4.2: April 22-26

Important Dates:
Glass Art with Kurumi Conley, $10-$15 donation for materials (scholarships available upon request)
Write Night 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  cancelled
5.2             Taiko Workshop with sixth graders: Journey Together, 9:00 a.m.
5.9          Japanese Garden Field Trip- drivers wanted
5.15           Two Hour Late Opening
5.22          Fifth Grade Performance, 1:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m..
5.27        Memorial Day- No School
5.31           Field of Fun
6.14        Big Chautauqua, 9:30-11:00 (date subject to change)

Paul Revere's midnight ride

Paul Revere’s midnight ride

This week in…

Data About Us
Investigation 1: Looking at Data
1.1: Organizing and Interpreting Data
1.2: Identifying Mode, Median, Mean, and Spread
1.3: Experimenting with Median
1.4: Using Different DataTypes
1.5: Vertical Bar Graphs and Horizontal Bar Graphs

Geometry- Triangles continued
Tools: bow compass, ruler, mechanical pencil
1. Interior and exterior angles in regular polygons
2. The equilateral triangle; interior and exterior angles
3. Constructing triangles with given dimensions with a compass and ruler.
4. The tetrahedron; construction from equilateral triangles

Kanji writing practice


– Artist in residence group planning, three groups will be assigned; play, documentary, and art exhibit

Reading: We the People
Unit Two: How Did the Framers Write Our Constitution?
Lesson 7 What was the first national government like?
Lesson 8 How was the Philadelphia Convention organized?
Lesson 9 How many representatives should each state have in Congress?
Lesson 10 What did the Framers do about the problem of slavery?

 Johnny Tremain- Genre: Historical Fiction
Chapter 1: Up And About
Chapter 2: The Pride of Your Power
Chapter 3: An Earth of Brass
Chapter 4: The Rising Eye

Green Team
1. Maintenance list: preventing degeneration
2. Data tables and graphs demonstrating growth over time: enabling regeneration to occur

1. Needs and Yields-visible and invisible
2. Planning on the grid: symbiotic relationships, soil, and place
3. Distributing responsibility equitably- many hands make light work
4. Stacking functions- each part must serve multiple functions