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Mrs. Marsala – 3rd Trimester 2020-2021

Social Studies
6th Grade – 3rd Trimester
2020 – 2021 School Year

Roman Civilization (continued)

  • The Roman Way of Life
  • Rome’s Decline
  • The Byzantine Empire

African Civilizations

  • The Rise of African Civilizations
  • Africa’s Governments and Religions
  • African Society and Culture

Medieval Europe

  • The Early Middle Ages
  • Feudalism and the Rise of Towns
  • Kingdoms and Crusades
  • Culture and the Church
  • The Late Middle Ages

Civilizations of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia

  • Korea:  History and Culture
  • Early Japan
  • Southeast Asia:  History and Culture


Social Studies
7th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

Growth and Expansion

  • Unity And Sectionalism

The Jackson Era

  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • Conflicts Over Land
  • Jackson and the Bank

Manifest Destiny

  • The Oregon Trail
  • Statehood for Florida and Texas
  • War With Mexico
  • California and Utah

North and South

  • The Industrial North
  • People of the North
  • Southern Cotton Kingdom
  • People of the South

The Spirit of Reform

  • Social Reform
  • The Abolitionists
  • The Women’s Movement

Toward Civil War

  • The Search for Compromise
  • Challenges to Slavery
  • Secession and War

The Civil War

  • The Two Sides
  • Early Stages of the War
  • Life During the Civil War
  • The Strain of War
  • The War’s Final Stages

The Emancipation Proclamation



8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala


  • Analyze and Apply Informational Text
  • Analyze and Apply Drama
  • Analyze and Apply Diary
  • Collaborate and Compare Poems
  • Compare Arguments
  • Analyze Appeals
  • Analyze Sound Devices
    • alliteration
    • assonance
    • consonance
    • onomatopoeia
    • repetition


  • Writing a Research Report
  • Writing a Business Letter 
  • Writing to Compare and Contrast
  • Writing to Explain Connection Between Events
  • Writing a News Story


  • Interpret Figures of Speech
  • Idioms
  • Use Context Clues
  • Latin / Greek Roots
  • Prefixes and Suffixes

Language Conventions

  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Verbals
    • Participles and Participial Phrases
    • Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
    • Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases
  • Sentence Combining
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Appositives
    • Adjective Clauses
    • Adverb Clauses
  • Correct Capitalization


Social Studies
8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

The Cold War Era

  • Roots of the Cold War
  • Early Cold War Politics
  • The Korean War
  • America in the 1950s

The Civil Rights Era

  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Kennedy and Johnson
  • Civil Rights in the 1960s
  • Other Groups Seek Rights

The Vietnam Era

  • Kennedy’s Foreign Policy
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Vietnam Years at Home
  • Vietnam in the Nixon Years

A Troubled Nation

  • The Nixon Administration
  • Watergate and Its Aftermath
  • The Reagan Revolution
  • The First President Bush
  • Toward a New Century

New Challenges

  • The Global War on Terror
  • The Obama Presidency
  • Twenty-First Century Challenge

8th Grade
Third Trimester 2020-2021
Mrs. Patricia Marsala

The Church’s Heritage Give Us Hope

  • Keeping Faith in a Changing World
  • Depending on God in Times of Fear
  • Teaching Others About Christ
  • Renewing our Relationship with Christ
  • Showing Concern for Future Generations
  • Transforming the World Through Faith

Being Catholic

  • Caring for the Whole Human Family
  • Seeking God’s Life and Love as the Church
  • Living As the Body of Christ
  • Witnessing to Our Relationship with Christ
  • Growing in Faith Together
  • Belonging to the Communion of Saints

The Annunciation 
Ascension Thursday
Ordinary Time

Themes of Catholic Identity

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of  the Workers
  • Care for God’s Creation

8th Grade Saint
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sr. Cosmas – Third Trimester 2020-2021


Grade 6 Math


  • Find volumes of 3-D figures involving fractions
  • Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles
  • Use nets to find surface area in the context of solving real world problems
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Recognize that statistical questions anticipate variability in the data.
  • Understand the difference and use of measure of the center of numerical data and the measure of variation.
  • Represent sets of data using dots on a number line, dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
  • Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context. Example: number of observations, method and units of measurements, measures of center, variability, patterns, and deviations.


