Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (1.1)


Our pen pals from Sakushin Gakuin, Utsunomiya, Japan


Upcoming Events: September 29- Back to School Night, Grades K-5, 6:00-8:00pm

Wish List: We have an ongoing need for disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer to keep us and our room clean and healthy.

Classroom topics for week beginning  September 8 , 2009:
Systems Thinking-
HABIT: Understanding the “Big Picture”
In what ways can we reduce energy consumption?

Game: Math 24
Connected Mathematics 2
1.2 Playing to Win the Factor Game, 1.3 Playing the Product Game
Writing a Friendly Letter to Our Pen Pals
Socratic Seminar- Revenge by Francis Bacon
Introduction to the microscope, slides and cover slips
How do scientists make observations?

What is the science behind magnification?

Hiragana あいうえお, かきくけこ, さしすせそ
We will practice writing the first three hiragana columns in class and at home.


Pen pal letter: rough draft completed in your Think Pad by Friday, September 18
Bring one or more of the following to attach to your letter: photograph, stamp, coin, Pokemon card, or anything small, flat, and light you think your pen pal might like.

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