6th Grade Newsletter - April 20, 2015

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Newspapers Needed for Activity in MN Studies:  Any old newspapers you can send in for an activity would be appreciated.  Send in to Ms. Wucherpfennig.

MCA tests:

MCA III Math:  Tuesday April 28-Friday May 1.  As always, if students need more time than the allotted 4 days they will be allowed to continue the following week.  


Language Arts
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We are continuing our poetry study this week with Daybook lessons on metaphor and imagery. We will both perform and write poetry. Classwork is due at the end of class on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the homework study packet on Diavolo and modern dance is due. We will have a short quiz on the packet reading on Tuesday.

Reading homework journals starts again on Monday; the journal is due on Monday, 4/20/2015.


Special request: save and send in your used K-cups. We will be using those little plastic coffee and tea cups to plant seedlings during our last novel study: Seedfolks. Send them cleaned out or as is- we can clean them here!


Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
Math                                                
Greetings!  
We have one week to review ALL 6th grade standards for math before the MCA next week.  There are a couple of measurement standards students will work on Monday and Tuesday before we review.  Monday students will develop a formula for finding the angle sum of any sided polygon by exploring angle sum of triangles.  The second is understanding angles formed by intersecting lines.  The district moved these standards from the geometry unit to the algebra unit because students can use a formula to calculate these measurements. 

This leaves Wednesday through next Tuesday to review the standards we have covered this year.  All the 6th graders have been working hard and I am excited to show them how much we have done this year. 

Homework:

Homework Assignments: Students will have math homework assignment every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  The assignment is due the next day.  Students are expected to write the assignment in their planner at the beginning of every class period.  Please check planners!  Homework is designed to help students practice skills taught in the classroom.  We take notes in class and have practice problems written down in the students' notebooks, so they have a reference/help resource when completing the homework each night.  The time it takes students to finish the assignments will vary based on the students ability, but NO ONE should spend more than 30 minutes completing an assignment.  

 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

    

Ms. Wilson

Science
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Last week:

Students demonstrated their understanding of electricity and energy transformations. 

 

We began to think about waves as transfers of energy.

 

This week:

1. It's going to be a noisy week as we explore the science of sound. 

2. ASSUMING GOOD WEATHER, we will drop egg containers off the roof on Thursday.  (Friday is our backup.)

        It always helps to have a parent or two during each class to help distribute and collect eggs, and to help keep the chaos contained.  If you are able to come for one class period, please email me . . . or just show up!    It's a good time.

      Per. 1  8:05-8:51;  Per. 3  9:53-10:44;  Per. 5  11:55-12:47; Per. 7  

Homework this week:

   -- HW3 Egg drop challenge;   due Thursday!

 

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")

Social Studies   

 

Last week: We looked at our history of governors and their contributions to MN by creating some pop art.  It will be hanging in the halls soon.

 

Classwork this week: We will be beginning our chapter on Immigrants, Labor and Cities and hearing the stories of two workers, one on the Iron Range and one in Minneapolis.  Kids will be doing some "mining" of their own to learn about working conditions and how unions started.

                                                                     

Homework: MN Basics Study for quiz on Monday, April 27.

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Dates to Remember:
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April 28-May 1 -- Math MCA testing

 

Monday, May 25 -- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

 

Friday, June 5 -- Last day of 6th grade!!

 

Community Opportunities:

In This Issue
Contact Info:

Language Arts
Sandy Barry

Math
Lonna Wilson

Science
Alan Husby

Social Studies
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
bronwyn.wucherpfennig

AVID
Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
teachers:
sean.casey@mpls.k12.mn.us
Marni Heck
marni.heck@mpls.k12.mn.us

School Social Worker:
Mariam Graff
612-692-0872
mariam.graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

Counselor:
612-668-3654
christopher.yohe@mpls.k12.mn.us


SERTs:
Linda Reiner
linda.reiner@mpls.k12.mn.us

martin.johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us

anna.sonmore-costello@mpls.k12.mn.us

Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson

beverly.halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt

seth.leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

C.C. Strom

 

Danielle Zdon

 

 

Main Office (and Attendance):
612.668.3640
traci.lyngstad@mpls.k12.mn.us

About the Site Council:

Site Council meetings are 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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