Subject: General

Lesson 35 – abbreviations

Spelling test – Thursday, May 30th

1. government (govt.)

2. president (pres.)

3. department (dept.)

4. company (co.)

5. incorporated (inc.)

6. subject (subj.)

7. edition (ed.)

8. volume (vol.)

9. biography (biog.)

10. number (no.)

11. example (ex.)

12. versus (vs.)

13. pint (pt.)

14. quart (qt.)

15. ounce (oz.)

16. pound (lb.)

17. manager (mgr.)

18. assistant (asst.)

19. package (pkg.)

20. merchandise (mdse.)

Lesson 34 – Homonyms and Hurdle Words

Spelling test is Thursday, May 23rd

1. through

2. threw

3. wait

4. weight

5. principle

6. principal

7. ceiling

8. sealing

9. weather

10. whether

11. coarse

12. course

13. patients

14. patience

15. except

16. accept

17. dessert

18. desert

19. personal

20. personnel

Non-uniform day

For reaching our Boosterthon goal of $25,000, tomorrow (May 16th) is an non-uniform day for all Lower School students.

Lesson 33 – Plurals

Spelling test is Thursday, May 16th

1. rodeos

2. kangaroos

3. tuxedos

4. patios

5. stereos

6. avocados

7. beliefs

8. thieves

9. tariffs

10. species

11. ponchos

12. dominoes

13. mementos

14.embargoes

15. broccoli

16. spaghetti

17. jackknives

18. handkerchiefs

19. Eskimos

20. mosquitoes

Lesson 32 – Suffixes to words ending in y

Spelling test is Thursday, May 9th

1. companies

2. jellies

3. sloppily

4. surveying

5. theories

6. steadily

7. waterways

8. identified

9. occupied

10. disobeyed

11. remedies

12. thirstily

13. decaying

14. modified

15. galaxies

16. industries

17. attorneys

18. dismayed

19. magnified

20. portrayed

Lesson 31 – adding suffixes to words ending in e

Spelling test – Thursday, May 2nd

1. evaporated

2. combining

3. graduated

4. unpaved

5. approved

6. referred

7. advertising

8. crammed

9. produced

10. equipped

11. occurred

12. memorized

13. controlled

14. exciting

15. abbreviated

16. calculation

17. hesitation

18. organizing

19. disguised

20. realized

Lesson 29 – suffixes –ion, -ation, -ition, -ance, -ence, -ive, and –ity

Spelling test – Thursday, April 25th

1. difference

2. composition

3. electricity

4. abundance

5. conversation

6. existence

7. activity

8. communication

9. excellence

10. addition

11. combination

12. creative

13. explanation

14. passive

15. quotation

16. circulation

17. destructive

18. disturbance

19. experience

20. resistance

Spring conferences

As you may have noticed on the school calendar, there will be optional spring conferences on Friday, April 19th. All K-5 teachers will contact parents they feel they need to meet with, including your child’s math or reading teacher.


Of course, teachers are available via email and phone to discuss any concerns you may have and/or to schedule an alternate day and time to meet.

If you have any questions about Spring Conferences, please contact Ms. Hernandez.

Aesop fable skits

It is a tradition for 5th grade students at Nova to present for their parents skits based on fables written by Aesop. The date for this year’s presentation is Friday, May 24th at 3pm. More information regarding these presentations will be available as the date approaches, but we want to make you aware of the date now and ask you to keep it in mind as you are making plans for your Memorial Day weekend. If you know that your child will have a conflict, please let his or her homeroom teacher know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Lesson 28 – Suffixes able, ible, ful, hood, ship, and ment

Test on Thursday, April 11th

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