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,  "Island of the Blue Dolphins"This is an historical fiction story about a young girl who is stranded on an island for over 18 years alone, before being rescued and returned to civilization.   It is based upon a true story.  This story conveys the idea of survival, never giving up, believing in yourself, and the importance of companionship. We will continue our work with literary elements, and we will also be doing group discussions and journal writings, throughout our study of the novel.

Monday: Introduce vocabulary for Chs. 26-29 of the novel and write a sentence for each word.  Silently read Chs. 26 & 27 and complete quiz.

Tuesday:  Orally read and discuss Chs. 26-27 and and go over quiz together.  Review vocabulary and assign vocabulary sentences and snapshot.

Wednesday: Assign journal writing.  Orally read and discuss Chs. 28-29 and complete quiz together.

Thursday:  Test over Chs. 26-29 of the novel and vocabulary.  Play vocabulary bingo with novel words.

Friday: Start watching "Island of the Blue Dolphins".

Math :Math

Math 1&2
          Pgs. 399-400 (1-14)
Tuesday-       Pgs. 401-402 (all but #32 & 33)

Wednesday- Lesson 6 Homework Practice
Thursday-     Moby Max on Ipads
Friday-          Ch. 5, L. 6 Test

Math 3
Pgs. 519-520 (all but #34 & 35)
Tuesday-  Pgs. 529-530 (1-10)
Wednesday- Pgs. 531-532 (all but #28 & 29)
Thursday-  Moby Max on Ipads
Friday-  Ch. 7, L. 1 & 2 Test


This week we will continue our study of the moon.

Monday-  Finish study guides over the Moon.  Show exploring gravity video.

Tuesday-  Grade study guides.  Review for Moon test.

Wednesday Test over the Moon.

Thursday- :  Start watching "October Sky".

Friday-   Continue watching "October Sky".