Fall conferences are nearly upon us and signup links have been sent out! Please note that you need to sign up using the link for every teacher with whom you would like to meet. As a reminder:
All other subjects are taught by your child’s homeroom teacher. Please use this information to determine which conferences you would like to schedule.
We look forward to meeting with you all!
Throughout the month of November, we will continue reading The Prince and the Pauper. We will be focusing on three themes: 1) the importance of education, 2) the impact of wealth on what’s possible for someone, and 3) the value of experiencing the lives of others. We will track textual evidence of those themes as we read, which will help support a future writing assignment.
Lesson 10 – ear, are, air
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
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 email@example.com if you are able to help.
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,
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.
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.
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.