6th Grade Newsletter - November 20, 2017



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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Short week!  We only have classes on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
We hope your families enjoy this Thanksgiving break!
PAPER EGG CARTONS NEEDED:  Still need paper egg cartons for Ms. Wucherpfennig's room!
UPCOMING FIELD TRIP!!  Many slips are still missing!  Please get slips in soon!  Thanks!  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!  If you are ordering a sandwich, slips need to be in by Nov. 28 so I can place the order with the restaurant at History Center.  This is their deadline and they have advised me that no late orders will be accepted.
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:
First Socratic Seminar 
Socratic Seminar Prep Journal from last Thursday due
Compare-Contrast Twilight Zone episode of "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" to the screenplay 
No School 
No School 

No School 
*Plans subject to change 
Have an excellent week! 
        -- Ms. Ringold
    Social Studies      
Monday: Ch. 2-3 Quiz
Tuesday:  Weird MN Activity:  Charles Schultz
Monday-Tuesday:  Weird MN
Wednesday:  Ch. 4 Intro
Thursday-Friday:  Ch. 4 Reading/Book Slam Notes

HOMEWORK:  Enjoy holiday with family!  

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:  Rubber band experiment
Tuesday:  Friction experiments
Wednesday:  NO SCHOOL
Thursday:  NO SCHOOL
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.

Circles were great!  Students worked hard measuring across and around several round objects and noticed patterns in their collected data.  The formula was developed quickly to calculate the circumference of a circle.  Then we cut out radius squares to cover different sized circles to find area.  It was wonderful to see students have the "ah ha" moment when writing the formula for area of a circle.  The circle quiz scores are in the portal.
Monday:  Quiz #3 results, Start area and perimeter of irregular figures
Tuesday:  Area and Perimeter of irregular figures
Wednesday:  Clean the house for company or look forward to traveling
Thursday: Eat turkey and pie or other yummy food
Friday:  Go shopping at the mall or be save and click add to cart at home
Upcoming Dates:
Change in the assessment schedule-see below
Learning Target-surface area of cylinders and all prisms Quiz #4 Friday, Dec 1
Final Unit 3 Assessment-Monday and Tuesday December 11th and 12th
Start Unit 4 & 6-December 14th
winter FAST Jan. 8th
MCA the week of April 23rd
- 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
Field School Site Council
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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