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 18 sec ago
Happy Tuesday,
Just a reminder that Mr. Gillie is still holding Homework Center on Tuesday and Thursday.
Has everyone turned in his/her elective form?
Today was the last day for students to check out books at the RHMS library.  All books need to be returned by May 30, 2019.  The library will be open at recess and lunch until the end of May.
Ms. Perris’ library books need to be returned by Friday, June 7.
I am including information about the Summer Reading Program at the Campbell Public Library.  See below.
Mr. Burbank and Ms. Gombis are looking for student WEB leaders for next year.  ALL students are welcome at the informational meetings.  
The Theatre Club is hosting RHMS’ Got Talent show.  The show will be from 6-8 ( possibly 7) on Friday, May 31.  There will be auditions after school till 4:30 On Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24.  Each talent should be no longer than 5 minutes.  Mr. Aguayo is the Theatre Club advisor, in case you have questions.
There will be no school on Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 5/21/19:
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Complete “Sketch” poem questions
 
Math:   A new packet was handed out today.  The first two pages are homework (p. 421 and 422).  There will be a quiz soon on nets.  
 

Science:  Students are working on science articles and group presentations on one aspect of weather and climate.

Social Studies:  Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) is on Friday, 5/24.  Use the Study Guide handed out in class today.  I will be bringing the chapter 7 test back to school before Friday.  Some of the questions on the chapter 7 test will also be on Friday’s final test.
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington/Mr. Gillie
 

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Grand Prize: Preseason 49er Game Day Experience
Registered Readers age 13+ who complete the program by July 31 will be entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize. 
  Additional Prizes
All Registered Readers who complete the program by July 31 will be eligible to win tickets for:
    • Children's Musical Theater "James and the Giant Peach"

    • 49ers Museum at Levi Stadium

    • Silicon Valley Shakespeare

    • Gilroy Gardens

  • Hiller Aviation Museum
Updated Mon, May 20th
Happy Monday,
Congratulations to our very own Beckett Wilder for making it to counties in Track and Field!  The county meet is tomorrow at Leigh High School.  Good luck, Beckett!
Tuesday is the last day for students to check out books at the RHMS library.  All books need to be returned by May 30, 2019.  The library will be open at recess and lunch until the end of May.
Ms. Perris’ library books need to be returned by Friday, June 7.
I am including information about the Summer Reading Program at the Campbell Public Library.  See below.
Mr. Burbank and Ms. Gombis are looking for student WEB leaders for next year.  ALL students are welcome at the informational meetings.  
The Theatre Club is hosting RHMS’ Got Talent show.  The show will be from 6-8 ( possibly 7) on Friday, May 31.  There will be auditions after school till 4:30 On Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24.  Each talent should be no longer than 5 minutes.  Mr. Aguayo is the Theatre Club advisor, in case you have questions.
There will be no school on Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 5/20/19:
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Finish figurative language worksheet.
 
Math:   No homework
 

Science:  No homework 

Social Studies:  Review Cornell notes (15 mins. maximum).  Greece, chapter 8 test will be on Friday, 5/24.
Have a great night.
 

Summer Reading 2019

It's Showtime at Your Library!

Summer Reading 2019 starts June 1

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Log Books for Summer Reading 2019 Beginning June 1!
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It’s Showtime at Your Library this summer. Meet a cast of furry creatures, enjoy the Battle of the Bands or see a funny show all for FREE at SCCLD Libraries. Summer is all about reading AND Learning. Preregister online (registration rewards available at your library beginning June 1, while supplies last). On June 1, begin logging books toward the community goal of 200,000 books READ together. Complete the program by July 31 to be eligible to win amazing prizes including:

Prize Drawings!

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Grand Prize: Preseason 49er Game Day Experience
Registered Readers age 13+ who complete the program by July 31 will be entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize. 
  Additional Prizes
All Registered Readers who complete the program by July 31 will be eligible to win tickets for:
    • Children's Musical Theater "James and the Giant Peach"

    • 49ers Museum at Levi Stadium

    • Silicon Valley Shakespeare

    • Gilroy Gardens

  • Hiller Aviation Museum

 

 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington/Mr. Gillie
Updated Mon, May 20th
Happy Friday,
The Theatre Club is hosting RHMS’ Got Talent show.  The show will be from 6-8 ( possibly 7) on Friday, May 31.  There will be auditions after school till 4:30 On Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 24.  Each talent should be no longer than 5 minutes.  Mr. Aguayo is the Theatre Club advisor, in case you have questions.
Has your elective form been turned in?  You can turn them in directly to the office.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT THE DATE ON THE FORM.
Is your child reading every night for 30 minutes?  Are they taking AR quizzes?
 
