Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 25th, 2019


1). The 4th, 6th, and 7th Grade NYS ELA Exam will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd.

2). The make-up day for the NYS ELA Exam is on Thursday, April 4th.

3). There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday, April 4th.

4). There will be a Cross Palms Sale at 2:00 P.M. on April 4th- a memo will be sent home about this sale. 

5). Trimester Two Awards Ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, April 5th.

6). There is a 12:00 P.M. Dismissal on Friday, April 5th. 


5th Grade

  The students will continue their study of the English colonies.  They will be discussing when, where, and why groups of people colonized and settled in what is now the United States.  They will be describing the achievements of colonial leaders such as: Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Hooker, and David Thomson.  Lastly, the students will also be identifying and comparing examples of representative government in the colonies.  

3/25: Vocabulary- page 194: (1). Use context clues to create meanings (2). Create illustrations. The class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

          Test- signed and corrected

3/26: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on page 194.

3/27: Finish outlining: “Roger Williams and Rhode Island” on pages 194-195.

3/28: Worksheet– “Anne Hutchinson on Trial” 

6th Grade

  The students will continue their study of Ancient China.  They will be analyzing how Chinese thinkers such as Confucius, Laozi, and Hanfeizi influenced society and government in ancient China.  They will also be exploring how Chinese society was organized.

3/25: Create meanings and illustrations for the vocabulary words on pages 286-291. Make sure that your illustrations are detailed! The class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow!

3/26: Create riddles for the  vocabulary words on pages 286-291. 

           Test- signed and corrected.

3/27: Finish outlining “Chinese Philosophies” on pages 286-289.

3/28: Journal Topic: Research five of Confucius’ proverbs.  Explain each in your own words, and tell why you think it would be important for today’s people to follow these “rules”.

7th Grade

The class will continue their study of the American Revolution.  They will be focusing on the major battles of the war and why France and Spain decided to help the Patriots fight the British.  Lastly, the students will be exploring how the winter at Valley Forge tested the strength of the Patriot troops.

3/22:STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “Declaring Independence” on pages 118-123. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

3/25: STUDY! Dart Game questions are due tomorrow.

            Finish the Section Assessment on page 121 #s 1-3.

3/26: STUDY! Quiz-tomorrow!

3/27: The class will be taking a quiz on “Declaring Independence”.

3/28: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 126.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Games tomorrow.

Read: “Supporting the War Effort” on pages 126-127.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. Why did the Continental Army begin allowing free Americans to serve?
  2. In what ways did women help the Patriot cause?
  3. In your opinion, should wealthy Patriots have been allowed to pay substitutes to fight in their place? Explain.

Quiz- Signed and corrected.

8th Grade

  The students will be continuing their study of World War I.  They will be focusing on when the American soldiers started to arrive in Europe in 1917.  The class will be analyzing the ways in which the Americans helped the Allies win the war, and they will also be exploring the final battles of WWI.  Lastly, the students will be discussing why the Germans agreed to an armistice. 

3/22:STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “Americans Prepare for War” on pages 725-729. 15 Jeopardy questions are due on Monday.

3/25: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.


3/26: The class will be taking a test on “Americans Prepare for War”.

3/27: Read and Outline: “Winning the War” on pages 731-733.   Map: “World War I, 1914-1918”- page 733 #s 1-2.

          Test– Signed and corrected

3/28: STUDY! Quiz- Monday “Americans in World War I” on pages 730-734.

3/29: STUDY!



Over the next few weeks, the 6th Grade students will be working with their 3rd Grade buddies to create a children’s book on the season of Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.

3/25: All pages for the Children’s Book must be typed by Friday.