The Lower School will be running their annual food drive November 5-9. The food drive is put on by our Student Proxeny Officers: Alexander Hungs, Lila McNellis, Flannery Page, and Lea Tadmor. Please send non-perishable foods with your child to support this virtuous effort! It is a great way to showcase justice in this season of Thanksgiving. Parent volunteers are needed to help move food from classrooms and load vehicles headed for the food shelf on Friday, November 9th, from 1:30-3:00. Please contact Ms. Halvorson, Student Proxeny adviser, at email@example.com if you are able to help.
Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians,
Friday is my last day as the history teacher for the fifth grade. A full-time teacher can provide consistency for the students throughout the school day. Since I do not wish to work full-time, Mr. Weninger will take my place in his new full-time position.
It has been a true joy to share my love of this subject for over 12 years. My hope is that archaeologists, historians, and history educators will emerge from the ranks of these young scholars. However, my dream is that my students become parents who pass along the important lessons of history to their own children.
With my warmest wishes for their continued success,
The chapter 3 science test will be Monday, November 5th. Chapter 3 teaches about our planet Earth. Earth systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere) and interactions of the Earth systems (water cycle and rock cycle) are major concepts. I will send home a study guide on Thursday, November 1st.
The first quarter for this school year ends on Friday, Oct. 26th. Please remind your fifth grader to turn in any missing work due to absences. Also, students with late homework assignments should show teachers any missing work that is still eligible for partial credit.
5th grade is currently in need 2 room parents for Mr. Kimble’s class and 1 for Ms. Buri’s and Ms. McLarn’s/Mr. Weninger’s classes. If you are interested in helping out, you can sign up at Raptor Volunteer Portal. Thanks for considering!
The Quarter 1 science exam will be on Thursday, October 25th. This will cover the Methods of Science chapter – Chapter 2. Students may use their science binder to review and study for the test.
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.