Mrs. Giacalone

Week of May 6th, 2019


1). Our Seis de Mayo lunch is on Monday, May 6th; if you have not done so, please bring in forks.

2). There is a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Tuesday, May 7th. 

3). Grades 5-8 will be going over to the church on Wednesday, May 8th,  at 1:35 p.m., to practice singing for the May Crowning (May 14th). 

4). Friday, May 10th is Spirit Day!

5th Grade

  This week the class will be continue their study of the English colonies, and they will be focusing on the settlements of the South.  They will be analyzing when and why people colonized Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia.  They will be describing the achievements of George Calvert, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, and James Oglethorpe.  Lastly, they will be exploring how the people in the Southern Colonies earned a living.

5/6: Journal Topic: Performance- Draw a Picture page 215.  After you have drawn your picture, you must write a paragraph explaining your drawing.  This assignment will be collected and graded. DUE ON WEDNESDAY!

        *Complete the Pennsylvania page of your project!

5/9: Worksheet-  “Settlement of the South”- make sure that you completed this assignment.


6th Grade

  This week the students will be working independently to create an Illustrated timeline on the ancient Chinese dynasties.  They will also be exploring She Huangdi’s Tomb and his Terra-cotta soldiers.

5/6-5/9: Project: Illustrated Timeline- The Chinese Dynasties: The students will be working on completing this project.

5/9: Worksheet- “Introducing Time and Place”

7th Grade

  The students will begin their study of the U.S. Constitution.  They will be discussing that the purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to improve the government of the United States.  They will also be analyzing how the issue of the representation led to the Great Compromise. Lastly, they will be examining the Constitution (the branches of government, checks and balances, the amendments, federalism, and popular sovereignty).

5/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Tuesday and Test- Wednesday: “The Articles of  Confederation”- Sharpen Up Packet. 15 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

5/6: STUDY! Finish creating your Jeopardy questions.

5/7: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.   STUDY!

5/8: The class will be taking a test on “The Articles of Confederation”.

5/9: Finish creating meanings and illustrations for the vocabulary from “The United States Constitution” (Sharpen Up Packet pages 74-79).


8th Grade

  This week the students will begin their study of World War II.  They will be discussing why World War II began and how it changed the lives of millions of people.  They will be analyzing how the war affected all aspects of American life. Lastly, the students will be discussing the Holocaust.

   The students will also begin working on their Final Review Project this week.  

5/3: STUDY! Jeopardy- Monday and Test- Tuesday: “World War II”  Sharpen Up pages 164-169. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

5/7: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.

5/8: The class will be taking a test on WWII.

5/8: Rough Draft and directions to your board game are due on Monday, May 13th.


This week the students will be exploring the Israelites journey to the promised land.  They will be discussing the Ten Commandments and the new covenant.  They will be examining all the ways in which God helped the Israelites reach freedom.

5/7: Finish answering the questions for “Moses led God’s People through the Wilderness on pages 108-109.

5/8: Worksheet- “The Ten Commandments”- Read and highlight pages 110-111, then answer the questions on the worksheet.

Journal Topic: Choose one of the Ten Commandments, and explain it.   Then write an explanation of how in following that commandment you can show your love for God and others. This assignment must be typed and is due on Friday. 

STUDY! Test- Wednesday: “A Free People” on pages 108-118.