Monday - Friday
Before/After School or 8:55-9:25 A.M.
Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,
Hi! My name is Mrs. Gigiano, and I will be your child's sixth grade teacher this year at Carl Sandburg Middle School. I am so excited that you will be in my class this year! I can't wait to meet you and start our year together. I know you are going to enjoy sixth grade.
I have been in the district for 19 years. This year I will be teaching Social Studies and Language Arts. So you will see me three times per day. I have a wonderful husband and two wonderful kids. Over the summer we swam quite a bit and shared some memorable experiences. I also sponsor NJHS here at Sandburg. I am excited about the new LA/SS block and look forward to a great year with your child.
Our classroom is a very busy place to learn. The best tip I can give you for success is to find an organizational system that works for you. You may not find it at first, but keep with it and do not give up.
Our classroom environment is structured by a variety of hands-on learning activities, research projects, speaking and listening activities, and interacting with text. We also have our new Chromebooks that the students just received. They are able to use their google account on any computer at home!
Communication is essential so you can visit google calander for general information, homework, and upcoming tests. Your child should also have an up to date assignment notebook. Lastly, please check Powerschool with your child to view current grades. Grades are updated every 2 weeks.
Please feel free to contact me at school by email email@example.com or call me at school (847) 949-2707. I welcome your thoughts and am looking forward to working together to make sixth grade a successful year!
Classroom Behavior Plan
I typically use the 1,2,3 method that many of you may have used when your child was growing up. If there are any inappropriate behaviors displayed I will be sure to contact you and we can work through the consequences. Otherwise, I simply follow the plan listed in the student handbook.
SS/LA Block Practice
Each day students will be recording their homework in their assignment notebooks. Homework you can always count on:
finished in class.
Here is a look at our curriculum:
SIXTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES:
SIXTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS:
"The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss
BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES...TOGETHER