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Advisory with Miss Matone


Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment


Science with Mrs. Wypler and Miss Matone


Introduction to Science

Lab Safety Rules
Scientific Method Notes

Weather & Climate: The Atmosphere (Chapter 1)

Chapter 1: The Atmosphere Vocabulary
Weather Study Notes!

Weather & Climate: Weather Factors (Chapter 2)

Chapter 2 Weather Factor Vocabulary
Weather Factor Notes

Weather & Climate: Weather Patterns (Chapter 3)

Chapter 3 Weather Patterns Vocabulary
Chapter 3 Section 1 Air Masses and Fronts Notes
Chapter 3 Section 2 Storm Notes
Types of Storms Chart
Chapter 3 Study Guide Template
Weather Patterns Chapter 3 Study Notes!

Weather & Climate: Climate and Climate Change (Chapter 4)

Weather Chapter 4: Climate Vocabulary
Climate & Climate Change (Chapter 4) Study Notes

Online Climate Zone Simulations

Climate Zone Activity


Astronomy: Earth, Moon, and Sun (Chapter 1)

Astronomy: Chapter 1 Earth, Moon, and Sun Vocabulary
Intertidal Zone Poem Directions & Requirements

Astronomy: Observing the Solar System (Chapter 2)

Astronomy: Observing the Solar System Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Chapter 2 Section 1 Notes
Astronomy: Observing the Solar System Chapter 2 Vocabulary (2007)
Science: Solar System Chapter 2 Study Notes

Solar System Calendar Project

Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or the Moon?
Click on the planet to find out!

Solar System Calendar Project (Guidelines & Rubric)
Solar System Calendar (Data Collection Worksheet/Template)
Windows to the Universe: Our Solar System (Click to Link to Website)
Prentice Hall: Solar System Simulation (Click to Link to Website)
Kid's Astronomy.Com (Click to Link to Website)
A Tour of the Solar system (Click to Link to Website)
Starryskies.com (Click to Link to Website)
NASA: Solar System Exploration (Click to Link to Website)
Solar System (Click to Link to Website)
Smithsonian National Space and Air Museum: Exploring the Planets

Online Solar System Simulations

Explore a Model of Earth's Revolution Around the Sun

Explore a Model of Earth's Daily Rotation

Observe a Solar Eclipse

Observe a Lunar Eclipse

Examine the Phases of the Moon

Tide Simulator Model


Phases of the Moon
Move your cursor over each phase!

New Moon Waxing Crescent First Quarter Waxing Gibbous Full Moon Waning Gibbous Last Quarter Waning Crescent

Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics (Chapter 1)

Inside Earth: Plate Tectonics Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Inside Earth Chapter 1 Section1 Earth's Interior Notes
Inside Earth Chapter 1 Section 4 Sea-Floor Spreading Notes
Inside Earth Chapter 1 Section 5 Theory of Plate Tectonics - Types of Boundaries
Inside Earth Chapter 1 Plate Tectonics Study Guide Notes

Online Plate Tectonic Simulations

Plate Tectonics: A Science Odyssey (PBS)
Convection Currents in the Mantle Simulation
Plate Tectonics: Divergent, Convergent, & Transform Boundary Simulation
Pangaea Simulation

Inside Earth: Earthquakes (Chapter 2)

Science: Earthquake Vocabulary
Stress, Fault, Boundary Chart
Science: Earthquakes (Study Notes!)

Online Earthquake Simulations

Earthquakes "S" & "P" Wave Simulation
Types of Faults Simulation (Normal, Reverse, Strike-Slip)
Fault Motion Animation (Normal, Reverse, Strike-Slip)

Inside Earth: Volcanoes (Chapter 3)

Inside Earth: Chapter 3 Volcanoes Vocabulary
Chapter 3 Volcanoes Section 1 Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics Notes
Chapter 3 Volcanoes Section 2 Volcanic Activity Notes
Volcanic Landform Chart (Notes)

Volcano Project and Rubric

Volcano Report Template!
Volcano Jeopardy! (PowerPoint)

Online Volcano Simulations

Hot Spot Volcano Simulation

Inside Earth: Rocks & Minerals (Chapter 4 & 5)

Rocks & Minerals Vocabulary
Types of Rocks Chart
Rocks & Minerals Study Notes!


Earth's Water: The Water Planet (Chapter 1)

Earth's Water: The Water Planet (Ch1)!

