Mrs. Giacalone

Week of April 15th, 2019



1). 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 15th; there is no class with Fr. Marc today.

2). Stations of the Cross-Tuesday, April 16th at 1:15 P.M. All parents are invited.

3). There is a 12:00 P.M. dismissal on Wednesday, April 17th.

4). School is closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Wishing all of our OLGCA families a Healthy and Happy Easter! 

5). School will resume on Monday, April 29th. 


5th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of the English colonies, and they will be focusing on the Breadbasket colonies.  They will be identifying the various groups that settled in the Middle Atlantic Colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing the contributions made by different religious and cultural groups that settled in this area.

4/15: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 210.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

            Test must be signed and corrected.


6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of ancient China.  They will be focusing on the Qin and the Han dynasties.  They will be discussing how a stable government builds growth and strength in a civilization and how Shi Huangdi united China.  They will also be analyzing the improvements that were made in China during the Han dynasty.

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Qin and the Hand Dynasties” on pages 292-299.

4/15: Worksheet- “The Silk Road” and “Buddhism Reaches China”- Use pages 297-299 to help you answer these questions.   STUDY! 

4/16: STUDY!

4/17: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Qin and the Han Dynasties” on pages 292-299.

*** Project: Illustrated Timeline of Ancient Chinese Dynasties:  Research and the shape of your timeline must be drawn, cut out, and is due on Monday April, 29th.***


7th Grade

  This week the students will be wrapping up their study of the American Revolution.  They will be exploring the problems that the Patriot forces faced as they fought in the South.  They will be discussing how the American Patriots finally defeated the British at the Battle of Yorktown.  Lastly, the class will be examining the official end of the Revolution, the Treaty of Paris.

4/11: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “Independence!” on pages 135-139.    *Get quiz signed and corrected.*

4/15: STUDY!

4/16: The class will be taking a quiz on “Independence!”.


8th Grade  

This week the class will be discussing the economic, social, and political development of America in the period between World War I and World War II.  They will be analyzing the important events that took place in the Roaring Twenties-including the Republican Decade, the United States in world political affairs, the changes that took place in the American workplace, the problems that started to form in American society, and the Stock Market crash.

   The students will also be discussing the economic, political, and social impacts of the Great Depression.  They will be analyzing the factors that led up to the Stock Market Crash and how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to deepening economic woes.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the effects the depression had on family, communities, and Europe.

4/11: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression” (Sharpen Up Worksheets). 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

4/156The class will be playing Jeopardy today.


4/17: The class will be taking a test on “The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression”.