6th Grade Newsletter - October 5, 2015

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Red Yarn Needed:  If you have any red yarn, MN Studies class could use some for an upcoming project!  Thanks so much.

Frustrating Technology note:
(From Husby) - I can no longer enter assignment scores from home, so I may not be as prompt with scores as I would like to be, and certainly not on the weekends.   I hope this is a temporary glitch, but who knows.   :(

Language Arts
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This week we complete our "Native American VS American Indian" presentations and discussion. We will read the next section of Walk Two Moons: Chapters 12-22.

Reading Homework Journal for the week of 9/28-10/2 is due today, 10/5. This weeks journal is due the next Monday, 10/12. 

A field trip slip for a dance performance at Northrop will go home this week. There is no cost for this trip; Northrop is covering the bus costs. We will have room for a few chaperones if you would like to attend this Fri, Oct 23, 10am performance of Sean Curran modern dance company.

To download a reading log, click here.

Math                                                 

Greetings!

Results of the final unit test are in the portal.  Students did a great job of improving their skills with multiplying and dividing fractional numbers.  This is something we will revisit several times through out the year to make sure students are keeping their skills fresh.  

 

We move on to geometry with our first learning target working on area of a variety of quadrilaterals.  5th graders mastered triangles and rectangles last year and they will need to remember those for our work with kites and parallelograms.   

 

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

Science
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Last week:

    We defined solids, liquids, and gases.  We defined density and stacked liquids.  We explored "oobleck" to discuss whether it is a liquid or a solid. We practiced finding the volume of an odd-shaped object by displacement of water (like Archimedes!).

 

This week:  

   -- Continue our brief study of matter.  Thermal expansion and the "Boston Molasses Disaster."   Making slime and/or "silly putty" to decide whether they are liquids or solids. (Sorry for any mess at home!)

 

Homework this week:

   -- HW7: Container experiment, due Thursday, 10/8.  Students will be asked to put hot water into 3 different shaped (or sized) containers, and to determine in which container the water cools off fastest . . . and why.

  

Note:

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

Social Studies   

Classwork: 

Monday:  Political Parties and Cartoons

Tuesday:  Parties Survey

Wednesday:  Electoral College Process Notes

Thur-Fri:  270towin Website Activity

Homework:  None this week. 

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

10/05/15
Reader's Workshop
Ms. Halvorson
Reading Interventionist


From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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Dates to Remember:
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Thurs. Oct. 8 and Tues.-Wed, Oct. 13-14 -- parent-teacher conferences.

Wed-Fri, Oct. 14,15,16 -- NO SCHOOL .

Wednesday, Oct. 28 -- Final day of Quarter 1.  All assignments must be in by today.

Thurs-Fri, Oct 29-30 -- NO SCHOOL  (Prof. days for tchrs)

Monday, Nov. 2 -- Quarter 2 begins!
Community Opportunities:

In This Issue
Contact Info:

(Language Arts)
Sandy Barry

(Math)
Lonna Wilson

(Science)
Alan Husby

(Social Studies)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

(AVID)
Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
teacher:
Marni Heck

School Social Worker:
Counselor:
612.668.3654
    
SERTs:
Linda Reiner
Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson

 

Math Specialist:

 Craig Hamilton

 

Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:

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Main Office (and Attendance):

 

612.668.3640

 


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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