Chapter 15 science test

Since there was no school on Monday, April 16th. The chapter 15 science test will be on Thursday, April 19th. 

Doing Good Together–NEXT WEEK!!!

Thursday, April 19, 4.30-7.30 at Nova

2nd Annual Nova Doing Good Together Community Service Fair

More information about the organizations and volunteer opportunities can be found here:

Join fellow Nova families for an evening of fun and community building! Families will have the opportunity to visit stations featuring family-friendly service projects that meet critical needs in the community. Come at any point and stay for as little or as long as you wish. We hope to see you there!

Chapter 15 Science Test

The chapter 15 science test on electricity and magnets will be on Wednesday, April 18th. I will send home the study guide a few days before the test for the students to have the chance to study.

History Quiz

A history quiz is scheduled for next week on Monday, April 16, 2018.  The quiz will cover Chapters 14, 15, and 16 plus vocabulary.  Students should study the answers to all homework questions for those chapters, as well as their vocabulary list.  All students will also receive a study guide to prepare for this quiz.

Lesson 28

  1. likable
  2. appointment
  3. parenthood
  4. sportsmanship
  5. changeable
  6. adulthood
  7. breakable
  8. enrollment
  9. fanciful
  10. noticeable
  11. successful
  12. manageable
  13. assignment
  14. adjustment
  15. argument
  16. unavoidable
  17. reversible
  18. convertible
  19. bountiful
  20. scholarship

April in Language Arts

April will bring the end of our time with the Greeks, Trojans, and Black Ships Before Troy, after which students will take on (with my support over the course of many days) their first 5-paragraph essays of this year. After that, we will move onto Watership Down, which will continue to focus on the use of foreshadowing and theme. We will look at five themes throughout the book: 1) what makes a place a home, 2) the importance of trickery, 3) the necessity of adapting, 4) what makes a strong leader, and 5) the purpose of “government.” We will also touch on how weather can be used to create mood throughout many parts of the book.

Lesson 27

  1. happiness
  2. muddiest
  3. tighter
  4. cruelest
  5. noisiest
  6. crazier
  7. stiffness
  8. dampness
  9. sharpness
  10. strictest
  11. brightest
  12. thickest
  13. emptiness
  14. tinier
  15. firmest
  16. cleverness
  17. healthier
  18. simplest
  19. cleanliness
  20. promptness

History Quiz

The fifth graders will take a history quiz on Monday, April 2nd.  The quiz will cover Chapters 11, 12, and 13, plus vocabulary.

Chapter 11 science test

The chapter 11 science test on matter and atoms will be on Wednesday, April 4th. I will send home the study guide at the end of this week for the students to have the chance to study this weekend.

History Quarterly Exam

     The history exam for the third quarter is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th.  This test is cumulative, covering all material taught since the start of the school year.  On Thursday, March 8th, all students were asked to take home their history binders with their notes to review for this exam.  They should also study their vocabulary list.  If you know that your fifth grader will be absent on Thursday, please let me know, so that they can take the test earlier in the week before spring break.