Tuesday, September 2, 2014    Contact

Jill Hallenberger                         Updated 8/28/14 for some of the side pages                                                                                  ...others are still in development                     
English Language Arts 6 teacher
651-621-6400 ext. 6483

Scheduled Communications Hours for 2014-15:  Please contact me to schedule a 5-10 minute meeting if you feel it necessary. 
Available dates
                Still working on developing these....

Common nights are as scheduled on the school calendar.
If you aren't able to meet with me during these times, please contact me so we can work something out.

English Language Arts 6(full year)
 Students will engage in language activities that will help them to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Fiction and Non-fiction readings will be included in our studies.  Writing activities include but are not limited to:  Essay, journals, and letters.

All students need the following things DAILY:
  • Student Planner
  • Notebook or Loose Leaf Paper
  • Folder or section of a binder/Trapper Keeper to hold papers specific to class
  • Writing Utensil (pencil or pen-- NOTE: final drafts of formal writing assignments--where rough drafts and editing are completed as part of the writing process--ARE to be in INK--blue/black).  There are certain, specific assignments that should be handwritten (unless we have a prior agreement in place due to specific circumstances).  Other assignments may be typed, but students should be the ones completing the keyboarding. 
  • Independent Reading Book--a fiction or non-fiction book that students have chosen ON THEIR OWN (not one that has been assigned in another class) for reading--it could come from the Chippewa IMC, the public library, teacher classroom libraries, personal libraries...so long as it's not one assigned by another teacher.
Scholastic Book Clubs--Class Activation code: HKF7G

***BONUS BOXTOPS to be earned!!  Check out www.boxtops4education.com for more information!! 

Yes, I LOVE BoxTops for Education!!  Clip them, get your neighbors/friends/family to clip them and bring/send them in!! Many times they have special offers available..the BoxTops for Education website has more information on how to sign up and make those opportunities work for you (and Chippewa!) 

Root Beer Lady Unit

For May 19

Dorothy Molter/Root Beer Lady info; Greek/Latin Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes and test words

April 1 info

February Research Paper--Biography Informative Research
Students in Quarter 3 are working on using multiple sources to create an informative research paper on a famous MN contributor--either someone who was born in MN and went on to greatness or who was born elsewhere and became great during their time in MN [More]

Links to news articles--Math and Our Number Sense; Dolphin Dimples Detect Electricity

Parent Information Night
Syllabus and SMART Notebook notes [More]

Regarding SchoolView

Communicating with me

What can parents do to help their child with English Language Arts?

Just what is ...in Ms. Hallenberger's class?
Journaling 'revealed' and clarified via graphics [More]

My Shelfari Recommendations
If you're not familiar with some of the young adult literature that is out there currently, please feel free to check out books on my Shelfari account and follow what is added [More]

Chippewa Middle School - 5000 Hodgson Road, North Oaks, MN 55126
Phones: 651-621-6400 - Attendance: 651-621-6401 - Fax: 651-621-6405
Grades 6-8 - Enrollment 992 - School Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Office Hours: M-Th: 6:45-4; F: 6:45-3:30
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Mounds View Public Schools (District 621)