6th Grade Newsletter - March 21, 2016

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Mar. 21, 2016
What's Happening: 

Student Council News
Thank you to all the chaperones who helped at the dance last Friday.  It was a great time for everyone and we can't wait until next year's dances. 

Final week of Quarter 3
All assignments must be turned in by Thursday!
No school on Friday!

Minnesota Studies
Wednesday and Thursday MN Studies Classes:  We will be doing paper mache on Wednesday and painting on Thursday.  Please have students wear old clothes that you are not worried about!  The paint has always come out for me but I'd rather be safe than sorry! 

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

    Language Arts      
 
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We are working on Daybook Lessons on poetry this week; the first 2 days we will perform poems. Will end the week with poetry study and writing poems.

Mon-Love That Dog and other Poems Study Guide, pp.1-3
  3/14 - 3/18 Journal due  HW -None
Tuesday- CW LTD Study Guide, pp. 4-7
  HW - None
Wednesday-CW LTD Study Guide p. 8-10
  HW - None
Thursday- CW LTD Study Guide pp.11-13 
    HW - None
Friday- No School, I will be entering grades for the Touching Spirit Bear Study Guide. Turn it in so that I have time to grade it this week. Thank you to all the students who turned it in on time on Friday, 3/18.


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

Monday:  Ch. 8-9 Quiz
Tuesday:  Reading histories and writing summaries about the Roadside Oddities around Minnesota.
Wednesday:  Creating Paper Mache replicas of their
roadside oddities.
Thursday:  Painting their roadside oddities.
Friday:  No School

Homework: Enjoy family time together

Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- Energy Transformations
- Intro to static charges


This week's plan:  
- Mon:  Static charges
- Tues: Batteries
- Wed:  Build a Battery
- Thurs: Electricity Basics

- sometime this week:  1) quick quiz on Energy transformations
2) final chance to improve on previous test

Homework this week:
- HW7 Design a Water Ride!  due Thursday (I will accept next week, too)

- 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!
Short week this week.  Everyone enjoy the wonderful vacation time coming up.  Spend time with families and relax.   

Mon: Variables and Patterns(VP) 2.3:Interpreting Graphs
Tues: VP investigation 2.1:  Analyzing Tables and Graphs
Wed:  VP investigation 2.2: Making and Analyzing a Graph
Thurs: Classwork:  Additional Practice #1:  Tables and Graphs
Fri:  START VACATION (not yet for teachers, we are doing report cards)

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                
3/21/16    
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READ 180: Next Generation

 This week in READ 180 we will continue  to read in Workshop#7: Alien Invaders. The anchor video 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 have been 
reading about include Chinese Snakehead fish, brown tree snakes,
kudzu, red fire ants, and a killer algae called taxifolia.
 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  

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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:

Deirdre McMahon
headrickdeirdre@yahoo.com
 

** 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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