6th Grade Newsletter - February 1, 2016

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Feb. 1, 2016
What's Happening:  

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)

From Student Council:
Monday Feb. 8th it is NAAPID and we are excited to welcome parents to visit our classrooms at Field. Student council has organized a door-decorating contest for all advisories with the theme of black history month. Advisories are picking any topic under the theme of black history month. Some examples could be the Montgomery Bus Boycott, MLK Jr., the Greensboro Boys, or even on more modern topics such as Michael Jordan or Black Lives Matter. We are asking visiting parents to help judge the decorated doors along with administrators and student council reps.  
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Monday Feb. 1st.
The Field School Student Council 
    Language Arts      
Monday- CW Publishing Essay/Poem 118 Lab
  Study guide, essay or poem due, Reading Journal 1/25-1/29 due  
Tuesday- CW Wordsplash  HW Read Journal
Wednesday-CW Intro to Touching Spirit Bear            HW Read/Journal 
Thursday- CW  Vocabulary, Read for the Gist Chapter 1-2
    HW- Read/Journal
Friday- CW Read for the Gist, Chapter 1-2
    HW- Read/Journal

- Ms. Barry

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

Monday:  MN Basics Quiz
Tuesday:  Ch. 7 Cornell Notes 
Wednesday: Harriet Bishop PictoBook
Thursday:  Clara Euland:  Who is she?
Friday:  Ch. 7 Investigation Guide

Homework: Harriet Bishop Activity Sheet due next Monday!
Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
Last week:
- Lego gears and machines
- Analyze and diagram a common tool

This week (possible schedule):  
- Mon:  Bicycle history and frame design
- Tues: Bike systems overview
- Wed:  Hands-on examination of bike system(s)
- Thurs: same
- Friday: Examine and improve rubber band experiment report
Homework this week:
- HW2 Rubber Band Experiment
- Students are exploring how all the parts of a bike work this week, especially Wed-Thurs.  If you are comfortable simply changing a tire, or adjusting a chain, or showing how the gears and brakes work, I'd love to have you join us! (Any periods 8:05-9:51, 11:56-12:47, 12:50-1:41, 1:44-2:35) 

Coming up:
- project with mousetrap cars.  I will be recruiting volunteers to come in for one or more classes, sometime within the next 1-2 weeks.

- Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
The probability finals went well last week.  Scores are in the grade book and students are reflecting on their results in class on Monday.  We are also starting our new unit Ratio and Rates.  

Mon: Probability final self-reflection & start new unit (check out book, read syllabus....
Tues:  Comparing and Scaling (CS) investigation 1.1
Wed:  CS investigation 1.2
Thurs: CS investigation 1.3
Fri:  CS investigation 2.1

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 workshop begins with an anchor video that provides background about teen peer pressure. It raises the essential question for the unit: How can teens handle the pressures they face? In Reading #2 the content goal is to find the problem and solution in a magazine article. Another goal is to read a magazine article three times to develop fluency and then analyze information from the text. 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

  • Feb. 8 (Mon): Parent Involvement day
  • Feb. 11-12 (Thu-Fri): parent conferences (by arrangement)
  • Feb. 12 (Fri):  NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 15 (Mon):  NO SCHOOL  (Presidents Day)


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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