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 11th 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 was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and as a result, his life is changed forever.  This story conveys the idea of survival, never giving up, and the importance of friendship.  We will begin our work with summarizing and learning about different literary elements throughout our study of the novel.

Monday: Introduce vocabulary for Chs. 47-50 and write a sentence using each word.  Discuss the elements of plot and silently read Chs. 47-48 and complete quiz.

Tuesday:  Orally read and discuss Chs. 47-48 and go over quiz together.  Silently read Chs. 49-50 and complete quiz.

Wednesday: Orally read and discuss Chs. 49-50 and go over quiz.  Complete story map together.  Assign vocabulary sentences and illustration.

Thursday:  Test over Chs. 47-50, vocabulary, and elements of plot.  Today is also our library day.

Friday: No School....Teacher Institute!

Math :Math

Math 1&2
           Pgs. 105-106 (1-14)
Tuesday-       Pgs. 107-108 (#32 & 33 are bonus ?'s)

Wednesday-  Lesson 2 Homework Practice
Thursday-     Chapter 2, Lesson 2 Test
Friday-          No School...Teacher Institute!

Math 3
Pgs. 115-116 (#35 & 36 are bonus ?'s)
Tuesday-  Pgs. 121-122 (1-17)
Wednesday- Pgs. 123-124 
Thursday-  Chapter 2, Lessons 3 & 4 Test
Friday-  No School...Teacher Institute!



This week we will begin our study of Earth's Crust.

Monday-  Introduce chapter and define Ch. 1B vocabulary terms.

Tuesday-  Grade vocabulary and watch a Bill Nye video on Earth's crust.

Wednesday- Finish Bill Nye video.  Hand out notes, and begin reading and discussing B8-B14.

Thursday- : Finish reading and discussing B8-B14 and complete Investigation Review 1 worksheet together.

Friday-  No School...Teacher Institute!