Contact Information

Email:

Christine.guardiola@ops.org

Phone:

(402) 561-6160

Who is Mrs. G?

This is my tenth year as a teacher at Buffett Magnet Middle School!  Before joining the Bobcat team, I taught 6th grade at Wakonda Elementary and 5th and 6th grade at Florence Elementary.  I also taught for one year as a 4th grade teacher in San Antonio, Texas. 

I have two children of my own:  my son is a sophomore at UNO and my daughter is a junior at Burke High School. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and scrapbooking.

I am a big proponent of parent / teacher communication.  Our teamwork together is critical to your child's success at school!  Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have  questions or concerns.  I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

LANGUAGE ARTS overview...

Homograph (multiple meaning words) review game

 

Types of sentences review game

 

 




Language Arts

 


Language Arts content includes spelling,grammar (including writing conventions), and writing.  Throughout the year, students create descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and instructional writings.  The major focus for the fifth and sixth grade is descriptive writing in all formats.  This includes using specific language, figurative language, and sensory details to further create a picture in the reader's mind.  Students at this level learn that language used in writing is different than language used in speaking.  Five paragraph essays are introduced within the first semester of fifth grade and continue through sixth grade.  A plethora of formats are utilized to spur students' creativity:  travel logs, journals, posters, text, reports, poetry, and others.  Writing is fun!!

 


Social Studies

 

 

Fifth grade Social Studies covers American History covers early North American explorers through the American Revolution.  Sixth grade Social Studies covers Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times, and the ancient civilizations of Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs.  Hands on, collaborative learning brings content to life in Social Studies.

 

 

Resources and Links

 

MAYA, AZTEC, AND INCA WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESEARCH PROJECT:


Maya 

https://mayas.mrdonn.org/index.html 

https://www.nga.gov/kids/mayakids.pdf 

https://www.history.com/topics/mayan-scientific-achievements 


Aztec 

https://aztecs.mrdonn.org/index.html 

https://www.aztec-history.com/ 

https://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-inventions.html 


Inca 

https://incas.mrdonn.org/index.html 


 All three: 


Editing Practice

 Proofread and edit the following paragraph.  

From the first day the peanuts comic strip appear in newspapers, the antics of Charlie Brown and his dog, snoopy had readers in stitches. Created by Charles M Schulz, the strip first appeared in October 1950. Other Peanuts characters included Linus Lucy and Sally. In the strip, when ever things went rong, Charlie's response was, Good grief!" When Schulz died in February 2000 many wondered if Charlie would ever kick a football.

 

Corrected paragraph: 

From the first day the Peanuts comic strip appeared in newspapers, the antics of Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy, had readers in stitches. Created by Charles M. Schulz, the strip first appeared in October 1950. Other Peanuts characters included Linus, Lucy and Sally. In the strip, whenever things went wrong, Charlie's response was, "Good grief!" When Schulz died in February 2000, many wondered if Charlie would ever kick a football.