Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (2.5)

Important Dates:
12.16 Field Trip to Portland Art Museum, Exhibit China Design Now, 12:30-2:45.  Parent volunteers should meet in Room 23 by 12:15 p.m., our bus departs at 12:33 p.m..

Classroom topics for week beginning December 14, 2009 ( 二〇〇九年 十二月 十四日
Math:
Using percents to compare, finding a general strategy, and moving between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Humanities: Finish Positive Change Group Projects by Thursday and present on Friday.
Science: Ohm’s Law of Electrical Resistance.  We will be making working models of fuses and light bulbs
Japanese: Lesson 13 Hiragana, Lessons 1-2 Conversation

Homework
Math:
pages 61-67, 2-10 required, 24-35 extra credit, due Tuesday
pages 61-67, 11-14 required, 36-37 extra credit, due Thursday
Japanese:
Lesson 13, study for Friday’s test
Systems Thinking:
Positive Change Project work, group projects are to be completed by Thursday and will be presented on Friday.

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)

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