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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome!
Only two weeks remain in this quarter!  Students are encouraged to make up any missing assignments,  re-take quizzes or tests, . . . whatever they need to do to maximize their learning and to show their understanding of the concepts and processes.


Virtue of the Week
The beginning of each week Mrs. Miller starts our day with a reading of a weekly virtue.  Then in advisory we circle up and everyone has an opportunity to discuss the meaning of the virtue and possibly set goals for the week.  This space will be where you can read the virtue and have a family discussion about it.
The Practice of Self-Discipline
Quote:   "Those who make channels for water control the waters; makers of arrows make the arrows straight; carpenters control their timber; and the holy control their souls." By The Dhammapada 10, Buddhism

I have the self-control to make wise choices.
I resist distractions.
I persevere in meeting my goals.
I get things done.
I have the strength to be tactful.
I carefully cultivate my character.
    Language Arts     

Field Families, 
I am working on adding more age appropriate, high interest novels to my classroom library.  If you have any books you would like to donate please let me know!  

Thank you to all the families who have donated books!  The students are very excited to see the library grow!


Please look for daily information to be written in your child's planner. Extra copies are always available in my classroom (purple bins in the Student Center) as well as on the student/parent portal.
notepad
This week in Language Arts:

Monday:  Watsons chapter 12 
read/discuss
Tuesday: Watsons chapter 13 read/discuss
Wednesday: 
 Watsons chapter 14 
read/discuss
Thursday: Watsons Chapter 15 
read/discuss
Friday: Free Write

Remember, what you do not finish in class you can take home and complete for the next day!

The 3rd Quarter Final Project is due March 27th with presentations the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. 


        -- Ms. Risinger

    Social Studies      
   

CLASSWORK:
Monday-Tuesday:  Audio of "This American Life" regarding
   US Dakota Conflict.
Wednesday:  Ch 9 Comprehension
Thursday:  Who is to Blame?  Circle Diagram Chart
Friday:  Who is to Blame Fishbowl Discussion

HOMEWORK:  None


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

Greetings!

Last week:  
         Quiz on forces, speed, and motion; Energy Transformations; Intro to static charges

This week:
          Tentative schedule:  Mon:  Static charges
         Tues: Batteries
  Wed: make a battery
 Thurs: electricity basics
  Fri:  simple circuits and mystery doo-dads

Homework this week:   no homework this week!  Ask your student to show you their class notes and to explain what lightning is all about! :)

Microscope
- 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.

Unit 5 ended last week and students will receive their scored final assessments back.  Even though the unit has ended, students can still practice skills for re-takes on quizzes.  Anyone who wants to improve their grade can do so by re-taking quizzes. The end of the quarter is near, March 30th to be exact.   

We start our next unit-Algebra-on Monday.  We will take a couple of days to review the coordinate graph and plotting ordered pairs. Students will also check out the book Variables and Patterns.  During this unit we will do some graphing.  It will be helpful for students to have graph paper at home for homework.   
 
Monday:  Final assessment results if possible, check out new book, syllabus
Tuesday:  Coordinate Graph-plotting ordered pairs
Wednesday:  Coordinate Graph-plotting ordered pairs
Thursday: Unit 7 Quiz #1-Plot ordered pairs on a coordinate grid.  
Friday:  Coordinate graphing fun activity

Upcoming Dates  
MCA III math-May 1-May 5

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, March 30 -- Final day of Quarter 3
  • Friday, March 31 -- NO SCHOOL 
  • Mon-Fri., April 3-7 -- NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK
  • Mon., April 10 -- First day of Quarter 4
  • May 1-4 -- MCA Math Test during Math classes
TEACHING STAFF:

Alan Husby
(Science)
Alan.Husby@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
 
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)
Bronwyn.Wucherpfennig@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Stacy Risinger
(Language Arts)
Stacy.Risinger@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Lonna Wilson 
(Math)
Lonna.Wilson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
 
Heather Walker  
(AVID) 
Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
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Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Marni.Heck@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Chase Burkhart
Chase.Burkhart@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
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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

____________________________
Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:
 
Cathe Brandt
brandtmpls@comcast.net

Lisa Purcell
lisa.purcell@gmail.com
 
** 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.

 
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 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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