Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 11th, 2019


1). Grades 5-8 will be going to Aviator on Monday, March 11th. Be sure to wear your gym uniform. There will be no mass today since the class will be going on Thursday. 

2). Chipotle Night Fundraiser will be taking place on Tuesday, March 12th. 

3). There is a HAA Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.

4). The Second Trimester Ends on Thursday, March 14th.

5). The 8th graders’ Ring Day Ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 14th. Grades 5-8 will be attending mass this day as well and then watching the ceremony. 

6). There will be a $2.00 Green Dress Down Day on Friday, March 15th.

7). The Third Trimester begins on Friday, March 15h. 

8). St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17th. 



5th Grade

  The students will begin their study of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  They will be discussing the accomplishments of significant colonial leaders such as John Winthrop. They will be identifying examples of representative government in the American colonies.  Lastly, the students will be examining the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

3/ 12: Finish outlining “A City on a Hill” on pages 188-189. 


6th Grade

The class will being their study of ancient Chinese civilizations.  They will become familiar with the geography of China- focusing on how the rivers, mountains, and deserts shaped the development of China’s civilization.  The class will also be examining the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

3/14: Finish outlining “The Land of China” on pages 278-280.

3/15: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday: “The Birth of Chinese Civilization” on pages 278-285.  20 Jeopardy questions are due on Thrusday!


7th Grade

  This week the students will be studying the start of the American Revolution.  They will be analyzing the importance of the First Continental Congress and Second Continental Congress.  The students will also be discussing the impact of the “Shot Heard Around the World”.  Lastly, the class will be examining the early battles of the revolution.

3/12: Key Terms and People on page 112: Create meanings, illustrations and riddles.  The class will be playing the Vocabulary Game and the Riddle Game tomorrow!

3/13: Read and Outline: “The First Continental Congress” and “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” on pages 112-114.

3/14: STUDY! Quiz- Tuesday: “The Revolution Begins” on pages 112-116. Ten Dart Game questions are due on Monday.

3/15: STUDY!

8th Grade

  The class will begin their study of World War I.  They will be analyzing the many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the war (militarism, the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and alliances). They will also be exploring the war’s early battles and how the European nations suffered massive casualties.

    This class will begin discussing why and how the United States entered World War I.  They will be exploring the impact of the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman Note.  They will also be discussing that the United States mobilized for war by training troops and stepping up production.  Lastly, the students will be discussing how labor shortages created new wartime opportunities for women and other Americans.

3/8: STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Road to War” on pages 720-724. Ten Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

3/11: STUDY! Ten Dart Game Questions are due tomorrow!

3/12: STUDY!

3/13: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Road to War”.


  This week the students will learn about the Israelites, their enslavement in Egypt, and the Exodus.  They will be  examining Moses’ life and discussing why God chose him to lead his people.  They will also be exploring how God helped His people and guided them to freedom.

3/12: Complete pages 104-106.  Page 106 will be collected and graded, so take your time when answering the questions.  

3/13: Journal Topic: Choose one of the following options and write a one-page “autobiographical” essay describing his or her experiences and feelings about them: (1) You are the mother of Moses. Describe the day you gave up your son.  (2) You are the pharaoh’s daughter. Describe the day you gained a son.  (3) You are Moses as an adult. Recall the events by which you were saved.  This assignment will be started in class and finished for homework.   I will be collecting both the rough draft and final draft! I will be adding this grade with the grade you receive from review page 106 to come up with a test grade.