Grade 7 Math


  • Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures
  • Describe two dimensional figures resulting from slicing three dimensional figures
  • Write and solve simple equations and multi-step problems using facts about supplementary, complimentary, vertical, and adjacent angles
  • Solve real world and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of 2-and 3-dimensional problems
  • Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem solving
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two-and three-dimensional objects

Statistics and Probability

  • Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring.
  • Collect data on chance process, approximate the probability of a chance event
  • Observe the long-run relative frequency; predict approximate relative frequency in a given probability.
  • Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies, explain discrepancy sources if any.
  • Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation


Grade 8 Math


  • Understand the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations
  • Understand and prove congruency between two-dimensional figures
  • Understand and describe the effect of dilations, translations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.
  • Understand and explain similarities among two-dimensional figures
  • Understand the effect of sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations on two-dimensional a figure and the concept of similarity.

Statistics and Probability

  • Display frequencies and relative in a two-way table
  • Understand patterns of association seen in bivariate categorical data
  • Construct and interpret a two-way table for two categorical variables
  • Use relative frequencies to describe possible association between variables.


Grade 7 Religion

  • The Liturgical seasons- Lent and Easter
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation
  • The Sacrament of the Eucharist
  • The Sacrament of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick
  • The Sacrament of Holy Orders and Matrimony
  • Living out our vocation
  • Works of Mercy
  • We are communion of Saints


Grade 8 Science

  • Structure of the Universe
  • Stars and life cycle of Stars
  • Models of the Solar System
  • Gravity and the Solar System
  • The Sun
  • The terrestrial Planets and the Gas Giant Planets
  • Other Smaller Bodies in the Solar System
  • Technology for Space Exploration
  • History of Space Exploration

Ms. Paone – Second Trimester 2020-21

5th Grade – Trimester 2 



Story Elements
Cause and Effect
Fact and Opinion
Figurative Language
Conclusions and Inferences


Sequencing/Transition Words
Compare and Contrast
Sensory Details
Informative Writing
Persuasive Writing


Types of Verbs (Action, Linking, and Helping)
Verb Conjugation
Descriptive Verbs
Ordering Adjectives
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives


Historical Fiction
Informational Text


Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Equivalent Fractions
Making Like Units Pictorially
Making Like Units Numerically
Benchmark Numbers
Solving Multi-step Word Problems
Part to Whole Relationships

Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

Line Plots of Fraction Measurements
Fractions as Division
Multiplication of a Whole Number by a Fraction
Fraction Expressions and Word Problems
Multiplication of a Fraction by a Fraction
Multiplication with Fractions and Decimals as Scaling and Word Problems
Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Interpretation of Numerical Expressions


Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System

Types of Interactions (5-PS2-1)
The Universe and its Stars (5-ESS1-1)
Earth and the Solar System (5-ESS1-2)

Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

Energy in Chemical Processes (5-PS3-1)
Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms (5-LS1-1)
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)
Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)


Social Studies  

European Exploration and its Effects (Standards 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Results of Colonial Rule
Exploration and Colonization
The Middle Passage/Transatlantic Slave Trade

Comparative Cultures (Standards 1 and 2)

Geography, Culture, Government, and Economics of:

  •  The United States
  •  Canada
  •  Mexico

Mrs.Ochtera – December 2020 – March 2021

Kindergarten Webpage

December 2020 – March 2021


Each week we will continue  learning the  letters of the alphabet. We will be focusing on letter formation ,  its sound, and objects that begin with each letter.

Students will continue to  learn two or more  sight word each week.We will be working in small groups with leveled readers to guide students  to read and comprehend additional text based on the weekly lesson topics. Students should review sight words daily using index cards or Google Slides. 

We will be discussing genre characteristics such as informational text, fiction, fables, and poetry.   We will be learning the story elements, understanding  characters , reading responses , details, test and graphic features, theme,  summarize, author’s purpose and plot  .  For grammar,  we will be learning about  , nouns, adjectives, capitalization, periods and complete sentences. 

The foundational skills for phonological awareness will  produce and identify rhymes, initial and final sounds, and medial vowel sounds. For phonics, we will be focusing on short and long i and o. 


Chapter 5 Addition

Chapter 6 Subtraction

Chapter 7 Compose and Decompose Numbers 11 to 19

Chapter 8 Measurement 

Chapter 9 Classify Objects 


Science-Lets Find Out Magazine 

  • Slip Sliding on Ice- properties of ice and snow
  • Wide Awake in Winter , Who Lives in the Arctic, Penguins
  • Animal habitats, adaptations, and hibernation
  • Animal Smiles – Dental Health
  • A Frog Grows- Life Cycle
  • My Wild Weather- Types of Weather  

Social Studies- Lets Find Out Magazine 

  • Happy New Year – holiday and tradition
  • We are different – Martin Luther King Jr
  • Our 1st President- Presidents Day
  • Hugs and Hearts- Valentine s Day
  • Have you Seen Green – St Patrick s Day 

Religion (Units)  

Unit 4 Jesus Wants Us To Share God Love 

  • Sign of cross, Angel of God Prayer

Unit 3 Jesus Shows Us God’s Love 

Seasonal Chapter – Lent

Second Trimester Curriculum Topics – First Grade 2020-2021

Miss Ambroselli

Second Trimester Curriculum Topics

First Grade 2020-2021

Into Reading:

  • Target-Academic Vocabulary:
    • Oral Vocabulary
    • Classify and Categorize words
    • Homophones
    • Word endings –ed, -ing, -s
    • Shades of Meaning
    • Suffixes –er, -est , –y, -ful
    • Define Words
    • Multiple Meaning Words
    • Synonyms
    • Compound Words
  • Text-Based Comprehension:
  • Target Skill:
    • Authors Purpose
    • Sequence of Events 
    • Cause and Effect
    • Conclusions
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Main Idea and Details
  • Target Strategy: 
    • Analyze and Evaluate 
    • Question
    • Visualize
    • Infer and Predict
    • Monitor and Clarify
    • Summarize
  • Fluency and High Frequency Words:
  • Fluency Accuracy: 
    • Phrasing: Punctuation
    • Rate
    • Word Recognition
    • Expression
    • Intonation
    • Stress
  • Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Fluency and High Frequency Words:
  • Phonics: 
    • Base Words and –s, -es, -ed Endings 
    • Digraphs
    • Phonograms
    • Long a (CVCe)
    • Long i (CVce)
    • Long o (CV, CVCe)
    • Long u (CVCe)
    • Long e (ea, e, e_e, ee)
    • Soft c, g, dge
    • Short Vowels /e/ea
    • Words ending with ng, nk
    • Words with ai, ay, oa, ow
    • Compound Words
    • Possessives with ‘s
    • Contractions 
  • Spelling:
  • Spelling Principle: 
    • Words with -th
    • Words with –tch, -ch
    • Words with –sh, -wh, -ph 
    • Words with long aWords
    • long i
    • words with long o
    • Words with long e
    • Words with ai, ay
    • Words with oa, ow
    • Compound words
  • Language:
  • Grammar Skill: 
    • Proper Nouns 
    • Commands
    • Articles- Using a, an, and the
    • Commas in a Series
    • Subjects and Verbs
    • Verbs and Time The Verb be 
    • Commands
    • Compound Sentences
    • Names of Months, Days, and Holidays
    • Future Tense
    • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • Writing :
  • Writing Mode: 
    • Informative: Sentences that Inform
    • Informative: Instructions
    • Informative: Report
    • Narrative: Sentences About Yourself
    • Narrative: Friendly Letter
    • Narrative: Personal Narratives


  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • We Belong to a Parish
  • We Celebrate the Sacraments
  • The Church Welcomes New Members
  • We are Followers of Jesus
  • We Celebrate God’s Forgiveness
  • Lent
  • The Three Days
  • Easter



  • Project Based Learning- Plants 
  • Scholastic News Topics:
    • Hibernation
    • Winter Animals
    • Dental Health
    • Weather
    • Nutrition
    • Earth Day
    • Spring Animals
    • Plants and Soil
    • Pushes and Pulls
    • How Things are Made
    • Habitats

Social Studies:

  • Scholastic News Topics:
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • New Year’s Traditions
    • The Science of SoundWinter
    • Our Community
    • Read Across America (Dr. Seuss)
    • Patriotic Symbols
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Black History Month
    • Saint Patrick’s Day/Ireland
  • Our World: Oceans and Continents
  • Caring for our Natural Resources
  • Needs and Wants
  • Spending and Saving
  • Being Good Citizens


  • Place Value to 100
  • Extending Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Addition: Two- Digit Numbers with and without regrouping 
  • Subtraction: Two- Digit Numbers with and without regrouping
  • Geometry
  • Data and Graphs: Using Operations
  • Problem Solving

Miss Anzures 2nd Grade Class- 2nd Trimester 2020-2021

Second Grade – Ms. Anzures

Second Trimester 2020-2021


Chapter 12- Geometric Shapes and Equal Shares

  • Two-dimensional shapes
  • Sides and angles
  • Draw a diagram to problem solve
  • Three-dimensional shapes
  • Faces, edges and vertices 
  • Relate shapes and solids
  • Halves, thirds, and fourths

Chapter 13 – Time

  • Time to the hour
  • Time to the half hour
  • Time to the quarter hour
  • Time to the minute intervals
  • A.M. and P.M.

Chapter 3- Add Two- Digit Numbers

  • Take apart tens to add
  • Regroup ones and tens
  • Add to a two-digit number
  • Add two-digit numbers
  • Rewrite two-digit addition
  • Add three and four two-digit numbers
  • Make a model to problem solve

Chapter 4- Subtract Two-Digit Numbers

  • Two-digit fact families
  • Take apart tens to subtract
  • Regroup a ten as ones
  • Subtract from a two-digit number
  • Subtract two-digit numbers
  • Rewrite two-digit subtraction
  • Check subtraction using addition
  • Write a number sentence to problem solve
  • Two-step word problems

English Language Arts


  • Poetry
  • Informational text
  • Realistic fiction
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale
  • Biography
  • Opinion writing


  • Central Idea
  • Elements of Poetry
  • Elements of Drama 
  • Monitor and Clarify
  • Central Idea
  • Point of View 
  • Theme 
  • Text organization 
  • Cause and effect 
  • Story Structure 
  • Figurative Language 
  • Characters 
  • Text features 
  • Ideas and support 
  • Chronological order


  • Common and proper nouns
  • Types of verbs
  • Compound subjects and predicates
  • Words in the present
  • Words in the present, past, and future
  • Quotation marks
  • Using proper nouns
  • Abbreviations


  • Suffixes -er, est
  • Synonyms
  • Inflections -s, -es
  • prefix un-, re-
  • inflections -ed, -ing
  • Suffixes -ful, -less
  • Multiple meaning words
  • Words that describe action
  • Suffixes -y, -ly
  • Reference sources
  • Prefix dis-
  • Words that name people


  • Long o, u (VCe)
  • Short and Long Vowels (CVC, VCe)
  • Blends with l, r, s
  • Final blends
  • Double final blends
  • Consonant Diagraphs
  • Consonants k, ck
  • Long a (ai, ay)
  • Long e (ee, ea)
  • Long o (o, oa, ow)
  • Long i Patterns (i_e, I, igh, y); Silent letters (gn, kn, mb, wr)
  • Homophones
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes


  • Descriptive writing
  • Introduction and Conclusion
  • Writing Process
  • Research
  • Persuasive writing
  • Imaginative story
  • Personal essay

Social Studies

  • Laws, rights, and responsibilities
  • Democracy
  • Branches of Government
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Black History Month
  • Geography
  • Natural resources shape different types of communities 
  • Needs and wants
  • Citizens within different types of communities


Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

  • Landforms and Bodies of water
  • Maps of the Earth
  • Wind and water changing the shape of the land
  • Patterns in the natural world
  • The role of water in Earth’s surface

Interdependent Relationships in the Ecosystems

  • Relationship between plants and sunlight
  • Relationship between plants and animals
  • Diversity of life in different habitats



  • Nativity
  • Three Kings day/ Epiphany
  • 7 days of creation
  • Adam and Eve
  • Jesus in the temple
  • Baptism
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • The last supper 
  • Resurrection of Jesus 
  • Confirmation
  • Sin and evil in the world
  • Forgiveness
  • Saints and modern-day people

Prayers- Our Father, Act of Contrition

First Grade Mandarin – Second Trimester (2020 – 2021)

