6th Grade Newsletter - November 23, 2015

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November 23, 2015
Short week!
Classes on Monday and Tuesday only this week.
We hope you are all able to enjoy this break with your families!
 - The 6th Grade Team 
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! 
    Language Arts      
notepad We finish up our study of "All Summer in a Day" with a "write-like" story ending. Students have started drafting in their notebooks; 
Monday we will type our first drafts.
Tuesday we share our creative writing in a Round Robin exchange of stories.Have  a wonderful Thanksgiving!
- Ms. Barry

To download a reading log, click here.
    Social Studies      
Social Studies
Monday:  MN Basics Quiz and we will be going over our
Ch.2-3 Quiz from last week.
Tuesday:  We will be completing our main idea Cornell Notes Questions for our new chapter on the Ojibwa.
Wednesday-Friday:  No School
None!  Enjoy the holiday!
Copies of Homework:  
Copies of some work can be accessed from the gradebook portal. 
   - Ms. Wucherpfennig
Last week:
Bubbles, experiments, engineering design cycle

This week:  
More "intro to engineering" activities -- designing 
Homework this week:
- No new homework this week!
- Mr. Husby

Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")
We ended Unit 3 last Friday with the second day of the final unit test.  This was a long test because it covered all the 6th geometry standards and a few of the 7th grade geometry standards.  The students did a great job staying focused and showing details in their work.  The portal is up to date as we start our new unit.
Monday:  Unit test results-students will reflect on their score. Syllabus for the new unit.  Hopefully we can wrap up unit in a couple of weeks because it is review from last year. 
Tuesday:  Check in with retention of last year's work with Mrs. Rausch on multiplying and dividing decimals, and everything percents. 
Wednesday-Friday:  VACATION!  Enjoy your time with family and friends. 
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                
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 5 instructional zones in the software: Reading, Word Knowledge, Spelling, Success, and Writing. 
      - Ms. Halvorson   (Reading Interventionist)

  • NOV 25-27: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
  • DEC 21 - JAN 1:  NO SCHOOL -Winter Break
  • JAN 4: School Resumes
Alan Husby
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig
(Social Studies)

Sandy Barry
(Language Arts)

Lonna Wilson
Heather Walker  
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Other 6th Grade B.E.S.T. teachers:

Craig Hamilton
(Math BEST)

Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)
Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640

Kelly Burnett
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
(612) 668-3640
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.
Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661
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