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 Thu, Nov 16th

Happy Rainy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,

Homework Center will end early today - 4 pm!
Regarding the short story packets:  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.  Writer’s Fair stories are due back by Thursday, November 30.   
 
The end of the trimester is TOMORROW.  Thanksgiving break is NEXT WEEK —  November 20-24.  We will return to school on Monday, November 27.
 
Magic the Gathering club will be meeting in room B-1 on Monday, November 27.  All students are welcome.  There is no cost to participate in this club.  The club is scheduled to meet twice a month.  A reminder that if your child is struggling with math, they should be in Mrs. Donovan’s room for homework help on Mondays!  
 
The musical production of Annie will be performed at RHMS on Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2.  They always do a great job with the school play — I hope that everyone can attend!  You can purchase your tickets at  www.Seatyourself.biz/campbellusd.
 
Announcements:
 
1.  The annual Color Run will be held TOMORROW, November 17 directly after school until approximately 4 pm.  The cost is $5.00.  They are suggesting that students wear white!  The first 200 students will receive sunglasses.  

 

2.  If you did not make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool

3.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
5.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/16/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  Review grammar worksheet for grammar quiz TOMORROW

Language Arts (Chen only):  Please sign your child’s reading log.
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework.  Students are currently working on their map of Egypt.  The final exam for Egypt will be given before we leave for winter break.  
 
Math (All):  No homework
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20-30 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 
Have a great night.  
 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

Happy Wednesday,

Join CIA for the FIRST EVER TURKEY TROT at Rolling Hills Middle School!  See attached flyer below.

It looks like we will have 1 more high school tutor in our Homework Center!     
 
Regarding the short story packets:  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.  Writer’s Fair stories are due back by Thursday, November 30.   
 
The end of the trimester is Friday, November 17.  Thanksgiving break is from November 20-24.  We will return to school on Monday, November 27.
 
Magic the Gathering club will be meeting in room B-1 on Monday, November 27.  All students are welcome.  There is no cost to participate in this club.  The club is scheduled to meet twice a month.  A reminder that if your child is struggling with math, they should be in Mrs. Donovan’s room for homework help on Mondays!  
 
The musical production of Annie will be performed at RHMS on Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2.  They always do a great job with the school play — I hope that everyone can attend!
 
Announcements:
 
1.  The annual Color Run will be held on Friday, November 17 directly after school until approximately 4 pm.  The cost is $5.00.  They are suggesting that students wear white!  The first 200 students will receive sunglasses.  

 

2.  If you did not make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool

3.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
5.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/15/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  

*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/17
 
***If your child received a score of 11 or below on the figurative language quiz, he/she may retake the quiz tomorrow during lunch.  All quizzes were returned to students yesterday.
Language Arts (Chen only):  Please sign your child’s reading log.
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework.  We are continuing our unit on ancient Egypt.  The final exam for Egypt will be given before we leave for winter break.
 
Math (All):  Practice test.  Unit 2 test TOMORROW.
 
Science (All):  See Google classroom.  Due TOMORROW.  Topic:  Why do we have seasons?  Slide presentation or written presentation.
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20-30 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 
Have a great night.  
 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

Updated Tue, Nov 14th

Happy Tuesday,

Thank you to Mrs. Andersen (Owen’s mom) and Mrs. Schneider (Raiff’s mom) for coming into our classrooms for Project Cornerstone.  They are graciously volunteering their time to help our students, and we really appreciate it.
I am fortunate to now have 4 tutors in Tuesday’s Homework Center — 2 are stellar high school sophomores and the others are exceptional 8th grade students from RHMS.  They are here to help students in all subjects, including math and English.  On Thursdays, I will have the two 8th grade tutors to help out in Homework Center.      
 
Regarding the short story packets:  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.  Writer’s Fair stories are due back by Thursday, November 30.   
 
The end of the trimester is Friday, November 17.  Thanksgiving break is from November 20-24.  We will return to school on Monday, November 27.
 
Magic the Gathering club will be meeting in room B-1 on Monday, November 27.  All students are welcome.  There is no cost to participate in this club.  The club is scheduled to meet twice a month.  A reminder that if your child is struggling with math, they should be in Mrs. Donovan’s room for homework help on Mondays!  
 
The musical production of Annie will be performed at RHMS on Thursday, November 30 - Saturday, December 2.  They always do a great job with the school play — I hope that everyone can attend!
 
Announcements:
 
1.  The annual Color Run will be held on Friday, November 17 directly after school until approximately 4 pm.  The cost is $5.00.  They are suggesting that students wear white!  The first 200 students will receive sunglasses.  

