6th Grade Newsletter - March 6, 2017

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, March 6, 2017

Welcome!

From the Student Council:

Black and White Dance for 6th-8th Grades
This years spring dance theme will be Black and White and will happen on Friday, March 10th. The dance will be from 6:30 to 8:00. Ticket sales start on Tuesday February 28th and the last day is Thursday March 9th. See your grade level student council representative during lunch to purchase your ticket. The tickets will be $4 dollars. 

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.  This space will be where you can read the virtue and have a family discussion about it.
The Practice of Hope
Quote: "The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof."
By: Barbara Kingsolver
I maintain a positive attitude.
I embrace my life fully.
I have faith in the value of life.
I have the confidence to succeed.
I seek to discern life's lesson.
I persevere through all conditions.
    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:  Quick review of the MCA format
Tuesday: 
MCA
Wednesday: 
MCA
Thursday: MCA
Friday: MCA

Remember, what you do not finish in class you can take home and complete for the next day!


        -- Ms. Risinger

    Social Studies      
   

CLASSWORK:
Monday:  Ch. 3-4 Soldier's Heart
Tuesday:  Ch. 5-6 Soldier's Heart
Wednesday: Ch. 7-8 Soldier's Heart
Thursday:  Ch. 9-10 Soldier's Heart
Friday:  Soldier's Heart Mini Group Project

HOMEWORK:  Study Ch. 7-8 for quiz on Monday, March 13.  Students will have the option to take different versions of the test as follows:

Highest Possible Grade of an:

A:  Students use NO notes.
B:  Students make and use a bookmark with main ideas they
      are struggling with.
C:  Students may use their notes.

Please discuss the options with your students.  If your student is struggling with taking quizzes, an option might be to take a different version for some practice and work up to taking the A version later in the year.  Please email if you have any questions.

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

Greetings!

Last week:  
         Newton's Laws of motion

This week:
          Tentative schedule:  Mon:  Fizzy Rockets and how they illustrate Newton's Laws
         Tues: Rubber-band cars -- final project to show understanding of some aspect of forces, motion, Newton, etc.
  Wed: Follow-up on rubber-band car project
 Thurs: Prep for final quiz on forces, motion, speed, Newton
  Fri:  Quiz on forces, motion, speed, Newton's laws

Homework this week:   HW6 Forms of Energy - due Thursday, March 9


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.

This week we will focus on unit rate.  This is learning target 5.2: I can use rates to solve real-world problems. (6.1.2.3, 6.1.2.4)  Re-Takes are still available for probability quiz #2 if students would like to improve their grade.  Also, re-takes for quiz #1 are happening.  The re-take action plan forms are attached to the assignment title in the grade book.  Click on the paperclip icon and it will open a pdf file for you to print at home.  
 
Monday:  Get quiz back, Intro to unit rate
Tuesday:  CS investigation 3.1
Wednesday:  CS investigation 3.2
Thursday: CS investigation 3.3
Friday:  Quiz #3: Unit Rates-LT 5.2

Upcoming Dates  
Final Unit Test Thursday March 16 and Friday March 17

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Friday, March 10, 6:30-8:30 -- 6th-8th grade Spring Dance "Black and White"
  • March 7-10th -- MCA Reading Test during Lang. Arts classes
  • 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 
____________________________
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.

 
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Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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