6th Grade Newsletter - October 23, 2017



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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Conferences:  It was good to meet with so many of you.  We are all on this journey with your students together.
End of the quarter is near:  The deadline for catching up with missing work or improving grades is next week.  The final day of the quarter is Wed. Nov. 1.  
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. 
This week in Language Arts:
Examining Point of View. Practice narrative writing- point of view. 
Connections Narrative Rough Draft Writing  
Connections Narrative Rough Draft Writing 
Connections Narrative Peer Editing 

TBD. Connections Narratives are due. Final deadline
*Plans subject to change 
Have an excellent week! 
        -- Ms. Ringold
    Social Studies      
Monday:  Government Quiz
Tuesday:  Ch. 2 Intro Northern Lights
Wednesday:  PictoChart
Thursday:  Read Ch. 2/Ch. 2 Cornell Notes
Friday:  Jeffers Petroglyphs

Have a great week!

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

Continuing our exploration of matter and how it behaves:
This week's possible schedule:  
Monday:  Physical changes and chemical changes, and review
Tuesday:  "Conservation of mass" and review
Wednesday:  "Matter" QUIZ either today or tomorrow (be ready for Wed!)
       --students will receive a study guide, and we will organize and review 
          during class
Thursday:  "What do scientists do?"  or QUIZ
Friday: "What do scientists do?" (intro to variables and experiments)
Homework this week:  HW8 Container experiment -- due this Thursday.
      - 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.
Students checked out the textbook Covering and Surrounding(CS) on Monday of last week. If there are page numbers listed in the portal for homework it is located on those page numbers in your child's math textbook they have in their binder. As always, homework is directly related to what we did in class together and it is due the next day.  Students should have classwork we did together in their math notebook that explains the skills and topics students are working on to help with homework.  
The geometry unit is all about formulas and I strongly encourage ALL students to use a bookmark during this unit.  We will work on area of all 2-D shapes; triangle to trapezoid to circles and everything in between.  In addition, we will calculate surface area and volume of all 3-D shapes.  Each of these skills uses a different formula.  
Monday:  Learning Target 3.1:  Covering and Surrounding Investigation 1.1
Tuesday:  LT 3.1:  CS investigation 1.2
Wednesday:  LT 3.1:  CS invest. 1.3
Thursday: LT 3.1:  Decompose
Friday:  LT 3.1:  Decompose
Upcoming Dates:
All late work due Friday October 27
Last day for unit 1 and unit 2 retakes morning of Nov.  1
Learning Target 3.1 Part 1 Quiz:  Monday, Nov. 6
Learning Target 3.1 Part 2 Quiz:  Friday, Nov. 10
- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Wed, Oct 25:      Picture Re-Take Day
  • Wed, Nov 1:      End of 1st quarter
  • Thu-Fri, Nov 2-3: NO SCHOOL - Teacher staff workdays
  • Mon, Nov 6:      Beginning of 2nd quarter
  • 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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