2.3: December 3-7

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Important Dates
12.4 Visit from Farmer Pat, 8:45-9:45
12.5 Japan on the Road, 9:00-11:30
12.6  Grades 5-8 Science Fair (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
12.12 Two-hour late opening, 10:45 start time
12.17-1.1 Winter Break- NO SCHOOL
1.15 OMSI Field Trip- OMNIMAX Hurricane on the Bayou, Cow eye dissection, Environmental chemistry lab. *Drivers wanted!
*Parent drivers and volunteers needed for future field trips. The trips that require drivers will be short distances, like OMSI. Please fill out the following forms and turn in to the office. Thank you! 
Driver Qualification Form (1)
Volunteer Background Check (2)
This week in …
-Science fair Board presentations:
 Question, Hypothesis, and Conclusion (2 minutes)
-Green Team: Living systems and regeneration
-Masanobu Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution
Part 2:
Four Principles of Natural Farming
1. No Cultivation
2. No Chemical Fertilizer or Prepared Compost
3. No Weeding by Tillage or Herbicides
4. No Dependence on Chemicals
Bits and Pieces III: Computing with Decimals and Percents
Investigation 1
Problem 1.1: Estimating with Decimals (ACE 1-7, 37-38)
Problem 1.2: Adding and Subtracting Decimals (ACE 8-18, 39, 47, 48)
Problem 1.3: Using Fractions to Add and Subtract Decimals (ACE 19-22, 49-52)
Problem 1.4: Decimal Sum and Difference Algorithms (ACE 23-32, 45, 46)
Imaginative Narrative: 2037 a Hopeful Future
speaking: location of inanimate objects
reading hiragana
writing katakana