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 Fri, Jan 11th
Dear Parents:
 
It would be greatly appreciated if parents could have a talk with their child regarding appropriate behavior while at school.  I’m finding that some behaviors are becoming disrespectful to me, as a teacher, but also disrespectful to each other as students.  Having said that, we will be reviewing the classroom expectations when we return from camp.  We will also use some class time on Monday to go over the rules at Walden West.  Both Ms. Harrington and I are looking forward to science camp and all of its adventures.
 
Science camp checks can be made out to RHMS.  Please remember to put your child’s name in the memo section of the check.  The cost for camp is $320.00 (unless your child has participated in fundraising).
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE CAMP:
 
1.  We leave from RHMS on Tuesday morning.  Please be at school at the regular start time.  CHECK-IN is INSIDE the GYM.
 
2.  We return to RHMS on Friday at NOON.  Please make sure that someone is available to pick up your child.  Students will NOT be allowed to walk home.  Pick-up is in front of the GYM.
 
3.  You need to pack a SACK LUNCH for the first day.  PLEASE DO NOT PACK ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING PEANUTS.  Remember to bring a reusable water bottle.
 
4.  Please refer to the supply list as to what to bring.  IMPORTANT ITEMS TO REMEMBER:  a bathing suit and towels.  
 
5.  ALL items such as suitcases, sleeping bags, duffel bags, pillows, backpacks, etc. should be LABELED with your child’s name.  A strip of masking tape with your child’s name on it works well.
 
6.  Regarding medications:  You must have a completed green sheet in order to bring medications to camp.  Medications MUST be put into a LARGE BAGGIE with the child’s name clearly written on the bag.  The medications MUST be in the ORIGINAL CONTAINERS.  IF you have already turned in the green form, we will place the form inside the baggie for you.  IF you have not turned in a green form, please make sure that you bring it with you on Tuesday morning, along with the medication.
 
 
7.  Your child’s school backpack can be used as a “daypack” (of course, it needs to be cleaned out.)  Students use the daypack while going on their hikes.  They will carry their water bottle, lunch, pencils (provided by the camp), journal (provided by the camp), and any other things that they might need on a hike.
 
Lastly, you can write to your child at the camp.  Remember to send correspondence out BEFORE we leave for camp to make sure that it reaches your child in time.
 
Correspondence can be sent to:
 
Walden West Center Science
YOUR CHILD’S NAME/ROLLING HILLS 
15555 Sanborn Road 
Saratoga, CA 95070
 
If you can think of any other questions, please let me know.
 
Homework for 1/11/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Math:  Page 223 in GoMath book.  Quiz on Monday.
 
Science:  No homework 
 
Social Studies:  No homework 
  
Have a great weekend.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Jan 9th
Happy Wednesday,
 
Science camp checks can be made out to RHMS.  Please remember to put your child’s name in the memo section of the check.  The cost for camp is $320.00 (unless your child has participated in fundraising).
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE CAMP:
 
1.  We leave from RHMS on Tuesday morning.  Please be at school at the regular start time.  CHECK-IN is INSIDE the GYM.
 
2.  We return to RHMS on Friday at NOON.  Please make sure that someone is available to pick up your child.  Students will NOT be allowed to walk home.  Pick-up is in front of the GYM.
 
3.  You need to pack a SACK LUNCH for the first day.  PLEASE DO NOT PACK ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING PEANUTS.  Remember to bring a reusable water bottle.
 
4.  Please refer to the supply list as to what to bring.  IMPORTANT ITEMS TO REMEMBER:  a bathing suit and towels.  
 
5.  ALL items such as suitcases, sleeping bags, duffel bags, pillows, backpacks, etc. should be LABELED with your child’s name.  A strip of masking tape with your child’s name on it works well.
 
6.  Regarding medications:  You must have a completed green sheet in order to bring medications to camp.  Medications MUST be put into a LARGE BAGGIE with the child’s name clearly written on the bag.  The medications MUST be in the ORIGINAL CONTAINERS.  IF you have already turned in the green form, we will place the form inside the baggie for you.  IF you have not turned in a green form, please make sure that you bring it with you on Tuesday morning, along with the medication.
 
