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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
 
 
Greetings! 
 
To be considerate:
We have an incredible secretary, Traci Lyngstad, who pretty much runs the school office on her own -- for a school of more than 500 students.  She is not always able to pass along messages or arrange for students to be in the office for early pick-ups.  For her sanity, and to avoid interrupting the learning of students during class time, please do your best to wait until 2:35 to pick up your student, and to make arrangements with them in the morning rather than trying to connect with them during the day.   Thank you!  -- A. Husby
 
ONE MORE TIME:  Navigating 6th grade:
Some students are surprised by the increased responsibilities they now face:
-- finding out what they missed in each class when they are absent:  from classmates first, then through the routines in each room (such as assignment walls, etc.), and making it up;
-- planning ahead so they don't have to visit their lockers between classes
-- keeping track of missing assignments or "retakes;"
-- getting to classes on time;
-- keeping their materials organized and complete;
-- monitoring their own behavior and time on task;
 
   . . . it can all get to be a little much.  We recognize that our students are children who are learning how to be responsible, and there are successes and stumbles on the way.  Sometimes it's hard to know when to challenge them and when to cut some slack -- each child is unique.  Within this delicate balance, we try to consistently provide a gentle nudge forward.  
 
Conferences:  Many of you have already scheduled a conference with the 6th grade team, beginning Thurs., Oct. 12.  We have a small number of openings left during regular conference times:
 
Tues, Oct 17 3:30
Wed., Oct 18 11:30

If none of these times work, we can also arrange a conference before school (7:30-7:50 am) on a day that everyone is available,  or Mondays after school (2:45-3:05 or 3:10-3:30).
You can contact me at:  alan.husby@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
 
Hale Community Ed. Opportunity:
Red Cross Babysitting  Course (11+)
Students will learn leadership, safety, basic child development, safe play, rescue breathing and first aid. They will receive a certificate of completion, textbook and CR.  3 sessions  Oct 5, 12, 26  Student must attend ALL session to receive the certificate.  Fee $75    Classes held at Hale Elementary School 5330 13th Ave S, Mpls
 
Classes begin Thursday Oct 5th * 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Register by calling Hale Community Education at 612.668.3767
Or
 
 
Here's to a good week!
 
 
    Language Arts     
 
Excited for another great week with 6th grade! 

Reminder: Please check in with your student on their Outside Read Book and encourage them to begin a new book if they have finished! 
notepad
This week in Language Arts:
 
Monday
Continue reading Seedfolks; Journal for character- Amir
 
Tuesday: 
Discussion Stations 
 
Wednesday:
Character Chart Work Day- Finish Leona and Sae Young, start Amir 
Thursday:
Finish Reading Seedfolks

Friday:
Outside Read Day in Media Center- Also extra work day for Character Charts
 
*Plans subject to change 
 
Have an excellent week! 
 
        -- Ms. Ringold
 
    Social Studies      
   
CLASSWORK:  
Monday: State Government Notes
Tuesday: State Capitol Video/Worksheet
Wednesday:  Government Study Guide
Thursday: Study Game/Wheel of Fortune
Friday:  Weird MN / Craft

HOMEWORK:  Popular Vote Worksheet Due Monday Oct. 16
 
Have a great week!

Feel free to email at any time with questions :)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
    Science              

Hello! 
 
Continuing our exploration of matter and how it behaves:
 
This week's possible schedule:  
          
Monday:  Oobleck;  look at last week's homework;  begin this week's                                               assignment
Tuesday:  Boston Molasses flood
Wednesday:  Boston Molasses flood
Thursday:  Silly (or serious) putty
Friday: Archimedes and finding volume by displacement
 
Homework this week:  HW7 Phases of Matter, due Thurs.;  (students may have a chance to finish this during class . . .)
 
      - Mr. Husby


Notes:
Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
 
"What to expect in your student's planner and notebook"  and "Successful studying":  check here
    Math                
Greetings:
Planners:  Parents I am having students write in their planners DAILY what the specific homework assignment is for the day. Including Fridays.    
If your child does not have or remember their homework, please check the parent portal.  I will list the assignment.  If the assignment is a worksheet I will have a pdf of the worksheet attached to the title of the assignment. Click on the paperclip icon and the pdf will appear.
 
We are finishing unit 2 this week.  It seems like only yesterday we started the unit..........Things move fast but we always take time to review skills.  Students must review notes and update bookmarks so the review information doesn't get lost.   
 
Monday:  Division with Fractions
Tuesday:  Division with Fractions
Wednesday:  Review Unit 2
Thursday: Assessment Day 1-Unit 2
Friday:  Assessment Day 2-Unit 2
 
Upcoming Dates:
Monday October 16th:  Unit 3-Geometry 
 
- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Thurs, Oct 12:     Conferences (3:00-7:30pm)
  • Tues, Oct 17:      Conferences (3:00-7:30pm)
  • Wed, Oct 18:      NO SCHOOL - Conferences (7:30am-12:00noon)
  • Thu-Fri, Oct 19-20: NO SCHOOL - EdMN Convention 
  • Wed, Oct 25:      Picture Re-Take Day
  • Wed, Nov 1:      End of 1st quarter
  • Thu-Fri, Nov 2-3: NO SCHOOL - Teacher staff workdays
  • Mon, Nov 6:      Beginning of 2nd quarter
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 22-24:  NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
TEACHING STAFF:
 
Alan Husby
(Science)
Alan.Husby@mpls.k12.mn.us 
 
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig
(Social Studies)
Bronwyn.Wucherpfennig@mpls.k12.mn.us

Emily Ringold
(Language Arts)
Emily.Ringold@mpls.k12.mn.us

Lonna Wilson
(Math)
Lonna.Wilson@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
Heather Walker  
(AVID) 
Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us
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Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Kim Hotchkiss
Kim.Hotchkiss@mpls.k12.mn.us
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Other Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
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Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:
 
 
 
** Site Council meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact your grade rep. to be added to the agenda.
Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661
 
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