Miss Perris' 6th Grade ELA, Reading, and Social Studies

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Welcome to Miss Perris' 6th grade website.  I teach Language Arts, Reading/Literature, and social studies.  Below you will find daily annoucements, reminders, and nightly homework for all of my classes.  Click on the individual dates in order to access the information.

Classroom News and Information

Updated 11 min 2 sec ago
Happy Wednesday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
We are hoping for close to 100% participation in next week’s Sport-A-Thon.  Sport-A-Thon is the PE department’s main fundraiser for the year.  For a $10.00 donation, your child will receive a Sport-A-Thon t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in activities with his/her peers.  Sport-A-Thon participants will be released from their 3rd and 4th period classes on Friday, 3/29.  If the donation amount is an issue, please have your child speak to his/her core teacher.  Thank you in advance for your support. 
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser has begun.  Students were given cardboard collection boxes for the fundraiser.  Any amount of money (all money is acceptable — not just pennies) would surely help this worthy cause.  The fundraiser will end on Friday, April 5th.  Thanks as always for your support.  
Homework for 3/20/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  Students were given the final STAR Reading diagnostic assessment for trimester 3 (part of the AR program).  We still have many students reading below grade level.  The only way to improve your child’s reading is to have them PRACTICE reading at home every day.  I sat down with each student individually and reviewed the STAR Reading diagnostic report with them.  Students should all know their reading level and ZPD (book levels that are just right for them.)  The GE and ZPD have been highlighted in yellow on the report.  Students were asked to tape this report into their planner.  Students were also asked to show you this report.  If they forget, please remind them to show it to you.
 
Additionally, AR points were assigned as well and are written on the report itself.  All AR points must be earned by the end of trimester 3.
 
READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  We will be starting informational writing tomorrow.
 
Math:  Complete pages 376-377 (until problem #10).  Geometry project starts today.
 
Science:  We explored the science words - law, theory, hypothesis today.  Vocabulary quiz on Friday.
Social Studies:  China test has been postponed to Friday.  It doesn’t hurt to give an extra night to study!  :)  Use the pink packet as a study guide (Study #1-6 — #7 DVD notes will not be on the test.)  Also, study the review notes taken today in class.  Students will have to know how to spell the following words:
Confucianism
Daoism
Legalism
Buddhism
Money
weights 
measurements
taxes
laws
The Great Wall of China
Gobi Desert
There will be fill-in-the-blank questions with NO word bank, in addition to multiple choice and true/false.  There will be 40 questions on the China test.  The test is worth 80 assessment points.
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Mar 19th
Happy Tuesday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
We are hoping for close to 100% participation in next week’s Sport-A-Thon.  Sport-A-Thon is the PE department’s main fundraiser for the year.  For a $10.00 donation, your child will receive a Sport-A-Thon t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in activities with his/her peers.  Sport-A-Thon participants will be released from their 3rd and 4th period classes on Friday, 3/29.  If the donation amount is an issue, please have your child speak to his/her core teacher.  Thank you in advance for your support. 
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/19/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:
 
TOMORROW is the last day to turn in the pit bull essay.  I will NOT print out essays UNLESS a parent emails me, explaining that there is a problem with the home printer.
 
Math:  Bring math book to school tomorrow
 
Science:  Science quiz on Friday (vocabulary).
Social Studies:  Review China packet.  China test is on Thursday, 3/21.  Pink China packet is due on the day of the test.  Use the pink packet as a study guide (Study #1-6 — #7 DVD notes will not be on the test.)  
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Mar 18th
Happy Monday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
We are hoping for close to 100% participation in next week’s Sport-A-Thon.  Sport-A-Thon is the PE department’s main fundraiser for the year.  For a $10.00 donation, your child will receive a Sport-A-Thon t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in activities with his/her peers.  Sport-A-Thon participants will be released from their 3rd and 4th period classes on Friday, 3/29.  If the donation amount is an issue, please have your child speak to his/her core teacher.  Thank you in advance for your support. 
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/18/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:
 
Pit bull essay is due TOMORROW.  PLEASE print out the essay and bring it to class.  I will NOT print out essays UNLESS a parent emails me, explaining that there is a problem with the home printer.
 
