• WELCOME TO MRS. FILANOKI'S CLASS! 

                                                                                                  (Fill-ah-NO-skee)

     Your Classroom
     A view of your new Humanities and/or AVID classroom
     
     
     Ms. Filanoski’s 6th grade Humanities Syllabus:
     

     Social Studies

    FOCUS TOPICS:

    ·        5 Themes of Geography

    ·        Anthropology and Archeology

    ·        Ancient Civilizations:

    a.      Mesopotamia

    b.      Egypt

    d.      Greece

    e.      Rome

    ·        Current Events

     

     Language Arts

    FOCUS TOPICS:

    ·        Literary Elements and Writing Conventions

    ·        Argumentative and Expository  writing

    ·        Reading informational texts

    ·        Literary texts:

    a.      Wonder

    b.      Eye of the Crow

    c.       The Golden Goblet

    d.      Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myths

     

    The speed with which we cover topics will be determined by class understanding.

    HOMEWORK

    ·        I do not assign homework! Any work that your student brings home is either a project or an assignment that was not finished in class. At the start of the year, you might want to look for homework in your student's backpack 1-2 times per week, depending upon your student’s ability to finish assignments in class.

    GRADING

    ·        This Humanities class is total points based. There are no category weights.

    ·        To receive full credit assignments must be turned in at the beginning of class, on the day they are due.

    ·        Partial credit will be given if an assignment is turned in late.

    ·        An excused absence will not reduce credit.

    ·        You may access grades at home by registering for and checking the Skyward Family Access website. I update grades on this site twice monthly.

     
    WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT YEAR!
     
     
    7th Grade Medieval Festival 2011
    A feast fit for a pig!  
     
    Helpful things to know: 
    Grades: I post grades twice a month in Skyward.
    Best way for students to contact me: Email at sfilanoski@vashonsd.org or an after class phone call 206-463-8605
    Best way for parents to contact me: Email will garner the quickest reply
    I am available to work with students: In room 152 before and after school by appointment 
    I check email: Three times a day: before school, lunch, and again after school
    I check phone messages: Once a day
     
     6th Grade Egypt Festival 2014
    Egypt Fest!

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