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, Jun 2nd

Happy Friday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  Ms. Garcia and I are in the process of planning an end-of-the-year party.  More news will be sent out next week.  :)
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is on Wednesday, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/2/17:
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Chapter 9 Rome test will be on Friday, June 9th.  We will read chapter 10, but it will not be tested.  In 7th grade, students will start their year in social studies working on Rome.
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Thu, Jun 1st
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  Ms. Garcia and I are in the process of planning an end-of-the-year party.  More news will be sent out next week.  :)
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is on Wednesday, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/1/17:
 
Language Arts:  Work on Jaguar composition book due TOMORROW (gold group only)
 
Social Studies:  
*Complete Section 2 vocabulary.  Remember to label the paper, number the words, and sketch a picture for each word.
**Rome map due TOMORROW.
Chapter 9 Rome test will be on Friday, June 9th.  We will read chapter 10, but it will not be tested.  In 7th grade, students will start their year in social studies working on Rome.
Math:   No homework
Science:  Study the parts of a microscope for the QUIZ TOMORROW.
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

****Green group students need to bring a bag to school tomorrow because they will be cleaning out their lockers. 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Wed, May 31st
Happy Wednesday,
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/31/17:
 
Language Arts:  Work on Jaguar composition books due Friday, 6/2 (gold group only)
 
Social Studies:  Rome map due Friday, 6/2.
Math:   Complete math worksheets
Science:  No homework 
 

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Tue, May 30th
Happy Tuesday,
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/30/17:
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Argumentative essay and packet TOMORROW.  Students were given an opportunity to put their packet together in class today.
 
**Work on Jaguar composition books due Friday, 6/2 (gold group only)
 
Social Studies:  
***For those students in AVID during 6th period, they will need to read Chapter 9, Section 1 tonight for homework.  Additionally, they will need to complete Section 1 vocabulary.  Remember to label the paper, number the words, and sketch a picture for each word.
**Rome map due Friday, 6/2.
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework 
 

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Fri, May 26th
Happy Friday,
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/26/17:
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Argumentative essay and packet due Wednesday, 5/31.
 
**Work on Jaguar composition books due Friday, 6/2 (gold group only)
 
Social Studies:  Rome map due Friday, 6/2.
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework 
 

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Wed, May 24th
Happy Wednesday,
 
A 7th grade Course Request Form was sent home with every student.  Please take a minute to fill it out and return it to school as soon as possible.  Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.  ALL FORMS MUST HAVE A STUDENT ID NUMBER AND A SIGNATURE/DATE FROM A PARENT.
The Campbell Union School District's 39th Annual Writer’s Faire reception is TONIGHT at 6:30 pm.  Congratulations go to the following students:
 
Collin Bradshaw
Zoey Campbell
Evan Griffith
Rachel Griffith
Natalie Hand
Vivian Mitchell (2 entries)
Insiya Neemuchwala
Ryan Northsea (2 entries)
Kallie Sommers
Emma Taddeo
Nathan Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Chantel Tran
Sarah Vonschriltz
 
I apologize to Insiya Neemuchwala whose name autocorrects every time!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/24/17:
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  
***Study for the Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) TOMORROW.  Greece packet is due TOMORROW. 
 
Math:   Placement Exam will be tomorrow.
Science:  
 
Our earth science class will be viewing a documentary this week.
 
I had the fortunate experience to have caught this documentary while it was broadcasted new several years ago on the ABC station. I found it riveting and swore to myself that I would find a copy and show it in my earth science classes during our study of earth's resources and alternative energy. I have shown this film in past years and found that my students had similar reactions. The discussions that ensued were invaluable and allowed for real critical examinations on the part of my students.
 
This Documentary is a 'What if' synopsis of what will happen to our planet if we continue to use energy in unwise ways. While the documentary is riveting, it deals with some very concerning and intense topics such as global warming, overpopulation, and pollution. The documentary is also not rated. I feel strongly that all of your children are mature enough to view and participate in the in-depth discussion and follow-up activities for this film. I am attaching a link to the ABC website with a preview of the film for your information. 
 
If you have a concern about your child viewing this film in science class, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will provide an alternative activity for your child. This film is slated to be shown in room B-4 possibly on Tuesday, and for sure, on Wednesday this week 5/23 and 5/24.
 
