6th Grade Newsletter - April 4, 2016

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
April 4, 2016
What's Happening: 

Welcome to Quarter 4
Well, here we go.  One more fresh start for this school year.  Cherish your time with your favorite 6th grader!

Supplies Needed for Upcoming Art Project:  Any larger yogurt containers, ice cream buckets and extra sponges would be helpful for an upcoming paint project!  Please send any donations to Ms. Wucherpfennig.  Thanks parents for always helping out so much!

Spring Fling Info:
Spring Fling Parent Information Form
Regardless of if you are able to attend or not, the Spring Fling Committee is hopeful you'll take the time to fill out this quick online parent information form to better help them plan for this year's fun-filled event. It should only take a few minutes of your time: http://tinyurl.com/j592bmh

Share Your Talents - Volunteer for the Spring Fling
The Hale/Field Foundation is in need of parents like you to share your talents in preparation for the 4/30/16 Spring Fling. Check out the options and sign up to volunteer here http://vols.pt/Hzdfk2

    Language Arts      
 
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The Reading MCA test will is next week: Tuesday through Friday. This week we continue studying poetry and the novel: Love That Dog.

Monday- Love That Dog and other Poems Study Guide: Lesson 56
      HW -None this week
Tuesday- CW Novel study: Sept.13-0ct. 10
  HW - None
Wednesday-CW Oct. 13 and Stopping in a Snowy Woods
  HW - None
Thursday- CW Oct. 24 and Tiger, Tiger poem 
    HW - None
Friday- CW Nov. 29 - Dec. 13
    HW - None


To download a reading log, click here.
    Social Studies      
   
Social Studies
Classwork: 

Monday:  Ch. 10 Intro
Tuesday-Wednesday:  Read Ch. 10
Thursday:  Cornell Notes Skits
Friday:  James J Hill Video/Discussion

Homework: James J Hill Reading Summary due Monday, April 11, 2016.

Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
    Science              
   
Microscope
Before break:
- Static charges, batteries, energy transformations


This week's plan:  
- Mon:  Electricity basics, and review of routines and expectations
- Tues: Electricity basics
- Wed:  AC and DC; Edison vs. Westinghouse
- Thurs: Prep for electricity and energy quiz
- Friday:  Electricity and energy transformations quiz

(Next week: waves and sound energy)

Homework this week:
- HW1 Design a Water Ride!  due Thursday (same as last week's assignment)

- Mr. Husby

Note:
Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
    Math                
Greetings!
Welcome Back.  It is wonderful to see so many refreshed, relaxed faces.  The 6th grade math MCA will take place the week of April 18th.  All homework will be MCA prep worksheets.  

Mon: Welcome Back!  Review routines and expectations, review angles
Tues: Work with angles and angle sum of polygon shapes
Wed:  Angle Sum
Thurs: Review angles and angle sum of polygon shapes
Fri:  Quiz on angles and angle sum

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
    B.E.S.T. Reading                
4/04/16    
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READ 180: Next Generation

Welcome back!

This week in READ 180 we will finish Workshop#7: Alien Invaders. The essential question for the workshop is:  Can scientists stop the devastating effects of alien invaders?  
Some of the invader species we have been reading about 
include Chinese Snakehead fish, brown tree snakes,
kudzu, red fire ants, and a killer algae called taxifolia. Students 
will take the Vocabulary Challenge this week and complete the 
Wrap Up Test for the workshop.
 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  

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  • April 4 (Mon):  Begin Quarter 4
  • Week of April 18th:  MCA test-study all material for homework
  • April 30 (Sat):  Spring Fling -- annual fundraiser (adults)

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

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)
Sandy.Barry@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
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Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)
Craig.Hamilton@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)
Beverly.Halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640  

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Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

Kelly Burnett
(Counselor)
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
Kelly.Burnett@mpls.k12.mn.us
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Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:

Deirdre McMahon
headrickdeirdre@yahoo.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
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