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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 13th-March 17th

Reminders:

1). Due to the pending snowstorm, the State of the Academy Meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 2nd.  

2). Science Fair Projects are due on Monday, March 13th.

3). Early Re-Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 15th.

4). St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17th- $1 Dress Down Day!

5). Happy St. Joseph’s Day-Sunday, March 19th!

6). Report Card Times have been sent home; please ask your child about your time. Report Card Conferences are taking place on Thursday, March 23rd from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

5th Grade
This week the students will begin their study of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They will analyze the accomplishments of significant colonial leaders such as John Winthrop, and they will be discussing examples of representative government in the American colonies. Lastly the students will be discussing the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

3/13: Vocabulary– page 188: (1).Use context clues to create meanings.  (2). Create illustrations for each of the words.

Test- signed and corrected!

3/14:  Create riddles and sentences for the vocabulary words on page 188. When you are creating your riddles, make sure you are not just rewriting the definition! Read a little about what each word means, and be creative! Also, make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Sentence and Riddle Games on Wednesday.

3/15: Read and Outline: “A City on a Hill” on pages 188-189.

3/17: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Massachusetts Bay Colony” pages 188-193. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

6th Grade
The class will continue their study of ancient Chinese civilizations. They will become familiar with the geography of China-focusing on how the rivers, mountains, and deserts shaped the development of China’s civilization. The class will also be examining Shang and the Zhou Dynasties.

3/13: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 278-285. Make sure that your riddles are creative and that you are not just restating the definition of each word! Also, make sure that your illustrations are completed. The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Wednesday.

Quiz- signed and corrected!

3/14: Read and Outline: “The Land of China” on pages 278-280.

3/15: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Friday: Vocabulary words on pages 278-285.

Create sentences for the vocabulary words on pages 278-285.  Make sure that your sentences make sense and explain the words without using the definitions!

Worksheet: “Where was Ancient China?”

3/16: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!

3/17: The class will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words from “The Birth of Chinese Civilization”.

STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Birth of Chinese Civilization” pages 278-285. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thursday.

 

7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the struggle for liberty. They will be analyzing how many Americans, focusing on women and Free African Americans, supported the war effort. They will be examining the victories and losses the Patriots faced from 1775-1777. Lastly, the students will be discussing why France and Spain helped the Patriots during the Revolutionary War.

3/13: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 126. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Wednesday.

Test- Signed and corrected!

3/14:Read: “Supporting the War Effort” on pages 126-127. Then answer the questions below.

1.Why did the Continental Army begin allowing free African Americans to serve?
2.In what ways did women help the Patriot cause?
3.In your opinion, should wealthy Patriots have been allowed to pay substitutes to fight in their place?

Read and Outline: “Defeats and Victories” on pages 127-130.

3/16: Put the finishing touches on your skit about Valley Forge. Be ready to preform your skit with your group tomorrow.

8th Grade
The students will begin their study of World War I. They will be discussing the many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the war, including militarism, the tensions in Europe, and finally the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. They will also be examining the early battles of the war, and how trench warfare and new technology caused massive causalities.

3/10: STUDY! QUIZ- MONDAY ON THE MAP OF EUROPE!

3/13: The class will be taking a quiz on the Map of Europe.
Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 720. Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Wednesday.

Quiz- signed and corrected!

3/14: Read and Outline: “Outbreak of War” on pages 720-721.
STUDY! Quiz- Friday: “The Road to War” pages 720-724.

3/15: Read and Outline: Early Battles of the War” on pages 722-724.

3/16: STUDY! Quiz tomorrow!

3/17: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Road to War” on pages 720-724.

Religion
The students will be partnering up with the 7th grade to develop board games based on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter; they will be using their Religion textbooks and research to create their games. The students will be following a rubric during this collaborative project.

3/13: Quiz- signed and corrected!