Thank you for your consideration of this film. I encourage you to view the film yourself. The discussion you can have with your very passionate children will be invaluable.
 
--Jill Garcia

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Tue, May 23rd
Happy Tuesday,
 
As I’ve been advertising, Miss Thompson and I are in charge of Exhibition, which takes place this Thursday, May 25.  I will be out of the classroom all day, although I will be right across the hallway in the teacher’s lounge, so I can check up on students.  We need help setting up for Exhibition on Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm till about 3:30 pm.  Students will be working in the gym and in the teacher’s lounge.  Please let me know if your child is able to help.  I have sent home some orange permission slips to those students who said that they would like to help.  If you prefer to email me, that is fine too.  As always, thank you for the support.
 
The Campbell Union School District's 39th Annual Writer’s Faire begins today.  The Faire will take place at the Campbell Public Library.  There will be a reception for those students whose work will be entered in the Faire.  The reception is on Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:30 pm.  All students, however, are welcome to attend.  Congratulations go to the following students:
 
Collin Bradshaw
Zoey Campbell
Evan Griffith
Rachel Griffith
Natalie Hand
Vivian Mitchell (2 entries)
Insiya Neemuchwala
Ryan Northsea (2 entries)
Kallie Sommers
Emma Taddeo
Nathan Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Chantel Tran
Sarah Vonschriltz
 
I apologize to Insiya Neemuchwala whose name autocorrects every time!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/23/17:
 
Language Arts:  No homework.  Students were given another opportunity to work on their argumentative essays in class today.
 
Social Studies:  
***Study for the Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) on Thursday, May 25.  Greece packet is due at that time.  Students were given time in class today to put their packet together. 
 
Math:   Placement Exam will be on Thursday, May 25.
Science:  
 
Our earth science class will be viewing a documentary this week.
 
I had the fortunate experience to have caught this documentary while it was broadcasted new several years ago on the ABC station. I found it riveting and swore to myself that I would find a copy and show it in my earth science classes during our study of earth's resources and alternative energy. I have shown this film in past years and found that my students had similar reactions. The discussions that ensued were invaluable and allowed for real critical examinations on the part of my students.
 
This Documentary is a 'What if' synopsis of what will happen to our planet if we continue to use energy in unwise ways. While the documentary is riveting, it deals with some very concerning and intense topics such as global warming, overpopulation, and pollution. The documentary is also not rated. I feel strongly that all of your children are mature enough to view and participate in the in-depth discussion and follow-up activities for this film. I am attaching a link to the ABC website with a preview of the film for your information. 
 
If you have a concern about your child viewing this film in science class, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will provide an alternative activity for your child. This film is slated to be shown in room B-4 possibly on Tuesday, and for sure, on Wednesday this week 5/23 and 5/24.
 
Thank you for your consideration of this film. I encourage you to view the film yourself. The discussion you can have with your very passionate children will be invaluable.
 
--Jill Garcia

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Mon, May 22nd

Happy Monday,

As I’ve been advertising, Miss Thompson and I are in charge of Exhibition, which takes place this Thursday, May 25.  I will be out of the classroom all day, although I will be right across the hallway in the teacher’s lounge, so I can check up on students.  We need help setting up for Exhibition on Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm till about 3:30 pm.  Students will be working in the gym and in the teacher’s lounge.  Please let me know if your child is able to help.  I have sent home some orange permission slips to those students who said that they would like to help.  If you prefer to email me, that is fine too.  As always, thank you for the support.
 
The Campbell Union School District's 39th Annual Writer’s Faire begins today.  The Faire will take place at the Campbell Public Library.  There will be a reception for those students whose work will be entered in the Faire.  The reception is on Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:30 pm.  All students, however, are welcome to attend.  Congratulations go to the following students:
 
Collin Bradshaw
Zoey Campbell
Evan Griffith
Rachel Griffith
Natalie Hand
Vivian Mitchell (2 entries)
Insiya Neemuchwala
Ryan Northsea (2 entries)
Kallie Sommers
Emma Taddeo
Nathan Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Chantel Tran
Sarah Vonschriltz
 
I apologize to Insiya Neemuchwala whose name autocorrects every time!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/22/17:
 
Language Arts:  Complete Scholastic News magazine.  It will count as an assessment grade - 10 points  (GOLD group only)
 
Social Studies:  
*Complete section 4 Cornell notes summary
*Complete section 4 vocabulary
**Students need to hold onto the Chapter 7 test!!  Questions from the chapter 7 test will be on the chapters 7/ 8 test this week.
***Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) will be on Thursday, May 25.  Greece packet is due at that time.  
 
