Turner Tribune 9/8/17

Hello families,

This week we initiated our 1st reading unit of literature circles. This type of small reading group allows for students to be setting their reading pace over the course of the next month. Ask your child which novel they will be reading with their group! Each week, your child will take on a specific role within their group to assist with comprehension and a meaningful in-class discussion. After reading their novel, students will be writing a narrative piece, as well as completing a character study project. In social studies, students have constructed artifacts that represent the culture we have designed as a class. In order to begin the literal “dig” for this unit, we are looking to borrow a tarp or two; if your family has one we could borrow please let us know!


Next week is Attendance Week, an opportunity to have some fun with themed school spirit days! Here is the schedule for the themes of the week:

Monday, September 11th–Patriot Day–Wear red, white and blue garb

Tuesday, September 12th–Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday, September 13th–Class Color Day (⅚ will wear black & purple)

Thursday, September 14th– Dress-Up Day (Dress like your hero/role model)

Friday, September 15th–PCCS Spirit Day–Wear green and/or PCCS spiritwear


Lastly, ⅚ has started preparing for our annual Tomato Jubilee cooking day. We will be preparing food on Friday, September 22. If you are interested in helping make this unique opportunity possible, please consider donating and/or volunteering your time (9am-12pm) by signing up here (if you do not already have a “volunteer form” on file this year, you can print one from here). Please review the recipes for this year’s Jubilee and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Important Dates

Monday, 9/11-Friday, 9/15: Attendance Week

Tuesday, 9/12: Carson Curriculum Night, 6-7 PM in Carson Room 21

Wednesday, 9/13: Farm-to-Table (F2T), 12:15-12:50 PM in the barn

Thursday, 9/14: Lockdown Drill, AM

Wednesday, 9/20: Early Release (1PM)

Wednesday, 9/20-Saturday, 9/23: Textile Drive, in the gym

Friday, 9/22: Tomato Jubilee, 9am-12pm

Have a wonderful weekend!
Roxanne Turner
Sixth Grade Teacher
Prairie Crossing Charter School