6th Grade Newsletter - February 23, 2015

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6th Grade News

Final week for Boxtop drive!  
General Mills donates $.10 per box top.  Bring them in!  See details at bottom of newsletter.

Language Arts

" Anger is a memory never forgotten. You only tame it." Edwin, Touching Spirit Bear

This week we turn in our Spirit Bear One Page Posters, read Chapters 13-15 and complete the  Study Guides for Chapters 9-12 and 13-15.
We will have a Circle Justice reenactment and a review of the novel.
SWAG is on Friday this week.
This week's reading journal(2/23-27) is due on Monday, March 2.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
We spent last week working with proportions.  Students struggled the first couple of days because they want to do the work in their head.  As we worked they realized it is easier to solve the problems if they write them first.  Please help at home to remind students to write out the problem so they can better understand how to solve proportions. 

Tomorrow we start the district benchmark assessment.  Students were given a study guide on Friday to complete over the weekend.  We went over the questions today in class.  In addition we filled out bookmarks, and continued to practice ratio, unit rate, and proportions to get ready for tomorrow.  Students will start the test Tuesday and finish it on Wednesday.  They should come home Tuesday night and review notes.

Next unit:  Probability


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:

1. Put it all together:  forces, systems, diagrams, machines -- show how a trebuchet works.


This week:

1.  Measuring an object's speed.

2.  Graphing an object's motion and speed.

3.  How do changing forces affect an object's speed?


Homework this week:

   -- HW6 "Strange vehicle" due Thursday, Feb. 26.  


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

Social Studies   


Last week:  We read Chapter 9 US - Dakota Conflict.


Classwork this week:  We will be analyzing primary sources from both sides of this conflict.


Homework: Dakota Quotes due the first Monday in March.


Dates to Remember:
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Sunday, March 8 -- Spring ahead one hour.   Daylight Savings Time begins.


Friday, March 27 -- NO SCHOOL - end of Quarter 3, Spring Break begins.


Monday, April 6 -- Return to school;  4th quarter begins.


Monday, May 25 -- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)


Community Opportunities:

Save your Boxtops!! 



For the next month+ Advisories 
will be collecting Boxtops to raise money for Field School.  General Mills donates directly to schools at $.10 per Boxtop.  We are hoping to collect over 50 Boxtops per student.  To encourage participation, advisories will be competing in a contest to collect the most Boxtops.  The advisory with the most Boxtops on February 24th will win a Pizza Party sponsored by the PTA.  The top 4 individual contributors will also win a gift card to Chipotle, iTunes, or Target.  Student Council will count and track Boxtop collections.  Please place them in a Ziploc bag and fill out an information sheet (# of Boxtops, Name, Advisory Teacher) to place in the bag.  Then give them to your advisory teachers to be tallied and totaled.    

In This Issue
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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