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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of February 4th, 2019

Reminders:

1). State of the Academy Meeting will be taking place on Monday, February 4th, at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium. ***Parents, if you attend the meeting, your child will receive a NUT day.***

2). Tuesday, February 5th-Box Top Day

3). Progress Reports will be going home on Tuesday, February 5th; they must be signed and sent back by Thursday, February 7th.

4). $2 Dress Down on Wednesday, February 6th- to raise money for our flat screen!

5). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, February 7th.

6). Please continue to support Pennies for Patients-we have a weekly class competition! Congratulations to 6th grade for coming in second place by bringing in $57.91!

5th Grade

The students will continue their study of the English colonies- focusing on the Jamestown Colony.  They will be exploring the achievements of leaders such as John Smith and John Rolfe. They will also be analyzing the ways that the English colonists adapted to and modified their environment to meet their basic needs.  Lastly, they will be discussing the various ways by which Jamestown was governed.

2/4: Worksheet: “The Jamestown River”

         Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 160.  Make sure you explain the words without using definitions! This assignment will be collected.

2/5: Finish outlining ” The Founding of Jamestown” on pages 160-162.

2/6: Finish outlining “Prosperity and Growth” on pages 162-163.

2/7: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Jamestown Colony” on pages 160-164.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

2/8: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due on Monday!

6th Grade

The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be focusing on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. They will be exploring the practice of mummification and how embalming lead to knowledge of the human body and why ancient Egyptians had a positive view of the afterlife.  The students will also be exploring the pyramids and why the pharaohs had them constructed. 

The class will also be discussing in detail Egypt’s Empires.  They will be examining the Golden Age of Egypt and how the empire expanded in size, power, and also in art.  They will be exploring the reign of Queen Hatshepsut and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history.  Lastly, the class will be analyzing how Amenhotep IV and King Tutankhamen changed Egypt.

2/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Life in Ancient Egypt” on pages 108-119.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

2/4: STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

2/5: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

       STUDY!

2/6: The class will be taking a test on “Life in Ancient Egypt”.

2/7: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 120-127.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

7th Grade

  This week the students will be analyzing what life was like in the English colonies.  They will be discussing how colonial governments were influenced by political changes in England and how English trade laws limited free trade in the colonies.  The class will also be examining how the Great Awakening and Enlightenment led to ideas of political equality among many colonists.  Lastly, the students will be discussing the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

2/4: The students will be presenting their Netflix Project: The English Colonies.

     Key Terms and People– page 90: 1. Create meanings using context clues. 2. Create an illustration for each key term and person.

2/5: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 90.

2/6: Read and Outline: “Colonial Governments” on pages 90-92.

2/7: Worksheet: Graphic Organizer: “The Great Awakening”

STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “Life in the English Colonies” on pages 90-97. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

2/8: STUDY!

8th Grade

The students will continue their study of the Progressive Era.  They will be focusing on how Progressives worked to reform the workplace.  They will be discussing how reformers attempted to improve conditions for child laborers.  They will also be analyzing the steps unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and to limit working hours.  The students will also be examining the temperance movement, woman’s suffrage, and how African American reformers challenged discrimination and called for equality.

2/1: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities” pages 670-679. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/4: STUDY!

2/5: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

2/6: The class will be playing Jeopardy tomorrow.

        STUDY!

2/7: The class will be taking a test on “Reforming the Workplace” and “The Rights of Women and Minorities”

Religion

This week the students will be learning about our ancestors in faith-the patriarchs.  They will be analyzing why God chose Abraham to the the father of his people.  They will also be discussing how the Israelites became God’s people and how God took care of them.

1/31: STUDY!  Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Patriarchs:God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78.  15 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

2/5: Read “God Cared for the Israelites” on pages 74-75.  Then complete the worksheet.  

2/6:STUDY! Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

2/7: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

2/8: The class will be taking a test on “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78.