Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 26th, 2018


1). Free NUT Days-Monday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 27th-for reaching our goal at the Pennies for Patients Basketball Shoot-Out!

2). 6th Grade PARENTS: Report cards have been sent home on Friday, March 23rd. Please be sure the copy that Ms. McManus commented on stays home; the other MUST be signed and returned on Monday, March 26th; along with this, please be sure you send in the handout that explains report card conferences. 

3). Tuesday, March 27th is a 12:00 P.M. dismissal; report card conferences IF needed will be this day as well. 

4). We will be attending 8:30 a.m. Mass with the entire school on Wednesday, March 28th. School will be dismissed at 12:00 P.M.

5). Wishing all of our OLGCA families a very Blessed and Happy Easter! See everyone on Monday, April 9th. 


5th Grade
The students will continue their study of the English colonies. They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States. They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson. Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.

3/23: STUDY! Open Book Test- Wednesday: “New Ideas, New Colonies” on pages 194-199.
Finish outlining “Roger Williams” on pages 194-195.

3/26: Read: “Connecticut”, “New Hampshire”, and “Indian Wars” on pages 196-199. Then fill in the outlines, and answer the questions on the worksheet.


3/27: STUDY!

3/28: The class will be taking an open book test on “New Ideas, and New Colonies”.

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of Ancient China. They will be analyzing how Chinese thinkers such as Confucius, Laozi, and Hanfeizi influenced society and government in ancient China. They will also be exploring how Chinese society was organized.

3/26: Worksheet- “Confucianism” Please take your time with this assignment, it will be collected and graded.
Review your notes!

7th Grade
This week the students will be discussing the events that led up to the American Revolution. They will be analyzing how the British efforts to raise taxes on the colonies sparked major protest in the colonies. They will be discussing in detail the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party and how Britain responded to colonial actions by passing the Intolerable Acts.

3/26: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 112. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and The Riddle Game tomorrow.

8th Grade
This week the students will be discussing why and how the United States entered World War I. They will be exploring the impact of the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman Note. They will also be discussing that the United States mobilized for war by training troops and stepping up production. Lastly, the students will be discussing how labor shortages created new wartime opportunities for women and other Americans.

3/23: STUDY! Test- Wednesday: “Americans Prepare for War” on pages 725-729.

3/26: Section 2 Assessment- page 729 #s 1-3

3/27: STUDY!

3/28: The class will be taking a test on “Americans Prepare for War”.


The class will be discussing how and why Egypt became the home of the Israelites, and why God chose Moses to lead his people. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how God guided his people to freedom.

3/26: Test signed and corrected