Math:  Finish graphs in the math packet
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  Review China packet.  China test is on Thursday, 3/21.  Pink China packet is due on the day of the test.  Use the pink packet as a study guide (Study #1-6 — #7 DVD notes will not be on the test.)  
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Mar 15th
Happy Friday,
 
It was nice to see some families at Super Duper last night!!  
 
TONIGHT is Bingo Night from 7:00-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome!  Bingo sheets are free (5 games).
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/15/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:
 
*At this point, students should be revising and editing their essay on pit bulls.  This essay is due on Tuesday, 3/19.
PLEASE BRING THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT BOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY!
 
Briefly:  Framework for an argumentative essay:
 
Intro. paragraph:  
 
*Attention getter
*Thesis statement (That’s it!!)
Body paragraphs:  
*Start with a topic sentence (Split thesis statement in half — i.e. People should not be allowed to keep pit bulls as pets because they are unsafe.) — Or, create your own topic sentence.
*Give evidence to support your topic sentence (use the evidence sheet)
*Explain the evidence!! This is the part that many students are forgetting.  How does this evidence prove their position??  It’s the 'so what'??  You cannot arbitrarily throw in a quote from    the text and say that it proves your point.  Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
*Give more evidence (we have 2 pieces of evidence on the evidence sheet.)
*Explain the evidence!!  Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
*Write a concluding sentence (you can “flip” the topic sentence around for your concluding sentence — i.e. Because pit bulls are unsafe, people should not be allowed to own them as pets.)
Conclusion:    
*Start with “In conclusion, “ and restate the claim or position (people should not be required to keep pit bulls as pets.)
*Restate each reason (make them strong statements)
*Explain what would happen if your argument goes unnoticed.
                                  
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Mar 14th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.

RHMS PTA FunRaiser for March

Super Duper Burger
Westgate West (New Location!)

TONIGHT
5 - 9 pm

Take your family, and tell your friends & neighbors.
Super Duper will donate 20% of the profit back to RHMS PTA for our programs!

Just tell the cashier you're with Rolling Hills’ FunRaiser.

RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/14/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:
 
*Continue to work on the argumentative essay (pit bulls).  This essay will be due on Tuesday, 3/19.
 
*Review (we’ve already read all 3 sources in class) and take notes (words, phrases only) in the margins on the 3 sources (found in green Performance Assessment book).  The prompt is:  Can animals learn and use language?  Pick a side.  Give 2 reasons to support your position.  
PLEASE BRING THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT BOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY!
 
Briefly:  Framework for an argumentative essay:
 
Intro. paragraph:  
 
*Attention getter
*Thesis statement (That’s it!!)
Body paragraphs:  
*Start with a topic sentence (Split thesis statement in half — i.e. People should not be allowed to keep pit bulls as pets because they are unsafe.) — Or, create your own topic sentence.
*Give evidence to support your topic sentence (use the evidence sheet)
*Explain the evidence!! This is the part that many students are forgetting.  How does this evidence prove their position??  It’s the 'so what'??  You cannot arbitrarily throw in a quote from    the text and say that it proves your point.  Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
*Give more evidence (we have 2 pieces of evidence on the evidence sheet.)
*Explain the evidence!!  Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
*Write a concluding sentence (you can “flip” the topic sentence around for your concluding sentence — i.e. Because pit bulls are unsafe, people should not be allowed to own them as pets.)
Conclusion:    
*Start with “In conclusion, “ and restate the claim or position (people should not be required to keep pit bulls as pets.)
*Restate each reason (make them strong statements)
*Explain what would happen if your argument goes unnoticed.
                                  
Math:  Complete pg. 373
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Mar 13th
Happy Wednesday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.

RHMS PTA FunRaiser for March

Super Duper Burger
Westgate West (New Location!)

Thursday, March 14
5 - 9 pm

Take your family, and tell your friends & neighbors.
Super Duper will donate 20% of the profit back to RHMS PTA for our programs!

