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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of February 27th to March 3rd

Reminders:

1). Monday, February 27th- The 6th graders have a free dress down day because they brought in the most money for Pennies for Patients last week.

2). Wednesday, March 1st- Ash Wednesday. The students will be going over to OLG Church at 10:00 a.m. for their ashes.

3). Friday, March 3rd- “Stuck for Buck”-our last fun activity for Pennies for Patients-every dollar goes to a piece of tape to tape Ms. McManus to the wall!! 

4). Friday, March 3rd-12:00 P.M. Dismissal; there is a Faculty Meeting.

5). Grades 6 & 8-ELA State Exam-Wednesday, March 28th-Thursday, March 30th. 

5th Grade
The students will begin their study of the Plymouth Colony. They will be discussing why the English settlers came to the Plymouth Colony. They will also be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States. Lastly, the class will be describing the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

2/27: The students will be presenting their President CDs tomorrow! Please review your project and information about your president!

2/28: Vocabulary– page 166: Use context clues to create meanings.  Then create an illustration for each word.

3/1: Finish creating sentences and riddles for the vocabulary words on page 166. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic tomorrow.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Plymouth Colony” on pages 166-170. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

6th Grade
The students will conclude their study of ancient Egypt by analyzing the Kingdom of Kush. They will be exploring how Nubia and Egypt influenced each other and what made the Kingdom of Kush prosper. Lastly, they will be examining how Kush conquered Egypt.

2/27: The students will be presenting their President CDs tomorrow! Please review your project and be ready to discuss important information about your president!

2/28: Vocabulary- pages 128-133: Use context clues to create meanings. Then create an illustration for each word.

3/1: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 128-133. Make sure that your riddles are complete because we will be playing the Riddle Game tomorrow.

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

3/3: STUDY!

7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the struggle for liberty. They will be analyzing Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and its affect on declaring independence. They will also be examining the Declaration of Independence and how the colonists had to choose sides once independence was declared. Lastly, they will be exploring how the Declaration of Independence did not address the rights of all colonists.

2/27: The students will be presenting their Presidential Time Capsules tomorrow! Please review your work and be ready to discuss important information about your president!

3/1: Create sentences and riddles for the Key Terms and People on pages 118. Makes sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence and Riddle Games tomorrow.

3/2: Finish creating your pamphlet/advertisement on “Common Sense”.

3/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test-Thursday: “Declaring Independence” on pages 118-121. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

8th Grade
This week the students will be discussing the Progressive Presidents. They will be analyzing the progressive reforms of Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. They will be analyzing the Square Deal, how they they regulated big business and conservation issues.

2/27: The students will be presenting their President Eulogies tomorrow! Please review your work and be ready to discuss important information about your president!

3/1: Section Assessment on page 683 is due on Friday.

3/2: The quiz that you created on “The Progressive Presidents” is due typed with an answer sheet tomorrow.

Religion
The student will continue their study of Moses. They will be exploring how Moses led God’s people through the wilderness. The students will also be discussing the Ten Commandments, when and where God gave them to Moses, and why the Israelites need to follow them. Lastly, they will be exploring how God led his people toward the promised land.

2/27: Test- signed and corrected.

3/2: Read and highlight pages 110-111. Then answer the questions below.

  1. What set the Israelites apart from other people?
  2. What do the Ten Commandments have to do with being disciples of Christ?
  3. The word twelve relates to the twelve tribes of ______________ and to the Twelve __________________.
  4. The word ____________ refers to the way Moses sealed the covenant with God and to the way Jesus shed his ____________ on the Cross to seal the new covenant.
  5. The word ____________ refers to the number of days it rained in the story of Noah, the number of days Moses spend praying on the mountain, and the number of days Jesus fasted in the desert.
  6. Why did God give his people the law?
  7. What do we celebrate at every Mass?