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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 5, 2018

Reminder:

1). Permission slips with the payment for our museum trip are due by Friday, March 9th.

* DUE TO THE IMPENDING WEATHER FORECAST FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH, WE WILL BE HAVING A 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR OLGCA FAMILIES AND FACULTY.  THERE WILL BE NO AFTER SCHOOL AS WELL.*

 

5th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of the Plymouth Colony. They will be discussing why the English settlers came to settle in this colony. They will be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States, and they will be analyzing the impact religion had on the Plymouth settlement. Lastly, the class will be exploring the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

3/2: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Plymouth Colony” on pages 166-170. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

3/5: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

3/7: The test on “The Plymouth Colony” has been moved to tomorrow.

3/8: The class will be taking a test on “The Plymouth Colony”.

 

6th Grade
This week the students will begin their study of ancient China. They will become familiar with the time period we will be learning about and how the geography of China effected its development. They will also be examining the importance of Shan and the Zhou dynasties.

3/2: STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “The Kingdom of Kush” on pages 128-133.

3/5: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Kingdom of Kush”.

3/6: Use the map and time line on pages 279-277 to finish the worksheet “Introducing Place and Time”. We will be using these questions to play the Dart Game tomorrow.

Quiz- signed and corrected.

3/8: Finish creating riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 278-285.  Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and The Riddle Game tomorrow.

7th Grade
This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies. They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies. The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists. Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

3/5: Finish outlining “French and Indian War” on pages 95-97.  

Geography Skills- page 96 #s 1-2

STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test-Friday: “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

3/7: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

3/8: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

3/9: The class will be taking a test on “Life in the English Colonies”.

 

8th Grade
The students will continue their study of America as a world power. They class will be analyzing when, why, and how the United States ended its policy of isolationism. They will be discussing how Hawaii became a U.S. territory and why the United States sought trade with Japan and China.
The class will also begin their study of World War I. They will be analyzing the many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the war (militarism, the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and alliances). They will also be exploring the war’s early battles and how the European nations suffered massive casualties.

3/2: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The U.S. Gains Overseas Territories” on pages 692-696.
STUDY! Quiz- Friday on “Map of Europe” page R10.

3/5: Finish outlining “U.S. Seeks Trade with Japan and China” on pages 694-696.
STUDY!

3/6: STUDY!

3/7: The Quiz on “The U.S. Gains Overseas Territories” has been moved to tomorrow!

3/8: The class will be taking a quiz on “The U.S. Gains Overseas Territories”.

STUDY! Quiz on the Map of Europe- Friday

3/8:STUDY! Quiz- tomorrow!

3/9: The class will be taking a quiz on the Map of Europe.

 

Religion
The students will be continuing their study of Lent, the Triduum, and Easter. They will be working in groups to create dioramas of the Stations of the Cross.

3/5-3/9: Bring in materials to work on your dioramas. All of the writing assignments are due on Friday. Make sure that your group can explain in detail each scene you created for the project.