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Mrs. Talarico, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Bachman and Mrs. Commiciotto are the 6th grade teachers. 

Mrs. Talarico
Mrs. Talarico is in her 14th year in the district. She has worked at Dahl and Stonegate and has been at Shirakawa for 6 years. She has taught K-3 as well as 6th grade. She is married with two kids.

Mrs. Flores

Mrs. Flores has also been in the district for 19 years and is also one of the original teachers. She also taught 2 years at ARUSD. She has taught every grade level K-8 grade except 6th. She is married with 4 adult children who have all are all Shirakawa alumni.


Mrs. Bachman

Information coming soon!


Mrs. Commiciotto

Information coming soon!

About this Grade Level

Language Arts: We are going to be piloting a new program called Amplify. It is an online program where students are challenged to think deeply, studying texts that are complex but accessible.

Math: We use CPM (College Preparatory Math) for our math curriculum. It is a textbook based program, however, there is online homework support that parents can access at home.

Science: In 6th grade we teach students about Earth Science; Ecosystems, Plants, Water cycle, etc. They will be creating a science binder to represent the whole curriculum. In March, we will be going to Walden West for Science Camp!

Social Studies: We use McGraw-Hill Ancient Civilizations. We start with early man and end the year with Romans. We also make a social studies binder to help supplement learning.


Be a Shirakawa SHARK!

Able to Solve Problems
Respectful & responsible.

You can communicate with your child's teacher using the free app Class Dojo, Google Classroom, , Engrade or via email: 


Please, allow 24-48hours to respond

Start: 7:45AM
Dismissal: 2:00PM
Thursdays Dismissal: 1:00PM
Schedule 3  Dismissal: 12PM 

Homework Policy
Reading: 45 minutes daily
Late Homework: 1 day late is 50% off final grade
Incomplete homework due to absences: two days to make up missing assignment for every day absent
Check your child’s planner and/or Thinkwave for daily homework or projects.

Materials that you will need:
3-2 inch binders (1 for all subjects, 1 for Science, 1 for Social Studies
1 plastic folder for homework
2 paper grocery bags
At least 5 pencils
2 graph paper composition books
Pencil pouch (must fit IN BINDER)