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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 29th, 2018

Reminders:

1). Mass will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 12:00 P.M. followed by our Open House from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Catholic Schools Week Schedule is as follows:

A). Monday, January 29th-Crazy Hat Day

B). Tuesday, January 30th-Opposite Day

C). Wednesday, January 31st- Student Volleyball Game-Grades 5-8 

D). Thursday, February 1st-Happy Student Appreciation Day! Today is also Pajama Day, Buddy Bingo, and Ice Cream Day.

E). Friday, February 2nd- Teacher Appreciation Day! There is a 12:00 Dismissal and no after school.

 

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.

1/26: STUDY! Test- Monday on Longitude and Latitude.

1/29: The class will be taking a test on Longitude and Latitude.

1/30: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 160. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

 

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. They will be exploring the practice of mummification, how embalming lead to knowledge of the human body, and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife. The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed.
The class will also be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empire. 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.

1/26: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test-Wednesday: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

1/29: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

1/30: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/31: The class will be taking a test on “ Life in Ancient Egypt”.

 

7th Grade
This week the class will continue their study of the English Colonies- focusing on the Middle Colonies. They will be discussing how the English created New York and New Jersey from former Dutch territory. They will also be exploring the founding of Pennsylvania. Lastly, the students will be analyzing the economy of the Middle colonies and comparing and contrasting the economies of all the English colonies.

1/29: Finish creating the riddles and illustrations for the Key Terms and People on page 85. The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

1/30: STUDY! Open Notebook Quiz- Friday: “The Middle Colonies” on pages 85-87.

Finish outlining ” New York and New Jersey” and “Penn’s Colony” on pages 85-76.

1/31: STUDY! 

Research on your president is due on Monday! Make sure that you have enough information on your president to help you write the letter for your Presidential Time Capsule Project. 

2/1: STUDY!

2/2: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Middle Colonies”.

Presidential Time Capsule Project- Students must research the president that was given to them in class.  With the research, they must list the major achievements in the President’s life.  They will then have to create six items to represent these achievements.  These items will be placed in the time capsule.  Lastly, the students will decorate their time capsule with symbols, quotes, and pictures that represent their president.  They will be following a detailed rubric that was given out in class.

Research is due on Monday! All other materials are due on Wednesday!

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.

1/29: Finish creating riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 675.

1/30: Journal Topic: (Started in class) Imagine that you are a Progressive journalist in the early 1900s. You have just witnessed the suffragists’ rally pictured on pages 676-677 and must write a front page article for their local newspaper. Your articles need to be very descriptive to make readers feel as if they had witnessed the event. You need to include imaginary quotations from people who might have lived during this and had varying opinions. This assignment must be typed and illustrated. This is due on Friday.

STUDY! Jeopardy-Monday and Test-Tuesday: “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679.

1/31:Finish creating the interview questions for Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. DuBois.  This assignment will be graded as a Journal Topic!

2/1: Journal Topic is due tomorrow.

2/2: STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday

President Eulogy Project– Imagine that you have been selected to give the eulogy at the funeral of the United States President the you researched.  You must write a one-page eulogy evaluating the life and achievements/failures of your president.  You will also be creating a visual that would be displayed at the president’s funeral.  This display should be chock-full of pictures, quotes, and achievements of your president. Research  and other materials are due on Thursday! 

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 tomorrow!

Religion
This week the students will be learning about out ancestors in faith. They will be discussing the patriarchs and why Abraham was a model of faith and trust in God and how the Israelites became God’s chosen people.