Mrs. Giacalone

Home > Classrooms > Mrs. Giacalone

Welcome to Mrs. Giacalone’s class page!

5th-8th Grade Social Studies & 6th Grade Religion

Reminders
1) We will be attending 8:30 a.m. Mass as a class each Monday; please be sure to bring in snack on this day.
2) Fr. Marc will be holding lectures for Grades 5-8 each Monday afternoon.

Week of December 10th, 2018

Posted on December 7, 2018

Reminders:

1). The 6th grade will be attending Confession on Wednesday, December 12th.

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will continue their study of New Spain.  They will be exploring when, where, and why the Spanish colonized North America.  They will also be analyzing how the Spanish tried to maintain control of North America.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the introduction of slavery into the Americas.

  12/10: Read and pick out important facts for “Ranches and Haciendas” on page 147.

STUDY! Quiz- Thursday: “New Spain” on pages 144-149.  Ten Dart Game questions are due on Wednesday.

** Three Strikes and You’re Out!***

12/11: STUDY! Dart Game questions are due tomorrow!

12/13: STUDY!

12/14: The class will be taking a quiz on “New Spain.

6th Grade

 This week the students will begin their study of ancient Egypt.  They will begin by analyzing the geography/location of Egypt.  They will be discussing the importance of the Nile River and how it impacted the development of ancient Egypt. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how Egypt became united.

 

7th Grade

  This week the student will begin their study of  the beginnings of slavery in the Americas.  They will be discussing how European diseases wiped out much of the Native American population, causing colonists to look for a new labor force.  They will also be discussing how/why the Europeans enslaved millions of Africans and sent them to work on their colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how slaves lived in the Americas.

12/7: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Beginnings of Slavery in the Americas” on pages 58-61. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Monday.

12/10: STUDY!

     Finish the Section Assessment on page 61 #s 1-4.

12/11: STUDY!

          History and Geography:  Analyze and read: “The Atlantic Slave Trade” on pages 62-63.    

          Then answer the Geography Skills questions on page 63.

12/12: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Beginnings of Slavery in the Americas”.

12/13: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on pages 72.  Make sure that your riddles are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

8th Grade

The students will continue their study of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico.  They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America. The students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it. The class will then be focusing on the growth of cities and how both immigrants and native-born Americans moved to growing urban areas in record numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Lastly, they will be analyzing how new technology and ideas helped cities change and adapt to this rapid urban growth.  

12/10: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “A New Wave of Immigration” and “The Growth of Cities” on pages 636-645.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/12: Finish the Section 2 Assessment on page 645 #s 1-3. 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.  STUDY!

12/13: The class will be playing Jeopardy tomorrow.

STUDY!

12/14: The class will be taking a test on “A New Wave of Immigration” and “The Growth of Cities”.

Religion

Over the next few weeks the class will be focusing on the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  The students will be working within a group to create an Advent and Christmas Board Game.  The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

12/10: All Advent questions are due on Wednesday!  All Christmas questions are due on Friday! Materials for your board game are due on Friday! Advent pages- 156-158 and Christmas pages 162-164.

12/11: Work on your Advent and Christmas questions!  

BLUE CONFESSION CARD IS DUE COMPLETED TOMORROW!

12/12: STUDY! Open Book Test on Advent and Christmas- Monday: Advent pages- 156-158 and Christmas pages 162-164.

Week of December 3rd, 2018

Posted on December 1, 2018

Reminders:

1). First Trimester will end on Monday, December 3rd.

2). Second Trimester begins on Tuesday, December 4th.

3). 5th and 6th Grade will be attending Confession on Wednesday, December 5th.

4). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, December 6th.

5). Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, December 6th; dismissal is at 12:00 P.M.

6). Trimester One Awards Ceremony will follow our school Mass on Friday, December 7th. There will be no after school on this day, too.

 

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will continue their study of New Spain.  They will be exploring when, where, and why the Spanish colonized North America.  They will also be analyzing how the Spanish tried to maintain control of North America.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the introduction of slavery into the Americas.