Did you watch the series finale of The Big Bang Theory?!  :)
 
There will be no school on Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 5/17/19:
Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  
Language Arts:  Complete idiom worksheets for Monday (should not take more than 15 minutes)
 
Math:   MODULE 14 - Complete as much as you can of the math packet as possible.  Bring the packet back on Monday.  Additionally, review the two graded packets that were given back yesterday and today in class.  At this point, it should all be review.  Math test on Tuesday, 5/21.

Science:  No homework 

Social Studies:  Greece, chapter 8 test will be coming soon!  Perhaps, as early as the end of next week!
Have a great weekend.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Sun, May 5th
Hello Parents,
Math SBAC testing begins TOMORROW.  For those students who did not complete the ELA CAT test, there will be other opportunities to do so.
****Food donations would be great at this point.  Goldfish, pretzels, granola bars, etc. are all good snacks.  Thank you in advance for your support!
The reminders for tomorrow are THE SAME:
1.  Bring AR book to school!
2.  Bring earbuds to school.  
3.  Students need to use the restroom during break, because unless it is an emergency, students will not be released from the classroom during the testing period (per recent administrative email).
4.  Students CANNOT use the Chromebooks once they are done with testing.  They can either READ or DRAW (principal prefers reading).  Please remind kids to bring their AR book to class every day during testing.
5.  There is absolutely NO talking when someone is testing.  
6.  Students need to stay in their seats during the testing period.
7.  Gum chewing allowed only for first 1/2 hour of each testing period.  Then, gum must be put in the wrapper and left on the desk.  Students will be given mints, etc. throughout the test.  
8.  Take your time, and try your best!  :)
Have a good night!
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington/Mr. Gillie
Updated Thu, May 2nd
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
I called into the classroom today and was able to speak to both groups of students.  They all seem to be doing well, which was nice to hear.  As far as tonight, I think that students need to rest up!!  I’m sure it was a long day for them with testing.  From what I have been told, students did a GREAT job with taking their time during the test.  ELA testing continues tomorrow.  Thank you to those students, who used part of their break, to help Ms. Harrington and Mr. Gillie set up the classroom for testing.  PLEASE tell your child that we expect the same great behavior tomorrow. 
***For math, please bring the packet back to school TOMORROW. 
****Food donations would be great at this point.  Students are still very hungry.  Goldfish, pretzels, granola bars, etc. are all good snacks.  Thank you in advance for your support!
The reminders for tomorrow are the same:
1.  Bring AR book to school!
2.  Bring earbuds to school.  
3.  Students need to use the restroom during break, because unless it is an emergency, students will not be released from the classroom during the testing period (per recent administrative email).
4.  Students CANNOT use the Chromebooks once they are done with testing.  They can either READ or DRAW (principal prefers reading).  Please remind kids to bring their AR book to class every day during testing.
5.  There is absolutely NO talking when someone is testing.  
6.  Students need to stay in their seats during the testing period.
7.  Gum chewing allowed only for first 1/2 hour of each testing period.  Then, gum must be put in the wrapper and left on the desk.  Students will be given mints, etc. throughout the test.  Both classrooms will also have Goldfish and granola bars, if needed.
8.  Take your time, and try your best!  :)
Have a good night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington/Mr. Gillie
Updated Wed, May 1st
Hello Parents,
Here are some reminders for SBAC testing tomorrow:
1.  Bring AR book to school!
2.  Bring earbuds to school.  
3.  Students need to use the restroom during break, because unless it is an emergency, students will not be released from the classroom during the testing period (per recent administrative email).
4.  NO ONE should be done with the ELA CAT 1 TOMORROW.  It should take AT LEAST 2 days.  Students need to read everything carefully and TAKE THEIR TIME.  Please remind students that I want them to use scratch paper for ELA testing.
5.  Students CANNOT use the Chromebooks once they are done with testing.  They can either READ or DRAW (principal prefers reading).  Please remind kids to bring their AR book to class every day during testing.
6.  There is absolutely NO talking when someone is testing.  
7.  Students need to stay in their seats during the testing period.
8.  Gum chewing allowed only for first 1/2 hour of each testing period.  Then, gum must be put in the wrapper and left on the desk.  Students will be given mints, etc. throughout the test.  Both classrooms will also have Goldfish and granola bars, if needed.
It’s only been a few days, but I really miss the kids.  Please reassure them that they’ve learned a lot this year and that they are ready for this test.  Make sure they get a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast in the morning.  Other than that, all they need to do is try their best! :)
Have a good night.
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Apr 30th
Happy Tuesday,
Grades were due at 4 pm today (progress reports).  I did not get a chance to grade the Greece tests or the packets yet.  I plan on tackling them toward the end of the week.
Another reminder to bring earbuds from home for SBAC testing (if your child has some at home.)  
ELA SBAC testing begins on THURSDAY.  The testing block is from 10:15 - 11:37 am on testing days.  Please put the following dates/times on your calendar:
 
