Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spring Break!

Happy Holidays! Have a safe Spring Break!

 THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27.

Classes resume April 7, 2015.

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Grade 6 – Life in the 1700’s

The week of March 23 to 27, 2015.

Monday – Mystic Seaport

Tuesday – Return tests

Wednesday – Computer Lab

Lakes:  http://online.seterra.net/en/cm/1006

US Physical Geography:  http://yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-features-puzzle.html

US Political:  http://yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

US Political:  http://lizardpoint.com/geography/usa-quiz.php?type=randmenu

Thursday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015.

Friday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015.

Grade 7 – The Sub Continent

The week of March 23 to 27, 2015.

Monday – Pakistan and Bangladesh, People, Places, and Change, pages 669 to 675.

Tuesday – Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, People, Places, and Change, pages 676 to 685.

Wednesday – Test

Know the countries and don’t forget the Maldives!

Grade 7, South Asia Test, Essay, 5 points each. March 25, 2015.

Write a paragraph that explains the geographic reasons for these events.

  1. Explain why the Harappa Civilization developed in the Indus River Valley.
  1. The area between New Delhi and Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated places on the planet, explain why this is so.
  1. India has been invaded many times in history, by the Aryans, Alexander the Great, and Mughals, to name a few, what direction or area did they come from and why.

Thursday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27.

Friday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27.

Grade 8 – The Islamic World

The week of March 23 to 27, 2015.

STUDY GUIDE: THE WORLD OF ISLAM

Know and be able to explain the 5 Pillars of Islam.

Know and be able to write a paragraph on the following topics: The Hajj, Mohammed’s life span and age, What the Quran says about woman, the two holiest cities of Islam, and the influence Islamic scholars had on math and science.

Be able to identify the numbers, letters and shaded areas on this map:

Monday – Islam and America

Is Obama a Muslim:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jQ67cdzDyI

Obama Adnits His a Muslim:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

Tuesday – Review the Islamic World

Due Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Chapter 6, Section 4 Assessment, p.210, 1-7

Wednesday – Test

Thursday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015.

Friday –  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015.

REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES–Notices for the third quarter conferences (on a need basis) will be sent home today. Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 19. However, if you would like a conference, and one has not been called for by a teacher, please contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of Friday, March 20.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 – There will NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 20. Following our school calendar, the morning will be devoted to Professional Development for Teachers, and the afternoon will be used for Parent-Teacher conferences.

 THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27.

Grade 6 – Colonies Have a Party

The week of March 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – Paul Revere, messenger and son of liberty.

Tuesday – Review Colonial Period

Wednesday – Review Colonial Period/computer lab

Answer these questions about Thomas Jefferson. 

Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

In what colony was Thomas Jefferson born in?

Thomas Jefferson was born in what year? 1492  1607  1706  1732  1743  1776  1826

List the languages that Thomas Jefferson spoke.

What was the Louisiana Purchase?

Who were Lewis and Clark?

Who was the third president?

What was a favorite vegetable of Thomas Jefferson?

How many times was Thomas Jefferson married?

Who was Sally Hemings?

Thursday – Test on Colonial Period of North American history.

Friday – Conferences from 1 to 3 P.M.

COLONIZATION STUDY GUIDE ~ This is a review of questions previously published and discussed.

Grade 6, European Colonization, (Study Questions from February 19, 2015)

  1. What was the smallest of the European colonies?
  2. Who took took over New Sweden in 1655?
  3. Who took the New Netherlands in 1664?
  4. What European country was the first to colonize in America?
  5. In 1775 what country controlled most of North America?

MATCHING

1638 to 1655                           Dutch

New Netherlands                 New Sweden

Denmark                                 First  successful English colony

Virginia                                   The Virgin Islands

French                                     Alaska

Russians                                 Louisiana & Haiti

Spain                                       controlled Cuba until 1898

Benjamin Franklin was born in ____ in ____________ he had ___ sisters and was the youngest of ___ boys. He went to Latin School for ___ year because he was thinking about being a __________. He went to school for a total of ___ years. At age ___ he became an __________ to his brother James in a _______ shop. At age 17 Benjamin ___________ to _____________________ Pennsylvania. In his 20s he had a print shop and wrote an ______________ every year.

Write a paragraph about some of Benjamin Franklin’s inventions.

How many years was Benjamin Franklin in London?    What did he do there?

What famous documents did Benjamin Franklin help write or sign?

What did Benjamin Franklin do in Paris?

George Washington was born in ____ in _________, ______________. His father was a _________________. He was a proud British Citizen, he wanted a ______________ in his majesty’s service. He was in battle against the French at ________________.

He married ______________________ and had _________________ children.

Write a description of George Washington’s house.

What did George Washington do between 1775 and 1783?

What was George Washington’s job from 1789 to 1797?

In what city was the ceremony that made him the first President of the United States?

Where did George Washington live from 1789 to 1797?

Who was his vice president?

Who was the second president?

Who was the third president?

Grade 7 – South Asia

The week of March 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – India Geography Pictorial

Tuesday – Quiz on Indian Geography

Wednesday – Indian History and Culture, People, Places, and Change, pages 655 to 659.

Thursday – India Today, People, Places, and Change, pages 660 to 669.

Friday – Conferences from 12:30 to 3 P.M.

Grade 8 – The World of Islam

The week of March 16 to 20, 2015.

Glencoe World History, Chapter 6, Section 1 Assessment, page 194, 1-7, DUE Monday, March 16, 2015.

Monday – The Spread of Islam

Tuesday – Islamic Culture

Wednesday – DUE Chapter 6, Section 2 Assessment, p.202, 1-7

Thursday – DUE Chapter 6, Section 3 Assessment, p.206, 1-7

Friday – Conferences from 1 to 3 P.M.

Due Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Chapter 6, Section 4 Assessment, p.210, 1-7

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, TEST on the World of Islam.

General Announcements

ACCREDITATION PROCESS – SURVEYS FOR PARENTS– Below you will find the link that will take you to the corresponding survey that you need to complete. This is the last week that the surveys will be available for parents!  Please take some time from your busy schedule to complete the survey that will provide valuable information towards the accreditation process and therefore, school improvement.

A Spanish version of the survey for parents is available in this message; however the survey needs to be completed in English. The Spanish version will help parents complete the English version as it is an exact copy of the survey.

Parent Survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3799898

Surveys in Spanish, please Click Here

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES–Notices for the third quarter conferences (on a need basis) will be sent home today. Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 19. However, if you would like a conference, and one has not been called for by a teacher, please contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of Friday, March 20.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 – There will NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 20. Following our school calendar, the morning will be devoted to Professional Development for Teachers, and the afternoon will be used for Parent-Teacher conferences.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB NEWS – Scholastic Book Club leaflets were given out last week. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school.  The due date to purchase the books online is March 20. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.