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 29th
Happy Rainy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
With the new trimester comes 5 more minutes of daily reading.  Your child is now expected to read 25 mins. every day.  Thank you for your support.
WE ARE MISSING MORE THAN A DOZEN SCIENCE CAMP FORMS!! FORMS ARE DUE BACK TOMORROW!  We only need the blue forms for now.
Peter Pan Jr. is HERE AT RHMS.  

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Performances: Thursday, November 29 at 7pm, Friday, November 30 at 7pm, and Saturday December 1 at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets available online at:  www.seatyourself.biz/campbellusd or at the door
$5.00 & $7.00 Mat seats Children 12 and under
$10.00 Adults/Students Reserved Seats
 
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.  Stay tuned for more information. 
 
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 11/29/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 mins. every night including weekends!  Students will be taking a new STAR Reading Diagnostic next week. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet (10 mins.)
 
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
 
*Vocabulary packet due TOMORROW (We will review the answers as a class, but students will hold on to the packets, so they can study for the quiz.)
 
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 12/5
 
Math:  Ratios worksheet, pages 115-116 (Pick a side)
 
Science:  Evaluation sheet due TOMORROW — for those groups that presented today
 
Social Studies:  
 
*STUDY the Egypt packet (pink cover sheet attached) — Egypt packet due TOMORROW
*Egypt test is TOMORROW.
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Nov 28th
Happy Wednesday,
 
With the new trimester comes 5 more minutes of daily reading.  Your child is now expected to read 25 mins. every day.  Thank you for your support.
 
Homework Center meets TOMORROW.
WE ARE MISSING MANY, MANY SCIENCE CAMP FORMS!! Please remember to fill out the BLUE forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORMS AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE.  We can wait on the green forms, but we need the blue forms ASAP.
 
Peter Pan Jr. is coming to RHMS.  

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Performances: Thursday, November 29 at 7pm, Friday, November 30 at 7pm, and Saturday December 1 at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets available online at:  www.seatyourself.biz/campbellusd or at the door
$5.00 & $7.00 Mat seats Children 12 and under
$10.00 Adults/Students Reserved Seats
 
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.  Stay tuned for more information. 
 
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 11/28/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 mins. every night including weekends!  Students will be taking a new STAR Reading Diagnostic next week. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet (5 mins.)
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/30
 
*Vocabulary packet due on Friday, 11/30
 
*Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, 12/5
 
Math:  Pages 155 & 157
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  
 
*STUDY the pink Egypt packet — There are now 10 items in the packet.  Students do not need to study the Ancient Tourist Attractions worksheet, but they do need to study ALL of the vocabulary and the Cornell notes.
 
*Egypt test is on Friday, 11/30
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Nov 27th
Happy Tuesday,
 
Homework Center meets on Thursday, 11/29.
Please remember to fill out the blue science camp forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORMS AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE.  You will need to fill out the green form ONLY if your child will be bringing medication to camp (including any over the counter medications).  The green form needs to be completed by your child’s physician.
 
Peter Pan Jr. is coming to RHMS.  

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Performances: Thursday, November 29 at 7pm, Friday, November 30 at 7pm, and Saturday December 1 at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets available online at:  www.seatyourself.biz/campbellusd or at the door
$5.00 & $7.00 Mat seats Children 12 and under
$10.00 Adults/Students Reserved Seats
 
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.  Stay tuned for more information. 
 
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 11/27/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  Students will be taking a new STAR Reading Diagnostic next week. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet (5 mins.)
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/30
 
*Return dashes worksheet to class tomorrow
 
Math:  Complete worksheet
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  
 
*STUDY the pink Egypt packet — There are now 9 items in the packet.  Students do not need to study the Ancient Tourist Attractions worksheet, but they do need to study ALL of the vocabulary and the Cornell notes.
 
*Egypt test is on Friday, 11/30
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Nov 26th
Welcome Back,
 
Today is the first day of the new trimester.  Trimester 2 ends on Friday, March 8.
Unfortunately, there will be NO Homework Center TOMORROW.  I apologize that it has not been as consistent as I would like, but I have had many more meetings than I have had in years past.  I had a meeting scheduled for Thursday but have cancelled it, so there WILL BE Homework Center on Thursday!
  
