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 Tue, Aug 28th

Hello Parents,

We hope everyone is doing well!!  Students are adjusting well to their new classrooms.
A reminder — if your child is in Ms. Perris’ 1st period class, then they are her “core” class (“gold” group); if your child is in Ms. Harrington’s 1st period class, then they are her “core” class (“green” group).
Important information for both groups:
1.  Students received their student I.D. today!  Picture Make-Ups are on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (if necessary).  Your child needs to keep their I.D. on them!!  They can put it in a pocket in either their binder or backpack.  They will need an I.D. to check out a book from the library, obtain entrance into a school activity, etc. 
2.  Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 5.  This is a night for parents only.  Classrooms are open at 6:30 pm.  The evening will end at 8:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing all of you.  Remember that our doors are always open, so feel free to stop by anytime.
3.  We will be attending science camp from Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to Friday, January 18, 2018.
4.  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. 
5.  Regarding cell phones — there is a “door to door” policy where students are not allowed to use their cell phones while inside the school gates.  Cell phones should be turned off (not just on vibrate) and placed in the student’s backpack, while on campus.  Thank you for your support with this.  If your child needs to use the telephone during the day, they are welcome to use one of the classroom phones.
6.  If your student has not returned pg. 1 of the Parent Handbook, please do so as soon as possible.
7.  Make sure your child has given you the green sheet, which includes the list of classroom supplies.  THANK YOU for the donations that have come into the classroom.  We really appreciate your support.
Homework for 8/28/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night.  All students have a book at this time.  If your child tells you that they do not have an AR book, please have them come see me ASAP.
***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:  A Private Pause (6 paragraph letter) is due TOMORROW.  This letter needs to be typed.  Make sure to attach the parent questionnaire to the back of the letter.  I am going to attach a copy of a friendly letter template, in case your child is struggling with the format.    
Review the grammar worksheet for Monday and Tuesday (5 mins. only)
Grammar Quiz #1 is on Friday, 8/31.  The quiz comes directly from the grammar worksheet.
Students should begin thinking about what classroom job they want to apply for — I’ll be teaching them how to fill out an application in class TOMORROW.  Students will work on a draft of the application (in pencil) in class.  They will be given a 2nd blank application (final copy) that they will need to fill out in black or blue ink.
Math:  Math workbook CA17, problems #1-9 and CA18, problem #17
Science:  Have your child share his/her Google adventure with you!
Social Studies:  Study the landform grid (10 mins.)  There will be a landform quiz on Friday, 8/31.  It will be a “matching” quiz, meaning matching the landform to its definition.  If I don’t think students are ready for it on Friday, I will postpone it until next week.
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Aug 28th

Hello Parents,

It looks like many of you have received the test email.  Thank you for replying.  I apologize in advance for the length of this email.  Most Homework Emails will not be quite so long!
This year, Ms. Kathy Harrington and I are teaming up!  Yay!  It’s been a nice start to the new year.  We have two wonderful groups of students.  :)
If your child is in my 1st period classroom, then I am considered their “core” teacher.  This group will be referred to as the “gold” group.  If your child is in Ms. Harrington’s 1st period class, then she is their “core” teacher.  This group will be referred to as the “green” group.  There is really no difference between the two groups; it is set up this way for attendance purposes only.  I will teach your child Language Arts, Reading/Literature, and social studies.  Ms. Harrington will teach your child math, science, and P.E.
Important information for both groups:
1.  Picture Day is TOMORROW.  These will be individual pictures.  Students will be given a student ID card tomorrow as well.  Make sure to either return the picture form/envelope, or you may also purchase pictures online.  
2.  Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 5.  This is a night for parents only.  Classrooms are open at 6:30 pm.  The evening will end at 8:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing all of you.  Remember that our doors are always open, so feel free to stop by anytime.
3.  We will be attending science camp in January 2019.  More information will be sent home.
4.  Flower Power Fundraiser - This is our first fundraiser for science camp!  Information was sent home with students today.  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. 
5.  Regarding cell phones — there is a “door to door” policy where students are not allowed to use their cell phones while inside the school gates.  Cell phones should be turned off (not just on vibrate) and placed in the student’s backpack, while on campus.  Thank you for your support with this.  If your child needs to use the telephone during the day, they are welcome to use one of the classroom phones.
6.  If your student has not returned pg. 1 of the Parent Handbook, please do so as soon as possible.
7.  Make sure your child has given you the green sheet, which includes the list of classroom supplies.  THANK YOU for the donations that have come into the classroom.  We really appreciate your support.
Homework for 8/27/18:
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night.  ALL students need to have an AR book in class TOMORROW.  Students have been given time in class to look for a book.  I have a fairly extensive library here in the classroom.  ***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:  A Private Pause (6 paragraph letter) is due Wednesday, 8/29.  The letter needs to be typed.  All students have assured me that they have access to a computer at home.  If this is not the case, please let me know.  CUSD will be piloting a computer take-home program, but that will not start until sometime in November.  Make sure to attach the parent questionnaire to the back of the letter.
Grammar Quiz #1 is on Friday, 8/31.  The information comes directly from the grammar review sheet (sheet with the days of the week on it).
Students should begin thinking about what classroom job they want to apply for — I’ll be teaching them how to fill out an application. 
Math:  Share math workbook with parents
Science:  Look over the Flower Power science camp fundraiser handouts.
Social Studies:  The landform grid is NOT homework.  Students will be given an opportunity to work on it in class TOMORROW.  There will be a landform quiz on Friday, 8/31.  It will be a “matching” quiz, meaning matching the landform to its definition.  If I don’t think students are ready for it on Friday, I will postpone it until next week.
I think that is it at this point.  We are really looking forward to a great school year!  
Have a great night. 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Jun 13th