7.  Your child’s school backpack can be used as a “daypack” (of course, it needs to be cleaned out.)  Students use the daypack while going on their hikes.  They will carry their water bottle, lunch, pencils (provided by the camp), journal (provided by the camp), and any other things that they might need on a hike.
 
Lastly, you can write to your child at the camp.  Remember to send correspondence out BEFORE we leave for camp to make sure that it reaches your child in time.
 
Correspondence can be sent to:
 
Walden West Center Science
YOUR CHILD’S NAME/ROLLING HILLS 
15555 Sanborn Road 
Saratoga, CA 95070
 
If you can think of any other questions, please let me know.
 
Homework for 1/9/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  AR BOOK CHECK TOMORROW.  Many students should be prepared to take an AR quiz BEFORE we leave for camp on Tuesday.  Once we return from camp, we will begin reading a core novel.  A composition book will be a requirement for the duration of the novel, and students will be expected to have it in their backpacks at all times.   
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 1/11
 
Math:  Complete percentages worksheet  
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Map of India will be due on Friday, 1/11.  
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Jan 8th
Happy Tuesday,
 
Science camp checks can be made out to RHMS.  Please remember to put your child’s name in the memo section of the check.  The cost for camp is $320.00 (unless your child has participated in fundraising).
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE CAMP:
 
1.  We leave from RHMS on Tuesday morning.  Please be at school at the regular start time.  CHECK-IN is INSIDE the GYM.
 
2.  We return to RHMS on Friday at NOON.  Please make sure that someone is available to pick up your child.  Students will NOT be allowed to walk home.  Pick-up is in front of the GYM.
 
3.  You need to pack a SACK LUNCH for the first day.  PLEASE DO NOT PACK ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING PEANUTS.  Remember to bring a reusable water bottle.
 
4.  Please refer to the supply list as to what to bring.  IMPORTANT ITEMS TO REMEMBER:  a bathing suit and towels.  
 
5.  ALL items such as suitcases, sleeping bags, duffel bags, pillows, backpacks, etc. should be LABELED with your child’s name.  A strip of masking tape with your child’s name on it works well.
 
6.  Regarding medications:  You must have a completed green sheet in order to bring medications to camp.  Medications MUST be put into a LARGE BAGGIE with the child’s name clearly written on the bag.  The medications MUST be in the ORIGINAL CONTAINERS.  IF you have already turned in the green form, we will place the form inside the baggie for you.  IF you have not turned in a green form, please make sure that you bring it with you on Tuesday morning, along with the medication.
 
7.  Your child’s school backpack can be used as a “daypack” (of course, it needs to be cleaned out.)  Students use the daypack while going on their hikes.  They will carry their water bottle, lunch, pencils (provided by the camp), journal (provided by the camp), and any other things that they might need on a hike.
 
Lastly, you can write to your child at the camp.  Remember to send correspondence out BEFORE we leave for camp to make sure that it reaches your child in time.
 
Correspondence can be sent to:
 
Walden West Center Science
YOUR CHILD’S NAME/ROLLING HILLS 
15555 Sanborn Road 
Saratoga, CA 95070
 
If you can think of any other questions, please let me know.
 
Homework for 1/8/19: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  AR BOOK CHECK on Thursday, 1/10.  Many students should be prepared to take an AR quiz BEFORE we leave for camp on Tuesday.  Once we return from camp, we will begin reading a core novel.  A composition book will be a requirement for the duration of the novel, and students will be expected to have it in their backpacks at all times.   
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 1/11
 
*We have started our unit on argumentative writing.
 
Math:  
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Map of India will be due on Friday, 1/11.  
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Dec 19th
Happy Wednesday,
 
Thank you to Ms. Nedda Ashjaee (Keion’s mom) for helping us with our pizza party!!  Our students devoured 10 boxes of pizza, along with barbecue chicken wings, cookies, and assorted candies.  
 
It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of 2018.  It seems like this school year is going by faster than other years.  Before you know it, we will be off to science camp.  
 
I spoke with every student individually about reading over the break.  If a student did not have an AR book, they checked out one from my library (or the school library).  I hope that all students use part of this break to read every day.  It’s that important!  Speaking of reading, I know that many of my AR books are at your homes, needing to be returned.  If you could do a “sweep” of your house over the break, that would be wonderful.
Just a reminder that we will be heading off to science camp on Tuesday, 1/15/19 and returning to school on Friday, 1/18/19.  Please make camp checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  The amount for science camp this year is $320.00.
 
