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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of March 9th, 2020

Reminders:

  1. Grades 5-8 will be attending mass on Thursday, March 12th, at 8:30 a.m.  The 8th grade will be receiving their rings after mass. 

2. There will be a 12:30 p.m. dismissal on Friday, March 13th; there will be a faculty meeting on this day as well. 

3. Thank you to everyone who has donated to Pennies for Patients; if you would like to donate online, please go to the link below:

https://events.lls.org/pages/nyc/AveMariaCatholicAcademy-2020/jgiacalone

 

5th Grade

     This week the students will be using the lines of latitude and longitude to determine exact locations of places on earth.

     This week the students will also begin their study of the Plymouth Colony.  They will be discussing why the English colonists came to settle in this colony.  They will be identifying the origins of representative government in the United States, and they will be analyzing the impact religion had on the Plymouth settlement.  Lastly, the class will be exploring the relationship between the American Indians and the Plymouth colonists.

3/9: Longitude and Latitude: Use the map that was given out in class to create ten coordinates with answers.

STUDY! Test on Longitude and Latitude- Thursday! You must know the vocabulary from the worksheet that was given out in class and how to use longitude and latitude to locate places.

3/10: STUDY!

3/11: STUDY!

3/12: The class will be taking a test on Longitude and Latitude.

 

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.

3/10: 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.

3/12: Read and Outline: “The Nubians” on pages 128-129.

STUDY! Quiz- Wednesday: “The Kingdom go Kush” on pages 128-133.  10 Dart Game questions are due on Monday.

 

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, the Boston Tea Party, and how Britain responded to colonial actions by passing the Intolerable Acts.

3/9: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 98.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing the Vocabulary and Riddle Games tomorrow.

3/11: Read and Outline: “Great Britain Raises Taxes” on pages 98-100.

3/12-3/13: The class will be working collaboratively to create a skit about the conflicts that were going on in the English colonies after the Parliament placed taxes on certain items.  They will be following a detailed rubric and will be using their Chromebooks to find information.  This assignment will be graded as a project.

Section Assessment  page 103 #s 1-5 is due typed on Tuesday.  This assignment will be collected and graded!

 

8th Grade

 The students will 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 that unions and reformers took to improve safety in the workplace and how they fought to limit working hours.

3/9: Section Assessment- page 674 #s 1-3

3/10: Create riddles for the Key Terms and People on page 675.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Game tomorrow.

Religion:

  Over the next few weeks, the 6th and 7th grade students will be working together to create Netflix series on Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost.  They will be using their Chromebooks and following a detailed rubric to help the complete this assignment.