Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (2.3)

Important Dates:
12.10 Science Fair, 5-7 p.m.
12.16 Field Trip to Portland Art Museum, Exhibit China Design Now, 12:30-2:45 (Subject to approval)

Systems Thinking Projects:

The six steps

  1. tell the story (Mind Mapping)
  2. name the elements (What is changing within the system?)
  3. sketch behaviors over time (BOTG’s)
  4. make the system visible (Connection Circle)
  5. look for leverage (Causal Loops)
  6. share & test (Tinker, Successive Approximation)

Systems Thinking Newsletter

Classroom topics for week beginning November 30, 2009 ( 二〇〇九年 十一月 三十日
Sharing and Comparing with Fractions, Moving Between Fractions and Decimals
Humanities: Imaginative Writing Rough Draft, Socratic Seminar: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Sir Isaac Newton, Systems Thinking Positive Change Group Projects
Science: Electric Circuits- What is electrical current?, Electrical Resistance- making fuses and light bulbs
Japanese: Lesson 11 Hiragana, Lesson I Conversation

pages 28-33, required 4-23, extra credit 59-69
Science Boards Due Tuesday, December 1
Lesson 11, study for Friday’s test
Systems Thinking:
Stewards of the environment mind map due Thursday, collaboration encouraged

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