6th Grade Newsletter - November 30, 2015

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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
November 30, 2015

Back at it!
We have 3 full weeks coming up.  Back to the routine!


Advisory Career Day

In one of our advisory classes, parents have been coming in to do career presentations and it has been a huge hit.  So, we are expanding to the other advisories.  

We have advisory from 10:50-11:10 Monday through Thursday and it would be great to hear from individual parents about your careers. It would require approximately a 10 minute presentation and then answer questions for the remaining 10 minutes.  Some of the questions parents have been answering include the following:

a.  What kinds of things did you learn in maybe middle or high school that you use in your job?
b.  Describe your daily job duties and main role.
c.  What kind of education did you need after high school?
d.  Any great stories they would love!

If you are interested in coming in to talk to your child's homeroom, please contact your child's advisory teacher.  

So far, we have heard from or have on the calendar to hear from a police attorney, occupational therapist, physical therapist, internal medicine physician, social worker, audiologist and more! 

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

 - The 6th Grade Team 
    Language Arts      
 
notepad
This week we are reading the screenplay for the Twilight Zone episode: Monsters are Due on Maple Street. We will see what this play has to say about human nature: collective fear, and the "herd" instinct.

Monday- CW "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" Vocabulary and Quick Write
  HW Read /Journal
Tuesday- CW Read for the Gist
  HW Read/ Journal
Wednesday-CW Charting: Collective Fear,   Book Check out
    HW Read/ Journal
Thursday- CW Re-read as an actor
    HW Read/ Journal
Friday- CW Re-read as an actor
    HW Read/Journal

- Ms. Barry

To download a reading log, click here.
    Social Studies      
   
Social Studies
Classwork: 

Monday:  Dream Catchers
Tuesday:  Ojibwe Migration Ipad Creations
Wednesday:  View iPad Creations
Thursday:  Ojibwe Beading
Friday:  Ojibwe beading

Homework:
Returning Lost Treasure Summary Sheet due Monday, December 7.

Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 

   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
 
    Science              
   
Microscope
Last week:
- MIT Engineering challenge
- Improving your lockers

This week:  
- Improving the paper clip
- Auto air bags: risks and rewards
 
Homework this week:
- HW4 Improving a product
  
- Mr. Husby

Note:
Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
    Math                
Greetings!
Welcome Back!  I'm excited for 3 full weeks of instruction for the students.  We have started Unit 4 with a pre-test last Tuesday.  The results give evidence that there will be  much needed review.  We will have a final unit test before break, so until then students will need to work extra hard to remember those skills from last year.   

Monday:  review decimal place value and estimation using four operations with decimal numbers

Tuesday:  create equivalent expressions using decimals, fractions, and percents

Wednesday: compare fractions, decimals, and percents using equality and inequality symbols

Thursday & Friday: review multiplication with decimal numbers


Homework:
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
    B.E.S.T. Reading                
11/30/15     
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READ 180: Next Generation

This week in READ 180 students will continue their work in the second rBook workshop - "Identity Crisis."  The unit begins with an introductory video that provides background about personal identity. It raises the essential question for the workshop: "Who am I and where do I belong?" Students have made great progress in the five instructional zones in the READ 180 software: Reading (fluency), Word Knowledge, Spelling, Success (comprehension), and Writing. 

 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

 DATES to REMEMBER...  

  •  
  • Dec.11:  School dance, 6:30-8:30
  • DEC 21 - JAN 1:  NO SCHOOL -Winter Break
  • JAN 4: School Resumes
TEACHING STAFF:

Alan Husby
(Science)
Alan.Husby@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
 
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)
Bronwyn.Wucherpfennig@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)
Sandy.Barry@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Lonna Wilson 
(Math)
Lonna.Wilson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
 
Heather Walker  
(AVID) 
Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
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Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Marni.Heck@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
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Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)
Craig.Hamilton@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)
Beverly.Halvorson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640  

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Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

Kelly Burnett
(Counselor)
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
Kelly.Burnett@mpls.k12.mn.us
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Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:

 * TBA
 
** 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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 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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