6th Grade Newsletter - December 1, 2014

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6th Grade News
Welcome Back to the routine!
We have three full, productive weeks before Winter Break!  

School Dance this Friday
The Student Council is sponsoring a dance for students in grades 6-7-8 this Friday, Dec. 5 (6:30-8:30).  The theme is "The Great Gatsby."  Tickets will be on sale for $5 during lunch this week, M-Th.
    Students are asked to also bring a nonperishable food item to donate.
    Pizza slices will be on sale for $2. 
Students must attend school on Friday to be eligible to attend the dance!

We need parent chaperones for the school dance on December 5th from 6-8:30.  You would be checking students in, manning the food, or making sure all are safe. 
If you are able to help, please email Erin Lindsay at Erin.Lindsay@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Last call for:
Volunteers Needed For Field Holiday Helpers

We need many volunteers to help get this program up and going and we need them ASAP!


If you are interested in helping, or hearing more about the program please contact Shelley Adams-Jones at 612.751.0888 or email her at 


Language Arts

This week we read the Twilight Zone screenplay "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling. We will study "collective fear " and "prejudice" in the play; Wednesday we have a Socratic Seminar with questions about those themes.

Vocabulary for the notebooks: assent, defiant, Fifth Dimension, flustered, metamorphosis, persistently, scapegoat, sluggishly.

Reading Homework journals begin this week, the journal is due Monday, December 8.

Scholastic Book Orders are handed out this week; all orders need to be in by Friday 12/12.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
Welcome Back.  I hope everyone had a restful holiday.  We will get right back to work on Monday working on estimation with decimal numbers; adding and subtracting. Then we will quickly review multiplication with decimal numbers before a learning target quiz on Thursday.  Division with decimals will follow multiplication with a learning target quiz on division next Wednesday.  

Things will be moving quickly before our winter break.  The plan is to start Unit 5 before we head for our long vacation. 


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


Last week:

-- Design a cell phone for the elderly

-- Perspective drawing


This week:

-- Intro to forces

-- Intro to bridges

-- Straw Structures:  building stable structures with only straws and paper clips


Homework this week:

   -- 35W Bridge Collapse reading . . . we will begin this during class, and it is due by Thursday, Dec. 4.


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

Social Studies   


Classwork this week:  Activities surrounding around our reading of Ch. 5 Fur Trade will happen this week.


Homework: Study Ch. 4 Ojibwe and Ch. 5 Fur Trade Vocab and Cornell Notes for quiz on Monday, Dec. 8



From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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Dates to Remember:
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Friday, Dec. 5  First School dance of this year!  (6:30-8:30)

Community Opportunities:

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

Quick Links


Field web site


Northern Lights Hardcover Textbooks

Reading Journal blanks
Contact Info:

Language Arts
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

Social Studies
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Mariam Graff


Linda Reiner



Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt



Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

C.C. Strom


Danielle Zdon



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.

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