy - by Julia

Hi! My name is Julia and I’m going to tell you about literacy. On Monday we worked on BOB. On Tuesday, Mrs. Turk gave us some assignments to work on. On Wednesday, Mrs. Turk gave a little bit more work and we worked on our assignments. On Thursday, we got a little bit more work. Well, that’s all I have for the newsletter! See you next time!!

Science - by Maribel

Hello it’s Maribel back for science again On Thursday we had a experiment to do we put pennies in four cups. After four girls went around the room to put different drinks in the cups such as Coca Cola , lemon juice. vinegar and vinegar with salt. we had to examine them and what they did to the pennies. If you don’t get what we are doing we are doing a experiment with chemical reactions. On Wednesday we had watched a video on physical change. After We had watched that we had taken a test and go 1 wrong because Mrs.Turk pressed the wrong one that someone had said. On Tuseday We had watched another informational video but it was a song. It was a parody of radioactive. It was called chemical reactions. You can guess what it was talking about. It was a little bit advance about the stuff we needed to know but more learning for us. That is all for science this week take care.

Math - by Martin

Hello this is reporter Martin, on Monday we started a new unit, 7.1 exponents in math. On Tuesday we did 7.2 in math. On Wednesday we did 7.3 in math, it was very hard. We did 7.4 yesterday, it was very easy. Bye see you later [;,,;]

Music update from Mrs. Crowe

Soul music began in the 1950's and is a combination of three other styles of music. Does your child remember which styles? This week we studying the "Queen of Soul" (and one of Mrs. Crowe's favorites,) Aretha Franklin, as our Composer of the Quarter/Trimester. We are also studying the life and music of Ray Charles. What are your favorite songs by these two artists?


Have a fantastic weekend!


Dana Turk