Ms. Harrington and I want to thank you for the support you have given to us this year.  It is greatly appreciated.  We wish you all a restful and safe holiday!   
 
Homework for 12/19/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every day over the break!
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY THE PINK SHEET FOR INDIA.  ALSO, MAKE SURE THAT THE SECTION 1 VOCABULARY STAYS BEHIND THE PINK SHEET IN THE BINDER. 
 
Have a wonderful holiday!
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 18th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I passed back a lot of graded work during 6th period today.  Please ask your child to see it.  Additionally, Academic Achievement certificates were sent home today.  Please look out for those as well.
 
We are going to have a LUNCHTIME PIZZA PARTY TOMORROW.  Lunch begins at 11:53 am on Wednesday.  We still need the following items, however:
 
*Plates
*Napkins
*Capri Sun 
 
Please let me know if you would be able to bring any of these items for the party.  Additionally, your child may bring in a dessert to share (e.g. cookies, etc.)  
 
Just a reminder that we will be heading off to science camp on Tuesday, 1/15/19 and returning to school on Friday, 1/18/19.  Please make camp checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  The amount for science camp this year is $320.00.
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
 
Homework for 12/18/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  Complete Ruth and Naomi summary paragraph (if not already completed).
 
Math:  
 
*Finish scale pictures
 
*Finish house layout sheet
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  We started our unit on India today.  PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY THE PINK SHEET FOR INDIA.  ALSO, MAKE SURE THAT THE SECTION 1 VOCABULARY STAYS BEHIND THE PINK SHEET IN THE BINDER. 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Dec 17th
Happy Monday,
 
We are going to have a LUNCHTIME PIZZA PARTY on Wednesday, 12/19.  Lunch begins at 11:53 am on Wednesday.  The pizza is being taken care of by one of our generous parents (in this case, a very generous grandparent).  We still need the following items, however:
 
*Plates
*Napkins
*Capri Sun 
 
Please let me know if you would be able to bring any of these items for the party.  Additionally, your child may bring in a dessert to share (e.g. cookies, etc.)  
 
Your child’s last day of school before the break is Wednesday, 12/19.  Just a reminder that we will be heading off to science camp on Tuesday, 1/15/19 and returning to school on Friday, 1/18/19.  More payment papers were sent home today.  Please make camp checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  The amount for science camp this year is $320.00.
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
 
Homework for 12/17/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  Rewrite Ruth and Naomi summary paragraph, if necessary (I have written “rewrite” on the paper.)
 
Math:  A reminder to bring in candy for your child’s gingerbread house.     
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Dec 13th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
There will be NO Homework Center TODAY.
 
The band concert was wonderful!!  The beginning band did not sound like a beginning band!!  They were amazing.  :)
 
I sent home science camp statements to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  IF your child has not done any fundraising (either the gold or green group), you can submit your payment at any time.  The amount is $320.00.       
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending TOMORROW.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be TOMORROW.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/13/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
 
Math:  Complete both sides of the worksheet
 
Science:  No homework 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study ALL index cards in the Israel foldable (due TOMORROW)
 
*Israel test TOMORROW.
 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Dec 12th
Happy Wednesday,
 
There will be NO Homework Center TOMORROW.
 
There will be a band concert TONIGHT at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/12/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  
 
*Study for the organ system test TOMORROW.
 
 We learned a lot from our classmates during their organ system presentations.  Please study for the science test tomorrow.  Here is a basic list of what you will need to know:
-The main organs in each of the organ systems (You will be identifying the organ system from a list of some organs.)
-The main functions of each organ system.
-Vocabulary (definition/organ system): pathogen, antibody, tissue, glands, white blood cells, hormones, spinal cord, enzymes, kidneys, tendons, etc.
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study ALL index cards in the Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 11th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert TOMORROW, 12/12 at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/11/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  Complete worksheet
 
Science:  Study for the organ system test on Thursday
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 11th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert TOMORROW, 12/12 at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/11/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  Complete worksheet
 
Science:  Study for the organ system test on Thursday
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington