6th Grade Newsletter - March 27, 2017

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, March 27, 2017


Welcome!
Wow, this quarter went by fast!   Thursday is our final day, and there is no school for students on Friday.  Thursday is the deadline for turning in any missing assignments.  We wish all of our families a happy and safe Spring Break week, and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday, April 10!

Virtue of the Week
The beginning of each week Mrs. Miller starts our day with a reading of a weekly virtue.  Then in advisory we circle up and everyone has an opportunity to discuss the meaning of the virtue and possibly set goals for the week.  

    Language Arts     

Field Families, 
I am working on adding more age appropriate, high interest novels to my classroom library.  If you have any books you would like to donate please let me know!  

Thank you to all the families who have donated books!  The students are very excited to see the library grow!


Please look for daily information to be written in your child's planner. Extra copies are always available in my classroom (purple bins in the Student Center) as well as on the student/parent portal.
notepad
This week in Language Arts:

Monday:  Project presentations
Tuesday: 
Project presentations
Wednesday: 
Project presentations
Thursday: Project presentations
Friday: No School

The last day to turn in any missing work is Thursday!



        -- Ms. Risinger

    Social Studies      
   

CLASSWORK:
Monday-Tuesday: Ch. 10 Sodbusters
Wednesday:  James J Hill Video
Thursday:  Begin "Planning a Town" Group Project
Friday:  Record Keeping Day: No School

HOMEWORK:  Enjoy your break!


Feel free to email at any time with questions :)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
    Science              

Greetings!

Last week:  
         Batteries and simple circuits

This week:
          Tentative schedule:  Mon:  Resistors, how light bulbs work
         Tues: Electricity basics (current, voltage, resistance)
  Wed: How electricity is generated
 Thurs: "Sequence of events:"  how lightning works, how generators work.
  Fri:  NO SCHOOL

Homework this week:   No new homework this week

Microscope
- Mr. Husby


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

"What to expect in your student's planner and notebook"  and "Successful studying":  check here
    Math                
Greetings:
Planners:  Parents I am having students write in their planners DAILY what the specific homework assignment is for the day. Including Fridays.   
If your child does not have or remember their homework, please check the parent portal.  I will list the assignment.  If the assignment is a worksheet I will have a pdf of the worksheet attached to the title of the assignment. Click on the paperclip icon and the pdf will appear.

We started our new unit-Algebra  We reviewed the coordinate graph and plotting ordered pairs. Everyone did an excellent job on the first learning target quiz; 96% earned an A.   We start working in the book today-Variables and Patterns.   
 
Monday:  Variables and Patterns(VP) investigation 1.1
Tuesday:  VP investigation 1.2
Wednesday:  VP investigation 1.3
Thursday: VP investigation 1.4  
Friday:  No school-report card day

Upcoming Dates  
MCA III math-May 1-May 5

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, March 30 -- Final day of Quarter 3
  • Friday, March 31 -- NO SCHOOL 
  • Mon-Fri., April 3-7 -- NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK
  • Mon., April 10 -- First day of Quarter 4
  • May 1-4 -- MCA Math Test during Math classes
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

Stacy Risinger
(Language Arts)
Stacy.Risinger@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

Chase Burkhart
Chase.Burkhart@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
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Other Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

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Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:
 
Cathe Brandt
brandtmpls@comcast.net

Lisa Purcell
lisa.purcell@gmail.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.

 
Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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