Subject: General

Assembly time change

Due to the units happening in the gym in both US and LS, we will be moving the Virtue Assembly to 3pm on Friday, February 22.

Pennies for Patients

Lower School Fund Raiser – Pennies for Patients This year, the Lower School will be holding their annual Pennies for Patients drive from Thursday, February 7th to Thursday, February 14th. Please consider donating to this virtuous effort to support families affected by blood cancer. All donations will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, Pennies for Patients is hosted by Student Proxeny Officers Alex Hungs, Lila McNellis, Flannery Page, and Lea Tadmor. 

Try this with your parents

Have some science fun while it is cold outside. Please ask your parents for help.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cold-midwest-boiling-water-ice-vapor-snow-videos-twitter-polar-vortex_us_5c51bb14e4b0d9f9be6b6c3e

Spelling Lesson 19 – ei and ie

1. conceit

2. sleigh

3. height

4. veil

5. seized

6. yields

7. weird

8. mischief

9. neighborly

10. reindeer

11. fiercely

12. unbelievable

13. briefly

14. pierced

15. diesel

16. perceived

17. relieved

18. protein

19. ancient

20. retrieve

Ch.6 Science Test

Life’s Classification and Structure Test – Friday, January 25th

Chapter 6 Test Study Guide

Matching: types of organisms (autotroph, heterotroph, chemoautotroph), binomial nomenclature, parts of a cell (cytoplasm, vacuole, ATP, mitochondria, ribosome, chloroplast, Golgi apparatus, nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum), taxon, stimulus, types of cells (prokaryotic, eukaryotic), habitat

Characteristics of living things

Necessities of living things

7 levels of classification, where scientific names come from

5 levels of organization

Compare/contrast two types of cells (prokaryotic/eukaryotic) and the organisms that have each of those types of cells

Function of organelles/parts of a cell, differences between them

Describe 2 ways living things reproduce  (asexual/sexual) and the difference between them

Use a dichotomous key

A few good websites to visit:

https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/scale/

Spelling Lesson 18 – Review Lessons 13-17

Spelling for January 18-24

1. thoroughly

2. cocoa

3. oboe

4. shoulders

5. awesome

6. shampoo

7. essays

8. maintenance

9. employment

10. lounge

11. compound

12. growth

13. exhausted

14. authentic

15. cruise

16. container

17. faithful

18. avoided

19. coward

20. mouthful

21. pronoun

22. discount

23. applause

24. guitar

25. praised

Spelling Lesson 17 – ou and ow

Lesson 17 – ou and ow

1. coward

2. drowsily

3. bough

4. endow

5. mouthful

6. compound

7. pronoun

8. household

9. downstream

10. discount

11. surrounding

12. pronounced

13. foundation

14. resounding

15. lounge

16. announce

17. account

18. counterpart

19. outrageous

20. drought

History Quarter 2 Exam

The Quarter 2 Exam will be on Friday Jan 11th. Students should study their study guide handout that they received on Monday to prepare for the test.

Kimble – Semester Exams

The science semester 1 exam covering all chapters NOS-ch.5 will be Thursday, Jan 10th.

The math semester 1 exam covering all chapters (number sense, fractions and decimals) will be Friday, January 11th.

Classes will review for the semester exams the week we return from winter break. Students will be advised to review their science binder for the test.

Spelling Lesson 16

Week 16 – ai, ay, oi, and oy

1. essays

2. boiled    

3. oysters

4. maintenance

5. employment

6. embroidery

7. crayons

8. exploit

9. turmoil

10. ointment

11. strainer

12. praised

13. disappointment

14. container

15. remainder

16. faithful

17. avoided

18. rejoicing

19. mayonnaise

20. acquaintance