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 begin our study of the novel,  "The Witches"This is an fantasy story about a young boy who is turned into a mouse by a group of witches.   This story conveys the idea of survival, never giving up, the importance of friendship, and that what really matters is who you are on the inside.  We will continue our work with summarizing and learning about different literary elements throughout our study of the novel.

Monday: Introduce vocabulary for Chs. 1-3 and use each word in a sentence.  Draw a picture of what you think a witch looks like.

Tuesday:  Read "Bonsai" story together and answer questions.  Silently read and summarize pgs. 7-23 of the novel.

Wednesday: Take a quiz over pgs. 7-23 of the novel, using summaries.  Assign vocab. sentences and snapshot.  Orally read and discuss pgs. 7-23.

Thursday:  Orally read, discuss, and complete quiz for pgs. 24-33 of the novel.  Complete similes and which is a witch worksheet.

Friday: Test over chs. 1-3 and vocabulary.  Draw a picture of a witch according to the author.

Math :Math

Math 1&2
           Pg. 204 (1-8)
Tuesday-       Pgs. 205-206 (1-13a)

Wednesday-  Pgs. 207-208 (#30 & 31 are bonus ?'s)
Thursday-     Lesson 4 Homework Practice
Friday-          Test over Ch. 3, Lesson 4

Math 3
Monday-  Pgs. 243-244 (1-11)

Tuesday-  Pgs. 245-246 (#25 & 26 are bonus ?'s)
Wednesday- Lesson 8 Homework Practice
Thursday-  Review Day and Practice Test
Friday-  Ch. 3 Test


This week we will continue our study of Earthquakes.

Monday-  Read and discuss B62-B65.  Complete IR 2 worksheet together.

Tuesday-  Read and discuss 
B77-B78.  Complete IR 3 worksheet together.  Begin working on study guides.

Wednesday- Take a quiz over Ch. 3B vocabulary terms.  Finish working on study guides.

Thursday- : Grade study guides and watch a Bill Nye video on earthquakes.

Friday-  Test over Ch. 3B.  Finish watching Bill Nye video.