Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (1.5)

shinkansen-1Calendar/Upcoming Events:
2 hour late opening- Wednesday, October 21
No school due to end of first quarter teacher planning day, November 6
No school- Veterans’ Day, November 11
OMSI field trip- November 20 (subject to approval)
Conferences, after school on November 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. & all day on November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..
No School- Thanksgiving, November 25-27

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

Classroom topics for week beginning October 12, 2009:
Systems Thinking: We will be discussing the concepts interdependence and delay and archetypes Tragedy of the Commons and Limits to Growth/Success
Math: Investigation 1: Statistics, collecting and looking at data through line plots and bar graphs
Humanities: autobiographies- mind mapping, rough draft, developing a strong lead, writing with dialogue
Science: designing an investigation with boats and understanding capacity and load
Japanese: Lesson 5 and lessons 1-4 review from text, practice song ue o muite arukou and hiragana song

page 21, 1 required, 22-25 extra credit. Due Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Investigation 1 Data About Us: Additional Practice Handout 1-3 required, 4-17 extra credit. Due Thursday, October 15
Humanities: Spelling take home task #4, due Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hiragana practice sheets 7-8. Prepare for Thursdays quiz by studying a little every day, the first ten columns of the hiragana chart will be tested. All new vocabulary from lesson 5 of our text, plus 10 words from past tests will be included on the quiz.  がんばってね!
•    さくら
•    くすり
•    くるま
•    れきし
•    しろい
•    くろい
•    かわ
•    ほん
•    みかん
•    しんかんせん
Practice for Friday’s test!

Systems Thinking: Bring in an article to put on the Thinking wall

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