Chapter 2 Test Study Guide
Wednesday, October 17
Vocabulary (matching)—asteroid, Big Bang, clusters, comet, dwarf planet, equinox, galaxy, light-year, meteor, Milky Way, planet, revolution, rotation, solstice, star, waning, waxing
Eclipses—be able to draw the location of the Sun, Earth and the Moon for both solar and lunar eclipses—describe what an eclipse is and how these 2 types are similar
Compare/Contrast planets (inner/outer) and the Earth to other objects/planets in the solar system
Describe motions of the earth (revolution and rotation)—what each does and how long each takes
Based on the position of the Earth, determine the season experienced by the northern and southern hemispheres
Describe the structure/organization of the universe
The chapter 2 science test will be Wednesday, October 17th. Chapter 2 teaches about Earth in space. We learn about The Sun-Earth-Moon system, the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe. I will send home the review prior to the test and we will review in class on Tuesday, Oct. 16th.
Chapter 1 Test Study Guide
Friday, October 5
Vocabulary—matching (types of maps, latitude, longitude, scale, time zone, slope, legend, etc)
Using a map—what type of projection (conical vs. cylindrical and distortions of each), locating points using latitude/longitude, give coordinates of points, using scale to determine distance, comparing views (profile vs. map)
Topographic Maps—create a profile, interpret contour lines
October is a busy month in 5th grade language arts! The beginning of October brings the end of our time with Gilgamesh the Hero. As we end our Gilgamesh unit, the students will be writing their first paragraph of 5th grade. In addition, they will be taking a test on October 8th. Through both of these activities, students will be able to reflect on our two major explorations in our story: is Gilgamesh and hero and does Gilgamesh display hubris? The study guide for that test is can be found here: Gilgamesh test study guide.
The end of Gilgamesh bring with it the beginning of our time with the classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Throughout that text, we will look at how an author creates mood through word choice and setting description. We will also compile textual evidence to make an inference about the mysterious end of the story.
We will end the month of October with the beginning of The Prince of the Pauper, during which we will identify textual evidence to support many themes throughout the text. More information about those themes will be included in the November website update.
See the attached flyer for more information about this upcoming opportunity.
2018 Wilder Fair Flyer
Fifth graders will take a history quiz on the Prologue and Chapter 1 of The Story of Ancient Egypt on Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2018. The quiz will also cover their vocabulary list.
Throughout chapter 1 students have been learning about mapping Earth. We have been learning about different types of maps, how and why maps are used, creating our own maps, interpreting information from maps and learning about how technology is involved when creating maps. The chapter 1 test will be Friday, October 5th. Please note: The study guide will be handed out during class and we will review before we test.
In honor of Homecoming, all students may participate in a non-uniform Nova Spirit Day on Friday, Sept. 28. Students may wear t-shirts/jerseys form Nova sports teams, clubs, plays, and extracurricular activities, as well as Nova t-shirts and sweaters. Students must wear uniform bottoms.