Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (1.1)

WELCOME BACK!

Our pen pals from Sakushin Gakuin, Utsunomiya, Japan

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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?

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

What is the science behind magnification?

Japanese-
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.

Homework:

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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