6th Grade Newsletter - May 9, 2016

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
May 9, 2016

What's Happening: 

Thank you!
I forgot to mention how great it was to have so many of you volunteer to help during our Science "Egg Drop" extravaganza two Fridays ago.
I truly appreciated your support! -- A. Husby

Thank you again!
 . . . for your families' generous response to our Hygiene Drive.  We were able to donate a LOT of needed items.

Supplies Needed for Upcoming Art Project:  Any larger yogurt containers, ice cream buckets and extra sponges would be helpful for an upcoming paint project!  Please send any donations to Ms. Wucherpfennig.  Thanks parents for always helping out so much!


    Language Arts       
notepad
Monday-  Seedfolks: Planting our garden!  & Garden Quick Write
  5/2- 5/6 Journal due  HW Read Journal
Tuesday- CW Amir and Florence
  HW Read/Journal
Wednesday- CW Catch up Day
  HW Read/Journal
Thursday- CW  Introduction to the Final 
    HW Read/Journal
Friday- CW Final Project
    HW Read/Journal

 

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

Monday: MN Basics Quiz
Tuesday:  Naturalization Quiz
Wednesday: Naturalization Quiz Apps
Thursday-Friday:  Pop Out Art-Ch. 12

Homework: None

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

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- Light energy and "What is Life?"

This week's plan:  
- Mon-Tues:  Intro to Microscopes
- Wed-Thur: Protists and plant cells under the microscopes
- Fri:  Begin a plant project


Homework this week:
- HW6 Cells -- due Thursday, May 12 (This is an introduction to the type of homework Mr. Boler gives his 7th graders!)

Last Week's Final Light Assessment:
 It will take me a while to read through all these presentations/papers/etc.  I won't be worrying about work turned in late, as long as it's done before June. . . but the longer students put it off, the harder it is to remember what to do!

- Mr. Husby

Note:
Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
    Math                
Greetings!
Our work with similarity is also reviewing our ratio and proportional reasoning skills.  Some students may need to brush up on their understanding of those skills during this unit.    

Monday:  Stretching and Shrinking(SS) investigation 2.3
Tuesday:  Quiz #1: Transformations
Wednesday:  Work with Scale Factor
Thursday:  SS investigation 3.1
Friday:  SS investigation 3.2

Homework:
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
    B.E.S.T. Reading                
5/09/16    
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READ 180: Next Generation

Sixth grade B.E.S.T. students are working on the last READ 180 workshop for the year titled "Streets of Harlem."  It includes a memoir by Walter Dean Meyers (from Bad Boy) and poetry readings by Langston Hughes. The comprehension strategy we are working on is making inferences. This week students
will also learn to identify details that show setting and irony.
 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  
  • May 30 (Mon):  Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • June 7 (Tue):  Last day of school

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

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)
Sandy.Barry@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
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Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)
Craig.Hamilton@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)
Beverly.Halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640  

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

Kelly Burnett
(Counselor)
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
Kelly.Burnett@mpls.k12.mn.us
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Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:

Deirdre McMahon
headrickdeirdre@yahoo.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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