Mrs. Giacalone

Week of April 16th 2018


1). Monday, April 16th- The Museum of Natural History Trip is today! 

2). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday, April 18th, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

3). We will be having a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Friday, April 20th in observance of April being Autism Awareness month. 


5th Grade

 The students will be continuing their study of the English colonies, and they will be focusing on the Breadbasket colonies.  They will be identifying the various groups that settled in the Middle Atlantic Colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing the contributions made by different religious and cultural groups that settled in this area.

4/13: Quiz- signed and corrected

         Finish outlining “New Netherland Becomes New York” on pages 212-213.

4/17: Read and Outline: “Market Towns” on pages 215.

STUDY! Test- Friday: “The Breadbasket Colonies” on pages 210-215.

4/18: STUDY!

4/19: Persuasive letter is due typed tomorrow!  Remember that this assignment is going to be graded as a test question on tomorrow’s test so take your time! 


4/20: The class will be taking a test on “The Breadbasket Colonies”.

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient China.  They will be focusing on the Qin and the Han dynasties.  They will be discussing how a stable government builds growth and strength in a civilization and how Shi Huangdi united China.  They will also be analyzing the improvements that were made in China during the Han dynasty.

4/17: Lesson Review on page 299 #s 1-7 is due typed on Thursday.  Remember this is going to be graded, so take your time, and make sure you are using details in your answers!

4/18: Quiz Answer Sheet and the Lesson Review are due tomorrow!

Everyone must have a dictionary in class tomorrow.  (If you have a dictionary app on your iPads, you many use that.)

7th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be discussing in detail the purpose and outcome of the First Continental Congress.  They will also be analyzing the impact of the fighting at Lexington and Concord and the “Shot Heard ‘round the World”.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the contributions of the Second Continental Congress and analyzing the early battles of the Revolution.

4/17: All typed materials for the “Front Page News Project” are due typed on Thursday! 

        STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “The Revolution Begins” on pages 112-116.

4/18: “Front Page News Project”- All typed materials are on Friday!


4/19: STUDY! All materials for your project are due tomorrow!

4/20: STUDY! Quiz-Monday

4/23: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Revolution Begins”.

8th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of World War I.  They will be focusing on when the American soldiers started to arrive in Europe in 1917.  The class will be analyzing the ways in which the Americans helped the Allies win the war, and they will also be exploring the final battles of WWI.  Lastly, the students will be discussing why the Germans agreed to an armistice. 

4/17: Typed answer sheet for the test you created on “Americans In World War I” is due typed on Friday.

STUDY! Quiz- Friday “Americans in World War I” on pages 730-734.

4/18: STUDY! 

4/19: STUDY!

Typed answer sheets are due tomorrow!

4/20: The class will be taking a quiz on “Americans in World War I”.


The class will be discussing how and why Egypt became the home of the Israelites and why God chose Moses to lead his people. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how God guided his people to freedom.

4/16: STUDY! Test- Friday: “An Enslaved People” on pages 96-106.

4/17: Use your outline from  pages 100-101 to answer the questions below:

  1. Remember that the  Israelites were slaves in Egypt and Moses had been away for many years. Despite this, what did God ask Moses to do?
  2. Who helps Moses on this journey?
  3. Why do the Israelites blame Moses for their hardships?
  4. What did the plagues represent?
  5. The pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go after nine plagues.  What does God promise will happen after the ninth plague?
  6. How does God help his people?
  7. We Respond on page 101. Please complete this in your workbook.

4/18: STUDY!

4/19: STUDY!

4/20: The class will be taking a test on “An Enslaved People”.