1.3: September 19-23

2011-2012 BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PARENT LETTER
Volunteer Opportunities

Important Dates:
9.19 Back to School Night- k-5, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
grades K-2 presentations, 6:00-6:40
grades 3-5 presentations, 6:50-7:30
9.21  Two hour late opening

This week in…
Science
Populations and Ecosystems
Investigation 1: Milkweed Bug habitat continued
Investigation 2: Sorting Out Life-introduces students to some of the big organizing concepts in ecology, and develops the vocabulary associated with those concepts
Investigations in Nature: The Monarch Butterfly
Humanities
Omnivore’s Dilemma Part I: The Industrial Meal
4: The Grain Elevator
5: The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
6: Processed Food
7: Fat From Corn
Socratic Seminar: Piet Mondrian
Math
Prime Time Unit 3: Common Multiples and Common Factors
3.1: Riding Ferris Wheels
3.2: Looking at Cicada Cycles
3.3: Bagging Snacks
3.4: Planning a Picnic
Japanese (にほんご 日本語)
Review
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