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

Homework Email

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 8 hours 19 min ago
Happy Friday,
iReady testing will take place all of next week (M, T, Th, F) and as such, there will be a testing schedule in place.  Students will be tested in both math and Language Arts.  Schedules will be posted in all classrooms, so students will know where to report.  Ms. Perris will be testing the green group in both math and ELA; Ms. Harrington will be testing the gold group in both math and ELA.  Testing should be completed by Friday.  Students are encouraged to bring their earbuds from home for testing (if they have them).
 
Unfortunately, Homework Center will not start until Tuesday, October 2.  Scheduled hours are from 3:15 - 4:45 pm.  All students are welcome in Homework Center, but they must be here to work!
 
Conference week is October 15-19.  More information to follow.
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/21/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 9/26
Math:  Study for quiz on Monday 
 
Science:   No homework
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great weekend. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Sep 20th
It’s Baskin-Robbins Thursday!!
We would appreciate it if you would talk to your child about the expectations in our classrooms.  Unfortunately, there has been too much talking going on and not enough focus on instruction.  Our expectations are:
1.  Line up quietly outside the teacher’s door.  Student should be settling down and preparing to come into the classroom quietly (one at a time)
2.  Student needs to be in their seats by the time the final bell rings
3.  Student needs to take out the homework from the previous night or the daily warm-up for the class (e.g. grammar review worksheet)
4.  Student needs to come prepared with at least binder paper and several sharpened pencils
5.  Student needs to sit up in his/her chair (no heads on the desk, etc.)
6.  Student needs to look at the teacher when she is talking (IMPORTANT) 
7.  Only ONE person talks at a time
8.  Student needs to raise her/his hand and wait to be called on before speaking
There is a lot of material to get through this year, and it never feels like there is enough time to do it.  Thank you for your support!
I have been told that PowerSchool codes have been mailed out!!  You should receive them by Friday.  Thank you for your patience!!
Homework Center will officially start next Thursday, September 27.  Scheduled hours are from 3:15 - 4:45 pm.  All students are welcome in Homework Center, but they must be here to work!
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/20/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Green group only — Show AR Diagnostic Report to parents.  The report shows the student’s current GE (grade equivalent) and ZPD (zone of proximal development).  If the GE is 5.7, it means that your child is reading at 5th grade, 7 month (essentially at grade level).  IF YOUR CHILD EARNED A GE (grade equivalent) of 4 or less, he/she should be reading much more than 20 minutes per night.  I would recommend 30-45 minutes per night.  The ZPD shows the range in reading levels of the books that your child should be reading.  For example:  A ZPD 4.7-5.8 means that your child should not be reading AR books lower than 4.7 (4th grade, 7th month) nor higher than 5.8 (5th grade, 8th month).  ALL books in my library and the RHMS library have reading levels on them. If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review worksheet for grammar quiz #3 TOMORROW
 
*Vocabulary packet due TOMORROW
 
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 9/26
Math:  Page 57  
 
Science:   Work on science packet.  Bring packet and magazine TOMORROW.
Social Studies:  No homework.  We have officially begun our unit on Mesopotamia. 
 
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Sep 19th
Hello Parents,
We would appreciate it if you would talk to your child about the expectations in our classrooms.  Unfortunately, there has been too much talking going on and not enough focus on instruction.  Our expectations are:
1.  Line up quietly outside the teacher’s door.  Student should be settling down and preparing to come into the classroom quietly (one at a time)
2.  Student needs to be in their seats by the time the final bell rings
3.  Student needs to take out the homework from the previous night or the daily warm-up for the class (e.g. grammar review worksheet)
4.  Student needs to come prepared with at least binder paper and several sharpened pencils
5.  Student needs to sit up in his/her chair (no heads on the desk, etc.)
6.  Student needs to look at the teacher when she is talking (IMPORTANT) 
7.  Only ONE person talks at a time
8.  Student needs to raise her/his hand and wait to be called on before speaking
There is a lot of material to get through this year, and it never feels like there is enough time to do it.  Thank you for your support!
I have been told that PowerSchool codes have been mailed out!!  You should receive them by Friday.  Thank you for your patience!!
Homework Center will officially start next Thursday, September 27.  Scheduled hours are from 3:15 - 4:45 pm.  All students are welcome in Homework Center, but they must be here to work!
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/19/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  AR BOOK CHECK TOMORROW - GOLD GROUP ONLY (worth 10 practice points) 
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review (10 mins.)
 
*Grammar quiz #3 on Friday, 9/21
 
*Vocabulary packet due on Friday, 9/21.  This way students will have more time to study their packets prior to the quiz.
 
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 9/26
Math:  No homework 
 
Science:   Re-read the Super Science article
Social Studies:  Review section 1 vocabulary words.  Pink cover sheets were handed out today for the Mesopotamia packet!  The pink sheet is a way to keep your child organized.  
 
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Sep 17th
Happy Monday,
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/17/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Green group only — We read the poem “Jabberwocky” in class today.  Afterwards, students began working on their own “nonsense” poem, called The Blotz Poem.  Although students will be given more time in class tomorrow to work on the poem, some students might want to work on it this evening (some students were struggling.)  After the student comes up with a name for his/her creature, ALL of the words following (filling in the blanks) need to start with the FIRST LETTER OF THE CREATURE’S NAME.    
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review (Monday) - 5 mins.
 
