6th Grade Newsletter - November 13, 2017



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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Thank You!  Thank you for all the paper bags!  We now have enough and I have another favor to ask....
PAPER EGG CARTONS NEEDED:  Paper Egg Cartons needed for a MN Studies activity!  Thank you so much for your ohanweste!  (Dakota term...ask your child what it means!)
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP!!  6th graders will be going to the MN History Center/Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 5!  Trip will include free exploration of the History Center/Fur Trade Class at History Center and a tour at newly renovated State Capitol.  Look for details in the field trip slip coming home on Thursday!  Return slips to Ms. Wucherpfennig!
Here's to a good school week!
    Language Arts     
Excited for another great week with 6th grade! 

Reminder: Please check in with your student on their Outside Read Book and encourage them to begin a new book if they have finished! Outside Read check ins will occur at the end of Quarter 2. 
As plans change very frequently in ELA, it's best to check my "What Did I Miss?" Google Folder to check in with what we did that day in ELA and what homework or assignments need to be completed. This folder is updated once a week or so. 

Homework or assignments from Quarter 1 will not be accepted after Wednesday November 1st due to the grading deadline. 
This week in Language Arts:
Intro to Socratic Seminar 
Circle on Socratic Seminar expectations 
Second Read of "Monsters"; Small group discussion 
Prep for Socratic Seminar 

First Socratic Seminar 
*Plans subject to change 
Have an excellent week! 
        -- Ms. Ringold
    Social Studies      
Monday: MN Basics Quiz/Begin Parfleche Activity
Tuesday:  Parfleche
Wednesday:  Ch. 2-3 Study Guide
Thursday:  Parfleche
Friday:  Trashketball 

HOMEWORK:  Study Ch. 2-3 Cornell Notes for quiz next Monday, November 20.  I have extra copies of notes...your student can ask for a copy or you can email me if you need an extra copy.

Feel free to email at any time with questions :)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Continuing unit about Scientists, Data, and Experiments . . . and forces.
This week's possible schedule:  
Monday:  Force of gravity;  momentum;  spring scales
Tuesday:  trade-offs, pulling a toy car up a ramp
Wednesday:  Pulling a toy car up a ramp
Thursday:  Review what scientists do;  variables mini-quiz
Friday: Notebook and planner check (FOR REAL THIS TIME!) :)
Homework this week:  no HW this week (if your student wants to work ahead, I have posted the next assignment on my web page: "Rubber Band Experiment")
      - Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
"What to expect in your student's planner and notebook"  and "Successful studying":  check here
Planners:  Parents I am having students write in their planners DAILY what the specific homework assignment is for the day. Including Fridays.    
If your child does not have or remember their homework, please check the parent portal.  I will list the assignment.  If the assignment is a worksheet I will have a pdf of the worksheet attached to the title of the assignment. Click on the paperclip icon and the pdf will appear.

We finally finished learning target 3.1-area of a variety of quadrilaterals. However, we are not done using the formulas.  We will revisit all the formulas when we start our work on surface area in a couple of weeks.  Next up, circles-7th grade standards. 
Monday:  Quiz #2 results, Start work with circles-7th grade learning targets 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Tuesday:  Circumference of a Circle
Wednesday:  Area of a Circle
Thursday: Review area and circumference of a circle
Friday:  Quiz #3-Everything Circles-students will use a calculator and 3.14 for pi when calculating 
Upcoming Dates:
Learning Target-area and circumference of circles Quiz #3  Friday, Nov. 17
Learning Target-surface area of cylinders and all prisms Quiz #4 Friday, Dec 1
Final Unit 3 Assessment-Thursday and Friday December 7th and 8th
Start Unit 4-More Rational Numbers-December 11-Review from last year
- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 22-24:  NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Alan Husby
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
(Social Studies)

Emily Ringold
(Language Arts)

Lonna Wilson
Heather Walker  
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Kim Hotchkiss
Other Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
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6th Grade Parent Reps:
** 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.
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