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

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. 

History Quiz on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fifth graders are scheduled to take a history quiz covering Chapters 4, 5 and 6, plus vocabulary, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  Students should study the answers to the assigned homework questions at the end of those chapters, as well as their vocabulary lists.  We will also review in class for the quiz on Monday and Tuesday. 

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!