6th Grade Newsletter - May 31, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What's Happening: 

End of Year Celebration-Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Grand Slam:
Can you believe it's already here?  Your children will soon be cool 7th graders!  We all want to celebrate with a day together at Grand Slam!  It's now a tradition and we look forward to it!  Please check with your child for a slip and the details!  Any questions, please email Bronwyn Wucherpfennig!

Special Notes regarding Grand Slam:  
We will need the regular signed permission slip from parents as well as a completed trampoline waiver if your child wishes to jump on the big trampoline.  Students must also wear socks for the tramp so please mark your calendars for the big day but also note to yourself to make sure they are wearing socks on that day!  It is flip flop season and we don't want anyone to miss out or have to buy socks on that day!

Chaperones:  If you would like to come along, please feel free to email Ms. Wucherpfennig and we can add you to the list.  We had a glitch with the busses for the last day of school and were able to work transportation out with another bus company.  However, we are limited on spacing so we would ask if you could meet us out at Grand Slam in Burnsville if you would like to come along.  We will be arriving at 10:45 in the morning and leaving at 2:00.  It is free unless you want to do any of the activities and then Grand Slam charges parents half price.

Let Bronwyn Wucherpfennig know your plans.  

The district also requests students ride the bus for attendance purposes.  Students are welcome to ride home with you if you just let one of us teachers know.

Looking forward to a great day!

    Language Arts       
It's been a great year! I've enjoyed most our discussions and writing- but also the screenplay the students performed. Thank you for all of your efforts and continue your exploration through reading and writing.

Tuesday- CW: - Daybook Lesson: "My Name" from House on Mango Street   HWNone
Wednesday- CW: "Being Black in America" by Ralph Remington                                                    HW: none
Thursday- CW: 118 Lab- drafting a "Write-Like" 
    HW: none
Friday- CW: 118 Lab-Publishing your writing.      
Monday- CW: 118 Lab-Publish and Share
  HW: None


To download a reading log, click here.
    Social Studies      
Social Studies

Monday:No School
Tuesday:  TheMint.org Ipad Activity
Wed-Fri:  More money activities

Homework: None

Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
Last week:
- Reproductive success in plants and animals

This week's plan:  
- Tues: final assignment:  Irish Potato Famine
- Wed: history of life on Earth
- Thurs: plants and reproduction quiz
- Fri: rewind of this year's learning;  preparing a record for 8th Grade MCA review! (I will hang on to these.)

Homework this week:
- HW9 Irish potato famine-- due Friday, June 3 (if not completed in class)

REMINDER:  "FINAL LIGHT ASSESSMENT" (HW5) is still due, still part of students' final grades.   Friday deadline.  

- Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
The district is not assigning 6th grade math students a quarter 4 interim assessment!  The students will NOT take the district test next Monday.  Instead we will wrap up the year with activities to recap ALL the skills and deep thinking the 6th graders have accomplished this year.    
Monday:  Play outside-weed the garden
Tuesday:  Review/Prepare for Final Unit 8 Assessment
Wednesday:  Review/Prepare for Final Unit 8 Assessment
Thursday:  Start Unit 8 Assessment
Friday:  Finish Unit 8 Assessment

Any missing/late work is DUE by Friday June 3rd.  No late work will be accepted after Friday June 3rd.  Any missing work still listed in the portal after June 3rd will be given a score of zero.   
Please contact me if you have any questions.
- Ms. Wilson
    B.E.S.T. Reading                
READ 180: Next Generation

This week 6th grade B.E.S.T. students will complete the final READ 180 workshop titled "Streets of Harlem."  It included a memoir by Walter Dean Meyers (from Bad Boy) and poetry readings by Langston Hughes. The comprehension strategy we practiced was making inferences. Students also learned
to identify details that show setting and irony. We will wrap 
up the workshop with a vocabulary challenge, and review of writing
conventions such as adjectives that compare and sentence fragments.
The final rSKills test of the year will be on Thursday and Friday.
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

  • June 7 (Tue):  Last day of school, 6th grade trip to Grand Slam


Alan Husby
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)

Lonna Wilson 
Heather Walker  
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)

Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640

Kelly Burnett
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:

Deirdre McMahon

** 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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