6th Grade Newsletter - January 12, 2015

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6th Grade News
Final week of Quarter 2 . . . 
Last chance to complete assignments!
No school on Friday.
No school on Monday (MLK Day)

Egg Cartons Needed:  If you have old egg cartons you could donate, we would appreciate it for a Weird MN project coming up!  Please send in to Ms. Wucherpfennig!

Save Your Boxtops!  
General Mills donates $.10 per box top.  Bring them in!  See details at bottom of newsletter.

Language Arts

Field 's Spelling Bee is taking place in the Media Center at 9:30 am, Monday , Jan 12. The 6th grade is being represented by: Eleanor F., Max H., Erika P.M., Carolyn O., Max O.

" The harder times became, the more determined I was to stay in school."

This week in Language Arts we will read chapters 4 and 6 in A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks.

Vocabulary for the notebooks: compelled, futility, melancholy, Porter, tipsy, bellboy, exclusive, epicurean, chesterfields, brogues/oxfords, Sabbath, Black Thursday. 

We will be doing a notebook check this week; the checklist for that will be given out on Monday.

Reading homework journals are due on Monday; the week of 1/12 - 1/16 is due on 1/20.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
We have started our new unit Ratio and Rates.  Students brought home a syllabus and the book Comparing and Scaling.  If there is a homework assignment with page numbers listed it is from that book.  Please check the portal for updated grades.  All work and quizzes need to be completed by Thursday of this week for an improved quarter 2 grade.  

We will complete all of investigation 1 this week from the book; pages 5-17.  Please check your child's planner for specific pages for homework assignments.  We will also have an order of operations quiz on Thursday.  


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:

Focus on forces (elastic forces and friction), graphing of data (bar vs. line graphs), and systems (inputs, outputs, processes).


This week:

1. Intro to "work:"  what does it mean in physical science?

2. Review of simple machines.

3. Final engineering assessment -- projects/tests due by Wed. OR test on Wed.


I will be gone for a family funeral on Thursday.


Homework this week:

   -- No new assignment this week.


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

Social Studies   


Classwork this week:  During this upcoming week we will be starting Ch. 7 entitled Newcomers which is about all the new faces and people who played a huge role on MN moving from being a territory into a state.  Names you might hear about are Harriet Bishop, Hans Mattson, Alexander Ramsey, Henry Sibley.


Homework: Harriet Bishop HW sheet due Monday, January 19.



Dates to Remember:
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Thurs., Jan. 15:  Last day of Qtr 2: 


Friday, Jan. 16:   NO SCHOOL (Recordkeeping day)


Monday, Jan 19:  NO SCHOOL (MLK Day)


Tuesday, Jan. 20:   3rd Quarter begins


Thursday, Feb. 12:  Districtwide 6th-grade STEM Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center

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
Language Arts
Social Studies
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

Quick Links


Field web site


Northern Lights Hardcover Textbooks

Reading Journal blanks
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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