If your child is on the wheel, they began a new elective class today!
Please remember to fill out the blue science camp forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  You will need to fill out the green form ONLY if your child will be bringing medication to camp (including any over the counter medications).  The green form needs to be completed by your child’s physician.
 
Peter Pan Jr. is coming to RHMS.  

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Performances: Thursday, November 29 at 7pm, Friday, November 30 at 7pm, and Saturday December 1 at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets available online at:  www.seatyourself.biz/campbellusd or at the door
$5.00 & $7.00 Mat seats Children 12 and under
$10.00 Adults/Students Reserved Seats
 
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.  Stay tuned for more information. 
 
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 11/26/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  Students will be taking a new STAR Reading Diagnostic next week. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet (5 mins.)
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/30
 
*Return parentheses worksheet to class tomorrow
 
Math:  Complete both sides of the worksheet - Use ratios to save money
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  
 
*GOLD group ONLY — Complete the cartouche by TOMORROW (color using color pencils — no pencil can show!)
 
*STUDY the pink Egypt packet — There are now 8 items in the packet.  Students do not need to study the Ancient Tourist Attractions worksheet, but they do need to study ALL of the vocabulary and the Cornell notes.
 
*Egypt test is on Friday, 11/30
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Nov 16th
Happy Friday,
 
Congratulations to the choir kids!!  They did a fantastic job last night!!  
 
It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of the first trimester.  Your child is now officially 1/3 of the way through 6th grade!  The majority of grades have been entered, although teachers have next week to finish up.  I will not be adding any more assignments in PowerSchool.  As far as Reading/Literature — there were several students who did not reach their AR goal for trimester 1.  To be honest, I have a hard time giving a 0 when a student has taken an AR quiz but has failed to pass it.  So, if your child received a 50 under AR points for Tri. 1, this means that they did not reach their goal.  I would like to see ALL students reach their AR goal next trimester.  To help with this, please encourage your child to pick books within their ZPD (located on the sheet I sent home).  And, please encourage your child to take an AR quiz AS SOON AS they finish reading the book.  Thanks, as always, for your support!   
The CIA (Compassion in Action) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot!!  Click on the link for more information.  2nd Annual Turkey Trot at RHMS
 
Please remember to fill out the blue science camp forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  You will need to fill out the green form ONLY if your child will be bringing medication to camp (including any over the counter medications).  The green form needs to be completed by your child’s physician.
 
Peter Pan Jr. is coming to RHMS.  

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Performances: Thursday, November 29 at 7pm, Friday, November 30 at 7pm, and Saturday December 1 at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets available online at:  www.seatyourself.biz/campbellusd or at the door
$5.00 & $7.00 Mat seats Children 12 and under
$10.00 Adults/Students Reserved Seats
 
 
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.  Stay tuned for more information. 
 
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 11/16/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Math:  Finish Winter Feast project (students were given time in class today to complete this assignment)
 
Science:  Finish science project (students were given time in class today to complete this assignment)
 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great week.  We wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!  We will see you back on November 26.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Nov 13th
Dear Parents:
I am extremely frustrated that MANY, MANY students have not reached their AR goal at this point.  I gave students the MINIMUM number of points based on a daily reading of 15 minutes (less than the 20 minute daily expectation).  I also took into consideration that the AR program was not up and running at the beginning of the school year.  Even with this, many students only have half of the points that they need (50% = F).  I have been discussing the importance of daily reading for a long time now.  MANY students admit that they do not read every day.  I don’t understand this, since it is part of the nightly homework.  Unfortunately, your child only has a couple of days to reach his/her goal.  If your child does not reach his/her goal, it will greatly impact their Reading/Literature grade.
I passed back corrected work today.  Please ask your child to see it.  I also made students aware of missing assignments, etc.  Students/parents should be checking Powerschool weekly for low test/assignment scores and any missing work.  Students will have until THURSDAY to get everything in to me.  Students may take AR quizzes up until the end of the day on Friday, 11/16.  The trimester ends on Friday and grades will be due at that point.  
COOKIE DOUGH is being delivered on THURSDAY, 11/15.  Orders can be picked up next-door in room B-2 (Miss Thompson).  Students will be available to help carry boxes to your car.  A REMINDER that the cookie dough has to be kept frozen, so it MUST be picked up on THURSDAY.  Thank you for your support!
 