12/3: The students will be presenting their Explorer Posters today.

12/4: Finish picking out important facts for “Building New Spain” on pages 144-145.

12/5: Journal Topic: Imagine that you are Bartolome de Las Casas, and write a letter to the King of Spain persuading him to outlaw slavery in New Spain.  Use details and information in your writing.  This assignment must be typed and will be collected and graded! 

12/6: Finish picking out important facts for “The Spanish Borderlands” on pages 146-147.

      STUDY! Quiz- Thursday: “New Spain” on pages 144-149. 

6th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of Mesopotamia. They will be be discussing how Mesopotamia’s empires greatly influenced other civilizations and how Hammurabi’s Code even influenced the legal codes of Greece and Rome.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing why Babylon was such an important city in the ancient world.

 This week the students will also begin their study of ancient Egypt.  They will begin by analyzing the geography/location of Egypt.  They will be discussing the importance of the Nile River and how it impacted the development of ancient Egypt. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how Egypt became united.

11/30: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

12/4: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

12/5: The class will be playing Jeoaprdy today.

STUDY!

12/6: The class will be taking a test on “Mesopotamian Empires”.

7th Grade

  This week the student will begin their study of  the beginnings of slavery in the Americas.  They will be discussing how European diseases wiped out much of the Native American population, causing colonists to look for a new labor force.  They will also be discussing how/why the Europeans enslaved millions of Africans and sent them to work on their colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how slaves lived in the Americas.

12/5: Read: “The Slave Trade” on pages 59-61. Then answer the questions below:

  1. Approximately how many enslaved Africans were shipped to the Americas between 1520 and 1860?

2. Describe what the voyage was like on the Middle Passage.

  3. Why did only one in six enslaved Africans survive the Middle Passage?

  4. Explain the concept of forced immigration and how it led to the African Diaspora.

 STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “The Beginnings of Slavery in the Americas” on pages 58-61. Ten Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

12/6: STUDY!

12/7: STUDY! Ten Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

8th Grade

The students will continue their study of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico.  They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America. The students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it. The class will then be focusing on the growth of cities and how both immigrants and native-born Americans moved to growing urban areas in record numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Lastly, they will be analyzing how new technology and ideas helped cities change and adapt to this rapid urban growth.  

12/3: Section 1 Assessment- page 641 #s 1-4

12/6: Create meanings, illustrations, and riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 642.  Make sure that your illustrations are detailed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

12/7: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “A New Wave of Immigration” and “The Growth of Cities”.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

Religion

Over the next few weeks the class will be focusing on the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  They will be working within a group to create an Advent skit and an Advent billboard.   The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

 

Week of November 26th, 2018

Posted on November 25, 2018

5th grade

  The students will be using their research to complete a project on early European explorers.  They will be working independently to discuss the reasons for their explorer’s explorations, the country that sponsored their voyages, the hardships that their explorer faced, and the successes/failures of his explorations. Lastly, the students will also be creating a time line of the explorer’s life.

11/26: Research on your explorer is due today! 

          STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Wednesday: Words from “New Spain” on page 144.

11/27: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- tomorrow

11/28: The class will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words from “New Spain”.

          All rough drafts of your paragraphs for the explorer report need to be complete.  You will be transferring them on the actual project tomorrow!

6th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of Mesopotamia. They will be be discussing how Mesopotamia’s empires greatly influenced other civilizations and how Hammurabi’s Code even influenced the legal codes of Greece and Rome.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing why Babylon was such an important city in the ancient world.

11/26: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 86-93.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

11/27: Research four of Hammurabi’s laws, and explain them. Due Thursday.

11/28: Read and outline: “The Assyrian Empire” on pages 87-89.  Then, complete the “Geography Connection” questions on page 89.

11/29: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Mesopotamian Empires” on pages 86-93.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

11/30: STUDY!