Math:   Placement Exam will be on Thursday, May 25.
Science:  
 
Our earth science class will be viewing a documentary this week.
 
I had the fortunate experience to have caught this documentary while it was broadcasted new several years ago on the ABC station. I found it riveting and swore to myself that I would find a copy and show it in my earth science classes during our study of earth's resources and alternative energy. I have shown this film in past years and found that my students had similar reactions. The discussions that ensued were invaluable and allowed for real critical examinations on the part of my students.
 
This Documentary is a 'What if' synopsis of what will happen to our planet if we continue to use energy in unwise ways. While the documentary is riveting, it deals with some very concerning and intense topics such as global warming, overpopulation, and pollution. The documentary is also not rated. I feel strongly that all of your children are mature enough to view and participate in the in-depth discussion and follow-up activities for this film. I am attaching a link to the ABC website with a preview of the film for your information. 
 
If you have a concern about your child viewing this film in science class, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will provide an alternative activity for your child. This film is slated to be shown in room B-4 possibly on Tuesday, and for sure, on Wednesday this week 5/23 and 5/24.
 
Thank you for your consideration of this film. I encourage you to view the film yourself. The discussion you can have with your very passionate children will be invaluable.
 
--Jill Garcia

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Thu, May 18th

Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,

The Campbell Union School District's 39th Annual Writer’s Faire is coming up soon.  The Faire will take place at the Campbell Public Library from May 22 - May 31, 2017.  There will be a reception for those students whose work will be entered in the Faire.  The reception is on Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:30 pm.  All students, however, are welcome to attend.  Congratulations go to the following students:
 
Collin Bradshaw
Zoey Campbell
Evan Griffith
Rachel Griffith
Natalie Hand
Vivian Mitchell (2 entries)
Inside Neemuchwala
Ryan Northsea (2 entries)
Kallie Sommers
Emma Taddeo
Nathan Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Chantel Tran
Sarah Vonschriltz
There will be a Parent University class on Saturday, May 20th.  A flyer was sent out in a different email.
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/18/17:
 
Language Arts:  Work on your composition book for Jaguar - DUE TOMORROW.  ASSESSMENT GRADE APPLIES TO BOOK.
 
Social Studies:  Students were given back their pink packet for chapter 7, along with the chapter 7 test.  Students need to hold onto the test!!  Questions from the chapter 7 test will be on the chapters 7/ 8 test next week.
**Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) will most likely be next Thursday, May 25.  Students should begin studying their Greece packet.
 
Math:   Geometric Terms Project and Geometric Dome - BOTH DUE TOMORROW
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia

Updated Wed, May 17th

Happy Wednesday,

The Campbell Union School District's 39th Annual Writer’s Faire is coming up soon.  The Faire will take place at the Campbell Public Library from May 22 - May 31, 2017.  There will be a reception for those students whose work will be entered in the Faire.  The reception is on Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:30 pm.  All students, however, are welcome to attend.  Congratulations go to the following students:
 
Collin Bradshaw
Zoey Campbell
Evan Griffith
Rachel Griffith
Natalie Hand
Vivian Mitchell (2 entries)
Inside Neemuchwala
Ryan Northsea (2 entries)
Kallie Sommers
Emma Taddeo
Nathan Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Chantel Tran
Sarah Vonschriltz
7th grade teachers are looking for parent volunteers to help with Renaissance Day on Friday, May 19.  Please click on the link if you are interested.  Thanks for your support.  http://signup.com/go/ePH7gV
 
There will be a Parent University class on Saturday, May 20th.  A flyer was sent out in a different email.
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 5/17/17:
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Students were given back their pink packet for chapter 7, along with the chapter 7 test.  Students need to hold onto the test!!  Questions from the chapter 7 test will be on the chapters 7/ 8 test next week.
*Complete Section 3 Cornell notes summary
**Greece final test (chapters 7 and 8) will most likely be next Thursday, May 25.  Students should begin studying their Greece packet.
 
Math:   Geometric Terms Project
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature: 

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

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/Ms. Garcia