Subject: General

Lower School Food Drive

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 jhalvorson@novaclassical.org  if you are able to help.      

FAREWELL!

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,

Kathleen McLarn

Science Test – Monday, November 5th

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. 

SPELLING LESSON 9

  1. SCENTED
  2. ADOLESCENT
  3. SCATTERED
  4. SCISSORS
  5. SCIENTIFIC
  6. SCREAMING
  7. MUSCLES
  8. SCALDING
  9. SCENERY
  10. CRESCENT
  11. DESCENDING
  12. SCULPTURE
  13. ESCAPE
  14. SCAMPERED
  15. SCENIC
  16. MISCELLANEOUS
  17. FASCINATING
  18. LUSCIOUS
  19. DISCIPLINE
  20. CONSCIENCE

END OF FIRST QUARTER

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.  

Call for room parents!

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!

Quarter 1 Science Exam – Thursday, October 25th

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. 

Spelling: Lesson 8

  1. ENSURE
  2. INFORMATION
  3. EXPLORATION
  4. ASHAMED
  5. PARTIAL
  6. NOURISH
  7. SOCIAL
  8. BROCHURE
  9. INVENTION
  10. ASSURE
  11. FACIAL
  12. CONVENTION
  13. OFFICIAL
  14. MACHINERY
  15. PARACHUTE
  16. NEGOTIATE
  17. ACCOMPLISH
  18. POTENTIAL
  19. APPRECIATE
  20. QUOTIENT

Chapter 2 Science Study Guide

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

Chapter 2 Science Test

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.