History Test on Wednesday

Students will take a History test on Wednesday December 12th on the Phoenicians & Persians. Students should review their two Phoenicia lectures, their three Persian lectures, and the study guide handout.

Spelling Lesson 14

Lesson 14 – au and aw

  1. brawny
  2. laundry
  3. taught
  4. paused
  5. autumn
  6. awning
  7. awesome
  8. launched
  9. astronauts
  10. squawking
  11. drawback
  12. exhausted
  13. saucepan
  14. automatically
  15. dinosaur
  16. authentic
  17. withdrawal
  18. thesaurus
  19. precautions
  20. applause

Spelling Lesson 13

Lesson 13 – Long o

  1. borrower
  2. doughnut
  3. although
  4. poultry
  5. bowling
  6. fallow
  7. mistletoe
  8. yellow
  9. growth
  10. approaches
  11. boulders
  12. stowaway
  13. thoroughly
  14. cocoa
  15. oboe
  16. bungalow
  17. tiptoed
  18. rowboat
  19. cantaloupe
  20. shoulders

Nova Book Week

Attention Lower School Parents! The School of Grammar will again be celebrating Nova Book Week this year! Nova’s Book Week will take place the week of December 17-21. We will be highlighting favorite books and celebrating all the wonderful things our students read. We will also invite students to dress up as their favorite book characters on WednesdayDecember 19Please choose characters originally from books, not cartoon, movie or television characters (or actors) made into books. We will have assemblies that day in celebration of the characters represented and the joy of reading. Students may wear their costumes until lunch, but must then change into their Nova uniform. Please make sure your child brings a complete uniform to change into before lunch. More information about the times of the assemblies will be forthcoming.

Spelling Lesson 12

Check with your child’s homeroom teacher for spelling list words. Lesson 12 is a review week from lessons 7-11.

Mr. Kimble’s and Mr. Weninger’s list for lesson 12:

  1. husband
  2. desirable
  3. leisurely
  4. usually
  5. invention
  6. assure
  7. machinery
  8. descending
  9. luscious
  10. rehearsal
  11. achievement
  12. revealed
  13. succeeded
  14. squeezed
  15. resemble
  16. composure
  17. partial
  18. scissors
  19. muscles
  20. millionaire
  21. carefully
  22. trolley
  23. delivery
  24. delete
  25. greasy

Science Chapter 4 Test Study Guide

Chapter 4 Test Study Guide

Tuesday, November 27


Vocabulary (matching)-erosion, physical weathering, chemical weathering, deposition, mass wasting, earthquake, fault, lava, magma, volcano

Labeling—be able to label a diagram with terms/vocabulary word—for example, types of tectonic plate boundaries, formations

Describe the theory of plate tectonics

Types of plate boundaries—how they are similar and different—convergent, divergent, and transform

Causes of tectonic plate movement and an understanding of what each is—subduction and convection

Types of mountains formed at different plate boundaries—mid-ocean ridges, volcanic arcs, and folded mountain ranges

Lithosphere/Asthenosphere-define each and know the components

How and where volcanoes are formed

Earthquakes—what they are, what causes them, and where they occur (in general by a fault, most often at a plate boundary)

How weathering, erosion, and deposition work together

Erosion—different forces (wind, water, organisms, glaciers) that cause erosion—differences in how these forces erode if the landscape changes (ie—rivers are able to carry heavier sediment if they move faster

Deposition—what causes it to occur (something slows down), what can be formed (deltas), what deposited first (larger sediment)

Food Drive out-of-uniform day

We met our goal for the 2018 Food Drive! Our school wide goal was 3,500 items, and we met this goal by bringing in 3,908 items! One of the incentives for the Lower School to reach it’s goal was a non-uniform day. Therefore, this Friday, November 16th the Lower School will be having a non-uniform day. Thank you to all families who donated to this virtuous effort!  

History Quiz on Thursday

We will be having a history quiz on Thursday. Students should review and study the answers to their homework questions as well as their study guides that they received today. They should also study their vocabulary lists. The quiz will cover chapters 7-9.

Mr. Weninger 

Homework Club cancelled on Thursday, 11/15/18

Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, Homework Club will be canceled on Thursday, November 15. Please sign up for Scholar Zone if after-school care is needed.
Submit completed registrations to Scholar Zone no later than Tuesday, November 13 at 5pm should you need after-school care that day. For questions regarding Scholar Zone, please contact Ms. Reinhardt.
Please contact Ms. Hernandez with any questions regarding HW Club or conferences.