*We read the short story “The Ravine” in class today.  Students need to think about the character, Vinny.  Why didn’t he jump?  
Math:  Bring math workbook tomorrow
Science:   
 
*Re-read the article “It’s Alive”
 
*Complete the microscope worksheet
Social Studies:  Review section 1 vocabulary words completed in class today.
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Sep 14th
Happy Friday,
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/14/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Students in the green group have taken the STAR Reading test (diagnostic tool from the AR program).  Diagnostic reports will be reviewed with the students next week.  Gold group students will take the test next week during Reading/Literature.  
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  GCF and LCM were reviewed in class today.  Homework was also reviewed.  Please note that there is a quiz on Monday covering those two topics.  
Science:   Students created cell mind maps today in groups.  Students have one sheet of reading on the parts and use of microscopes.  Please have a conversation about handling delicate equipment with your child. 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great weekend. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Sep 14th
Happy Friday,
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/14/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Students in the green group have taken the STAR Reading test (diagnostic tool from the AR program).  Diagnostic reports will be reviewed with the students next week.  Gold group students will take the test next week during Reading/Literature.  
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  GCF and LCM were reviewed in class today.  Homework was also reviewed.  Please note that there is a quiz on Monday covering those two topics.  
Science:   Students created cell mind maps today in groups.  Students have one sheet of reading on the parts and use of microscopes.  Please have a conversation about handling delicate equipment with your child. 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great weekend. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Sep 14th
Happy Friday,
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/14/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Students in the green group have taken the STAR Reading test (diagnostic tool from the AR program).  Diagnostic reports will be reviewed with the students next week.  Gold group students will take the test next week during Reading/Literature.  
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  GCF and LCM were reviewed in class today.  Homework was also reviewed.  Please note that there is a quiz on Monday covering those two topics.  
Science:   Students created cell mind maps today in groups.  Students have one sheet of reading on the parts and use of microscopes.  Please have a conversation about handling delicate equipment with your child. 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great weekend. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Sep 14th
Happy Friday,
 Important information for both groups:
 
1.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
2.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
3.  Picture re-takes are on Wednesday, October 3.  IF your child needs a picture retaken, please have them see Ms. Odom in the front office!
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/14/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  Students in the green group have taken the STAR Reading test (diagnostic tool from the AR program).  Diagnostic reports will be reviewed with the students next week.  Gold group students will take the test next week during Reading/Literature.  
READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  No homework
Math:  GCF and LCM were reviewed in class today.  Homework was also reviewed.  Please note that there is a quiz on Monday covering those two topics.  
Science:   Students created cell mind maps today in groups.  Students have one sheet of reading on the parts and use of microscopes.  Please have a conversation about handling delicate equipment with your child. 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great weekend. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Sep 11th
Happy Tuesday,
Congratulations to Bailey Wilcox (Student Council representative) and Ethan Nolan (alternate Student Council representative) from the green group.  And, a big shout-out to all students who threw their name in the hat — this takes courage, for sure.
Important information for both groups:
1.  Flower Power Fundraiser - This is our first fundraiser for science camp!  Information was sent home with students.  With this fundraiser, your child will receive 50% of the profits they earn to put toward the fee for science camp.  MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDRESS ON THE FORM IS LEGIBLE because the bulbs will be sent DIRECTLY to the customer.  If you need more forms, please let us know.  Everything is due back on Friday, September 14 Please make checks payable to Rolling Hills Middle School.
 
2.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
 
3.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/11/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  
*Study grammar review (Tuesday) - 5 mins.
*Study vocabulary packet for vocabulary quiz TOMORROW (matching and multiple choice - 10 questions, worth 10 assessment points) — Students do NOT need to study the section on derivatives!
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 9/14
Math:  Page 35
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  The archaeology quiz will most likely be Friday, Sept. 14.   
 
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Sep 11th
Happy Tuesday,
Congratulations to Bailey Wilcox (Student Council representative) and Ethan Nolan (alternate Student Council representative) from the green group.  And, a big shout-out to all students who threw their name in the hat — this takes courage, for sure.
Important information for both groups:
1.  Flower Power Fundraiser - This is our first fundraiser for science camp!  Information was sent home with students.  With this fundraiser, your child will receive 50% of the profits they earn to put toward the fee for science camp.  MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDRESS ON THE FORM IS LEGIBLE because the bulbs will be sent DIRECTLY to the customer.  If you need more forms, please let us know.  Everything is due back on Friday, September 14 Please make checks payable to Rolling Hills Middle School.
 
2.  Rolling Hills presents Peter Pan, Jr.  Open to all in grades 6th-8th attending Rolling Hills.  Auditions are on October 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $150.00.  Register online at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.  For questions, please call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204 or 6378.  
 
3.  Additional fundraiser on the horizon:  Cookie dough - Monday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 12 (40% profit)
4.  Baskin-Robbins Thursdays - Visit the Baskin-Robbins across the street and tell them that you are from Rolling Hills.  20% of the sales from that day will be donated to the RHMS science camp fund.  ***Thursdays ONLY!!
Homework for 9/11/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
***If a student is not sure if the book they are reading is an AR book, they can go to www.arbookfind.com.  Simply type in the name of the book, and it will tell you if the book is an AR book.
Language Arts:  
*Study grammar review (Tuesday) - 5 mins.
*Study vocabulary packet for vocabulary quiz TOMORROW (matching and multiple choice - 10 questions, worth 10 assessment points) — Students do NOT need to study the section on derivatives!
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 9/14
Math:  Page 35
Science:  No homework
Social Studies:  The archaeology quiz will most likely be Friday, Sept. 14.   
 
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington