Lesson 22

  1.  forewarning
  2.  postscript
  3.  postwar
  4.  encourage
  5.  overweight
  6.  overflow
  7.  foresight
  8.  embellish
  9.  emblazon
  10.  engrave
  11.  endanger
  12.  foreground
  13.  embitter
  14.  overdue
  15.  foreknowledge
  16.  overprotect
  17.  embankment
  18.  embattle
  19.  enlistment
  20.  enlighten

5th Grade Memorization

Each 5th grade student is expected to memorize a poem during the months of February and March. Students will recite one of the following poems, as assigned by Ms. Heuett:


  • “If,” by Rudyard Kipling
  • “A Psalm of Life,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Casey at the Bat,” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
  • “All the world’s a stage,” from As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • “Mother to Son,” by Langston Hughes
  • “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Important Dates:

  • Students should rank their top four preferences by Wednesday, February 14th, after which students will be assigned their poems.
  • Students should have their poems memorized and well-rehearsed by Wednesday, March 7th, when poetry recitations will begin during language arts class.


Contact Ms. Heuett at lheuett@novaclassical.org with any questions regarding our poetry memorization.

February in Language Arts

The beginning of February was spent saying goodbye to the March girls as we finished part one of Little Women. Some students have even chosen to keep the book a little longer in order to read part two on their own! February now brings us into our poetry unit, during which students will explore figurative language such as similes, metaphors, and personification. Students will also be assigned a poem to memorize and recite in front of the class, so they should plan to spend a little bit of time every night memorizing and rehearsing their poem throughout the coming weeks.

Opera for the Young

All Nova families welcome!

Please join us for this year’s performance of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” featuring our Nova 4th Graders as the Children’s Chorus.
Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 9-10am
Location: Nova Gymnasium

Pennies for Patients

The Lower School will be running their annual fundraiser Pennies for Patients to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society February 12-21. Please send coins, bills, or checks (payable to LLS) to help support children and families affected by blood cancer. Our Pennies for Patients fund raiser is organized by our Student Proxeny officers: Henry Pawl, Amelia Filo, Sophia Carreon, Jotham Zewdu, Genevieve Anderson, and Brendan Frost.

Lesson 21

  1. propelling
  2. competitors
  3. provision
  4. conference
  5. previous
  6. dedicate
  7. deposited
  8. complaint
  9. depended
  10. decreased
  11. predicted
  12. progress
  13. misunderstood
  14. confused
  15. presume
  16. prescription
  17. mispronounced
  18. prevented
  19. compelled
  20. confirmation

Ch.7 Science Test – 2/12/18

The test on ch.7, “Inheritance and Adaptations” will be Monday, February 12th. I will send home the study guide this week and we will review together at the end of the week to prepare for the test. Please help your child review vocabulary and concepts from the study guide.

Lesson 20

  1. incredible
  2. immortal
  3. intolerant
  4. immigrant
  5. illogical
  6. immature
  7. illegal
  8. improperly
  9. incapable
  10. irregular
  11. impatient
  12. impolitely
  13. indirect
  14. indefinite
  15. immaterial
  16. illiterate
  17. impractical
  18. irresponsible
  19. irrational
  20. illegible