Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January, 14th, 2019


1). Box Top Dress Down-Tuesday, January 15th

2). LNO $2 Dress Down-Thursday, January 17th

3). School will be closed on Friday, January 18th, for a Professional Development meeting.

4). School is closed on Monday, January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 


5th Grade

The students will continue their study of New France.  They will be exploring where and why the French explored and settled in North America.  They will also be discussing the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish.  Lastly, the students will be identifying French explorers of the Americas and their contributions.

1/14: STUDY! Jeopardy-Tuesday and Test-Wednesday: “New France” on pages 150-155.  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

New France Advertisement Project: Your slogan, rough draft, and materials for this project are due on Thursday.  I will be giving out a detailed rubric to follow in class tomorrow.

1/15: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

1/16: The class will be taking a test on “New France”.

1/17-1/18: The students will be working on creating their New France Advertisements.

6th Grade

The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be exploring what life was like in ancient Egypt.  They will be discussing how Egypt was governed at this time and how the pharaoh had total authority over his land.  They will also be analyzing ancient Egyptian religion; focusing on the importance of mummification and the pyramids.  Lastly, the class will be exploring how Egyptian society was organized.

1/14: STUDY!– Test- Wednesday! “The Nile River” on pages 100-107. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday (optional).

1/15: STUDY!

1/16: The students will be taking a test on “The Nile River” pages 100-107.

1/17: Finish your illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 108-119.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game Tuesday.

Canopic Jar Project:  All materials (including a plastic jar with a lid) are due on Tuesday!   Students must also bring in research on the canopic jar god that they were given in class.

1/17: Journal Topic: The story that you started to create in class using your vocabulary words is due on Monday.  Remember that this assignment is going to be collected and graded as a Journal Topic. 


7th Grade

  This week the class will continue their study of the English Colonies- focusing on the Middle Colonies.  They will be discussing how the English created New York and New Jersey from former Dutch territory.  They will also exploring the founding of Pennsylvania.  Lastly, the students will be analyzing the economy of the Middle colonies and comparing and contrasting the economies of all the English colonies.

1/15: Read and Outline: “New York and New Jersey” and “Penn’s Colony” on pages 85-86.

           Quiz signed and corrected.

            Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 85.

1/16: Section Assessment– page 87 #s 1-4. This assignment must be typed, and it will be collected and graded!


8th Grade

The students will continue their study of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.  They will be discussing why political corruption was common during the Gilded Age, and how Progressives pushed for reforms to improve living conditions. Lastly, they will be analyzing how certain reforms expanded the voting power of citizens.

The students will also 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.

1/11: Test signed and corrected.

1/14-1/15: Project: Political Cartoon- The Gilded Age and the Progressive Movement: The students will be working independently to create a political cartoon based on an aspect from The Gilded Age or the Progressive Movement. They will be creating a cartoon that has a title, illustration, and a caption.  The students will be following a detailed rubric that was handed out in class.

1/14:** Captions are due typed tomorrow!**

1/16: Everyone will be presenting their political cartoon!


  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 Good took care of them.