Galia Volanski

‚ÄčWelcome to Mrs. Volanski's Class!! 
Hello! My name is Galia Volanski, and I will be your child's teacher this year.  Just to let you know a little bit about myself, I have been a lifelong Redbird.  I was born and raised in West Frankfort, and I graduated from FCHS in 1994.  I later graduated from SIU with a degree in education in 2003.  After subbing for 4 years, I was fortunate to be hired full time by the district and placed in 6th grade.  This will be my 12th year teaching 6th grade, and I am really excited and looking forward to working with all of my students and their parents.  I will use this webpage to keep you informed of daily assignments.  However, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your student or their progress, feel free to email me at , or call me at 937-1412.  Let's all work together to make this a very successful school year!


 This week in Reading, we will continue our study of the novel,  "Holes"This is a realistic fiction story about a young boy who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and has the course of his future changed as a result of this. This story conveys the idea of survival, never giving up, believing in yourself, and the importance of friendship. We will begin our work with literary elements, as well as summarizing, throughout our study of the novel.

Monday:  Introduce vocabulary for Chs. 42-46 and write a sentence together for each word.  Discuss character motivation.  Silently read Chs. 42-44 and complete quiz.

Tuesday:  Review vocabulary and assign vocabulary sentences and illustration.  Orally read and discuss Chs. 42-44 and go over quiz.

Wednesday: Review vocabulary and character motivation.  Silently read Chs. 45-46 and complete quiz.

Thursday:  Review character motivation and vocabulary.  Orally read and discuss Chs. 45-46 and go over quiz.  Take the written part of the test for Chs. 42-46, vocabulary, and character motivation.  Today is also our library day!

Friday: Ipad test over Chs. 42-46, vocabulary, and character motivation.


This week we will complete our study of bacteria and viruses.

Monday-  Watch Brainpop videos on the immune system and the flu and flu vaccines.  Orally read and discuss Chs. 56-60.  Complete Investigation Review 2 worksheet.

Tuesday- Review notes and vocabulary and complete A61 together.  Complete study guides.

Wednesday Grade study guides.  Review vocabulary and take vocabulary quiz.

Thursday- : Review day on Kahoot!  Watch a Bill Nye video on germs.

Friday-   Take a test over Ch. 3A.  Finish watching the Bill Nye video on Germs.