Dear Parents,

Well, one more year down!  Your children are officially 7th graders!!  It was a fun day today -- signing of yearbooks, opening of time capsules, gobbling of candy, singing Happy Birthday many, many times . . .  Hopefully, students will look back on this year with fondness.  I know that I will.  You have amazing children, and I will miss them a lot!! 
As I told the kids, my doors is always open to them (and to you) if you need me!  I appreciate ALL of the support you have given to me throughout the school year!!  I couldn't have done it without you.
As far as what your child can do during the summer — you know what I am going to say — READ!  Rest, relax, have fun, be a kid, and READ.  Hopefully, all students can carve out 30 minutes a day to do some reading.
A special thank you to Mrs. Andersen (Owen’s mom) and Mrs. Schneider (Raiff’s mom) for coming into our classrooms as our Project Cornerstone volunteers.  We really appreciated their time and the valuable lessons that they taught throughout the year. 
Another special thank you to Mrs. Mantelli  (Diego's mom) for baby-sitting our classroom plants this summer.  Diego will be helping his mom which I really appreciate.  And, a special thank you to Nisitha (and her mom) for helping me keep the classroom plants alive during the school year!  :)  
I hope you all have a relaxing and restful summer.  Enjoy your children!  Time goes by way too fast.  Before you know it, it will be August and back to school!!
Best wishes,
Miss Perris
Updated Tue, Jun 12th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I am still missing MANY classroom books, including:
 
Jaguar (hard cover)
Series of Unfortunate Events #6, #11, and #12
Boxcar Children #3, #13
The House of Hades (student said they have it at home)
Unwanted
 
PLEASE, PLEASE look for these books at home.
 
Thanks so much.
 
 
Miss Perris
Updated Mon, Jun 11th
Happy Monday,
 
Unfortunately, I still have many 0's in my grade book (particularly in social studies).  Students were all aware that today was the last day to get in any missing work, but most did not take advantage of it.  Additionally, there are several students who did not reach their AR goal (even with the inclusion of the Jaguar quiz).  Overall grades still look good, which is probably what most students look at when deciding whether or not to complete work.
 
Additionally, I am still missing MANY classroom books, including:
 
Jaguar (hard cover)
Series of Unfortunate Events #6, #11, and #12
Boxcar Children #3, #13
The House of Hades (student said they have it at home)
Unwanted
 
PLEASE, PLEASE look for these books at home.
 
Thanks so much.
 
 
Miss Perris
Updated Fri, Jun 8th
Happy Friday,
 
Today was a fun day at the park.  I think everyone had a good time.  Thank you to all of our parents for helping to make this happen.  As with most things related to school, we couldn’t have done it without you.
 
As far as next week, we will be having minimum days.  This means that students will be getting out of school at 2:07 pm.  The last day of school is Wednesday, 6/13.  
 
There is still some missing work in both social studies and Language Arts (Perris) AND there are still many students who have not reached their AR goal.  Hopefully, these students will be taking an AR test on Monday (last day to take a test).  I will accept late work on Monday as well, but that has to be the cut-off, since grades are due on Tuesday afternoon.
 
It seems we are missing one of our Jaguar books (hard cover).  I would appreciate it if you could have your child look for it at home.
 
And, I would like to have all of my classroom library books back on Monday.
 
Don’t forget that Ancient Societies “Art” Day is on Tuesday morning, and then, Sport-A-Thon in the afternoon.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Chen
Updated Thu, Jun 7th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
Students did a fantastic job last night at the annual Notes and Floats concert!!  It was really a treat to watch them all perform!
 
As far as tomorrow’s picnic, they have moved the school election to Monday, so as soon as students watch the morning announcements, we will be ready to take off to the park.  School starts at 8:40 am for those parents who will be walking with us to the park or driving to the park.  We will need to put all of the goodies into the cars of the parents who are driving.
 
Don’t forget to pack a lunch!!  And, remember to bring a water bottle!!
 
Students need to wear closed-toe shoes — no flip-flops or sandals!
 
As far as next week, we will be having minimum days.  This means that students will be getting out of school at 2:07 pm.  The last day of school is Wednesday.
 
