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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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Let the rhythm move you

Students in Mrs. Alling's music class are creating rhythms with body movement. The students in the picture are using their arms to indicate quarter rests and their feet will demonstrate quarter notes , eighth notes and sixteen notes .
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Reindeer Run Schedule

Weather permitting - We will host our Reindeer Run on Thursday, December 15th.
Morning
5th grade - 8:40 - 9:25
4th grade - 9:25 - 10:10
3rd grade - 10:10 - 10:55

Afternoon
2nd grade - 1:00 - 1:45
1st grade - 1:45 - 2:30
Kindergarten - 2:30 - 3:15
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Let's talk "S'more" about alternative energy

Ms. Spannagel's 5th grade class has been studying alternative energy resources in science. Students wrapped s'mores in foil and must find alternatives to use at home instead of fire to melt the chocolate and marshmallows.
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Grandparent's Day 2016

Grandparent's Day 2016 at Turner was a 3 day event this year; opening it's doors to more than 700 grandparents to visit the halls of Turner. Lara's Golf Carts generously donated their golf carts so grandparents could be taken to and from their vehicle. Grandparents were able to join their student for lunch, browse the book fair, take a picture and make some great memories.
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NEHS hosts Holiday Food Drive

The Turner National Elementary Honor Society hosted a Thanksgiving food drive this month to benefit the Willis ISD Parent Support Center. Students from ALL grade levels participated to see which grade would collect the most items. We are so excited to report that we collected a total of 6 shopping carts overflowing with non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items. Turner NEHS has 45 students this year along with campus sponsors Tressie Gallamore and Rachael Tedder. We are looking forward to a great year with this group and can't wait to bless more in our community.
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Pumpkins Worth Writing About

Students in Mrs. Clark's 4th grade class made a storybook character pumpkin from a book that they read. They made a story map and identified the traits of the character as well. The pumpkins along with their writings were on display in the library for all of the classes to enjoy.
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