Mrs. Giacalone

Week of April 1st, 2019


1). The NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

2). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

3). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

4). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

5). There is a 12:00 dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 


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.  

4/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday (next week): “New Colonies- New Ideas” on pages 194-199. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday!

4/4: Worksheet: “Connecticut and New Hampshire”


4/5: STUDY!

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.

7th Grade

The class will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be focusing on the major battles of the war and why France and Spain decided to help the Patriots fight the British.  Lastly, the students will be exploring how the winter at Valley Forge tested the strength of the Patriot troops.

 4/1- 4/5:  The students will be working in pairs to create tests on “The Struggle for Liberty”.  This assignment will be due some time next week.  There will also be a “Pop Quiz” some time next week on this section!

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.

4/1: The class will be taking a quiz on “Americans in WWI”.

4/3: Worksheet: “Establishing Peace”- Use pages 735-739 to help you answer the questions.

4/:4  Makes sure that your illustrations are completed (Sharpen Up Packet- pages 152-156)! The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

            Quiz- signed and corrected


  Over the next few weeks, the 6th Grade students will be working with their 3rd Grade buddies to create a children’s book on the season of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

3/25: Project: Children’s Book on Lent, the Triduum, Easter and Pentecost- All pages are due typed on Monday! Bring in materials to help you illustrate your book!