Spirit Day!

In honor of Homecoming, all students and staff K-12 are invited to participate in a non-uniform Nova Spirit Day
 
Students and staff may wear t-shirts/jerseys from Nova sports teams, clubs, plays, extracurricular activities, Nova t-shirts or sweatshirts, or school colors!

Homework Club

Homework Club will start on September 18th at 3:50pm in room 105. This is an opportunity for students to work on homework after school Monday-Thursday with a supervising teacher present who can help answer questions. All students are welcome to participate in Homework Club.

Lesson 4

  1. STRETCHES
  2. DESIGNER
  3. WRISTWATCH
  4. FETCHED
  5. KITCHEN
  6. WRECKAGE
  7. WRESTLING
  8. CRUTCHES
  9. HATCHET
  10. WRATH
  11. UNMATCHED
  12. COLOGNE
  13. SCRATCHED
  14. RESIGNED
  15. SKETCHING
  16. FOREIGNER
  17. CAMPAIGN
  18. AWRY
  19. GNARLED
  20. REIGNED

Lesson 3

  1. PHOTOGRAPHED
  2. OFFICER
  3. TRIUMPHANT
  4. AFFORD
  5. TOUGHEN
  6. FIFTEEN
  7. PREFER
  8. PHYSICIAN
  9. FRAGRANT
  10. PAMPHLET
  11. SAXOPHONE
  12. EFFECTIVE
  13. COFFEE
  14. PHRASE
  15. HYPHENATE
  16. MAGNIFICENT
  17. SUFFICIENT
  18. EMPHASIZE
  19. HEMISPHERE
  20. LAUGHABLE

History Letter to Parents

Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians,

The fifth grade has entered the Stone Age.  Parents and guardians often ask how they can help their children realize the most productive academic year.  Starting this week, you will have a specific role to play in your son or daughter’s history homework.  During each day’s history class, all students will receive an outline of the material I cover in a lecture from the history textbook, Oxford First Ancient History.  The students should use the outline to present a “lecture” on the material to you.  The purpose of this exercise is to allow students to learn the subject in a variety of ways (listening to me, reviewing the outline, reading the material from the book, and presenting the history verbally to you).  The goal is for students to achieve the highest possible retention.

Feel free to listen to your fifth grade lecturer in any location convenient for you-the car, family room or dining room table are only a few of the possibilities that might work for your family.  As long as you consistently spend five to ten minutes listening, your child will gain the greatest benefit from the history lesson.  Please sign and date the outline immediately after hearing the lecture, so that it is clear to me that your child has completed the history assignment.  The outline should return to the (green) history pocket folder that goes home almost every day to hold history assignments and vocab lists.  By the way, this system should also address the chronic parental frustration that results from asking about the student’s school day, only to hear, “I don’t know.”   

Finally, if you need to contact me, please use e-mail rather than voice mail.  My email address is kmclarn@novaclassical.org.  As you probably know, our phones are located in our classrooms, so privacy is difficult.  During the school day, telephones are off to prevent outside calls from disturbing the class too.  As a result, it is more efficient for teachers to check e-mail, rather than attempting to access voice mail.  I regularly check my e-mail throughout the school day, so it is possible to respond to messages quickly when necessary.  Thank you!

 

Sincerely,                                                                        

Kathleen McLarn (5A)

Lesson 2 Words

  1. CRYSTAL
  2. ANGLE
  3. ENGAGED
  4. ADVANTAGE
  5. PLEDGES
  6. CARBON
  7. PROCESSED
  8. MEDICINE
  9. CELEBRATION
  10. ICICLES
  11. LANGUAGE
  12. BUDGET
  13. GUESSES
  14. REFRIGERATOR
  15. CONJUGATE
  16. MAGICAL
  17. INTELLIGENT
  18. CARTRIDGE
  19. GENUINE
  20. RECIPE

Lesson 1 Words

  1. echoes
  2. chorus
  3. chemistry
  4. qualify
  5. acknowledge
  6. remarkable
  7. locksmith
  8. quantity
  9. technical
  10. banquet
  11. knowledge
  12. required
  13. keyboard
  14. chrome
  15. antique
  16. knelt
  17. headache
  18. unique
  19. schedule
  20. technique

New School Year!

Welcome to the Fifth Grade Website for the 2017-2018 school year! Watch this space for updates from the fifth grade teachers.