7th Grade

   This week the students will continue their study of why the Europeans wanted to colonize the Americas.  They will be discussing the events that took place in Europe that affected the settlement of North America.  They will also be exploring why many explorers were searching for a Northwest Passage in North America and the effects these explorations had on claiming new land in North America.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing the early settlements of the English, French, and Dutch in the New World.

11/26: Read and outline: “Events in Europe” on pages 52-53.

11/27: Read and outline: “Search for a Northwest Passage” on page 54. Then answer the questions below:

  1. Even though none of the explorers found a Northwest Passage, why were their voyages considered successful? Explain your answer.
  1. In your opinion, why did countries continue to send explorers in search of a Northwest passage even though previous attempts were unsuccessful? Explain.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Friday and Test- Monday: “The Race for Empires” on pages 52-57.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

11/28: STUDY!

11/29: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow! STUDY!

11/30: The class will be playing Jeopardy today. STUDY!

12/3: The class will be taking a test on “The Race for Empires”.

8th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of immigration.  They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico.  They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America.  Lastly, the students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it.

11/26: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 636.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because we will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

 Read: “Industrial Workers” on pages 624-627.  Then, complete the Section Assessment on page 627 #s 1-3.  This assignment must be typed, and it will be collected and graded.  It is due on Friday.

11/29: Section Assessment on “Industrial Workers” is due tomorrow.

Religion

Over the next few weeks the class will be focusing on the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  They will be working with a partner to create an Advent skit and an Advent billboard.   The students will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

 

Week of November 19, 2018

Posted on November 16, 2018

Reminders:

Wednesday, November 21st:

1). The school will be attending 8:30 a.m. Mass.

2). After Mass, we will be having our OLGCA Student Council Induction Ceremony; all parents whose child is a part of the OLGCA Student Council may attend!

3). Our class will be having a celebration; students were given certain items to bring in for our party.

4). Dismissal will be at 12:00 P.M.

5). School will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd- Happy Thanksgiving and Friday, November 23rd.

5th Grade

 This week the students will begin their study of New Spain.  They will be exploring when, where, and why the Spanish colonized North America.  They will also be analyzing how the Spanish tried to maintain control of North America.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the introduction of slavery into the Americas.

11/19: Vocabulary- finish creating illustrations for the vocabulary on page 144.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

Test- signed and corrected.

11/20: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Wednesday, November 28th.  Make sure that you understand each word and that you can put it into a detailed sentence!

*EXPLORER PROJECT- ALL RESEARCH AND MATERIALS ARE DUE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH!* All of the written work  for this project will be done in class!

6th Grade

 This week the students will be continuing their study of Ancient Mesopotamia.  They will be working with partners to finish creating their Mesopotamian city-state dioramas.  

11/19: City-State Project: The written part of the project is due typed on Wednesday!

11/21: All groups will be presenting their projects today.

7th Grade

  This week the students will continue their study of why the Europeans wanted to colonize the Americas.  They will be discussing the events that took place in Europe that affected the settlement of North America.  They will also be exploring why many explorers were searching for a Northwest Passage in North America and the effects these explorations had on claiming new land in North America.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing the early settlements of the English, French, and Dutch in the New World.

11/19: Key Terms and People- page 52: Create sentences for each of the terms.  Make sure that  you have completed your illustrations because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

8th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the Second Industrial Revolution.  They will be discussing the impact that the Bessemer Process had on America. They will also be analyzing the important inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and the Wright Brothers and the impact these inventions had on America in the late 1800s.  Lastly, the class will be discussing that the growth of big business in the late 1800s led to the creation of monopolies. 

11/16: STUDY! Test- Monday: “Second Industrial Revolution” and “Big Business” on pages 614-622.

*CURRENT EVENTS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE COMPLETED ON TUESDAY!*

11/19: The class will be taking a test on “Second Industrial Revolution” and “Big Business”.

 Current Events Assignment is due tomorrow! Everyone will be presenting their articles!

11/20: Current Event Presentations

Religion

11/16: Religion Packets are due on Monday.

Read all posts in Mrs. Giacalone ›