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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.

HOT SHOT SHOOTING SCHOOL FINALS: Tuesday, JANUARY 24.
HOT SHOT SHOOTING DISTRICT FINALS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 AT CC HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Thanks for your support of A.R. Turner Physical Education!!!
Sincerely,
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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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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