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Earth, Sun & Moon

Mrs. Hernandez's 5th grade class recently did a class project on the Earth, sun and moon. Students researched extensively and created their 3D projects to share with the class.
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Family Reading Night 2017

On Tuesday, January 24th A.R. Turner will host our 2017 Family Reading Night. Families are encouraged to join us for this fun -filled night. Special guest author, Kaye Henry, will be here to read her book, Willie The Pencil Neck Pooch. There will be many activities hosted throughout the campus including: Readers' Theater, Poetry Slam, Read Alouds, Accelerated Reader , grade-level reading games as well as a book exchange. This special event is not only to promote a love of reading but allow students to show parents great, innovative ways our teachers make learning fun and exciting. The hope is that parents can implement the same strategies at home. Our night will end with some delicious Bluebell Ice Cream. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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Meet the Author @ Family Reading Night

Join us on Tuesday, January 24th to meet Kaye Henry; author of Willie The Pencil Neck Pooch.
Kaye Henry was a Texas teacher for 28 years, teaching 1st-6th grade-ESL & Gifted and Talented. She was also a dyslexia specialist in Onalaska ISD. For the last four years, she has taught adult ESL at Angelina College. Many needy animals came to her through the years, and she and her husband could never turn them away. Willie was just one of their cherished pets, and he had a special personality. Willie the Pencil Neck Pooch is her first published book, but she has more planned. It teaches children about taking care of their pets and keeping them healthy and safe.
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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Show

Walking into the gym at CC Hardy Elementary School Jan. 13 gave students and viewers a lot to look at. Willis ISD held a districtwide art show for the School Art Program, hosted by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for more than 50 years.
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Kindergarten "Rocks"

Mrs. Ballard’s Kindergarten Class has been busy sorting and classifying different kinds of rocks. They recently did an investigation and discovery experiment with geodes. They enjoyed breaking open the rocks using kids size hammers to see what rocks would have crystals inside.
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Closed Campus

Due to district benchmark testing we will be a closed campus on February 7-8, 2017. Visitors will not be allowed on campus from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
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Campus Hot Shots Basketball Competition

We are having our annual Hot Shot Basketball Shooting Contest this month. During your child's PE class, the students will be learning about the game of basketball and the various skills associated with this popular sport. The Hot Shot Contest will take place during the next 2 weeks. The contest is voluntary. If your child would like to participate in the contest please send one dollar and fill out the attached sheet and return to the coaches. The dollar will help defray the cost of the awards.


Thanks for your support of A.R. Turner Physical Education!!!
Coach Fossmo
Mrs. Shiflet
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Campus Spelling Bee 2016

Turner held its school-wide Spelling Bee on Friday, December 9th. All the participants did a great job and it was an intense competition! Our third place winner was 5th grader Aiden Smith-Lawley, second place went to 4th grader, James Kouba, and the A.R.Turner 2016 Spelling Bee Champion is 3rd grader, Lenzo Toreja. Lenzo will represent A.R.Turner in the regional spelling bee which will be held at a later date. Congratulations to all of our participants.

Pictured left to right (Aiden Smith-Lawley, James Kouba, Lenzo Toreja)
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Shapes Under Construction

2nd grade is learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes. Mrs. Smith's and Mrs. Hurst's classes reinforced their learning by identifying and constructing shapes. They focused on being able to identify edges and vertices with pretzels, gumdrops, marshmallows and toothpicks. Students had a great time learning and even had the chance to taste their creations!
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Technology makes learning fun!

Students in Mrs. Deckerhoff's computer class were getting the most out of their technology day. Utilizing websites like www.multiplication.com students are able to get additional hands-on practice with math facts. There are an assortment of educational games available in single player as well as multi-player. Using technology in the classroom helps build confidence in knowledge while having fun.
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