Just tell the cashier you're with Rolling Hills' FunRaiser

RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Our librarian really needs your help!
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/13/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  More feedback given today on the argumentative essay.  Students need to continue working on it tonight.  Students NEED to use the argumentative packet (4 pages), along with the green Performance Assessment book, in order to write this 4 paragraph essay.  PLEASE BRING THE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT BOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY!
 
Briefly:  Framework for an argumentative essay:
 
Intro. paragraph:  *Attention getter
           *Thesis statement (That’s it!!)
Body paragraphs:  *Start with a topic sentence (Split thesis statement in half — i.e. People should not be allowed to keep pit bulls as pets because they are unsafe.) — Or, create your own topic sentence.
                               *Give evidence to support your topic sentence (use the evidence sheet)
                               *Explain the evidence!! This is the part that many students are forgetting.  How does this evidence prove their position??  It’s the so what??  You cannot arbitrarily throw in a quote from    the text and say that it proves your point.  Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
*Give more evidence
*Explain the evidence Say, “This proves. . .  or This shows. . ."
                                *Write a concluding sentence (you can “flip” the topic sentence around for your concluding sentence — i.e. Because pit bulls are unsafe, people should not be allowed to own them as pets.)
Conclusion:    *Start with “In conclusion, “ and restate the claim or position (people should not be required to keep pit bulls as pets.)
      *Restate each reason (make them strong statements)
                      *Explain what would happen if your argument goes unnoticed.
                                  
Math:  Finish math worksheet
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Mar 12th
Happy Tuesday,
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.

RHMS PTA FunRaiser for March

Super Duper Burger
Westgate West (New Location!)

Thursday, March 14
5 - 9 pm

Take your family, and tell your friends & neighbors.
Super Duper will donate 20% of the profit back to RHMS PTA for our programs!

Just tell the cashier you're with Rolling Hills' FunRaiser

RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Here is a note from our librarian:
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/12/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Argumentative essay is NOT due tomorrow.  Too many students are still struggling.  Students need to continue working on their essay at home tonight.  I reviewed several essays with students today; I used the document camera, so we could review it as a whole class.  A lot of feedback was given.    
Students NEED to use the argumentative packet, along with the green Performance Assessment book, in order to write this 4 paragraph essay.
 
Briefly:  Framework for an argument 
 
Intro. paragraph:  *Attention getter
     *Thesis statement (That’s it!!)
Body paragraphs:  *Start with a topic sentence (Split thesis statement in half — i.e. People should not be allowed to keep pit bulls as pets because they are unsafe.) — Or, create your own topic sentence.
                               *Give evidence to support your topic sentence (use the evidence sheet)
                               *Explain the evidence!! This is the part that many students are forgetting.  How does this evidence prove their position??  It’s the so what??  You cannot arbitrarily throw in a quote from    the text and say that it proves your point.
*Give more evidence
*Explain the evidence
                                *Write a concluding sentence (you can “flip” the topic sentence around for your concluding sentence — i.e. Because pit bulls are unsafe, people should not be allowed to own them as pets.)
Conclusion:  *Start with “In conclusion, “ and restate the claim or position (people should not be required to keep pit bulls as pets.)
     *Restate each reason (make them strong statements)
                     *Explain what would happen if your argument goes unnoticed.
                                  
Math:  Bring module 13.
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  Students will be working on their Diamonte poems in class over the next few days.
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Mar 11th
Happy Monday,

RHMS PTA FunRaiser for March

Super Duper Burger
Westgate West (New Location!)

Thursday, March 14
5 - 9 pm

Take your family, and tell your friends & neighbors.
Super Duper will donate 20% of the profit back to RHMS PTA for our programs!

Just tell the cashier you're with Rolling Hills' FunRaiser

RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Here is a note from our librarian:
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/11/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Argumentative essay is due Wednesday, 3/13.  
 
Students are really struggling with the argumentative essay.  Even though the information is in Google classroom, I gave each student a copy of what is expected in an argumentative essay (introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion).  I also had students put their papers into packet form:
 
1.  Argumentative Essay Framework
2.  Find Evidence (pg. 17) 
3.  How to Introduce Textual Evidence in your Essay
4.  Argumentative Essay Sample
 
Students NEED this argumentative packet, along with the green Performance Assessment book, in order to write the essay.  The essay is 4 paragraphs total.  
 
