Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 4th, 2019


      1). 10:00 a.m. Mass- Ash Wednesday- March 6th

      2). Pennies for Patients Basketball Shoot-Out- Thursday, March 7th

3). School will be closed on Friday, March 8th-Professional Development Day


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.

3/4: STUDY! The quiz on “The Plymouth Colony” has been moved to Tuesday because of the snow day.  Make sure that you use the extra day to study!

3/5: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Plymouth Colony”.

3/6: Vocabulary- page 188: (1) Use context clues to create meanings. (2) Create illustrations for each of the vocabulary words.

6th Grade

  This week the students will complete their study of ancient Egypt.  They will be focusing on the Kingdoms of Kush and Nubia and how they were influenced by Egyptian culture.  They will also be analyzing how and why the Kingdom of Kush prospered.

3/5: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 128-133.  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 discussing the events that led up to the American Revolution.   They will be analyzing how the British efforts to raise taxes on the colonies sparked major protest in the colonies.  They will be discussing in detail the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party and how Britain responded to colonial actions by passing the Intolerable Acts.

3/4: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “Conflict in the Colonies” on pages 98-103.  20 Jeopardy questions are due Wednesday!

3/5: STUDY!

3/6: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.  


3/7: The class will be taking a test on “Conflict in the Colonies”.


8th Grade

The class will also 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.

3/1: STUDY! The quiz on The Map of Europe on page R10 has been moved to Tuesday.

3/4: STUDY!

3/5: The class will be taking a quiz on the the Map of Europe.

 Create riddles for the Key Terms and people on page 720.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

3/6: Read and Outline: “Outbreak of War” on pages 720-721.

 STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Road to War” on pages 720-724. 15 Dart Game questions are due on Tuesday.

3/7: Finish the worksheet “The Early Battles of the 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.

3/7: STUDY! Test- Wednesday : “An Enslaved People” on pages 96-106. 

3/8: STUDY!