There will be Homework Center on Thursday, 11/15.  
 
There will be a choir concert on Thursday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!
 
Please remember to fill out the blue science camp forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  You will need to fill out the green form ONLY if your child will be bringing medication to camp (including any over the counter medications).  The green form needs to be completed by your child’s physician.
 
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 11/13/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  A reminder that all students must meet their AR goal by Friday, 11/16 (end of trimester 1).  
 
Language Arts:  Last day to take an AR quiz is Friday, 11/16.
 
Math:  Pages 147-152 (rip out of book and turn in)
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Nov 9th
Happy Friday,
 
There will be Homework Center next week on 11/13 and 11/15.  I’ve recruited more tutors, who will be coming into the classroom, to help our students.  Tutors gain valuable community service credits and our students receive extra support.  It’s a win-win for everyone!
 
Please remember to fill out the blue science camp forms.  They are due back by Friday, 11/30.  You will need to fill out the green form ONLY if your child will be bringing medication to camp (including any over the counter medications).  The green form needs to be completed by your child’s physician.
 
There will be a choir concert next Thursday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!
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 11/9/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  A reminder that all students must meet their AR goal by next Friday, 11/16 (end of trimester 1).  
 
Language Arts:  Please encourage your child to read over the weekend.  There are many, many students who have not reached their AR goal.  I purposely set very low point goals for students, since the AR program was down at the beginning of the school year.  Students are being given time in class to take AR quizzes, since they do not have access to the program at home.
Math:  No homework 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great weekend.  We will see you back on Tuesday!!
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Nov 8th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
There will be Homework Center next week on 11/13 and 11/15.
 
Math club is underway!  Meetings are held on Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria.
 
BLUE science camp packets have been sent home.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE PACKET.  ALL FORMS ARE DUE BACK BY FRIDAY, 11/30 (or sooner).  ALL FORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR CHILD’S 1ST PERIOD TEACHER.  The week we are attending camp is January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019.
 
The GREEN form is ONLY NECESSARY if your child will be taking ANY medications to camp (this includes over the counter medications).  The green form will need to be completed by your child’s pediatrician.
 
Per our camp coordinator PARENTS CAN CROSS OUT AND CHANGE THE PRE-SLUGGED INFORMATION ON THEIR CAMP PACKETS
  • NON-BIANARY GENDER ON PAGE TWO
  • THEY DON’T NEED TO FILL OUT ETHNICITY ON PAGE TWO
  • PHOTO RELEASE ON PAGE TWO
  • HEALTH INFORMATION PAGE 3:  MARKED NO FOR MEDICATION — THIS WILL NEED TO BE CHANGED FOR THOSE BRINGING MEDICATION
There will be a choir concert next Thursday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!
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 11/8/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  A reminder that all students must meet their AR goal by next Friday, 11/16 (end of trimester 1).  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar worksheet 
 
*Study figurative language notes 
 
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
 
*Figurative language quiz TOMORROW.
 
Examples of figurative language: 
 
1.  Alliteration -  Peter Piper picked some plums on his way to the play.  (minimum of 2 words in a phrase or sentence that begin with the same sound)
 
2.  Onomatopoeia - The bee buzzed around the boy's head. (words that make a sound effect — e.g. buzzed, pop, boom, crack . . . )
 
3.   Idiom - It’s raining cats and dogs. 
 
4.  Simile - Her face was as red as a tomato. (Similes are comparisons using the words “like” or “as”)
 
5.  Metaphor - The night sky was a loom threaded with darkness.  (Metaphors are direct comparisons)
 
6.  Hyperbole - If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times.  (exaggeration)
 
7.  Personification - Their trumpets crying, their white plumes flying, and their sabers flashing in the sun.  (giving “person-like” qualities to an inanimate object — trumpets can’t cry — people cry).
Math:  No homework
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Nov 7th

Happy Wednesday,
 
There will be Homework Center next week on 11/13 and 11/15.
 
Math club is underway!  Meetings are held on Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria.
 
