6th Grade Newsletter - November 12, 2012

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Kids Voting Minneapolis:

On Friday of last week, MN History classes viewed the results of the Kids Voting Minneapolis program that we participated in last Tuesday.  


Check out the website:  http://www.kidsvotingminneapolis.org/  


Click on 2012 results and you can search Field and different schools or the whole city.  


Language Arts


"It's hard to order someone to believe, Sir." Moon Shadow in Dragonwings, p.43 

We continue our novel study through Chapter 5 this week. Packets should be complete, by Friday, through page 16- "Before You Read Dragonwngs Chapters 5-8".

Vocabulary for the notebook: abacus, amulets, antiquated, benevolence, ironically, patronizing, schematics, tainted, vehemently.

The Reading Homework journal is due on Mondays.




This week we are taking a quiz on adding and subtracting fractions on Tuesday.  We will be moving fast through multiplication of fractions this week and division of fractions next week.  The end of the until is right around the corner.  Make sure your child is keeping up with homework and classwork assignments.   


Homework is assigned on Mondays and Wednesdays, and due the next day.   It should usually take no more than 30-45 minutes.  Students will have detailed notes from class to use to help with homework.  The idea of homework is to practice what was learned in class or review previous mastered concepts. 


If you have ANY questions, worries, or wonderings PLEASE send an e-mail so I can help you as soon as possible.  My e-mail is Lonna.Wilson@mpls.k12.mn.us


Thank You!

 Ms. Wilson


Last week students reviewed the basics of forces, work, frictions, and simple machines.


This week, students will build models of various machines with our Lego kits, and identify the trade-offs involved in each device.   For example, "gearing up" means transferring motion to a smaller gear, which reduces the force necessary to drive the gear, but increases the turning speed.


Homework this week:  Design a "Rube Goldberg" device -- a complicated system of interconnected parts -- to accomplish a simple task.


Web resources to consult for inspiration:





Ms Sutton and I are available during recess and lunch all week (T-W-Th) to help students who want help.


Science assignments for this quarter can usually be found at:  Husby's web pages (after they are assigned).


Social Studies   


CLASSWORK THIS WEEK:  On Friday of last week, we viewed the results of the Kids Voting Minneapolis program that we participated in last Tuesday.  Check out the website:  http://www.kidsvotingminneapolis.org/  

Click on 2012 results and you can search Field and different schools or the whole city.  


We will start off our week by completing some activities surrounding veterans and Veterans Day and then starting Ch. 3 The Dakota in our textbooks by Wednesday.


HOMEWORK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: State Government/Legislative Terms Worksheet due November 19, 2012.
AVID Tip of the Week:   

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Have a great week!

Mrs. Walker


New Field families can find out more about AVID at Field by viewing the information and student created video on our website  http://field.mpls.k12.mn.us/AVID2.html  Feel free to email me or stop by if you have further questions.
From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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Dates to Remember:
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Thurs-Fri, Nov. 22-23   NO SCHOOL  (Thanksgiving holiday)



Community Opportunities:




In This Issue
Language Arts
Social Studies
From our Administrators
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

Quick Links

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Contact Info:

(Language Arts)
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

(Social Studies)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Del Bey
Marni Heck
Kim Hotchkiss

School Social Worker:
Julie Peterson

Linda Reiner
Susanne Koob

Reading Specialist:

Tim Jungwirth


Math Specialist:

Rick Feuling


Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:


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.

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