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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 2nd to January 6th

Reminders:

1). Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our AMCA families! School will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

2). Box Top Day- Tuesday, January 3rd.

3). We have a 12:00 p.m. Dismissal on Friday, January 6th-Faculty Meeting will be taking place this day.

4). Museum of Moving Images Trip will be taking place on Thursday, January 12th.

5th Grade

This week the students will be learning how to use the lines of longitude and latitude to determine exact locations of places on Earth. They will become familiar with the equator and the prime meridian.

The students will also begin their study of New France. They will be discussing where and why the French explored and settled in North America. They will also analyze the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish. Lastly, the students will identify French explorers of the Americas and their contributions. 

1/3: Longitude and Latitude: Using the map that was handed out in class, create ten coordinates using the lines of longitude and latitude. Make sure that you answer the coordinates.

Test- signed and corrected

STUDY! Test- Thursday: “Longitude and Latitude”-study using the worksheets that were given out in class. Make sure that you know the vocabulary and that you can find exact locations using the lines of longitude and latitude.

1/4: STUDY! Test tomorrow!

1/5: The class will be taking a test on “Longitude and Latitude”.

Test- signed and corrected.

6th Grade

This week, the students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will be discussing Egypt’s early rulers and the impact they had on the development of ancient Egypt. They will be analyzing religion in ancient Egypt. They will be examining the importance of the afterlife and the process of preserving the body. Lastly, the class will be exploring why and how the pyramids were built.

1/3: Create riddles for each of the vocabulary words on pages 108-119. Make sure that your illustrations are complete because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

Quiz- signed and corrected

Optional- Lesson 1 Review on page 107 #s 1-6

STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Friday (Makes sure that you know the meanings of the words, and you can put each of the words into well developed sixth grade sentences!)

1/4: Worksheet– “The Kingdoms of Egypt”-define the underlined words, read, and highlight; then answer the “Review and Write” questions.

STUDY!

1/5: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow.

Finish outlining “Egypt’s Early Rulers” on pages 108-110.

1/6: The class will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words from “Life in Ancient Egypt” pages 108-119.

 

7th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies. This week they will be focusing on the Middle Colonies. They will be analyzing the founding of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. They will also be exploring the economy of the Middle colonies.

1/3: Create sentences and riddles for the “Key Terms and People” on page 85. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pick and the Sentence and Riddle Games on Thursday.

Quiz- signed and corrected

STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The Middle Colonies” pages 85-87

1/4: STUDY!

1/5: Finish the Section Assessment on page 87.

STUDY! Quiz is tomorrow!

1/6: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Middle Colonies” pages 85-87.

 

8th Grade

The students will continue their study of immigration and urban life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This week the students will be focusing on city life. They will be identifying the urban problems that people faced during this time period (housing, diseases caused by poor sanitation, and safety problems). Lastly, we will be discussing some of the improvements made to city life.

1/3: Create a sentence for each of the “Key Terms and People” on page 646. Make sure that your illustrations and riddles are complete. The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence and Riddle Games on Friday.

1/4: Journal Topic: Write a newspaper article describing the problems that people faced who lived in cities during the early 1900s.   You must come up with solutions to the problems you mentioned. Be specific and creative! This assignment must be typed and illustrated. This is due on Friday.

1/5: Journal Topic is due tomorrow.

         STUDY! Quiz- Monday: “City Life” pages 646-649.

1/6: STUDY!

1/9: The class will be taking a quiz on “City Life” pages 646-649.

 

Religion

The students will be discussing the effects of Original Sin. They will be exploring the reasons why God promised to send a Savior. The class will also be discussing how the first human family struggled because of Original Sin. Lastly, we will be examining the covenant God made with Noah and how the unity of the human race was lost.

1/5: STUDY! Test- Wednesday “God Promises to Help People” on pages 56-66.

1/6: STUDY!

1/9: STUDY! 

1/10: Complete pages 64-66

STUDY! Test- tomorrow

1/12: The class will be taking a test on “God Promises to Help People” on pages 56-66.