Week of May 21, 2018


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently. 

B. All children will need to have a pair of rosary beads for the May Procession on May 31.

C. MAP testing on Tuesday in Reading.

D. Tomorrow, 5/21 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The Afterschool Program will still be session.

E. Bronx Zoo Trip, Thursday,5/24 - Sign the permission slip and send in the money by tomorrow (Monday).

F. No school Friday, 5/25 and Monday, 5/28 in honor of Memorial Day.

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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. MAP Testing on Tuesday, Reading!

HOMEWORK: For the Week of May 21,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Book for Quarter 4- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, published March 9, 2010. Read Chapters 11-15.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Thursday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Thursday.
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Book for Quarter 4- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published April 20, 2006. Read Chapters 5-7.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Thursday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Thursday.
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

New Book for Quarter 4- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, Penguin Young Readers, 1/28/2002 (reprint) $8.50. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.  Read Chapters 1-6.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Thursday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Thursday.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 8 Boom Times and Challenges- 1929-1939– Chapter 25: The Great Depression

Monday,5/21- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Wednesday, 5/23. Read pages 790- 799 in your textbook.

Tuesday,5/22- Copy the notes for Chapter 25 into your Social Studies notebook. It will be collected on Thursday, 5/24. No extensions

Thursday, 5/24- Continue doing research for your project. There is an outline posted in Google Classroom. The project is due Tuesday, May 29.

Vocabulary for the Week:
Dust Bowl (790), mortgage (791), Mary McLeod Bethune (792), John Steinbeck (793), Woody Guthrie (793)

Social Studies Notes for Chapter 25- The Great Depression



                                   Have a wonderful week! 

Week of May 14, 2018


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently. The children may wear gym uniforms this week also (for the pictures) instead of regular uniforms since they have gym.

B. All children will need to have a pair of rosary beads for the May Procession on May 31.

C. MAP testing this week. Check Mr. Woods’ blog for details.

D. Next Monday, 5/21 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The Afterschool Program will still be session.

E. See Mr. Woods’ blog for information concerning the new afterschool program for the 2018-2019 school year.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

HOMEWORK: For the Week of May 14,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Grade 6 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Book for Quarter 4- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, published March 9, 2010. Read Chapters 7-10.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Front Row will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due by Friday.
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Grade 7 Lesson Plans

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Book for Quarter 4- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published April 20, 2006. Read Chapters 3 and 4

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Front Row will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due by Friday.
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Grade 8 Lesson Plans

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

New Book for Quarter 4- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, Penguin Young Readers, 1/28/2002 (reprint) $8.50. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.  Read Chapters 1-5.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Front Row will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 8 Boom Times and Challenges- 1929-1939– Chapter 25: The Great Depression

Test tomorrow, 5/14- Chapters 23 and 24. Study notes and know background on Henry Ford.

Monday,5/14- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Friday, 5/18. Read pages 778- 789 in your textbook.

Tuesday, 5/15- Start doing research for your project. I will post an outline in Google Classroom by the end of the week.

Thursday, 5/17- Copy the notes for Chapter 25 into your Social Studies notebook. It will be collected on Tuesday, 5/22. No extensions!!!!

Vocabulary for the Week:
implement (781), buying on margin (778), Black Tuesday (779), business cycle (780), Great Depression (780), Bonus Army (781), Franklin D. Roosevelt (782), authority (786), New Deal (784), fireside chats (785), Frances Perkins (785), Eleanor Roosevelt (787), Social Security Act (787), sit-down strike (788), Franklin D. Roosevelt (782), authority (786)



                          Have a wonderful week!


Week of May 7, 2018


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. The new book for the 4th Quarter is listed below. We will be starting it this week.

HOMEWORK: For the Week of May 7,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6


ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

Book for Quarter 4- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, published March 9, 2010. Read Chapters 1-6.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

Book for Quarter 4- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published April 20, 2006. Read Chapters 1 and 2

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.
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 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

New Book for Quarter 4- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, Penguin Young Readers, 1/28/2002 (reprint) $8.50. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.

Start reading as soon as you get it.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

Common Lit will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.


Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 8 Boom Times and Challenges- 1919-1945 – Chapter 24: The Roaring Twenties

Monday,5/7- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Friday, 5/10

Make sure you read all of Chapters 23 and 24

Tuesday, 5/8- Study notes for Chapters 23 and 23 for Test on Monday, 

Vocabulary for the Week:
talkie (766), Jazz Age (767), Harlem Renaissance (768), Langston Hughes (768), innovation (767), Lost Generation (768), expatriates (768), Georgia O’Keefe (769)


         Have a wonderful week and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Week of April 30, 2018


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Monday, April 30 (tomorrow)- there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting.

C. May Calendar was distributed today. Check your child’s folder.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. The new book for the 4th Quarter is listed below. We will be starting it this week.

HOMEWORK: For the Week of April 30,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

New Book for Quarter 4- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, published March 9, 2010, $8.50. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due by Friday.

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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

New Book for Quarter 4- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published April 20, 2006, $8.00. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due by Friday.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 8

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

New Book for Quarter 4- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, Penguin Young Readers, 1/28/2002 (reprint) $8.50. Please bring in the money this week if I ordered the book for you.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due by Friday.

Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 8 Boom Times and Challenges- 1919-1945 – Chapter 24: The Roaring Twenties

Monday,4/30- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Friday, 5/4

Read pages 746-764 (Chapter 24)

Tuesday, 5/1- Write notes listed below in your notebook. 
Due Monday, 5/7

Vocabulary for the Week:
incentive (753), Teapot Dome Scandal (753), Kellogg-Briand Pact (754), Model T (755), moving assembly line (755), Herbert Hoover (757), traditional (762), flappers (759), Red Scare (760), Twenty-First Amendment (761), fundamentalism (762), Scopes trial (762), Great Migration (763), Marcus Garvey (763)




                        Have a wonderful week! 

Week of April 23, 2018

Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, April 26 before dismissal. If tuition is not up-to-date or if your child is in danger of being retained, the report card will not be given out on Thursday. Please read Mr. Woods blog for details.

C. Friday, April 27- there will be a 12:00 dismissal. Parent/Teacher Conferences are 3:00-8:00 in the lunchroom.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

E. The new book for the 4th Quarter is listed below. We will be starting it by April 30.

HOMEWORK: For the Week of April 23,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

New Book for Quarter 4- Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, published March 9, 2010, $8.50. You can purchase the book yourself or if you would like me to order the book for you, bring in your money by Friday, 4/27.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.

**Some students have missing assignments for MAP and No Red Ink. These assignments are being graded. Please make up all missing assignments!!!!!!!!!

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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

New Book for Quarter 4- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, published April 20, 2006, $8.00. You can purchase the book yourself or if you would like me to order the book for you, bring in your money by Friday, 4/27.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.

**Some students have missing assignments for MAP and No Red Ink. These assignments are being graded. Please make up all missing assignments!!!!!!!!!
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Lesson Plans for Grade 8

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

New Book for Quarter 4- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, Penguin Young Readers, 1/28/2002 (reprint) $8.50. You can purchase the book yourself or if you would like me to order the book for you, bring in your money by Friday, 4/27.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.

**Some students have missing assignments for MAP and No Red Ink. These assignments are being graded. Please make up all missing assignments!!!!!!!!!


Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 7 The Beginning of Modern America- 1867-1920 – Chapter 23: World War I

Monday,4/23- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Wednesday, 4/25

Read the Chapter on WWI pages 716-743. There will be a test in the next few weeks, so do not fall behind.

Tuesday, 4/24- Answer the questions listed below on loose-leaf with a full heading. The answers to the questions can be found in your book. Due Thursday, 4/26

**Notes for Chapter 24 will be posted on Thursday. They will not be due until next week (Wednesday). 


Vocabulary for the Week:
League of Nations (737), reparations (737), Treaty of Versailles (738), Henry Cabot Lodge (738), epidemic (736), ratify (738)

Questions:
1. Describe at least 3 events that led the US to declare war on Spain.

2. Which policy would you have supported for the US- imperialism or isolationism? Explain your answer.

3. Explain the ways the US became involved in Latin American affairs.

4. In World War I, explain how the Belgian resistance affected the German War Plan.

5. How successful was trench warfare as a strategy in World War I? Explain your answer.

6. Describe what Germany was required to surrender in the armistice. Do you agree with the reparations to be paid by Germany? Why or Why not?



                      Have a wonderful week! 

Week of April 16, 2018


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. All parents should fill out the parent survey for the school evaluation by Wednesday. This is being requested by the Manhattan Superintendent of Schools.
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GRADES 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted).  

B. If an assignment states that looseleaf is to be used, no other types of paper will be accepted (paper ripped out of notebooks or legal pads is unacceptable).
   
C. Homework must be handed in on the day due unless I receive a note from a parent explaining why you did not complete your HW. This will only be accepted if there is an emergency at home (not because you were too tired or that you had too much other HW). 

D. Homework and classwork must be neat. Work that is sloppy or illegible will not be accepted.

HOMEWORK: For the Week of April 16,2018: Grades 6,7,8

Lesson Plans for Grade 6

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6

***All ELA HW given over the Easter break will be collected today. No HW will be accepted late since we will be reviewing it for the NYS ELA exams.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.

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Lesson Plans for Grade 7

ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 7

***All ELA HW given over the Easter break will be collected today. No HW will be accepted late since we will be reviewing it for the NYS ELA exams.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.
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Lesson Plans for Grade 8

 ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 8:

***All ELA HW given over the Easter break will be collected today. No HW will be accepted late since we will be reviewing it for the NYS ELA exams.

MAP Skills, Common Lit, Khan Academy, Front Row or No Read Ink: Assignments will be given during the week. Make sure you check the blog every day for assignments.

My Perspectives (Pearson)- Please review (in your textbook or online in Pearson Realize) the story, vocabulary, and concepts (word study and conventions) that we have worked on in class.

MAP Assignments will be due on Friday of this week.
No Red Ink will also be due on Friday.


Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 7 The Beginning of Modern America- 1867-1920 – Chapter 23: World War I

Monday,4/16- Copy notes for WWI into your Social Studies NB. These notes are listed o last week’s blog under Social Studies.
Due Wednesday, 4/18. There are no extensions.

Read the Chapter on WWI pages 716-743. There will be a test in the next few weeks, so do not fall behind.


Tuesday, 4/17- Write definitions for the words below in your Social Studies NB, Due Thursday, 4/19

Vocabulary for the Week:

war bond (725), Lusitania (726), Zimmerman Note (726), Selective Service Act (727), Liberty bonds (727), National War Labor Board (729), minimum wage (729), American Expeditionary Force (730), Communists (731), strategy (733), armistice (734)

                       Have a wonderful week!