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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of December 16th, 2019

Reminders:

1). Tuesday, December 17th-

A). 8:30 a.m. Advent Mass

           B). First Trimester Awards Ceremony

2). Wednesday, December 18th-Christmas Show

A). 10:00 a.m.

B)  7:00 p.m.

3). $2.00 Ugly Sweater/Tee Shirt Day-Thursday, December 19th

4). Friday, December 20th

A). Breakfast with Santa

B). Full day of school-2:30 dismissal

 

5th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of New Spain.  They will be exploring when, where, and why the Spanish colonized North America.  They will also be analyzing how the Spanish tried to maintain control of North America.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the introduction of slavery into the Americas.

*Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

12/16: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 144.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pick and Riddle Game tomorrow.

 

6th Grade

 This week the students will begin their study of ancient Egypt.  They will begin by analyzing the geography/location of Egypt.  They will be discussing the importance of the Nile River and how it impacted the development of ancient Egypt. Lastly, the students will be analyzing how Egypt became united.

*Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

12/16: Finish the worksheet: “Time and Place”. Use the map and time line on pages 97-99 to help you answer the questions.

 

7th Grade

  This week the student will begin their study of  the beginnings of slavery in the Americas.  They will be discussing how European diseases wiped out much of the Native American population, causing colonists to look for a new labor force.  They will also be discussing how/why the Europeans enslaved millions of Africans and sent them to work on their colonies.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing how slaves lived in the Americas.

*Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

12/16-12/20: The students will be working independently to create a quiz on the section: “Beginnings of Slavery” on pages 58-61.  They will be following a detailed rubric to help them complete this assignment.

  • Section Assessment- page 61 #s 1-3 is due typed on Friday.

 

8th Grade

      The students will continue their study of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will be analyzing how the immigration patterns changed during the late 1800s as new immigrants arrived from Europe, Asia, and Mexico.  They will also be exploring how these new immigrants adjusted to their new life in America. The students will be discussing why some Americans opposed immigration and how they worked to restrict it. The class will then be focusing on the growth of cities and how both immigrants and native-born Americans moved to growing urban areas in record numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Lastly, they will be analyzing how new technology and ideas helped cities change and adapt to this rapid urban growth.

*Please keep in mind that practicing for the Christmas show and the show itself will most likely alter the schedule every day; classes may not meet, so check the website EACH day; thank you!

12/17: Answer Sheet for the test is due typed tomorrow.

Religion

  When the classes are not practicing for the Christmas Show the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together in groups to create student made tests on Advent and Christmas.  They will be using their Chrome-books and following a detailed rubric to complete this assignment.