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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of May 1st-May 5th

REMINDERS:

1). Math State Exams for Grades 6 and 8 will be taking place on Tuesday, May 2nd-Thursday, May 4th.

2). State of the Academy Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. All children whose parents attend will receive TWO NUT DAY CARDS. The class with the highest percentage of parent participation rate will win an ice cream party. 

3). There is no school on Friday, May 5th-Professional Development Day.

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be focusing on the Middle Atlantic Colonies (Breadbasket Colonies).  The students will be analyzing the contributions of different religious and cultural groups that settled in this region.

5/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Breadbasket Colonies” on pages 210-215. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

5/2: STUDY!

20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

5/3: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

STUDY!

5/4: The class will be taking a test on “The Breadbasket Colonies” pages 210-215.

6th Grade

The students will continue their study of ancient China.  This week they will be focusing on the Qin and the Han Dynasties.  They will be exploring the rule of Emperor Shi Huangdi and Emperor Wudi and the affects they had on the formation of China.  They will also be analyzing the importance that the Silk Road had on ancient China’s economy.

Due to the NYS Math Test there will be no social studies homework this week.  During class time the students will be finishing up the section on The Qin and the Han Dynasties.  They will be working with partners to complete the lesson review and create a 15 question quiz with an answer sheet.  The lesson review and quiz will be collected and graded.

5/3: Lesson 3 Review- page 299 #s 1-7 is due typed on Monday.

7th Grade

The students will begin their study of the U.S. Constitution.  They will be discussing the that purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to improve the government of the United States.  They will also be analyzing how the issue of the representation led to the Great Compromise. Lastly, they will be examining the Constitution (the branches of government, checks and balances, the amendments, federalism, and popular sovereignty).

The students will also be working on current events this week.

4/28: *Current Event Articles are due on Tuesday.  You need one national article and one international article.  The articles must discuss politics, the economy, the environment, science/health issues, or religious issues. The articles must be red and highlighted at home.  You must also defined at least three vocabulary words for each article.

**Political Cartoon- Captions are due typed on Monday!**

5/1: Political Cartoon: “The Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation” must be finished.

*Current Event Articles are due tomorrow!*

5/2: Complete your Current Event Assignment.  Everyone will be presenting tomorrow! Make sure you know facts and details about your article and that you can locate the country/continent of your international article.

5/4:  Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 163. Make sure that your illustrations are completed! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game on Monday.

8th Grade

The students will begin their study of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.  They will be exploring prohibition and the 18th Amendment, the Republican Decade, the United States in World Political Affairs, and the crash of the Stock Market.  They will be analyzing the economic, political, and social impact of the Great Depression.

Due to the NYS Math Test there will be no social studies homework Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

5/4: Finish the worksheet packet on “The Roaring Twenties”

Religion

The students will be caring about the transformation of Israel under the leadership of Saul and David.  They will be discussing how God called Samuel to serve him, when Saul became Israel’s first king, and that God chose David to lead Israel.