6th Grade Newsletter - February 29, 2016

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Feb. 29, 2016
What's Happening: 

6th Grade Field Trip to History Theatre:  Thank you to parent chaperones.  It was a wonderful day!

From Student Council
Save the date.  The next 6th-8th grade dance is Friday, March 18th.  More information coming in the future.  

Spring Fling Info:
Spring Fling Parent Information Form
Regardless of if you are able to attend or not, the Spring Fling Committee is hopeful you'll take the time to fill out this quick online parent information form to better help them plan for this year's fun-filled event. It should only take a few minutes of your time: http://tinyurl.com/j592bmh

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      
 
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Monday-  Chapter 14-5 Reenactment
  2/22 - 2/26 Journal due  
   HW Read Journal
Tuesday- CW Spider Web Review Study Guide p. 16
  HW Read/Journal
Wednesday-CW Ch 16-18 P. 17 How Well Do You Know Cole?
    HW Read/Journal
Thursday- CW  Hot Dog, Stick, Sky Lessons 
    HW Read/Journal
Friday- CW Chapters 19-21
      HW Read/Journal

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

Monday-Friday

We will be reading the novel, "Soldier's Heart" about a MN man who enlisted to fight in the Civil War.  We will be reading aloud and having small group discussions around main concepts.

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

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- Understanding speed and graphs


This week's plan:  
- Mon:  Review of speed graphs, forces, and motion
- Tues: Newton's Laws of motion;  crash tests!
- Wed:  Laws 1 and 2
- Thurs: Law 3;  Alka-Seltzer rockets
- Friday: Read, review, examples of Newton's Laws

Homework this week:
- HW5 Speed, Forces, Motion study guide (due Thursday, March 3)
          -- for Quiz next week (maybe Monday, March 7)

- 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!
Students are working hard to understand the complexities of proportions.  This will be the focus of the work on Monday and Tuesday.  The final unit assessment will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Students will bring home a study guide they should work on each night to prepare for the assessment.     

Mon: Comparing and Scaling(CS) investigation 4.2
Tues: CS investigation 4.3 
Wed:  Review for final unit assessment
Thurs: Unit 5 Final Assessment
Fri:  Unit 5 Final Assessment

Next unit Algebra.  

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                
2/29/16    
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READ 180: Next Generation

This week in READ 180 students will take the rSkills end-of-workshop test on Workshop #5: Under Pressure.   The essential question for the unit was: How can teens handle the pressures they face?  Students will prepare for the rSkills test by reviewing vocabulary from the workshop and taking 
the comprehension wrap up test. We will begin Workshop#7: 
Alien Invaders on Thursday.
 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  
  • March 18 (Fri):  School dance
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  • 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)

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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