1.1: September 5-7

Welcome Back!

Important Dates
9.13 School picture day
9.19 Two-hour late opening
9.20 Back to School Night (K-2, 6:00-6:55; 3-5, 7:05- 7:55)
This Week in…
Math
Bits and Pieces I: Understanding Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
1.1: Reporting Progress
1.2: Folding Fraction Strips
Japanese
Introduction to hiragana
first two columns
あいうえお
かきくけこ

Systems Thinking
Habit: Understanding the “Big Picture”
Tools: BOTG’s (behavior over time graphs) and  connection circles

Writing
Personal Narrative
-pre-writing
Science
Understanding Aquaponics
The role of fish: production of ammonia
The role of bacteria
nitrosomonas (ammonia into nitrites) and nitrobacter
(nitrites into nitrates)
The role of plants: consumers of nitrates to purify water for fish
Closing the loop
Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10
Chapter 1:  How Corn Took Over America
Chapter 2: The Farm