Ruomu Wang

First Grade

Second Trimester 2020-2021

Chinese Language Arts

  • Literacy Skills:
    • Identify and analyze authors’ purpose
    • Identify the sequence of events
    • Identify cause and effect 
    • Identify the main idea and details
  • Listening Comprehension Skills:
    • Identify the general topic and some basic information in very familiar contexts by recognizing practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences in texts that are spoken or signed, e.g.:
      • follow directions to fill out a simple graphic organizer
      • understand the names of the planets in a science class
      • recognize some weather expressions in a forecast
      • identify some phrases from a read aloud story
      • recognize some events from a cartoon
      • understand simple instructions given by the teacher
      • understand the difference between a spoken statement and question in people’s conversations
  • Interpersonal Speaking Skills:
  • Request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • ask who, what, where, or when questions
    • respond to a math question reciting a simple mathematical operation
    • interact with a partner to complete a “fill-in-the-blank” worksheet
  • Express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • introduce someone else and ask related questions
    • ask and answer questions about homework
  • Express own preferences or feelings and react to those of others, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions, e.g.:
    • exchange preferences
    • add to a conversation
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and participate by actively listening, taking turns, and staying on topic
  • Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges
  • Ask questions to clear up any confusion about topics and texts under discussion


  • Reading Comprehension Skills:
  • Identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational and fiction texts, e.g.:
    • identify nutritional categories on food labels
    • identify names of classes and their locations on a class schedule
    • understand subject-specific terms on a word wall
    • recognize whether a correspondence is formal or informal
    • identify some phrases describing a character in a story
    • recognize a familiar memorized line from a poem
    • recognize some events from a story timeline
    • recognize a song’s common one-line refrain
  • Presentational Writing Skills:
  • Present information about self, interests and activities using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write the physical or personality traits of a character in a book
  • Present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences, e.g.:
    • write some simple information about the classroom or school
    • write some simple details about animals, foods, historical figures, or sports based on pictures or photos
  • Create or utilize existing visual displays to support descriptions to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings
  • Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly, using complete sentences when appropriate to task, situation, and audience


  • Intercultural Communication Skills:
    • Identify some typical products and practices related to familiar everyday life
    • Communicate with others from the target culture in familiar everyday situations, using memorized language and showing basic cultural awareness
    • Use appropriate rehearsed behaviors and recognize some obviously inappropriate behaviors in familiar everyday situations


  • Place value to 100
  • Extending addition and subtraction facts
  • Addition: two-digit numbers
  • Subtraction: two-digit numbers
  • Geometry
  • Data and Graphs


  • Project-based learning: Plants
  • Winter Animals/Spring Animals 
  • Hibernation
  • Habitats
  • Weather
  • Earth Day
  • How Things are Made
  • Pushes and Pulls

Social Studies

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • New Year and Lunar New Year
  • Winter in Our Community
  • Read Across America
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Black History Month
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Our World: Oceans and Continents
  • Caring for our Natural Resources
  • Being Good Citizens


  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • The Lord Prayer in Chinese

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Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Program

Grade 3 – 5

Topic: Understanding Water Pollutants and Designing a Water Treatment System

Students in grades 3 – 5  investigate different methods (aeration and filtering) for removing pollutants from water, then design and build their own water filters.

Stage 1: Understand the concept of water pollutants, the need for water treatment, and the lack of clean drinking water in certain parts of the world.

Stage 2: Investigate why water is called the “universal solvent”.

Stage 3:  Explore the three ways polluted waters are currently treated and the pros and cons of each method.

Stage 4: Design and create a water filter Use of different types of materials for filtration. Record and analyze pH results before and after filtration procedure.

Grade 6-8

Topic: Understanding Wind as a Source of Energy

Students in grade 6 – 8 learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind by following the engineering design process to create and test two prototype wind turbines. They also learn about where to place a wind turbine for maximum effectiveness, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages compared with other energy sources.

Stage 1: Understand the concept of wind turbines and how they convert wind to electricity. Compare and contrast two different types of wind turbines. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages for using wind power.

Stage 2: :Use the engineering design process to create prototype wind turbines. Build a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) and a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and test their effectiveness. Calculate and analyze the voltage created by the two different designs.


Robotic Hands and Robots

Our STEM students built a robotic hand and then designed and built their own robots!

STEM students were given the challenge to construct a robotic like hand.

This activity was inspired by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Students utilized the engineering design process to guide them as they built the robotic hand and improved its design. This project helped to introduce students to the methods engineers use to approach and solve a design problem:

  • Ask a question
  • Imagine a solution
  • Plan a design
  • Create that model
  • Experiment and test that model
  • Take time to improve the original

The students worked in teams to complete the robotic hand, and then the teams participated in a Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competition. Students took the concept of the robotic hand and then designed and built their own robots.