Social Studies

United States History

Social Studies with Mr. Orgera, Mrs. Wenckus and Miss Matone

Animations - click 006 Click Here for online textbook!
Cick on textbook to access online!
Username: hsocialstudi
Password: s8n7


Introduction to Social Studies

Introduction to Social Studies Notes

United States History: The English Colonies (Chapter 3)

Jamestown Settlement Notes

Bacon's Rebellion & Other Southern Colonies Notes

The New England Colonies (Notes)

New England Colonies pg 80-82 Questions (Notes)

Connecticut and Rhode Island Chart

The New England Colonies Notes (Pilgrims, Puritans, Mayflower Compact)

Middle Colony Chart

Colonial Life Packet Questions & Answers
Chapter 3 The English Colonies Section 1 and 2 Vocabulary
Chapter 3 The English Colonies: Section 1 Notes
Chapter 3 The English Colonies: Section 2 Notes
Chapter 3 The English Colonies Section 4 Notes
Chapter 3 The English Colonies Section 3 and 4 Vocabulary
Chapter 3 The English Colonies Section 5 Vocabulary
Reasons for the Revolutionary War Notes

Online Jamestown Adventure

Jamestown Adventure

United States History: The American Revolution (Chapter 4)

War at Sea and in the West Notes
The War's End Notes
Articles of Confederation Notes

Chapter 4 The American Revolution Section 4-3 Struggle for Liberty Notes
Chapter 4 The American Revolution Section 4-3 Struggle for Liberty Notes (Continued)
Chapter 4 The American Revolution Section 4 Independence Notes


United States History: Forming a Government (Chapter 5)

Chapter 5 Vocabulary
Chapter 5 Forming A Government Section 1 The Articles of Confederation Notes

United States History: Launching the Nation (Chapter 7)

Launching the Nation Chapter 7 Vocabulary Sections 1 - 4
Chapter 7: Launching a Nation; Section 1 Washington Leads a New Nation Notes (7-1)
Chapter 7 Launching a Nation; Section 2 Hamilton and National Finance Notes (7-2)

United States History: The Jefferson Era (Chapter 8)

The Jefferson Era (Chapter 8) Vocabulary

United States History: A New National Identity (Chapter 9)

Chapter 9 A New National Identity Vocabulary (Sections 9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
Chapter 9 Section 1 American Foreign Policy Notes (9-1)

United States History: The Age of Jackson (Chapter 10)

Chapter 10 The Age of Jackson Vocabulary (Sections 10-1, 10-2, 10-3)


United States History: Expanding West(Chapter 11)

Chapter 11 Expanding West Sections 1 - 4 Vocabulary

United States History: A Nation Divided (Chapter 15)

Chapter 15 Vocabulary

Chapte 15 Study Notes

United States History: The Civil War (Chapter 16)

Section 1, 2, 3 Vocabulary

Section 4 and 5 Vocabulary

Chapter 16 Study Guide/Notes

Social Studies Trimester III Exam Review Notes (2010)

Math Click Here for online textbook!

Click here for On-Line Personal MATH Tutor!

Divisibility Rules

Place Value Chart

How to Math Videos/Tutorials

Video Tutorial - Area of a circle when diameter is given

Language Arts Literacy

Language Arts Literacy with Mrs. Franz, Mrs. Wenckus and Miss Matone

Research Topics

Middle School Debate Topics


Fatal Flaws

Language Arts: The Writing Process (Notes)
Personal Narrative


Subject and Predicate Notes


Vocabulary Unit 1
Vocabulary Unit 2
Vocabulary Unit 3

Fairy Tale Book Project

Write, Illustrate, and Publish Your Own Fairy Tale

Interactive Fractured Fairy Tale Writing Tool

Fractured Fairy Tales by AJ Jacobs
as featured on
"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" 1959-1961


Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the Beanstalk

Beauty and the Beast

The Princess and the Pea

Sixth-Grade Novels

Literature Circle - Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy Vocabulary Chapters 1 - 3
Bud, Not Buddy Vocabulary Chapters 4 - 8

Bud, Not Buddy Vocabulary Chapters 9 - 11
Bud, Not Buddy Vocabulary Chapters 12 - 14

Literature Circle - My Brother Sam is Dead
by Collier & Collier

My Brother Sam Is Dead: Chapters 1 - 3 Vocabulary
My Brother Sam Is Dead: Chapters 4 - 9 Vocabulary

Literature Circle - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor

Literature Circle - Daniel's Story
by Carol Matas

Daniel's Story Vocabulary Chapters 1 - 3

Short Story Unit

Short Story Notes
Short Stories Review Notes
Freytag's Pyramid (Chart)

Web 2.0 Tools

Teaching Philosophy

All children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting, and appropriate to children's abilities. By providing opportunities for children to construct their own learning, and by designing and implementing differentiated instruction based upon Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy, I believe this may be achieved.

-jeanine matone

My Quia activities and quizzes
Language Arts: Unit 1 Vocabulary (Flash Cards, Matching, Crossword)
Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 1 (Hangman)
Social Studies: Jamestown, Southern Colonies (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) Wenckus/Orgera/Matone
Science: Weather Vocabulary (Matching and Flash Cards)
Weather (Chapter 1) Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Science: Weather Chapter 2 Vocabulary (Matching & Flash Cards)
Science: Chapter 3 Weather Vocabulary (Flash Cards & Matching)
Science: Weather Chapter 3 Vocabulary (Who Wants to be a Millionarie?)
science: Biomes (Matching & Flash Cards)
Science: Weather Vocabulary Ch4 (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?)
Science: Weather Vocabulary Chapter 4 (Flash Cards & Matching)
Useful links
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