6th Grade Newsletter - April 17, 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017


End of the year field trip planned:
We are scheduled to go to Grand Slam (an indoor recreation center) on the final day of school, to celebrate a successful year of learning and growing.  All 6th graders are invited to attend, within the following expectations:

Academic expectations:
No "F"s in any core classes.  (In special cases a student may appeal to a teacher by showing evidence of their active effort to learn and to improve;  ex. coming in for extra help.)
Behavior expectations:
We must be able to trust students to make responsible behavior choices on field trips; otherwise we cannot risk taking students out of the building.  Student behavior during school is our only way of assessing that trust.

To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all, students who exhibit any of the following behaviors between now and the end of the year will be required to have a parent or guardian accompany them during the entire trip (including bus rides and during each activity):
        - 5 or more "Reflection recess" sessions* assigned
        - 3 or more removals from class due to behavior
        - suspension, either in-school or out-of-school

*  "Reflection recess" is our way of helping students who exhibit certain classroom behaviors to learn from their mistakes and to make things better.  A student is asked to come in during recess to talk with a teacher, write what the problem was and how they will make it better, and then call a parent to report on it.

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 weeks virtue was unavailable in time for the newsletter

    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.
This week in Language Arts:

Monday: New Quarter! Intro to new novel
 Character chart activity
Thursday: Vocabulary Activity
Friday: Free Write

As a reminder, whatever you do not finish in class , you can take home to finish and turn in.

        -- Ms. Risinger

    Social Studies      
Monday: Finish Reading Ch. 11: Forests, Fields and the Falls
Tuesday-Thursday:  Forests, Fields, Falls Cartoon Website Activity
Friday:  Ch. 12

HOMEWORK:  Study for MN Basics quiz on the following Monday, April 24, 2017.  Students should have notes or previous quizzes to study.  If they do not, they can ask me and I can give them another copy of an older quiz.

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


Last week:  
         Final review of electricity topics

This week:
          1. Some students need to finish their electricity reviews.  
           2. Some students may need to re-learn and then show their understanding of electromagnetic energy.
          3. We will learn about waves and sound.

Homework this week:   No new assignments this week, except for students finishing electricity review.

- Mr. Husby

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
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 started last week reviewing making a graph and making a table by working on investigation 2 in our Variables and Patterns book.  Students took a quiz last Thursday and results are in the portal.  

If students want to improve their grade on this quiz they must bring their quiz to a working recess/lunch session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the next two weeks.  During the session students will have the opportunity to fix their graph and table for half credit, along with answering the questions correctly for half credit.  This allows students to get support from the teacher while improving their quiz grade.  The deadline is April 27th for quiz fixes.
Monday:  Variables and Patterns(VP) investigation 3.1
Tuesday:  VP investigation 3.2
Wednesday:  VP investigation 3.3
Thursday: Classwork on equations
Friday:  Quiz #3:  LT 7.4 and 7.5-I can write and solve equations and inequalities with variables to represent real-world situations

Upcoming Dates  
MCA III math-May 1-May 5

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • May 1-4 -- MCA Math Test during Math classes

Alan Husby
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)

Stacy Risinger
(Language Arts)

Lonna Wilson 
Heather Walker  
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck

Chase Burkhart

Other Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640

Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:
Cathe Brandt

Lisa Purcell
** 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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