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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of October 28th, 2019

Reminders:

1). Thursday, October 31st…

~Pumpkin Patch with our buddies

~ “Trunk or Treat” in the OLGCA parking lot-3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

2). On Friday, November 1st, at 10:00 a.m., the students will be attending a mass for All Saint’s Day. 

 

5th Grade

The students will begin their study of the world in the 1400s.  They will be identifying powerful Native American empires in Central and South America.  They will be exploring the changes brought about by the Renaissance and analyzing the economic motivations for exploration in Asia.

10/29: Create sentences for the vocabulary words on page 106.  Make sure that you completed your illustrations because the class will be playing the Vocabulary Game tomorrow.

10/30: Test signed and corrected.

6th Grade

This week, the students will begin their study of Mesopotamia.  They will become familiar with the geography Mesopotamia and how it grew into a civilization with the help of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The students will also be analyzing how the Sumerians lived-focusing on their religious practices and social groups.  Lastly, the class will be discussing the ideas and inventions that the helped the Sumerians prosper.

10/29: Create riddles for the vocabulary words on pages 76-83.  Make sure that your illustrations are completed because the class will be playing Pick the Pic and The Riddle Game tomorrow. 

10/30: Complete the worksheet on “The First Civilization”. Use pages 76-78 to help you.  You must also answer the question below:

  1. Archaeologists have found many artifacts that provided information about early Mesopotamian civilization.  What do you think some of these artifacts might have been? Provide two details to support your answer.

11/1: STUDY! Dart Game- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “The Sumerians” on pages 76-83. 10 Dart Game questions are due on Wednesday.

 

7th Grade

  This week, the students will begin their study of European exploration.  They will analyze the voyages that the vikings took to North America and discuss the reasons why they didn’t set up permanent colonies.  They will also be discussing the impact that Prince Henry of Portugal had on ocean exploration.  Lastly, the students will be examining the voyages of explorers such as: Dias, Da Gama, Columbus, and Magellan, and the impact they had on trade, travel, and new settlements in the Americas.

10/28: Finish outlining “Viking Sailors Reach North America” on pages 38-39.

11/1: Journal Topic: If you were going to establish a new settlement, what factors would you consider when choosing a location? Describe the perfect place for your settlement.  This assignment must be typed and illustrated. 

 

8th Grade

  This week, the students will be continuing their study of the Civil War.  They will be examining how the Union tried to divide the Confederate Army at Fredericksburg, but the attempt failed. They will also be discussing what the Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the war.  Lastly, the students will be discussing how the Union campaigns in the East and South dealt with crippling blows to the Confederacy, and how in 1865, the Union troops forced the South to surrender, ending the Civil War.

10/25: Finish answering the questions from “Soldier’s Letter Home” They will be collected and graded on Monday!

10/29-11/1: The students will be working in groups to create a story board explaining the end of the Civil War.  They will be following a detailed rubric that was handed out and discussed in class. The board and all other materials are due on Wednesday!

10/30: Test signed and corrected.

Section 5 Assessment page 543 #s 1-4 is due on Friday.  This assignment must be typed and will be graded as a quiz.  

Religion

 This week, the students  will continue 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. 

 The students will be focussing on the stories of creation and that God is the source of all life. The students will be working in groups to create skits on the First Story of Creation.

10/29: Read and highlight pages 36-37 and complete the activity on page 37.  Then answer the questions below:

  1. What do the creation stories teach us besides creation/
  2. How is the one true God unlike the gods believed in by some ancient peoples?

10/31: STUDY! Test- Wednesday: “Creation” on pages 32-42.