6th Grade Newsletter - April 7, 2014

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Beginning of Quarter 3:  Our students are only 9 weeks away from being 7th graders!!
Let's make this a positive, productive, and memorable nine weeks!

Language Arts


This week we will start a short unit on poetry. We begin with Daybook lessons on "small" poems and reading from Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

We end the week reading and studying the Robert Frost poem "Stopping by a Snowy Woods".

Reading homework journals begin again this week; it is due April 14.


Welcome Back!  It was a restful and eventful weathered spring break.  We will work on more graphing, making tables, writing and solving equations as we work through our algebra unit.   


Expect to see MCA review work coming home.  Our geometry unit was soooo looonnnngggg ago and I know students will need reminders on how to find the area of a trapezoid.  Every student should be reviewing ALL the math they have learned since kindergarten every day, even weekends, until we take our test the week of the 21st.   



Homework Assignments:  Homework is assigned on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and due the next day.  It should usually take no more than 20-30 minutes.  Students will have detailed notes from class to use to help with homework.  The idea of homework is to practice what was learned in class or review previous mastered concepts.   


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Ms. Wilson


This week:

More on electricity and forms of energy.  (Static charges, electrical fields, lightning, current, voltage, resistance)


Coming up:  A quick study of sound and light energy, and then we end the year with an introduction to "The Diversity of Life."


Homework this week:  

"HW1 Design a Water Ride."  Due Thursday.  To better understand how electricity works, we use a water analogy.



I am usually available during recess time on Tues-Wed-Thur. for individual help, if students ask ahead of time.


Assignments and class notes:

Most assignments and class notes can be downloaded from my school web page:  http://field.mpls.k12.mn.us/Husby 

Social Studies   


Upcoming Classwork: 


Due to technical difficulties with the iPads, we had to change course a bit.  The week before break we read a short novel entitled "Soldier's Heart" based on a true story about a young man named Charley Goddard from Minnesota and his role in the Civil War.  So, now that the iPads have been updated, we are going to do the interactive activities with Ch. 8 Civil War on the iPad.


Homework: Study Ch. 8 Cornell Notes for a quiz on April 14, 2014. 

From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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From Julie Peterson, school social worker:



Perfect Attendance Incentive Program:

To become eligible for 4 tickets to the Twins game against Seattle on Saturday, May 17, students must simply have "perfect attendance" for the 2013-2014 school year during quarters 3&4.   



From Counselor Wendy Wolff:

Middle School students should expect to spend 30-60 minutes on homework every night. Research indicates that students who have a consistent time and place each day to do homework tend to be more productive and ultimately successful in their classes. Reviewing class notes for 10-15 minutes every day for each core class helps lock information in the long term memory which improves test performance and ultimately school success.  Please encourage your child to set a time each day for "homework". If you have questions, please feel free to call me, I am at Field on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!


Dates to Remember:
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Friday, April 18  -- Plant Sale orders due.



Community Opportunities:

In This Issue
Language Arts
Social Studies
From our Administrators
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

Quick Links


Field web site

Contact Info:

(Language Arts)
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

(Social Studies)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Julie Peterson

Linda Reiner
Susanne Koob

Reading Specialist:

Tim Jungwirth


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt


Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

Erin Thompson

Jeanne Mettner


Main Office (and Attendance):

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.

This email was sent to seth.leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us by alan.husby@mpls.k12.mn.us |  
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