6th Grade Newsletter - March 14, 2016

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Mar. 14, 2016
What's Happening: 

From Student Council
Student council is hosting an Island Luau dance on Friday, March 18th from 6:30-8:30.  Last day to buy tickets is Thursday, March 17th.  The cost of the tickets is $4.00 and that will include beverages, snacks, decorations, and the DJ.  We hope to see a great turnout for our last dance of the 2015-2016 school year.  

Junior Chefs
MPS Culinary & Nutrition Services and the True Food Chef Council are looking for students in grades 6-8 to participate in the second annual Junior Iron Chef Competition on Monday, May 2. Selected students will be paired with professional chefs to compete Top Chef-style for a panel of judges. Please encourage interested students to visit bit.ly/ChefCouncil to learn more and apply. Students do not need cooking experience! Applications are due Monday, March 21. Questions? Email kate.greencorps@mpls.k12.mn.us.

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      
This week we finish our novel study of Touching Spirit Bear. Finish up your study guide; review them and your notebook to prepare for this weeks final. 
We are starting a new unit: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech and other Poetry.

Monday-  Chapter 22-26 Socratic Seminar
  3/7 - 3/14 Journal due  HW Read Journal
Tuesday- CW Chapter 27-28  Theme Organizer
  HW Read/Journal
Wednesday-CW Final Test
  HW Read/Journal
Thursday- CW  Figurative Language Notes 
    HW Read/Journal
Friday- CW Figurative Language Poster
   HW Read/Journal

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

Monday-Wednesday:  Listening/discussing/taking notes
from audio of transcript regarding US-Dakota Conflict from This American Life.
Thursday-Friday US Dakota Conflict Movie

Homework: Study Ch. 8-9 Vocab and Cornell Notes
for quiz on Monday, March 21.
Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
Last week:
- Test on Motion, Forces, and Speed
- 5 forms of Energy

This week's plan:  
- Mon:  Finish "Forms of Energy" Collage, Energy Transformations
- Tues: Intro to Electricity
- Wed:  Electricity and Batteries
- Thurs: Electricity and Batteries
- Friday: Electricity 

Homework this week:
- HW6 Energy Transformations  due Thursday

- Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
We have started our new Algebra unit.  Students checked out the book Variables and Patterns.  

Mon: Coordinate Graph Quiz, start Variables and               Patterns (VP) investigation 1.1: Making Tables
Tues: Continue VP investigation 1.1, then making graphs 
Wed:  VP investigation 1.2: Making Graphs
Thurs: VP investigation 1.3: Interpreting Graphs
Fri:  VP investigation 1.4: Reading Data from Graphs

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             &nbsnbsp;  
READ 180: Next Generation

 This week in READ 180 we began Workshop#7: 
Alien Invaders. The workshop opens with an anchor video 
that provides background knowledge about alien invader plants and animals. It raises the essential question for the workshop:  Can scientists stop the devastating effects of 
alien invaders?  Some of the invader species we will be 
reading about include Chinese Snakehead fish, brown tree snakes,
and a killer algae called taxifolia.
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

  • 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)


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:

Deirdre McMahon

** 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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