Thursday, 5/2/19 — ELA CAT 
Friday, 5/3/19 — ELA CAT 
Monday, 5/6/19 — Math CAT
Tuesday, 5/7/19 — Math CAT
Thursday, 5/9/19 — ELA PT
Friday, 5/10/19 — ELA PT
Monday, 5/13/19 — Math PT
Tuesday, 5/14/19 — Math PT
 
Please do not schedule appointments (if it can be helped) during testing times.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 4/30/19:
 

Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  

Language Arts:  Review the writing genre worksheets, especially the section on figurative language.  KEEP THESE WORKSHEETS UNTIL TESTING IS COMPLETED.
 
Math:  One math worksheet went home tonight.  Make sure to bring it back TOMORROW. 
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great night.  If you have questions, you can email me or Mr. Gillie at GGillie [at] campbellusd.org.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Apr 29th
Hello Parents,
Surgery seemed to go well, although I will know more once I meet with the surgeon on Thursday.  I’ve heard from Mr. Gillie, and everything is going well in the classroom.  :)
Just a reminder about SBAC testing — it would be greatly appreciated if your child could bring ear buds from home (if they have them).  
 
ELA SBAC testing begins on THURSDAY.  The testing block is from 10:15 - 11:37 am on testing days.  Please put the following dates/times on your calendar:
 
Thursday, 5/2/19 — ELA CAT 
Friday, 5/3/19 — ELA CAT 
Monday, 5/6/19 — Math CAT
Tuesday, 5/7/19 — Math CAT
Thursday, 5/9/19 — ELA PT
Friday, 5/10/19 — ELA PT
Monday, 5/13/19 — Math PT
Tuesday, 5/14/19 — Math PT
 
Please do not schedule appointments (if it can be helped) during testing times.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 4/29/19:
 

Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  

Language Arts:  
 
*Learn the singular indefinite pronouns (Helpful hint:  Words with “one” are singular; words with “body” are singular; words with “thing” are singular.)  Examples of singular indefinite pronouns:  one, anyone, no one, someone, anybody, somebody, nobody, anything, something, everything, nothing . . .  
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Students are working on their Greek business cards in class.  Greek business card is due TOMORROW. 
Have a great night.  If you have questions, you can email Mr. Gillie at GGillie [at] campbellusd.org.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Apr 25th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
I got a wonderful send off from the kids, which really made my day.  Thank you to all of you, too, for the well wishes.  It means a lot to me.  I have told students that they are welcome to email me anytime. 
 
I wanted to let you know a few things.  I am leaving all of the Writer’s Faire entries with Miss Thompson, and she will make sure that they are delivered to the library.  Any student whose name is listed below is invited to attend the special reception on Wednesday, May 15 between 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Campbell Public Library.  Those students who have asterisks next to their names have more than one entry being submitted to the Faire.
 
Expect graded work to be coming home tomorrow.  I am taking the Greece tests and packets home with me to grade.  It may take me a bit of time to complete them, but I will enter scores into Powerschool from home  Miss Thompson will swing by my home, pick them up, and return them to school.  Please ask your child to hold onto the Greece test because some of the questions will be on the chapter 8 Greece test.
 
Where we are going with things:
 
Social Studies:
 
Students will be asked to create a Greek business card.  There will be an assignment sheet, along with a rubric.  Expect this assignment sometime next week.  I have given Mr. Gillie leeway as to how to teach chapter 8 of Greece.  As long as we are done with Greece by the end of the year, I am happy, although I would like to introduce students to the civilization of Rome.  Keep in mind that students will begin 7th grade social studies learning about Rome.
 
Reading/Literature:
 
Students will be finishing the book Jaguar.  Composition books have been scored up through today.  Mr. Gillie will finish reading the book to students.  Once completed, all students will be taking the AR quiz on the book.  I will be able to see the AR scores, and I will grade it based on the score received.  There will also be a final project in Jaguar, which will be completed during class time.  There is an assignment sheet that goes along with this project as well.  There will also be examples in the classroom for students to see.
 
Language Arts:
 
We will be reviewing for the SBAC test for the next few days.  Mr. Gillie will be passing out 3 worksheets on the different writing genres.  I want students to use these as a review, particularly before the SBAC Performance Task (PT).  The PT comes after the CAT.  In the PT, they ask students to read a few articles and answer some questions (short answer responses).  From those articles, they use the information to write either a narrative (story), informational essay, or an argumentative essay.  Students need to know the framework for each writing genre, and the worksheets will help with this.  
 
