Subject: General

Spelling Lesson 12

Check with your child’s homeroom teacher for spelling list words. Lesson 12 is a review week from lessons 7-11.

Mr. Kimble’s and Mr. Weninger’s list for lesson 12:

  1. husband
  2. desirable
  3. leisurely
  4. usually
  5. invention
  6. assure
  7. machinery
  8. descending
  9. luscious
  10. rehearsal
  11. achievement
  12. revealed
  13. succeeded
  14. squeezed
  15. resemble
  16. composure
  17. partial
  18. scissors
  19. muscles
  20. millionaire
  21. carefully
  22. trolley
  23. delivery
  24. delete
  25. greasy

Science Chapter 4 Test Study Guide

Chapter 4 Test Study Guide

Tuesday, November 27


Vocabulary (matching)-erosion, physical weathering, chemical weathering, deposition, mass wasting, earthquake, fault, lava, magma, volcano

Labeling—be able to label a diagram with terms/vocabulary word—for example, types of tectonic plate boundaries, formations

Describe the theory of plate tectonics

Types of plate boundaries—how they are similar and different—convergent, divergent, and transform

Causes of tectonic plate movement and an understanding of what each is—subduction and convection

Types of mountains formed at different plate boundaries—mid-ocean ridges, volcanic arcs, and folded mountain ranges

Lithosphere/Asthenosphere-define each and know the components

How and where volcanoes are formed

Earthquakes—what they are, what causes them, and where they occur (in general by a fault, most often at a plate boundary)

How weathering, erosion, and deposition work together

Erosion—different forces (wind, water, organisms, glaciers) that cause erosion—differences in how these forces erode if the landscape changes (ie—rivers are able to carry heavier sediment if they move faster

Deposition—what causes it to occur (something slows down), what can be formed (deltas), what deposited first (larger sediment)

Food Drive out-of-uniform day

We met our goal for the 2018 Food Drive! Our school wide goal was 3,500 items, and we met this goal by bringing in 3,908 items! One of the incentives for the Lower School to reach it’s goal was a non-uniform day. Therefore, this Friday, November 16th the Lower School will be having a non-uniform day. Thank you to all families who donated to this virtuous effort!  

Chapter 4 Science Test – Tuesday, Nov 27

The chapter 4 science test will be Tuesday, November 27th. Students have been learning about the Earth’s surface. The study guide will be sent home before break.

History Quiz on Thursday

We will be having a history quiz on Thursday. Students should review and study the answers to their homework questions as well as their study guides that they received today. They should also study their vocabulary lists. The quiz will cover chapters 7-9.

Mr. Weninger 

Homework Club cancelled on Thursday, 11/15/18

Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, Homework Club will be canceled on Thursday, November 15. Please sign up for Scholar Zone if after-school care is needed.
Submit completed registrations to Scholar Zone no later than Tuesday, November 13 at 5pm should you need after-school care that day. For questions regarding Scholar Zone, please contact Ms. Reinhardt.
Please contact Ms. Hernandez with any questions regarding HW Club or conferences.

Spelling Lesson 11

Lesson 11 – /e/ sound

  1. athlete
  2. proceed
  3. delete
  4. extreme
  5. repeated
  6. esteem
  7. reasonable
  8. revealed
  9. complete
  10. greasy
  11. achievement
  12. squeezed
  13. delivery
  14. trolley
  15. ecology
  16. nieces
  17. concealed
  18. guarantee
  19. believable
  20. succeeded

Conference signups

Fall conferences are nearly upon us and signup links have been sent out! Please note that you need to sign up using the link for every teacher with whom you would like to meet. As a reminder:

All other subjects are taught by your child’s homeroom teacher. Please use this information to determine which conferences you would like to schedule. 

We look forward to meeting with you all!

Spelling Lesson 10

Lesson 10 – ear, are, air

  1. searching
  2. appeared
  3. millionaire
  4. silverware
  5. compared
  6. stairway
  7. earthenware
  8. carefully
  9. barely
  10. squares
  11. gears
  12. earning
  13. unfairly
  14. unaware
  15. earrings
  16. earnest
  17. research
  18. despair
  19. questionnaire
  20. rehearsal

Ch.3 Science Test Study Guide

Chapter 3 Test Study Guide

Monday, November 5th

Vocabulary (matching)—atmosphere, biosphere, climate, condensation, evaporation, geosphere, groundwater, hydrosphere, mineral, precipitation, rock, rock cycle, transpiration, weather, uplift

Four systems of Earth—biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere—be able to define and describe each in detail—layers of atmosphere/geosphere and characteristics of each layer, how water is distributed in hydrosphere, interactions between systems (examples in notes and HW)

Types of rocks—igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic—how each forms and how the rock cycle can turn any one kind into another

Weather vs. climate—how are these two terms different

How water vapor enters the atmosphere—evaporation, transpiration, cellular respiration (what each is)

Changing states of water—liquid to gas (evaporation), gas to liquid (condensation)—energy ultimately comes from Sun