Mrs. Lisa Melingonis
‚ÄčMy name is Mrs. Lisa Melingonis and I teach sixth grade social studies on the Emerald team at Har-Bur Middle School. I have been teaching in Region 10 since 2004, most of which was spent as a fifth grade teacher. I am looking forward to a great year in sixth grade!
Mrs. Mel

In sixth grade, students will explore the development of ancient civilizations in Asia, Africa and Europe. Their course of study will provide them with the major themes of history and social science concepts necessary to gain a cultural perspective of the world. Students will be encouraged to discover how people lived in the ancient times, and how their descendants live in these present times, and to inquire into the impact these cultures have had on their own lives and origins. New to this school year's Social Studies curriculum is a focus on geography of the regions of the world and a modern-day view of these regions. This year's Social Studies curriculum also focuses on geography and culture of regions of the world and a modern-day view of these regions. Students will spend a significant amount of time developing Inquiry skills, including developing questions, gathering relevant information and identifying evidence to support their thinking and constructing explanations with reasoning, details, and supporting specific evidence.  

Our Ancient Civilization units of study are:
Geography and Culture
The Middle East, Mesopotamia, the Fertile Crescent, Israel
North Africa, Egypt, Kush
South Asia, India
East Asia, China
Southern Europe, Greece

About Me
I have been married to Stephen Melingonis since 2005 and we have 2 wonderful sons. Hayden is in fifth grade and Greysen is in third grade this year. We have a dog, a Weimaraner named Vander and twin black cats, named Luca and Nico. I grew up in Bristol, but have recently moved to Burlington. I went to college at the University of Rhode Island where I received my degree in Elementary Education and English. I received my Master's Degree from Walden University in Elementary Reading and Literacy. Some of my hobbies include reading, swimming, painting, and cooking.
Greysen and Hayden

I believe that with a positive attitude and effort, we can all be successful!
strongly encourage parents to review the student planner on a daily basis to ensure assignments are completed and to keep up on current team events. I will also use the student planner to write notes home if necessary. I can be reached by email for further correspondence.
Melingonis Family