6th Grade Newsletter - May 11, 2015

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End of Year Celebration at Grand Slam in Burnsville, MN!


Field trip slips went out last week and are on salmon colored paper and come with a white Waiver Release Form for the trampoline at Grand Slam!  


Please ask your child for this information and send back to Ms. Wucherpfennig as soon as you can.  Checks made payable to Field School.


The basics of the trip are as follows:


Friday, June 5 11 am -2 pm


Shortened Core Classes in Morning

Grand Slam from 11-2


Our cost per student:  $20


Cost includes:



Hot dog and Pop

4 Arcade Tokens

Unlimited Trampoline, Krazy Kars, Batting Cages and Mini Golf.


If your child plans on participating in the unlimited trampoline, Grand Slam requires SOCKS and a WAIVER FORM.  Grand Slam has asked that I remind parents to fill out the complete waiver form.


Any questions, email Bronwyn Wucherpfennig.



Student Council will again be supporting the efforts of our local community service partner, Full Cycle. We will be collecting food items from Monday May 18 - Wednesday May 27  to help them support the needs of those who are hungry in our community.  Students/teachers/staff will be able to contribute food to ANY teachers' box.  The teacher from each grade level with the most donations will be entered into a bike race (Mario Cart Style) around the school that will be held at the end of the day on Friday May 29.  Below is the point system that will provide the teacher with "Power Ups" to use during the race!



In addition we will be hosting a "Field Bike Rally" on Friday May 29. If you are cleaning out your garage this spring and have bikes or bike parts that you would like to donate, please bring them in or ride them to school on May 29 and Full Cycle will pick them up to use for their homeless youth apprenticeship program.  Every bike donated will help Full Cycle accomplish their mission to reduce youth homelessness in our community. Our goal is to collect 50 bikes.  You may view a video for Full Cycle with the link below.  It explains their mission and ways they serve homeless youth in south Minneapolis.


Language Arts

This week we will read Curtis, Nora, Maricela, Amir and Florence chapters, complete our garden drawings, and plant seeds in our class "garden". The classwork for those chapters is due at the end of class on Thursday, May 14.

SWAG will continue on Friday.

This is the last reading journal to be assigned this year. It is due on May 18. We will be working on assessments and projects and will use that homework time to complete our class work.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
Our last unit started today; Similarity.  All the work will focus on ratio, proportion, scale factors, and transformations to determine the similarity of figures.  These standards/learning targets cover four 7th grade standards.     


Back to regular homework routine.  Homework everynight Monday-Thursday and due the next day.      


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Ms. Wilson


Last week:

1.  We finished exploring LIGHT energy and began deciding "What is Life?"


This week:

1.  Clarify characteristics of all living things.

2. Use microscopes to observe cells and other small things.

3. Cells.

4. Diversity of living things.


Homework this week:

   -- HW6a Design your own protist;   due Thursday!

   -- HW6b and 6c Cells (reading and worksheet) -- not required, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; - due Thursday.


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

Social Studies   


Classwork this week: We will be reading and studying the impact of World War I on Minnesota.


Homework: Goodhue County Loyalty Trials Due Mon 5/18.



books-apple-icon2.jpg Reader's Workshop

During the next four weeks of Reader's Workshop, students will be reading Time For Kids magazines and doing a close reading of the cover story.  This technique helps students read for understanding, learn craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas. Students will also be reading current news articles of interest from NEWSELA. The task will be to find the main ideas and write summaries.

*Note to parents: I will be on medical leave beginning May 11th through the end of the school year. Unfortunately, I am having back surgery that requires three months of recovery time. Your children have been a pleasure to teach this year. I look forward to returning in the fall with renewed energy and enthusiasm! In the meantime, two of Field's preferred substitutes will be teaching the Reading B.E.S.T. classes.
Bev Halvorson
Reading Specialist
Dates to Remember:
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Monday, May 25 -- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)


Friday, June 5 -- Last day of 6th grade!!


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

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