6th Grade Newsletter - March 9, 2015

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Language Arts

"I'm part of some big circle that I don't understand. And so are you. Life, death, good and bad, everything is part of that circle. When I hurt you I hurt myself too." Cole Matthews

This week we finish the book, Touching Spirit Bear, and study for our final. The final is planned for Thursday, March 12; study guide packets are due that day.

Reading journals for this week are due on Monday, March 16.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
We continue to zoom through probability.  This week we will take the benchmark assessment on Thursday.  Even though this was a SHORT unit students will still get two days with the test.  Thursday they will start the test and then finish on Friday in the first 10 minutes of class. Students will then record their multiple choice answers in classroom for success; as required by the district. 

Our next unit of study is algebra.  We will be graphing lines, writing equations, solving equations, analyzing graphs and looking for patterns in tables.  


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


Last week:

1. Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion

2. "Fizzy Rockets"


This week:

1.  Quiz beginning on Tuesday -- Forces, Motion, Speed, Newton's Laws of Motion (open notes)

2. Forms of energy


Homework this week:

   -- no new HW this week 


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

Social Studies   


Last week:  


Classwork this week:  We will begin a new unit looking at the history of flourmilling and lumbering in Minnesota.


Homework: None


Dates to Remember:
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Friday, March 27 -- NO SCHOOL - end of Quarter 3, Spring Break begins.


Monday, April 6 -- Return to school;  4th quarter begins.


Monday, May 25 -- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)


Community Opportunities:

In This Issue
Contact Info:

Language Arts
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

Social Studies
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Mariam Graff


Linda Reiner



Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt



Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

C.C. Strom


Danielle Zdon



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.

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