6th Grade Newsletter - December 14, 2015

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Dec. 14, 2015
Full week ahead:  
This can be a difficult week for students to concentrate.  We try to channel the increased exuberance into meaningful learning activities. Please help us by maintaining your home routines and expectations.  

Friday Movie Day:
We are going to the Riverview to watch Hotel Transylvania 2.  Please have all permission slips in by Wednesday so we have an accurate count of students who will attend the movie.  Also, so we can find classrooms if there are students who are choosing to stay at school. 

Student Council Update:  Thank you to all the chaperones and Field staff who helped at the dance on Friday.  Everyone had a fun time.  This week we will sell candy grams at lunch time Monday-Wednesday.  The big candy canes are $1.00 and the small ones are $.025.  You can buy a gram and send a note to your friend.  We will deliver the grams during the day on Friday.  Also, tomorrow Student council is requesting that their fellow classmates and Field staff members wear the ugliest sweater they can find.  Students council members will choose a male and female winner at each lunch.  We look forward to seeing all your ugly sweaters!

Needed Materials:  
Science:  I'm looking for a few large cans and old bike inner tubes (don't need to work- just want the long stretchy rubber) for a future project.  Could use 8-10 of each. Got any? Please send them in to Husby's room.  Thanks!! 
    Language Arts      
 
notepad
Monday- CW "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" Rehearsal 
 12/7 - 12/11 Journal-Due  HW Read /Journal
Tuesday- CW Twilight Zone TV Episode/ Reflection
  HW Read/ Journal
Wednesday-CW Remake TV Episode/ Reflection
    HW Read/ Journal
Thursday- CW  Rehearsal
    HW Read/ Journal
Friday- CW Field trip
    HW Read/Journal
- Ms. Barry

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

Monday:  Classroom Trading Fair
Tuesday:  Finish Fort Snelling Virtual Tour
Wednesday-Thursday:  Job Ads for Fur Trade
Friday:  Field Trip (No Class)

Homework:  No Homework this week.  Enjoy time with family and friends!  


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

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
 
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- Science/engineering diagrams (drawing)
- improving a locker
- introduction to bridges (structural engineering)


This week (probable schedule):  
- Mon: How did the 35W bridge collapse?
- Tuesday: Build a straw cube
- Wednesday:  Reflect on cubes, Begin "Inca stones and bridges"
- Thursday: "Inca stones and bridges"
- Friday: Field trip
 
Homework this week:
- HW6 35W Bridge Collapse -- due Thursday, Dec. 17
  
- 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!

We are wrapping up the unit this week with a final unit test on Wednesday and Thursday.  Our next unit is Probability.

Mon:  using percents to calculate discounts
Tues:  everything percents; tax, tip, discounts 
          review packet sent home
Wed:  first day of final test
Thurs:  final day of final test
Fri: 1st hour survey, all other hours movie day

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                
12/14/15     
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READ 180: Next Generation

This week in READ 180 students will finish the second rSkills workshop - "Identity Crisis." The essential question for the workshop is: "Who am I and where do I belong?" Students are learning to analyze short story 
elements: setting, characters, plot events, and theme.
This week students will complete the vocabulary challenge 
and work on conventions of writing.
 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  

  •  
  • Dec.11:  School dance, 6:30-8:30
  • DEC 21 - JAN 1:  NO SCHOOL -Winter Break
  • JAN 4: School Resumes
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:

 * TBA
 
** 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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