6th Grade Newsletter - March 24, 2014

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Final week of Quarter 3:  Please check on your child's grades.  All assignments must be turned in before March 28th!
(And then let's hope for a sunny, warm Spring Break so they can spend some time outside!!)

Language Arts


We finish up the Touching Spirit Bear Study Guide this week, including the plot diagram and the theme organizer. The packet is due on Thursday, March 27.
The final and vocabulary tests will be given on Wednesday. Students should study their study guide and be prepared to know the vocabulary in it, changes that happened to Cole and Peter in the book, lessons Cole learned, and Cole's relationship to nature.

On Thursday we have a persuasive paragraph writing assignment. Friday we will be in the computer lab for a MCA practice activity.

Last weeks homework journal is due today, 3/24/2014. Students are asked to study for their tests this week; no homework journal is assigned.


After taking a quiz on Order of Operations, we quickly moved on to plotting coordinate points.  Students had a great time doing the "Coordinate Graph Shuffle" to help remember which axis to move on first.  This skill will be used as we work through our Algebra unit.  As students construct tables to graph lines, they will need to know how to plot those points.  Students will also be asked to look at an existing line and name an ordered pair on the line.  From this they will then write an equation.  



Homework Assignments:  Homework is assigned on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and due the next day.  It should usually take no more than 20-30 minutes.  Students will have detailed notes from class to use to help with homework.  The idea of homework is to practice what was learned in class or review previous mastered concepts.   


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Ms. Wilson


This week:

1. Electricity and batteries -- how do they work?


Homework this week:  

None -- this is a time for students to re-take any  assessments to show their improved understanding.



If students are unhappy about scores on tests, quizzes, or other assessments, they are welcome to improve them.



I am usually available during recess time on Tues-Wed-Thur. for individual help, if students ask ahead of time.


Most assignments and class notes can be downloaded from my school web page:  http://field.mpls.k12.mn.us/Husby 

Social Studies   


Upcoming Classwork: 


We will be starting Ch.  MN and the Civil War.  This chapter we will be utilizing the MN Historical Society Ipad Textbook with video and interactive activitis. 


Homework: None this week.

From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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From Julie Peterson, school social worker:



Perfect Attendance Incentive Program:

To become eligible, students must simply have "perfect attendance" for the 2013-2014 school year during quarters 3&4.   


What are the Twins offering? Field Middle School will select one student to attend the game against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The Twins will provide 4 tickets for that student and up to three parents/guardians/siblings to attend. Questions? call Mr. Norlin-Weaver at 612-668-3640 or Ms. Julie Peterson at 612-668-3655.





From Counselor Wendy Wolff:

Middle School students should expect to spend 30-60 minutes on homework every night. Research indicates that students who have a consistent time and place each day to do homework tend to be more productive and ultimately successful in their classes. Reviewing class notes for 10-15 minutes every day for each core class helps lock information in the long term memory which improves test performance and ultimately school success.  Please encourage your child to set a time each day for "homework". If you have questions, please feel free to call me, I am at Field on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!


Dates to Remember:
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Friday, March 28 -- this WILL be a regular school day (to make up for snow days).


Week of March 31-April 4-- Spring Break



Community Opportunities:

In This Issue
Language Arts
Social Studies
From our Administrators
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

Quick Links


Field web site

Contact Info:

(Language Arts)
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

(Social Studies)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Julie Peterson

Linda Reiner
Susanne Koob

Reading Specialist:

Tim Jungwirth


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt


Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

Erin Thompson

Jeanne Mettner


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.

This email was sent to seth.leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us by alan.husby@mpls.k12.mn.us |  
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