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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
 
 
Greetings! 
 
Here we go!  The next three weeks are often a bit challenging for young students as they anticipate the coming winter break.  Please join us in adhering to our routines and expectations so our students are able to get the most out of their school days.  While novelty is exciting, the comfort of routines allows our kids to focus on their learning.
 
 
PAPER EGG CARTONS NEEDED:  Still need paper egg cartons for Ms. Wucherpfennig's room!
 
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP!!  Many slips are still missing!  Please get slips in soon!   6th graders will be going to the MN History Center/Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 5!  Trip will include free exploration of the History Center/Fur Trade Class at History Center and a tour at newly renovated State Capitol.  Look for details in the field trip slip coming home on Thursday!  Return slips to Ms. Wucherpfennig!  If you are ordering a sandwich, slips need to be in by Nov. 28 so I can place the order with the restaurant at History Center.  This is their deadline and they have advised me that no late orders will be accepted.
 
Here's to a good school week!
 
    Language Arts     
 
I hope everyone had a pleasant break!  

Reminder: Please check in with your student on their Outside Read Book and encourage them to begin a new book if they have finished! Outside Read check ins will occur at the end of Quarter 2. 
 
As plans change very frequently in ELA, it's best to check my "What Did I Miss?" Google Folder to check in with what we did that day in ELA and what homework or assignments need to be completed. This folder is updated once a week or so. 
 
notepad
This week in Language Arts:
 
Monday
Grammar Mini Lesson 
Read next short story 
 
Tuesday: 
TBD- Potentially introduce quarter two final project 
 
Wednesday:
Analyzing unit themes in our short stories 
Thursday:
Prep for Socratic Seminar

Friday:
Second Socratic Seminar 
 
*Plans subject to change 
 
Have an excellent week! 
 
        -- Ms. Ringold
 
    Social Studies      
   
CLASSWORK:  
Monday-Tuesday:  Weird MN
Wednesday:  Ch. 4 Intro
Thursday-Friday:  Ch. 4 Reading/Book Slam Notes

HOMEWORK:  None 

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

Hello! 
 
Introduction to engineering:
 
This week's probable schedule:  
          
Monday:  Finish Friction experiment;  intro Rubber band exp. homework
Tuesday:  Review "what do scientists do"
Wednesday: Science in the media:  Claim, evidence, reasoning
Thursday:  Intro to engineering?
Friday: Intro to engineering,  maybe "black boxes"
 
Homework this week:  HW 4 "Rubber Band Experiment", due Thursday
 
      - 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 going to work on wrapping packages.  Perfect topic for this time of the year.  Quiz on Friday-surface area of prisms including cylinders(7th grade standard).
Monday:  Surface area of cylinders
Tuesday:  Surface area of quadrilaterals and triangles
Wednesday:  Surface area of all other prisms
Thursday: Review surface area of everything
Friday:  Quiz #4-Surface area
 
Upcoming Dates:
Change in the assessment schedule-see below
Final Unit 3 Assessment-Monday and Tuesday December 11th and 12th
Start Unit 4 & 6-December 13th
winter FAST Jan. 8th
MCA the week of April 23rd
 
- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Tues, Dec. 5:  6th grade field trip to State Capitol and MN History Center
  • Fri., Dec. 8:  School Dance, grades 6-8, 6:30-8:00 (Plan ahead!)
  • Dec. 25-Jan. 5:  NO SCHOOL -- WINTER BREAK
  • Mon., Jan. 8:  School resumes!  Welcome back!
  • Mon., Jan. 15:  NO SCHOOL -- MLK DAY
  • Wed., Jan. 24:  Last day of Quarter 2
  • Thur-Fri, Jan. 25-26:  NO SCHOOL -- STAFF TRAINING
  • Mon., Jan 29:  First day of Quarter 3
  • Fri., Feb. 16:  NO SCHOOL -- Parent-teacher conferences (by request)
  • Mon., Feb. 19:  NO SCHOOL -- PRESIDENTS DAY
TEACHING STAFF:
 
Alan Husby
(Science)
Alan.Husby@mpls.k12.mn.us 
 
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
(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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