Math:  12.4 packet due tomorrow.
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  Review section 3 Cornell notes and COMPLETE the summary paragraph (if not completed during class).  The summary paragraph should only be 6 or 7 sentences, including a topic sentence.  There is no concluding sentence in a summary paragraph.  The paragraph is written directly from the notes taken in class.
 
Have a great night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Mar 8th
Happy Friday,
Happy end of the 2nd trimester!!  Just a reminder that your child will be starting a new elective class beginning on Monday.   
Final grades are due on Monday as well.  To be honest, I am finding it difficult as far as grades for Reading/Literature.  There were approximately 8 students in each core classroom who did not reach their AR goal (a couple of students had 0 points.)  I think it is a shame to give an 11 or 12 year old a D or an F in 6th grade, but when the student doesn’t do the required work, what is the right answer?  Unfortunately, there are many, many students who have admitted to me that they are not doing the nightly reading and/or not reading on the weekends.  So, I want to make it clear that daily reading is a requirement in Language Arts.  It is part of the nightly homework and needs to be completed.  I would certainly appreciate whatever you can do at home to support your child in reading every day.  Remember, too, that they are not too old to be read to, or to have them read to you.  If your child is struggling with finding a book, please ask them to come see me.    
RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

●    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

●    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

●    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

●    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

●    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Here is a note from our librarian:
Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 1 – 4, 2019.
 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Break - 10:25 - 10:45

Lunch - 12:35 - 1:20 

Wednesday

Break - 10:05 - 10:25 

Lunch - 11:55 - 12:40 

I will be open for one half hour after school on TuesdayWednesday & Thursday. 

If you are available to help at our Book Fair please contact me via email @ gpanus [at] campbellusd.org or call 1-408-364-4235 x 5188.

Homework for 3/8/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Work on the argumentative essay at home (1 hr.)  Remember to look on Google classroom for the instructions and the framework.
 
Math:  Bring math book on Monday.
 
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  The test on China will not be until the week of the 18th.  Remember that the packet is to be used as a study guide.
 
Have a great weekend.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Mar 5th
Happy Tuesday,
There will be NO HOMEWORK CENTER this week.
 
I will be out of the classroom tomorrow and Thursday.  Ms. Carol Delville (retired RHMS 6th grade teacher) will be subbing for me.  I have left her a detailed lesson plan, and I’ve talked to students about what to expect in my absence.  I also made it clear to students that they are to be on their best behavior while I am gone.
In celebration of the end of the trimester, this week is SPIRIT WEEK.  The 1st period class with the most participants will receive a pizza party!
WEDNESDAY — Twin Day
THURSDAY — Hawaiian Day
FRIDAY — College Day 
 
Just a reminder that the end of the trimester is this Friday, 3/8.  The last day to take an AR quiz is Friday, 3/8!

RHMS Sport-A-Thon Fundraiser:
 
Friday, March 29 during 3rd & 4th period (10:45 - 12:41) - 6th grade only

Parent support needed in the following areas:

    Come to RHMS and supervise a sport area during the Sport-A-Thon times listed above. Sport areas:  Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Volleyball, Game Room, Crab Soccer, Ping Pong, Capture the Flag, and more options to come

    Donation of bottled water for the athletes during their activity time

    Donation of $5.00 gift cards as prizes for the participants of the Sport-A-Thon

    Help with T-shirt distribution before school 8:00 - 8:30 in the gym.

    Come to RHMS and help organize donations at 11:00  or  1:30

RHMS Athletics looks forward to working with you and your athletes in making this a successful fundraiser for 2019.  If you can commit early or have any questions please feel free to contact Carmon Allen at callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thanks as always for your support.

Homework for 3/5/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet #18
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 3/8 (Quiz results will be entered in trimester 3 grades.)
*Instructions/Framework for the argumentative essay can now be found in Google classroom.  Students will be given time in class tomorrow and Thursday to work on their essay.
 
THURSDAY night’s homework:  Work on the argumentative essay at home.
 
Math:  Finish both worksheets
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  The test on China will be toward the end of next week.  Remember that the packet is to be used as a study guide.
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington