Turk Tribune

5th Grade News - February 5th, 2016

Upcoming Events

* Classroom "Friendship" Party is Thursday, 2/11 @ 12:30-1:30. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to attend and help out! Students can bring in donations at any time, and may bring in any Valentine Boxes/Cards beginning on Wednesday, 2/10.

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

*Please see the note in your child's Friday Folder about the CogAT Screening test. This will be administered on Wednesday, 2/10.

*Six Flags "Read to Succeed" Reading logs are due NO LATER THAN Wednesday, 2/24.

*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.

​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)

Math - by Mitchell

On Monday in math we did unit 7.7 in our math journal. On Tuesday we had to do math unit 7.8 in our math journal, we did adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. On Wednesday we did the same thing. Thursday we did a math Antics worksheet focusing on comparing and adding and subtracting integers.Looking forward to next week bye.

Art - by Maribel

Hello It’s Maribel,once again! This week in art we finished are Chinese New Years dragon. Chinese New Year is a festival of a new year, it’s the start of the second new moon. People know it for the different animals each year and the dragon. We had to draw a new years dragon in celebration for this. It’s on the 8th so get ready! We drew the dragon colored it with marker and color pencil. Ms. Davis showed us the cool tool for giving shading to the side walk. (That was an option). All of the different dragon are marvelous. Also we had started a sketch on a new project. It was a barn . There will be an art competition at Conley. so the 5th graders are doing this. Ms. Davis gave us a how to, to sketch it . The class was working on the barn today, That is it for this time see you soon bu-bye!

Literacy - by Matthew

On Monday,we read our story and did ous grammar. The story was very interesting,and on Tuesday we got some work like,fix it’s, and brochure,and on Wednesday we got some more work like expository essay, vocabulary games, quiz on prefixes, greek and latin roots quiz. On Thursday i finished everything except my expository essay and my quiz on prefixes and my greek and latin roots quiz. On Friday we took tests,Well that’s all i have for you this week see you next time(**)

Music - by Mrs. Crowe

What's the difference between rhythm and beat? I bet your 5th grader can tell you! This week we worked on rhythm and beat with a fun Yahtzee game! We used dice with music notes on them--this weekend you could get the regular dice out and have a family game night!


Have a fantastic weekend!


Dana Turk