6th Grade Newsletter - December 7, 2015

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Dec. 7, 2015

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. Go any?  Please send them in to Husby's room.  Thanks!

Math:  Sunday newspaper ads

Field Trip:
The 6th grade will go to the movies on Friday, December 18th.  A field trip slip went home with students today.  We are going to the Riverview movie theater to watch a pg TBD movie.  Our cost is $10 which includes transportation to and from the theater, the movie, a beverage, and popcorn. Students may bring extra money for more snacks if they choose.  ALL slips must be returned to Ms. Wilson by Wednesday December 16th so we know who will attend the trip and who will need a spot back at school.  

Advisory Career Days

In one of our advisory classes, parents have been coming in to do career presentations and it has been a huge hit.  So, we are expanding to the other advisories.  

We have advisory from 10:50-11:10 Monday through Thursday and it would be great to hear from individual parents about your careers. It would require approximately a 10 minute presentation and then answer questions for the remaining 10 minutes.  Some of the questions parents have been answering include the following:

a.  What kinds of things did you learn in maybe middle or high school that you use in your job?
b.  Describe your daily job duties and main role.
c.  What kind of education did you need after high school?
d.  Any great stories they would love!

If you are interested in coming in to talk to your child's homeroom, please contact your child's advisory teacher.  

So far, we have heard from or have on the calendar to hear from a police attorney, occupational therapist, physical therapist, internal medicine physician, social worker, audiologist and more! 

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

 - The 6th Grade Team 
    Language Arts      
 
notepad
We are having a great time with our screenplay: directors have been chosen, characters have been cast, and read throughs have begun.
Monday- CW "Monsters Are Due on Maple   Street" Write about your assigned character.
/Rehearsal
  11/30 - 12/4 Journal-Due  
HW Read /Journal
Tuesday- CW Socratic Seminar
  HW Read/ Journal
Wednesday-CW Theme/ Rehearsal
   HW Read/ Journal
Thursday- CW Comparison to All Summer in a Day: Theme/ Rehearsal
   HW Read/ Journal
Friday- CW Theme Comparison Paragraph
    HW Read/Journal


- Ms. Barry

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

Monday:  Ch. 5 Fur Trade Vocabulary and Intro Video
Tuesday:  Read Ch. 5
Wednesday:  Cornell Notes for Ch. 5
Thursday:  Fort Snelling Virtual Tour
Friday:  Fort Snelling Virtual Tour

Homework:  So You Want To Be a Trader? (Craft Activity)
Due Monday, December 14.


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

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
 
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- Improving the paper clip
- Auto air bags:  purpose, how they work, risks and rewards

This week:  
- Science/engineering diagrams (drawing)
- improving a locker
- introduction to bridges (structural engineering)
 
Homework this week:
- HW5 Drawing like a scientist -- due Thursday, Dec. 10
  
- 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 will be continuing with more multiplication and division with decimals this week.  We will conclude the week with working with percents.

Please send in your Sunday paper ads.  I would like the students to shop the deals and use percents to get the Best Buy.

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                
12/07/15     
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READ 180: Next Generation

This week in READ 180 students will continue their work in the second rSkills workshop - "Identity Crisis."  The unit begins with an introductory video that provides background about personal identity. It raises the essential question for the workshop: "Who am I and where do I belong?" Students are learning to analyze short story 
elements: setting, characters, plot events, and theme.
 
      - 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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