6th Grade Newsletter - February 16, 2016

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Feb. 16, 2016
What's Happening: 

6th Grade Field Trip to History Theatre:  The sixth graders are going to see a play at the St. Paul History Theatre entitled George Bonga: Black Voyageur on Feb. 25th.  See blue field trip slip sent home with students!!  Return slips to Ms. Wucherpfennig.  Chaperones are welcome! 

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
The Hale/Field Spring Fling is an annual adult-only fundraising event with food, cocktails, dancing and fun that raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for our school. Historically the funds raised have been used to supplement math, music, science, reading programs, field trips, traveling iPads and Smart Boards for classrooms as well as requests from teachers and administrators that implement the mission of "expanding education opportunities beyond the traditional boundaries of public education." So come join your neighbors and friends (and make a few new ones), as we make this the best Spring Fling ever! For more information on volunteering for the 2016 Spring Fling visit http://vols.pt/Hzdfk2 or contact Jackie Just (jackie@just-bloomed.com)
    Language Arts      
Monday-  Presidents Day
TuesdayCW Chapter 6 & Circle Justice
  2/8 to 2/11 Reading Journal Due
    HW Read/Journal
Wednesday-CW Chapter 7 & 8  Spirit Bear Facts
  HW Read/Journal
Thursday- CW  Study Guide pp. 10, 13
    HW Read/Journal
Friday- CW Spirit Bear Poster
    HW Read/Journal

- Ms. Barry

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

Monday:  No School
Tuesday: Ch. 6-7 Quiz
Wednesday:  Ch. 8 Intro
Thursday:  Read Ch. 8
Friday:  Ch. 8 Cornell Notes

Homework: None
Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
Last week:
- All about trebuchets (medieval catapults)

This week (possible schedule):  
- Mon:  no school
- Tues: Follow-up/review: Bikes, Work, forces, engineering
- Wed:  Build a model Trebuchet and improve it!
- Thurs: intro to speed 
- Friday: measuring and graphing speed

Homework this week:
- no homework this week (unless your student has not finished their detailed notebook diagram of a bike system -- ask them to show you!)

- Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
Our first ratio quiz is in the portal.  Please check your child's score and ask to see their quiz.  Most students did very well.  Re-teaching/re-takes are done during BEST this week.  If a child needs to re-take outside of the BEST time they should let me know the day they are ready to re-take.  As a reminder, students MUST show how they fixed their original quiz before they can re-take.     

Mon: No school
Tues:  Go over quiz #1, Introduction to Rate/Unit Rate
Wed:  Continue Intro, Comparing and Scaling (CS) investigation 3.1
Thurs: CS investigation 3.1 & 3.2
Fri:  CS investigation 3.2 & 3.3

Possible Long Range Dates:
Quiz #2: Rate/Unit Rate Feb. 24
Final Unit Assessment March 3rd and 4rd 
Start Algebra Unit March 7th

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                
READ 180: Next Generation

This week in READ 180 students will continue Workshop #5: Under Pressure.   The essential question for the unit is: How can teens handle the pressures they face? The content goal for the next lesson is to locate and mark the introductory statement, the thesis statement, the body, and the conclusion
in an argument essay. Students will also plan and write a 5-paragraph
persuasive composition of their own.
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

  • week of Feb 22: mid-quarter progress grades posted
    Feb. 25 (Thu):  Field trip to History Theater
  • March 24 (Thu): End of Quarter 3
  • March 25 (Fri) - April 1 (Fri):  NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • April 4 (Mon):  Begin Quarter 4
  • April 30 (Sat):  Spring Fling -- annual fundraiser (adults)


Alan Husby
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)

Lonna Wilson 
Heather Walker  
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)

Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640

Kelly Burnett
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
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.

Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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