6th Grade Newsletter - September 18, 2017

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Monday, Sept. 18, 2017


Curriculum Night:  Tuesday (Sept 19) is Curriculum Night at Field!
Beginning promptly at 6:15, you are invited to follow your student's daily schedule for 10 minute classes, so you can find out what your student is learning in each class!  See you there!

Hurricane Harvey Student Fundraiser:  AVID students have "adopted" a school in Texas, and have organized a fundraiser to help them recover.  Students are encouraged to bring what they can any day next week and the week after.

Staying on top of things:  Most students feel most successful when they know where to find their papers, know when things are due, and feel in control of their materials.  Some 6th graders can manage this well all by themselves, but many still need a bit of assistance to develop helpful organization routines.  This would be a great time to sit down with your 6th grader and have a conversation and a look at their materials.

    Language Arts     

Getting ready for another fantastic week at Field! 

This week in Language Arts:

Guided Reading Practice- "What Do Fish Have to Do With Anything?" by Avi 

Discuss themes in Avi text; Discuss how text connects to Seedfolks

Work on Character Charts 
Continue reading Seedfolks; Discuss new chapters read in Seedfolks

Homework: Brainstorm and write a list-
Think about a time you made a connection with someone. Due Friday

Click here for link to homework prompt

Practice narrative writing

Homework: Read Maya Angelou poem for Monday 

*Plans subject to change 

Have an excellent week! 

        -- Ms. Ringold

    Social Studies      
Monday:  Picture Day!  (see below) and MN Basics Quiz
Tuesday: Beginning of Goverment Union:  Preamble Vocabulary
Wednesday:  Rewrite Preamble
Thursday:  Branches of Government Chart/Notes
Friday:  Presidential Powers

Picture Day!  Pictures will be taken during MN Studies class at the beginning of the hour.  Students should bring their picture money to class and it will be given directly to the photographer.  

HOMEWORK:  None this week!

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


This week's proposed schedule:  
Monday:  Continue measurement stations
Tuesday:  Finish measurement stations
Wednesday:  review, including the story of Fannie Farmer
Thursday:  review history of metric system
Friday: Measurement Quiz!

Homework this week:  HW4 (Estimating with metric measurements) is due Thursday, Sept. 21

      - 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.

Whew!  The first learning target quiz is done.  Students were very focused and meticulous about completing all questions last Friday.  It was fabulous to see so many students using their bookmarks for vocabulary hints and example problems. Overall scores were fantastic! 
The grades are in the portal.  Re-takes can happen during advisory on Thursday's. Students should see me for help/questions/forms during advisory on Tuesday to prepare for re-takes on Thursday.   

We will work this week on learning target 1.2:  LCM and GCF.  Quiz #2 will happen on Friday.  

Monday:  Go over quiz #1-retake process, start Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor work
Tuesday:  LCM and GCF
Wednesday:  LCM and GCF
Thursday: LCM and GCF review-prepare for quiz #2
Friday:  Quiz #1:  Prime Factorization

Upcoming Dates:
Learning Target 1.2 Quiz: Friday 22

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Mon, Sept 18:    Picture Day
  • Tues, Sept 19:    Field Curriculum Night (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Thurs, Oct 12:     Conferences (3:00-7:30pm)
  • Tues, Oct 17:      Conferences (3:00-7:30pm)
  • Wed, Oct 18:      NO SCHOOL - Conferences (7:30am-12:00noon)
  • Thu-Fri, Oct 19-20: NO SCHOOL - EdMN Convention 
  • 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 Wuchpfennig 
(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:
Cathe Brandt

Lisa Purcell
** 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.

Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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