We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow.
 
Have a good night.
 
Oh, and please remind your child to look for books from our classroom library.  I would like them all back by Monday.
 
Miss Perris
Updated Wed, Jun 6th
Happy Wednesday,
 
Congratulations to our very own Yaoci Gamboa who came in 2nd place at the annual CUSD Writer’s Faire!!  We are very proud of her!!
 
Come join us for the annual Notes and Floats here at RHMS TONIGHT, 6/6 at 6 pm in the quad!!  It is always a lot of fun!!!
 
Please have your child return all of Miss Perris’ classroom library books to school on Monday, June 11!
 
Just a reminder that students will need to sign up on Google classroom in order to participate in the Sport-A-Thon. 
 
The Sport-A-Thon is being held on Tuesday, 6/12 during 5th and 6th periods.  Mrs. Allen could still use help.  Please contact her at 341-7000 X. 5170 or callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thank you for your support!
 
RHMS PTA has a new school fundraiser:  1st Day School Supplies!  Flyers are being sent home today and tomorrow.  Orders need to be placed by June 15th!  Orders can be placed at www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com.  
   
Homework for 6/6/18:

Language Arts (Perris only):  No homework

The last day to take an AR quiz for the trimester is Monday, June 11th.

Language Arts (Chen only):  No homework

Social Studies (Perris only):  
 
**The final test on Rome will be given TOMORROW.  Students were given time in class to assemble their packets.  I am including a test review in this email.  Students ONLY need to study this review sheet, and they will do fine on the test.  I reviewed EVERY test question multiple times in class today.  
 
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  

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, Jun 5th
Happy Tuesday,
 
Congratulations to our very own Yaoci Gamboa who came in 2nd place at the annual CUSD Writer’s Faire!!  We are very proud of her!!
 
Come join us for the annual Notes and Floats here at RHMS TOMORROW, 6/6 at 6 pm in the quad!!  It is always a lot of fun!!!
 
Please have your child return all of Miss Perris’ classroom library books to school on Monday, June 11!
 
Just a reminder that students will need to sign up on Google classroom in order to participate in the Sport-A-Thon. 
 
The Sport-A-Thon is being held on Tuesday, 6/12 during 5th and 6th periods.  Mrs. Allen could still use help.  Please contact her at 341-7000 X. 5170 or callen [at] campbellusd.org.  Thank you for your support!
 
RHMS PTA has a new school fundraiser:  1st Day School Supplies!  Flyers are being sent home today and tomorrow.  Orders need to be placed by June 15th!  Orders can be placed at www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com.  
   

Homework for 6/5/18:

Language Arts (Perris only):  No homework

The last day to take an AR quiz for the trimester is Monday, June 11th.

Language Arts (Chen only):  No homework

Social Studies (Perris only):  
 
**The final test on Rome will be given on Thursday, June 7th.  Packet due on the day of the test.
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  

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, Jun 4th
Happy Monday,
 
Come join us for the annual Notes and Floats here at RHMS on Wednesday, 6/6 at 6 pm in the quad!!  It is always a lot of fun!!!
 
Just a reminder that students will need to sign up on Google classroom in order to participate in the Sport-A-Thon. 
 
The Sport-A-Thon is being held on Tuesday, 6/12 during 5th and 6th periods.  Please see below a note from Mrs. Allen regarding parent participation.  
 
PARENTS:  WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

 

·      SUPERVISE THE GAMES BEING PLAYED
   
·      GENERAL SUPERVISION

 

·      DONATION OF  WATER TO ATHLETES

 

·      DONATION OF GREAT PRIZES FOR TOP FUNDRAISERS AND GENERAL DRAWING FOR PARTICIPANTS

 

·      COUNTING THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SPORT-A-THON
 
TIMES WE NEED HELP:  MONDAY JUNE 11TH (7th/8th graders) & TUESDAY JUNE 12TH (5th/6th graders)  
 
OPTION 1: 12:15 P.M. TO 2:05 P.M. on JUNE 11TH & JUNE 12TH

 

OPTION 2: Before school, During break & during lunch of event days

 

PLEASE CONTACT CARMON ALLEN IF YOU CAN HELP TO SUPPORT OUR RHMS SPORT-A-THON FUNDRAISER — 341-7000 X.5170 OR callen [at] campbellusd.org.
    
Our annual Sport-A-thon will allow us to independently fund various sport activities.

Homework for 6/4/18:

Language Arts (Perris only):  We finished the book Jaguar in class today.  Students were given time to take an AR quiz on the book.   Students will be given some time in class tomorrow to complete their composition books.

The last day to take an AR quiz for the trimester is Monday, June 11th.

Language Arts (Chen only):  

Social Studies (Perris only):  
 
**The final test on Rome will be given on Thursday, June 7th.  Packet due on the day of the test.
 
Science (All):  No homework
 

Reading/Literature (Perris only):  Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  

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