 

2.  If you did not make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool

3.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
5.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/14/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  

*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/17
Language Arts (Chen only):  Please sign your child’s reading log.
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework.  We are continuing our unit on ancient Egypt.  The final exam for Egypt will be given before we leave for winter break.
 
Math (All):  Page 137-139 (all odd)
 
Science (All):  See Google classroom.  Due Thursday, November 16.  Topic:  Why do we have seasons?  Work with a partner on this assignment (optional for tonight) — will work on in class tomorrow. 
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20-30 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 
Have a great night.  
 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

Updated Mon, Nov 13th

Happy Monday,

Thank you to those who sold (and purchased) ChicoBags.  Your support is greatly appreciated.
Regarding the short story packets:  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.  Writer’s Fair stories are due back by Thursday, November 30.   
 
The end of the trimester is Friday, November 17.  Thanksgiving break is from November 20-24.  We will return to school on Monday, November 27.
 
Announcements:
 
1.  The annual Color Run will be held on Friday, November 17 directly after school.  The cost is $5.00.  They are suggesting that students wear white!  

 

2.  If you have not been able to make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool

3.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
5.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/13/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  

*Review grammar worksheet
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/17
Language Arts (Chen only):  Please sign your child’s reading log.
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework
 
Math (All):  Page 133 & 134, #3-8
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20-30 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 
Have a great night.  
 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

Updated Thu, Nov 9th

Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,

All orders/money for the ChicoBag fundraiser due on MONDAY, 11/13.
The following students will be participating in the first part of our RHMS Spelling Bee:
Raiff Schneider
Manav Guruswami
Nikash Shanbhag
Issiac Khan
Brooklynn Amino
Victor Lin
Bennett Nghiem
Jenny Kim 
Vaibhav Jagannathan
Aarushi Kulkarni
Nisitha Kakulapati
Rachel Kang
Brock Kupras
Asad Khan
Matt Etzel
Jacey Simpson 
Angela Zhao
Alyssa Bumbaca
Roan Hannagan
Faith Gonia
The scores for all of the short stories have been entered into Powerschool.  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.  Writer’s Fair stories are due back by Thursday, November 30.   
 
A reminder that there will be no school TOMORROW in observance of Veteran’s Day.  The end of the trimester is Friday, November 17.
 
Announcements:
 
1.  The annual Color Run will be held on Friday, November 17 directly after school.  The cost is $5.00.  They are suggesting that students wear white!  

 

2.  If you have not been able to make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool

3.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
5.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/9/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  Figurative Language quiz has been rescheduled to next Monday, 11/13.

Language Arts (Chen only):  
 
*Unit 3, exercise 2.  
*Please sign your child’s reading log.
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework
 
Math (All):  No homework
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20-30 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 
Have a great weekend.  
 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

chico bag order form.pdf

Updated Mon, Nov 6th

Happy Monday,

 
Some graded work was sent home today (green group).  Please make sure to ask your child for it.
 
The majority of short stories have been scored and are in Powerschool.  The remainder will be in Powerschool tomorrow.  If your child’s packet says, “Writer’s Fair”, they will need to make some corrections and resubmit a clean copy to me.  I will need to have the original packet back as well.  The clean copy should not be stapled together.   
 
A reminder that there will be no school on Friday, 11/10 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  The end of the trimester is Friday, November 17.
 
Announcements:

1.  We would really appreciate your support with our new fundraiser, ChicoBag!!  This fundraiser will end on NOVEMBER 13.  The fundraiser is to help support this year’s science camp trip!!  I am attaching a PDF of the brochure.
 
2.  The 2nd Annual WEB Team Scavenger Hunt is Wednesday, November 8 from 2:07-3:40 pm.  ALL 5th and 6th graders are welcome!  There is no cost for this event.  I have some permission slips (green) in my classroom.  Permission slips can also be found in Ms. Gombis’ room and in the office.  I hope that our students will be there — it’s a great experience for our kids! 
3.  If you have not been able to make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool
 
4.  A note from the CIA:  We’ll be collecting Halloween candy through Thursday, Nov. 9th for Operation Gratitude to say THANK YOU to all who serve our country and their families.   Please turn in all candy to your 1st period classes.  
 
5.  Mrs. Donovan’s homework center meets on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
6.  Miss Perris’ homework center meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15/4:30 pm.
 
7.  Mr. Chen’s homework center meets on Tuesday through Friday after school.
Homework for 11/6/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only):  Figurative Language quiz on Thursday, 11/9.

Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework
 
Math (All):  Page 122, 123, 124 #6, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26.  Math quiz on Thursday, 11/9.
 
Science (All):  Quiz on Thursday, 11/9.
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  

Please read 20 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.  

