6th Grade Newsletter - November 19, 2012

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Short Week
We have school only Mon-Tues-Wed. of this week.   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! 

Language Arts


"We see the same thing and yet find different truths," Miss Whitlaw mused. p. 187, Dragonwings
We finish Chapters 5- 8 on Monday, and the work in the packet on Tuesday. Wednesday we will have our second Socratic seminar; we will discuss the steps taken to bridge the gap between the Tang and White characters.

Homework is due on Monday. There will not be a reading log due the following Monday due to the shortened week. Students may read and journal for extra credit or to replace a missing homework assignment.




The adding and subtracting fractions quiz score is now in the grade book.  Any student who did not meet the standards can practice over the long weekend and re-take the quiz next week.  I encourage students to master this skill, because they will HAVE to add and subtract fractions for the rest of their school math career.  


We are working on multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.  We had a great lesson last Friday, where I heard many "ohhhhhh, I get it" and "this is soooo easy".  Those statements make me smile, because it means connections are being made with working and learning.  "If we work, we can learn."  


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 worked with Lego kits to explore levers and gears, and the trade-offs involved in using these simple machines.  We also began a brief study of bridges.


This week, students will build model bridges with straws and toothpicks.  There will be a quiz on Wednesday about forces, machines, and trade-offs.  A study guide will be distributed on Monday.


Homework this week:  Study guide for quiz on Wed. (DUE WED.!!!)


Ms Sutton and I are available during recess and lunch all week 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:   We completed reading Ch. 3 Dakota and have finished our Cornell Notes.  We will be making parfleche this week as well as a mural in response to learning about how the Dakota view history and life as a "circle."


HOMEWORK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: Study for upcoming quizzes on Monday.  There will be two quizzes.  MN Basics Quiz and Ch. 3 Cornell Notes.  We went over their Cornell Notes in classes to make sure they have the correct answers to study.   


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)



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

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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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