Ashley Jalinsky

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Wiley Coyotes Team
West Creek Middle School
Phone: (931) 503-3288

About Me

I am excited to be starting my ninth year teaching 6th grade Social Studies at WCMS on the Wiley Coyotes team! I graduated from APSU in 2008 with a Bachelors in History and a Minor in Secondary Education. In December 2010, I received a Masters degree from Walden University specializing in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. In September 2013 I welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Kelsey, to my life. Additionally, we have one dog named Andy. As a teacher, my goal is to inspire and motivate my students to believe in themselves and to challenge themselves to reach their full potential. I look forward to spending the 2017-2018 school year with you and your child. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns regarding your child. I will be able to respond quickest via email.

Basic "Run Down" of Ms. Jalinsky’s Social Studies class:

This year your child will be learning about ancient world history. We will start with the beginnings of modern humans, during The Stone Age, and end with the Fall of the Roman Empire.

Each new civilization is considered to be a unit. There will be a total of nine units. Students will not receive a social studies textbook. There will be a class set kept in classroom. Instead at the beginning of each unit, students will receive a PPT/Study Guide. The PPT (power point) portion is simply a copy of all the slides I will show and discuss during instruction throughout the entire unit. There will be blanks for students to fill in (the missing word(s))as slides are discussed. This will be their "go to" source for information. It will also have the unit study guide stapled on the very back. Students are instructed to answer study guide questions as the content is taught (do not wait till end of unit to start). Students are responsible for keeping this important item in their Social Studies folder (as requested on supply list). The PPT/Study Guide will be collected and graded on the day of the unit assessment. Most units are three-four weeks in length.

Classwork and Homework:

Student’s social studies homework will usually consist of classwork that was not completed during class time.


There will be a variety of assessments given throughout a unit: quizzes, constructed response questions, cooperative projects, unit assessments, etc.


70% Average of all assessments completed during that 9 weeks.

30% Average of all practice (classwork/homework) assignments completed during that 9 weeks.

(school-wide policy)

In my class, I use “points” to score assignments/assessments. Example: A typical cw/hw assignment may be worth 20 points. If there are ten questions and a student misses one, the score is 18/20.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns!

I am looking forward to a great year!

Ashley Jalinsky

posted 7/27/2017 5:00:00 PM

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posted 7/27/2017 4:59:00 PM


Classroom Expectations

2.  Be RESPECTFUL- to yourself, peers and all authority figures and their property.

3.  Be READY to learn!- bring all necessary materials to class (i.e pencil, folder, textbook, etc) and be in your assign seat by the start of class.

4.  Be RESPONSIBLE- follow all class/school rules and procedures.

Mesopotamia Links
Mesopotamia Facts and Links
Mesopotamia Characteristics
Ancient Egypt
List of Hammurabi's Code
Ancient Egypt,
List of Pharaohs
Great Egyot Website
Egyptian Law
Secrets of the Pharaohs