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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 20th, 2020

Reminders:

1). There is no school on Monday, January 20th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

2). Pennies for Patients Kick Off Assembly-Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:45 P.M.

3). Open House-Mass at 10:00 A.M. followed by our school’s Open House-Sunday, January 26th

 

5th Grade

The students will begin 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.

1/21: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 150.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

1/22: STUDY! Vocabulary Quiz- Friday on the words from “New France” page 150.

1/23: STUDY!

           Finish picking out important facts for “French Settlements in North America” on pages 150-151.

1/24: The class will be taking a vocabulary quiz today.

 

6th Grade

This week the students will be focusing on the Egyptian Pharaoh; Queen Hatshepsut.  They will be exploring her reign and why she was an important part of ancient Egyptian history.  

1/21-1/24: Project: The students will be working independently to research Queen Hatshepsut.  They will use their research to write a well developed paragraph discussing her reign and why she was an important and unique pharaoh of Egypt.  The students will also be creating an informative/descriptive acrostic poem based on Queen Hatshepsut’s life and rule.

1/21: Use a dictionary/thesaurus to finish picking out words that describe Hatshepsut.  Remember you must have at least three works per letter.

  You must also bring  in pictures that represent Hatshepsut.

1/24: The student will be presenting their Acrostic Poems Projects on Queen Hatshepsut today.

 

7th Grade

This week the students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be focusing on the Southern colonies.  The students will be analyzing the colony of Jamestown: the problems they faced and why the colonists’ relationship with the Indians changed.  They will also be exploring what daily life was like in the Virginia colony, and they will be comparing and contrasting the life of a slave and an indentured servant.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the founding of Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia.

1/17: ALL the facts for the project on the Southern Colonies are due typed on Tuesday!

1/21-1/23: The students will be working independently to create an informational pamphlet on the Southern Colonies.  They will be following a detailed rubric to help them complete this assignment.

1/23: Key Terms and People on page 78- Create meanings and illustrations.  The class will be playing The Vocabulary and Riddles Games tomorrow!

         Southern Colonies Pamphlet must be completed for homework!

 

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.  

1/21-1/23: The students will be working with partners to create a Netflix series on Immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  They will be following a detailed rubric and their Chromebooks to help them complete this assignment.

1/23: Key Terms and People on page 642- Create meanings and illustrations.  The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

       Netflix Project on Immigration is due completed tomorrow! Every group will be presenting tomorrow!

Religion

   This week the students will be discussing the effects of Original Sin. They will be analyzing how the first human family struggled because of Original Sin, the covenant that God made with Noah, and how the unity of the human race was lost.  Lastly, the class will be discussing why God promised to send a Savior to help humanity.

1/21: Read and highlight pages 58-59, then answer the questions below. 

  1. Summarize in your own words the story of Cain and Abel.
  2. What are the four levels on which the Cain and Abel story can be understood?
  3. What does the biblical author want us to realize through the rejection of Cain’s gift?
  4. We Respond on page 59.

1/22: Finish creating the stained-glass window on page 61.Then write a paragraph explaining what you drew.  This will be grade as a journal topic so take your time and be neat!

1/23: STUDY! Test- Tuesday: “God Promises to Help People” on pages 56-66. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Monday.

1/24: Read and highlight pages 62-63, then answer the questions below.

  1.  Summarize the story of The Tower of Babel.

  2. What does the tower represent?

  3. In the story, what did people lose the ability to do?

  4. In the story, what did humanity fear?

        STUDY!