BLUE science camp packets have been sent home.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE PACKET.  ALL FORMS ARE DUE BACK BY FRIDAY, 11/30 (or sooner).  ALL FORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR CHILD’S 1ST PERIOD TEACHER.  The week we are attending camp is January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019.
 
The GREEN form is ONLY NECESSARY if your child will be taking ANY medications to camp (this includes over the counter medications).  The green form will need to be completed by your child’s pediatrician.
 
Per our camp coordinator PARENTS CAN CROSS OUT AND CHANGE THE PRE-SLUGGED INFORMATION ON THEIR CAMP PACKETS
  • NON-BIANARY GENDER ON PAGE TWO
  • THEY DON’T NEED TO FILL OUT ETHNICITY ON PAGE TWO
  • PHOTO RELEASE ON PAGE TWO
  • HEALTH INFORMATION PAGE 3:  MARKED NO FOR MEDICATION — THIS WILL NEED TO BE CHANGED FOR THOSE BRINGING MEDICATION
There will be a choir concert next Thursday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!
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 11/7/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  A reminder that all students must meet their AR goal by next Friday, 11/16 (end of trimester 1).  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar worksheet (5 mins.)
 
*Study figurative language notes (15 mins.)
 
*Figurative language quiz TOMORROW (may be postponed if I don’t think students are ready for it).
 
Examples of figurative language: 
 
1.  Alliteration -  Peter Piper picked some plums on his way to the play.  
 
2.  Onomatopoeia - The bee buzzed around the boy's head.
 
3.   Idiom - It’s raining cats and dogs.
 
4.  Simile - Her face was as red as a tomato.
 
5.  Metaphor - The night sky was a loom threaded with darkness.  (Metaphors are direct comparisons.)
 
6.  Hyperbole - If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times.  (exaggeration)
 
7.  Personification - Their trumpets crying, their white plumes flying, and their sabers flashing in the sun.  (giving “person-like” qualities to an inanimate object — trumpets can’t cry — people cry).
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/9
 
Math:  No homework
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Egypt map is due TOMORROW.
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Nov 6th
Happy Tuesday,
 
There will be Homework Center TODAY but not on Thursday.  I apologize but I have been scheduled for another meeting after school on Thursday.  There will be Homework Center next week on 11/13 and 11/15.
 
Math club is underway!  Meetings are held on Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria.
 
BLUE science camp packets have been sent home.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE PACKET.  ALL FORMS ARE DUE BACK BY FRIDAY, 11/30 (or sooner).  ALL FORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR CHILD’S 1ST PERIOD TEACHER.  The week we are attending camp is January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019.
 
The GREEN form is ONLY NECESSARY if your child will be taking ANY medications to camp (this includes over the counter medications).  The green form will need to be completed by your child’s pediatrician.
 
Per our camp coordinator PARENTS CAN CROSS OUT AND CHANGE THE PRE-SLUGGED INFORMATION ON THEIR CAMP PACKETS
  • NON-BIANARY GENDER ON PAGE TWO
  • THEY DON’T NEED TO FILL OUT ETHNICITY ON PAGE TWO
  • PHOTO RELEASE ON PAGE TWO
  • HEALTH INFORMATION PAGE 3:  MARKED NO FOR MEDICATION — THIS WILL NEED TO BE CHANGED FOR THOSE BRINGING MEDICATION
There will be a choir concert next Thursday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!
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 11/6/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 20 mins. every night including weekends!  A reminder that all students must meet their AR goal by next Friday, 11/16 (end of trimester 1).  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Vocabulary quiz TOMORROW
 
*Study grammar worksheet (5 mins.)
 
*Study figurative language notes
 
*Figurative language quiz on Thursday, 11/8
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/9
 
Math:  Study for the Module 5 math quiz tomorrow.  Module 5 is adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of decimal numbers (often called decimal fractions). You will see assignments from lesson 5.1: dividing whole numbers, 5.2: adding + subtracting decimals, 5.3: multiplying decimals, 5.4: dividing decimals, and 5.5: Strategies for word problems.  The half sheet self-corrected quiz covers all operations on the quiz tomorrow except for long division of multi-digit numbers.  Please see attached equation/answer sheet for today’s practice word problems.
Science:  Give science camp packet to parents.
 
Social Studies:  Egypt map is due Thursday, 11/8.  
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington