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 10th 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,  "Island of the Blue Dolphins"This is a realistic fiction story about a young girl who is left alone on an island for over 20 years.  Although the story is not completely true, it is based on a real life story.  This story conveys the idea of survival, never giving up, and the importance of leaving your mark on the world.  We will continue our work with summarizing and learning about different literary elements throughout our study of the novel.

Monday:  Introduce vocabulary for Chs. 21-25.  Silently read Chs. 21 & 22 and complete quiz.

Tuesday:  Orally read and discuss Chs. 21-22 and go over quizzes.  Today is also our library day!

Wednesday: Review vocabulary and assign vocabulary sentences and snapshot.  Silently read Chs. 23-25 and complete quiz.

Thursday:  Orally read and discuss Chs. 23-25 and go over quizzes.  Assign journal writing.

Friday: Test over Chs. 21-25 and vocabulary.

Math :Math

Math 1&2
           Pg. 383-384 (1-17)
Tuesday-       Pgs. 385-386 (33 & 34 are bonus ?'s)

Wednesday-  Pg. 390 (1-8)
Thursday-     Pgs. 393-394
Friday-          Lesson 4 & 5 Test

Math 3
Monday-  Pgs. 565-566 (1-7)
Tuesday-  Pgs.  567-568 (25 & 26 are bonus ?'s) 
Wednesday- Lesson 5 Homework Practice 
Thursday-  Review Day!
Friday-  Chapter 7 Test



This week we will continue our study of the moon in preparation for our field trip to Challenger Learning Center.

Monday-  Read and discuss 2nd page of Moon packet.  Watch a Bill Nye video on gravity.

Tuesday-  Read and discuss Moon Fact Sheet and watch a video on rockets.

Wednesday- Read and discuss handout on Moon phases.  Complete the Moon Phases crossword puzzle.

Thursday- : Take a quiz over Moon vocabulary and complete the Moon phases activity.

Friday-  Begin working on Moon study guides.