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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of February 5th, 2018

Reminders:

1). Please bring in money for Pennies for Patients!

2). Box Top Day-Tuesday, February 6th

3). The 6th Grade received a free Dress Down on Wednesday, February, 7th for bringing in the most money last week for Pennies for Patients!

4). 8th Grade Ring Day 8:30 a.m. Mass will take place on Wednesday, February 7th.

5). Valentina Day is Friday, February 9th!

5th Grade
The students will begin their study of the English colonies, and they will be focusing on the Jamestown Colony. They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs. Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

2/5: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Jamestown Colony” on pages 160-164. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

Finish creating the outline for “Prosperity and Growth” on pages 162-163.

2/6: STUDY!

President Project- “Presidential Hits CD”: The students will imagine that they are producing a music CD about the United States President that they picked in class. They will have to use research to create 20 different song titles that discuss important achievements, accomplishments or failures, that their president has made. They will also be designing a CD album cover, title for the CD, and a band name. They will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.
RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.

2/7: Finish answering the Lesson Review questions on page 164 #1-7.
STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

2/8: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

2/9: The class will be taking a test on “The Founding of Jamestown”.
RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE ON MONDAY!

6th Grade
The class will be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empires. They will be examining the Golden Age of Egypt and how the empire expanded in size, power, and also in art. They will be exploring the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history. Lastly, the class will be analyzing how Amenhotep IV and King Tutankhamen changed Egypt.

2/5: Worksheets- “Ancient Egypt’s Three Kingdoms Crossword Puzzle”- Read, highlight, and complete the crossword puzzle.

2/6: Finish worksheet on “Building an Empire” on pages 122-124.
STUDY! Quiz-Friday: “Egypt’s Empires” on p pages 120-127.

2/7: .STUDY!

2/8: Complete all the questions from the Lesson Review on page 127 #1-6.
STUDY!

2/9: The class will be taking a quiz on “Egypt’s Empires”.

Project: “President Book Jacket”– The students will be using research to create a book jacket based on their president’s life (mainly his time in office as President of the United States). They will be creating 15 chapter titles based on important achievements throughout the president’s life. They will be using their chapter titles to write a summary that discusses his achievements in detail. Lastly, the students will have to design an eye-catching cover for their book. The cover must have a symbol that represents something significant from the president’s time in office and should be full of pictures and quotes form the president.
RESEARCH IS DUE ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH. ALL OTHER MATERIALS ARE DUE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH.

7th Grade
In honor of President’s Week, the students will be working on a president project. They will be using their research to create a “Presidential Time Capsule”. The students must pick six important achievements that their president achieved while in office and make these achievements into items that will be placed in the time capsule. They will then write a letter as if they were the president and discuss these six items/achievements. Lastly, the students will be decorating the actual time capsule with quotes, pictures, and achievements throughout the president’s life.

2/2: RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE ON MONDAY! PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH RESEARCH SO THAT YOU CAN WORK ON PICKING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND BEGIN TO WRITE YOUR LETTER.

2/5: The students will be using their research to begin picking out their president’s achievements and writing their letters.
The letter is due completed and typed on Thursday!

2/6: Work on completing your letter.
ALL OTHER MATERIALS ARE DUE TOMORROW! (BOX,PICTURES, CLAY, PAINT, QUOTES, ETC.)

2/7: Final draft of your letter is due tomorrow!

2/8: President letter is due typed today.
Continue to bring in materials to complete creating your items and the actual time capsule!

8th Grade
The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era. They will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace. They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers. They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours. The students will also be examining the temperance movement, woman’s suffrage, and how African American reformers challenged discrimination and called for equality.

In honor of President’s Week, the students will also be working on a president project. The 8th graders will be creating a “Presidential Eulogy”. They will have to imagine that they were someone who was close to the president they picked in class, and they will have to write a one-page heart felt eulogy. The eulogy must evaluate their president’s life, achievements, and failures (focusing mainly on his time as President of the United States). The students will also be creating a visual that would be displayed at the president’s funeral. This display should have pictures, achievements, and quotes from your president.

2/2: STUDY! Jeopardy-Monday and Test-Tuesday: “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” on pages 670-679. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

2/5: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

2/6: The class will be taking a test on “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities”

RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE ON THURSDAY!

2/9: One-page (12 font) eulogy is due typed on Monday! Your visual is due cut out on Monday, too. Make sure you have enough pictures, quotes, and other materials to help you create your visual in class on Monday.

Religion

This week the students will be discussing our ancestors in faith.  They will be exploring the lives an deeds of Abraham and Jacob.  They will also be analyzing why God’s people became known as the Israelites.

2/5: STUDY! Test- Friday! “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” on pages 67-78.

STUDY! Quiz on the Nicene Creed on Tuesday February 13th! You can find this prayer on page 237 in the workbook.

2/7: Read and Highlight: “God Cared for the Israelites” on pages 74-75.  Then answer the following questions.

  1. What do we call God’s plan for and protection of all creation?
  2. Why did Joseph’s brothers hate him?
  3. What happened to Joseph?
  4. In Joseph’s story what did the fulfillment of dreams symbolize?
  5. In Joseph’s story what was God’s plan?

STUDY!

2/8: STUDY!

2/9: The class will be taking a test on “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People”.

STUDY! Quiz on The Nicene Creed Tuesday!