Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 21st, 2019


1). The winter uniform begins on Monday, October 21st.

2). The TerraNova exam will continue on Monday, October 21st. 

3). There is a $2.00 Dress Down Day on Tuesday, October 22nd. 

4). Progress Reports will be sent out on Tuesday, October 22nd.

5). Progress Reports are due back on Thursday, October 24th.

6). The cheesecake sale ends on Friday, October 25th.


5th Grade

The students will be examining the lives of the Ancient Indians. They will be describing the type of settlements these ancient peoples lived in, and they will be exploring the impact that technology and agriculture had on the Indians.

10/21: STUDY!  Jeopardy- Friday and Test- Monday: “Ancient Indians” on pages 62- 67. 20 Jeopardy questions and answers are due on Thursday.

10/21: Complete the worksheet: “A Time of Change”. Use pages 64-65 to help you fill in the outline, and answer the questions.

10/23: STUDY!

10/24: STUDY!  20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/25: To review for the test, the class will be playing Jeopardy.


10/28: The class will be taking a test on “Ancient Indians”.


6th Grade

The class will continue focusing on the Agricultural Revolution. They will be discussing how farming changed people’s lives, and they will be examining what life was like during the Neolithic Age. Lastly, the students will be exploring the characteristic of these early civilizations.

10/21: STUDY!  Dart Game- Thursday and  Quiz- Friday: “The Agricultural Revolution” on pages 62-69.  10 Dart Game questions are due on Thursday.

10/21: Complete the worksheets- “ Life in the Neolithic Age” (Use pages 65-67 to help you answer the questions.)

10/22: Complete the worksheet- “Civilizations Emerge” (Use pages 68-69 to help you answer the question.)

10/23: STUDY! 10 Dart Game questions are due tomorrow.

10/24: The class will be playing the Dart Game as a review for the quiz.

10/25: The class will be taking a quiz on “The Agricultural Revolution”.


7th Grade

The class will begin their study of European exploration.  They will be discussing the Vikings and how they were skilled sailors.  They will also be analyzing why the Vikings only stayed in North America for a short period of time.  Lastly, the students will be exploring the impact that Prince Henry and Portugal had on exploration.

10/18: Cartoon captions are due typed for Wednesday. Bring in any materials that you might need to finish cartoon.

10/23: Cartoon: “Middle Ages and The Renaissance” -must be completed and handed in tomorrow!

10/24: Key Terms and People– page 38

1- Use context clues to create meanings.

2- Create illustrations.

3- Create riddles.

The class will be playing Pick the Pic and the Riddle Games tomorrow!

 Read: “Viking Sailors Reach North America” on pages 38-39. Then answer the questions below:

  1. List the three stages of exploration that led to the Vikings’ landing in North America.
  2. How did Leif Erikson and his crew reach North America?
  3. Why did the Vikings stay in North America for only a few years?

** Add Leif Erickson’s voyage to your Explorer Map.**


8th Grade

The students will continue their study of the Civil War.  They will be analyzing what daily life was like for civilians and soldiers during the war.  They will be also be discussing the causes and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and how African Americans participated in the war.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the opposition President Lincoln faced during  this point of the Civil War. 

10/21: Read and outline- “Emancipation Proclamation” on pages 529-530. 

          Journal Topics are due typed tomorrow!

10/22:  STUDY! Jeopardy- Friday and Test-Monday: “Daily Life During the War” on pages 528-534. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Friday!

10/22: STUDY!

10/23 STUDY!

10/24: Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

10/25: The class will be playing Jeopardy today!

             STUDY! The class will be taking a test on “Daily Life During the War” on Monday.



 This week we will begin to work on their project for All Saints Day.  They will be creating a music CD based on their saint’s life.  They will have to create 15 song titles, a CD cover, a band name, and a name for the CD. All aspects of the project will reflect the saint’s life in a creative way. The students will be using a rubric as a guide for their project.