There will continue to be Homework Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
 
Campbell Union School District invites you to the 41st Annual Richard Ullmann.  The Faire will take place from May 13 - May 22, 2019 at the Campbell Public Library.  A special reception for all participants and their family and friends is on Wednesday, May 15 between 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the library.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Campbell Library.  Join us at 6:00 pm for welcoming remarks by Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, or come at any time to view the entries.
I will be submitting the following entries to the Writer’s Faire:
Argumentative essays:
Allyson Jezyk**
Denali Reilly**
Regan Steele**
Kenzo Williams
 
Narrative writing:
 
Madeline Crowley
Sinchana Holla
Allyson Jezyk**
Issac Martinez
Denali Reilly**
Snigdha Shenoy
Regan Steele**
Noella Thu
Bailey Wilcox
Informational writing:
 
Sinchana Holla**
Amber Lopez
Anjani Nabar
Denali Reilly**
As we get closer to SBAC testing, administration has asked us to pass on this message.  Students are allowed to bring earbuds from home (must plug into the computer).  You do not need to go out and purchase them if your child does not have any at home.  We will provide them here at school.
 
ELA SBAC testing begins on Thursday, 5/2/19.  The testing block is from 10:15 - 11:37 am on testing days.  Please put the following dates/times on your calendar:
 
Thursday, 5/2/19 — ELA CAT 
Friday, 5/3/19 — ELA CAT 
Monday, 5/6/19 — Math CAT
Tuesday, 5/7/19 — Math CAT
Thursday, 5/9/19 — ELA PT
Friday, 5/10/19 — ELA PT
Monday, 5/13/19 — Math PT
Tuesday, 5/14/19 — Math PT
 
Please do not schedule appointments (if it can be helped) during testing times.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 4/25/19:
 

Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  

Language Arts:  
 
*Learn the singular indefinite pronouns (Helpful hint:  Words with “one” are singular; words with “body” are singular; words with “thing” are singular.)  Examples of singular indefinite pronouns:  one, anyone, no one, someone, anybody, somebody, nobody, anything, something, everything, nothing . . .  
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great night.  I will keep in touch!  In the meantime, if you have questions, you can email Mr. Gillie at GGillie [at] campbellusd.org.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Apr 24th
Happy Wednesday,
 
There will continue to be Homework Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
 
Campbell Union School District invites you to the 41st Annual Richard Ullmann Writing Faire.  The Faire will take place from May 13 - May 22, 2019 at the Campbell Public Library.  A special reception for all participants and their family and friends is on Wednesday, May 15 between 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the library.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Campbell Library.  Join us at 6:00 pm for welcoming remarks by Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, or come at any time to view the entries.
I will be submitting the following entries to the Writer’s Faire:
Argumentative essays:
Allyson Jezyk**
Denali Reilly**
Regan Steele**
Kenzo Williams
 
Narrative writing:
 
Madeline Crowley
Sinchana Holla
Allyson Jezyk**
Issac Martinez
Denali Reilly**
Snigdha Shenoy
Regan Steele**
Noella Thu
Bailey Wilcox
Informational writing:
 
Sinchana Holla**
Amber Lopez
Anjani Nabar
Denali Reilly**
As we get closer to SBAC testing, administration has asked us to pass on this message.  Students are allowed to bring earbuds from home (must plug into the computer).  You do not need to go out and purchase them if your child does not have any at home.  We will provide them here at school.
 
SBAC testing is starting soon.  ELA testing begins first on Thursday, 5/2/19.  The testing block is from 10:15 - 11:37 am on testing days.  Please put the following dates/times on your calendar:
 
Thursday, 5/2/19 — ELA CAT 
Friday, 5/3/19 — ELA CAT 
Monday, 5/6/19 — Math CAT
Tuesday, 5/7/19 — Math CAT
Thursday, 5/9/19 — ELA PT
Friday, 5/10/19 — ELA PT
Monday, 5/13/19 — Math PT
Tuesday, 5/14/19 — Math PT
 
Please do not schedule appointments (if it can be helped) during testing times.
For all the latest Rolling Hills news, you can go to https://rollinghills.campbellusd.org.
Homework for 4/24/19:
 

Reading/Literature:  READ 30 minutes every night including weekends!  

Language Arts:  
 
*Learn the singular indefinite pronouns (Helpful hint:  Words with “one” are singular; words with “body” are singular; words with “thing” are singular.)  Examples of singular indefinite pronouns:  one, anyone, no one, someone, anybody, somebody, nobody, anything, something, everything, nothing . . .  
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Chapter 7 test on Greece TOMORROW.  Pink packet due TOMORROW. 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington