6th Grade Newsletter - November 24, 2014

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Thanksgiving Break on Wed-Thurs-Fri this week!
We hope your families have a safe and happy holiday break!

Dance message from the Student Council:
The Great Gatsby Dance will take place on December 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunch Dec. 1-4 for $5.00.
We are also asking for you to donate a non-perishable food item, and pizza will be sold at the dance for $2 a slice.


Volunteers Needed For Field Holiday Helpers

We need many volunteers to help get this program up and going and we need them ASAP!


If you are interested in helping, or hearing more about the program please contact Shelley Adams-Jones at 612.751.0888 or email her at 


Language Arts

"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men."  from "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street", by Rod Serling
As an introduction to the screenplay "Monsters are due on Maple Street", by Rod Serling of the "Twilight Zone" TV series, we are taking notes on the "Elements of a Drama".  We will finish that work on Monday (Reader's Handbook pp. 502-511). We will use those notes to answer a quick write and a Quiz on Tuesday.

The 11/17-11/21 reading homework journal is due 11/24.

The Reading Homework Journal is cancelled for this short week; the next reading journal will start on December 1 and is due December 8.

Reading homework journal:  blank forms are available here.
We ended last week with the district benchmark assessment (final unit test) for 2-D and 3-D Geometry.  Please check the portal for updated grades.  Students can not re-take the final unit test, but they can retake quizzes.  If your student is still not meeting the standard for a quiz in the geometry unit, they can still complete practice work and make a plan with me to retake the quiz.  

I had students complete a pre-test for the next unit on multiplication/division with decimals, working with percents, and fraction/decimal equivalent expressions. Several questions had IDKY (I don't know yet) written next to them.  We will start Unit 4 from scratch, but I'm sure we will move quickly as students remember procedures for those skills.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


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


Last week:

-- Drawing diagrams

-- Design an improved paper clip

-- Air bags in cars


This week:

-- Design a cell phone for the elderly

-- Drawing from several points of view -- practice in "observational drawing"


Homework this week:

   -- Quiz yourself on the meaning of constraints, criteria, trade-offs

  -- Quiz yourself on the meaning of manipulated/independent variable, responding/dependent variable, and controlled variables.


Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")

Social Studies   


Classwork this week:  We will begin Ch. 5 vocab and questions while reading about the Fur Trade.


Homework: Fur Trade Summary Sheet due the Monday after Thanksgiving break.  

From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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Dates to Remember:
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Wed-Fri, Nov. 26-28 -- NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving break)


Friday, Dec. 5  First School dance of this year!

Community Opportunities:

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

Quick Links


Field web site


Northern Lights Hardcover Textbooks

Reading Journal blanks
Contact Info:

Language Arts
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

Social Studies
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Mariam Graff


Linda Reiner



Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt



Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

C.C. Strom


Danielle Zdon



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.

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