Lesson 7

  1. PURPOSE
  2. COMPOSURE
  3. DISEASES
  4. CASUAL
  5. SEASONAL
  6. RESEMBLE
  7. MEASURING
  8. HUSBAND
  9. POSITION
  10. VISUAL
  11. TROUSERS
  12. INSTRUMENTS
  13. DESIRABLE
  14. INSTRUCTOR
  15. LEISURELY
  16. DESERVING
  17. GYMNASIUM
  18. VERSION
  19. TREASURY
  20. USUALLY

Chapter 1 Science Test – Study Guide

Chapter 1 Test Study Guide

Friday, October 5

 

Vocabulary—matching (types of maps, latitude, longitude, scale, time zone, slope, legend, etc)

Using a map—what type of projection (conical vs. cylindrical and distortions of each), locating points using latitude/longitude, give coordinates of points, using scale to determine distance, comparing views (profile vs. map)

Topographic Maps—create a profile, interpret contour lines

October in Language Arts

October is a busy month in 5th grade language arts! The beginning of October brings the end of our time with Gilgamesh the Hero. As we end our Gilgamesh unit, the students will be writing their first paragraph of 5th grade. In addition, they will be taking a test on October 8th. Through both of these activities, students will be able to reflect on our two major explorations in our story: is Gilgamesh and hero and does Gilgamesh display hubris? The study guide for that test is can be found here: Gilgamesh test study guide.

The end of Gilgamesh bring with it the beginning of our time with the classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Throughout that text, we will look at how an author creates mood through word choice and setting description. We will also compile textual evidence to make an inference about the mysterious end of the story.

We will end the month of October with the beginning of The Prince of the Pauper, during which we will identify textual evidence to support many themes throughout the text. More information about those themes will be included in the November website update. 

Lesson 5

  1.  DOUBT
  2.  KNICKERS
  3.  TOMBSTONE
  4.  LIGHTNING
  5.  DEBT
  6.  SOFTENER
  7.  ALMIGHTY
  8.  SOLEMN
  9.  FASTEN
  10.  WHISTLING
  11.  CASTLES
  12.  COLUMN
  13.  HYMNS
  14.  EYESIGHT
  15.  LISTENING
  16.  PLUMBER
  17.  PLAYWRIGHT
  18.  CONDEMN
  19.  MOISTEN
  20.  CRUMBS

History Quiz on Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2018

Fifth graders will take a history quiz on the Prologue and Chapter 1 of The Story of Ancient Egypt on Thursday, Oct.  4th, 2018.  The quiz will also cover their vocabulary list.

Chapter 1 Science Test on Friday, October 5th

Throughout chapter 1 students have been learning about mapping Earth. We have been learning about different types of maps, how and why maps are used, creating our own maps, interpreting information from maps and learning about how technology is involved when creating maps.  The chapter 1 test will be Friday, October 5th. Please note: The study guide will be handed out during class and we will review before we test.

SPIRIT WEAR DAY!

     In honor of Homecoming, all students may participate in a non-uniform Nova Spirit Day on Friday, Sept. 28.  Students may wear t-shirts/jerseys form Nova sports teams, clubs, plays, and extracurricular activities, as well as Nova t-shirts and sweaters.  Students must wear uniform bottoms.

Ancient Egypt

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, all fifth graders will receive their copies of The Story of Ancient Egypt by Suzanne Art as we start our new unit.  These relatively new books include colored photographs and illustrations.  Please treat yourself to a look at this book, and remind your children to take good care of these beautiful textbooks.  Thank you!

Regarding homework, starting on Tuesday, students will answer assigned questions that are found at the end of the chapters.  All questions should be answered in complete sentences, so that they will be more useful as study guides for quizzes.

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