 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

chico bag order form.pdf

Updated Thu, Nov 2nd
Hello Parents,
 
We would really appreciate your support with our new fundraiser, ChicoBag!!  If your child did not bring home a fundraising brochure, but you would like to do some fundraising, please ask your child to see me.  I will give them a packet.  This fundraiser will end on NOVEMBER 13.  The fundraiser is to help support this year’s science camp trip!!
 
The 2nd Annual WEB Team Scavenger Hunt is Wednesday, November 8 from 2:07-3:30 pm.  ALL 5th and 6th graders are welcome!  There is no cost for this event.  I have some permission slips (green) in my classroom.  Permission slips can also be found in Ms. Gombis’ room and in the office.  I hope that our students will be there — it’s a great experience for our kids! 
 
ELA iReady reports were given to both of my classes (some will be given out at conferences.)  Please make sure to ask your student for the report.
If you have not been able to make it to the Book Fair here on campus, you can purchase books on this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool
A note from the CIA:  We’ll be collecting Halloween candy through Thursday, Nov. 9th for Operation Gratitude to say THANK YOU to all who serve our country and their families.   Please turn in all candy to your 1st period classes.  
 
Students need to be reading EVERY NIGHT (all classes).  The trimester ends on November 17 (two weeks)!!
 
The conference schedule is shown below.
 
Have a great night.  
 
Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

17 18 BELL SCHEDULE CONF WEEK.pdf

Updated Wed, Nov 1st
Hello Parents,
 
ELA iReady reports were given to both of my classes (some will be given out at conferences.)
A reminder that the Book Fair is being held in the library all week.  An additional reminder that TONIGHT is Books and Brauts!  Come on out, have something to eat, and shop at the Book Fair.  It’s always a lot of fun.  :)
 
For anyone who cannot make it to the Book Fair here on campus:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollinghillsmiddleschool
A note from the CIA:  We’ll be collecting Halloween candy through Thursday, Nov. 9th for Operation Gratitude to say THANK YOU to all who serve our country and their families.   Please turn in all candy to your 1st period classes.  
 
We are starting a new fundraiser TODAY — ChicoBag!!  If your child did not bring home a fundraising brochure, but you would like to do some fundraising, please ask your child to see me.  I will give them a packet.  This fundraiser will end on NOVEMBER 13.  The fundraiser is to help support this year’s science camp trip!!
Students need to be reading EVERY NIGHT (all classes).  The trimester ends on November 17!!
 
The conference schedule is shown below.
 
Have a great night.  
 
Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

17 18 BELL SCHEDULE CONF WEEK.pdf

Updated Mon, Oct 30th
Hello Parents,
Please see the conference schedule below.  Students will be dismissed every day this week at 1:07 pm.  For today, conferences will be in Mrs. Donovan’s room - room B6.  Conferences will be held in room B-1 for the remainder of the week.
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day for BOX TOPS!!
I plan on bringing in a few Halloween treats for tomorrow.  :)  It’s fine if your child would like to bring in a treat.  Please have them drop things off in my room before the start of school.  No pressure!!
Remember that costumes need to be school appropriate.  Absolutely NO weapons of any kind (plastic, rubber, etc.) 
Students need to be reading EVERY NIGHT.  The trimester ends on November 17!!
 
Have a great night.
Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen

17 18 BELL SCHEDULE CONF WEEK.pdf

Updated Fri, Oct 20th

Happy Friday,

Since we are off to camp next week, the only homework for this weekend will be to pack for camp, rest up, and do a little reading!!  
 
As far as packing, make sure to label ALL bags, suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks, etc. with your child’s name.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.  You can use a piece of masking tape and write your child’s name on it.  When students arrive at the gym, they are to report to their core teacher.  Make sure that if your child is bringing any type of medication to camp that they turn it in to their teacher.  Students are NOT allowed to transport medication to and from camp.
 
At some point, a large truck will arrive to pick up all of the student’s belongings.  EVERYTHING (with the exception of your child’s daypack/backpack) is tossed onto this truck.  Once the truck arrives at camp, students will be responsible for retrieving their items.  
 
Students need to keep their backpacks with them on the bus because they should have their bag lunch inside the backpack.  
 
After that, the bus will pick us up and take us to camp.
 
Reminders:
 
*Bring a bag lunch for Monday
*Bring a swimsuit/trunks/shorts
*Bring a water bottle
*Bring 2 towels
 
**Put all medication into a large baggie with your child’s name written on it.  Make sure to have the medication in the original packaging. 
 
Please make sure that you have someone to pick up your child at NOON on Thursday, 10/26.  And, let your child know who will be picking them up.
 
This is the first time for many students to be away from home.  Please know that they will be well cared for by all of us.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.  
 
Have a great weekend.  :) 
 
Miss Perris/Ms. Donovan/Mr. Chen