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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of February 6, 2017-February 10, 2017

Reminders:

*DUE TO THE DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND COLD TEMPERATURES, FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF, CHILDREN, AND PARENTS, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017. BE SAFE EVERYONE, AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!*

1). Please continue to donate to Pennies for Patients; thank you to all who have donated! http://events.lls.org/pages/nyc/AveMariaCatholicAcademy-2017/jgiacalone

 

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  This week they will be focusing on the settlement of Jamestown.  They will be describing the achievements of John Smith and John Rolfe and analyzing the ways the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

The class will also be beginning a President Project.  They will be creating a Presidential CD.  Each CD must include: 20 informative song titles, an eye-catching cover, a title for the CD, and a band name.  The students will be receiving a rubric and a specific president to research.

2/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday on “The Jamestown Colony” pages 160-164.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/6: STUDY!

RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE ON FRIDAY!

2/7: STUDY! 

Finish creating an outline for “The End of Company Control” on page 164.

2/8:Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

STUDY!

2/9:The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

RESEARCH ON YOUR PRESIDENT IS DUE TOMORROW!

2/10:The class will be taking a test on “The Jamestown Colony” pages 160-164.

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  This week they will be focusing on the Egyptian empire.  They will exploring Egypt’s Golden Age: its conquests and their arts.  They will be discussing why the New Kingdom was a unique period in ancient Egypt’s history; they will be examining what made Queen Hatshepsut unique, the growth of trade, and how the empire expanded.  Lastly, the students will discuss King Tut’s reign and what made the empire decline.  

2/6: Acrostic Poem for Queen Hatshepsut- you must have at least two descriptive words for each letter of Hatshepsut’s name.  Make sure that you use a dictionary/thesaurus to find words, and that you know what the words mean!  It would be wise to do a little research on Queen Hatshepsut.  Please check the rubric that was given out in class!

2/7: Read and Outline: “Two Unusual Pharaohs” on pages 125-126.

2/8: Read: “Decline and Recovery” on page 126.  Then answer the questions on the worksheet.

2/9: STUDY! Quiz- Monday “ Egypt’s Empires” on pages 120-127.  

2/10:  President Project-  The class will also be beginning a President Project.  They will be creating a Presidential CD.  Each CD must include: 20 informative song titles, an eye-catching cover, a title for the CD, and a band name.  The students will be receiving a rubric and a specific president to research.  The research is due on Tuesday!

STUDY! Quiz Monday!

2/13: The class will be taking a quiz on “Egypt’s Empires” pages 120-127.

7th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be examining the importance and effect that the First and Second Continental Congresses had on the colonies.  They will be discussing how armed conflict between British soldiers and colonists broke out with the “shot heard ‘round the world.” Lastly, the students will be analyzing the early battles of the war.  

   The students will also be working on a President Project this week.  They will be creating a Presidential Time Capsule.  They will be creating items that represent positive aspects of their president’s time in office, and they will be writing a speech explaining these items.  The students will have a detailed rubric to follow.

2/3: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Revolution Begins” on pages 112-116.

        Research on your president is due on Thursday!

2/6: STUDY!

Work on getting research on your president!

2/7: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow!

2/8: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Revolution Begins” pages 112-116.

Research on your president is due tomorrow!

2/9: The class will begin working on their “Presidential Time Capsule Projects”.

8th Grade

   The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  This week they will be focusing on reforming the workplace.  They will be discussing the attempts reformers made to improve conditions for child labor and how unions took steps to improve safety in the workplace.  They will also be analyzing the effects that the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire had on establishing new laws for safety. The class will also be discussing  the rights of women and minorities during this era.  They will be focussing on the 18th and 19th Amendments. 

2/6: Section 2 Assessment- page 674 #s1-4

2/7: Read: “African Americans Challenge Discrimination” on pages 677-678. Then answer the questions below.

  1. What was Booker T. Washington’s strategy to end racial discrimination?
  2. What organization fought discrimination in the courts?
  3. What organization helped African Americans the way settlement houses helped new immigrants?
  4. How did “grandfather clauses” discriminate against African Americans?
  5. Which approach do you think is more effective in fighting discrimination, self-improvement or using the courts? Why

2/8: STUDY! Jeopardy- Friday and Test- Monday; “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday.

Section 3 Assessment on page 679 #s 1-3

Research on your president is due on Tuesday!

2/9: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

2/10: The class will be playing Jeopardy today!

2/13: The class will be taking a test on “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679.

Research on your president is due tomorrow!

2/14-2/18-  President Project: The students will be using their research to write eulogies for the presidents that they picked in class.  Their eulogies must touch upon the presidents life and emphasize the presidents time in office. The students will also be creating a visual that represents their presidents achievements.  A rubric will be given out in class for the students to follow.

Religion

This week, the students will be discussing the Israelites, their enslavement in Egypt, and the Exodus.  

2/10: STUDY! Test- Thursday: “An Enslaved People” pages 96-106.