Course Description

Sixth Grade Social Studies focuses on World Geography and Global Issues according to new guidelines from the state of Michigan. We use curriculum that a consortium of Michigan schools has created. The 6th grade material is based on looking at global concepts like migration, desertification, natural disasters, plus cultural impacts.The clearinghouse resource for the curriculum is Oakland Schools. Instruction is done in class with activities and handouts that are kept in class. Students will have word cards and Big Ideas sheets to study as we move through the Units.

About Me- Ms. Janota
Welcome to 6th grade. I look forward to working with you this year. I have been teaching in Memphis for seventeen years now. Social Studies is my favorite area of instruction. I am also certified to teach Science, and have studied Technology in the Classroom with Walden University for my Masters. 

I have three adult children, and three grandchildren and twin grandsons due in December! My hobbies are mostly outdoor activities like running, biking, hiking, gardening, and relaxing. Indoors fun for me would be visiting with family, reading, cooking, fixing up my house, and an occasional movie. 

I have lived in many of the states as well as three years in Germany. I was raised in Alaska and graduated from Kenai Central High School. I am very lucky to have seen so much of the world and love sharing it with our students.

Daily Supply List

  1. Pencil 
  2. Brain 
  3.  Planner
  4. Homework folder

Beginning of the year supplies:

1. a 2" binder
2. a pencil pouch that hooks on the binder rings
3. a spiral notebook ~ 80-100 pages (one subject)
4. pencils

5. pencil sharpener that contains the shavings
6. colored pencils
7. box of tissues

Classroom help
paper towels
wet wipes
hand sanitizer
ziploc bags