4.4: May 6-10

Important Dates:
This week
5.6     Fifth grade systems thinking presentation at Portland Public Schools sc board meeting, 6:00 p.m.. BESC Directions
5.9     Japanese Garden Field Trip- a driver or two still wanted, $3 donation,   depart Winterhaven at 9:30, return to Winterhaven at 12:00
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

Black Soldier Fly

Black Soldier Fly

This week in…
Systems Thinking
Final preparation for Monday’s School Board Meeting
Topics: Waste reduction, water catchment and conservation, permaculture, place making, aquaponics, locavore, vermicomposting, and botany.
1. one minute speech
2. systems thinking poster: habit, tool, or concept

Data About Us
Investigation 2: Using Graphs to Explore Data
2.1: Making a Stem-and-Leaf-Plot (ACE: 1-4)
2.2: Comparing Distributions (ACE 5-7, 10, 13)
2.3: Making and Reading Coordinate Graphs (ACE 8, 11)
2.4: Using Coordinate Graphs to Find Relationships (ACE 9, 12, 15)

Dialogue Practice 4.4 (See Independent Practice Page)
ひらがな writing practice:うえをむいてあるこう

ふるいけや 5 (old pond)
かわずとびこむ 7 (frog jumps in)
みずのおと 5 (water’s sound)
Themes: nature, seasons, feelings, observations 6 senses
Onomatopoeia- phonetic imitation of sounds
Students will practice writing haiku and turn in one haiku containing observations from Thursday’s field trip


– Artist in residence group planning, three groups will be assigned; play, documentary, and art exhibit
– Planning/Idea Sharing (Concept: Regeneration, beyond sustainability)

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?

Unit Three: How Does the Constitution Organize Our Government?
Lesson 11 What basic ideas about government are included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Lesson 12 How does the Constitution limit the powers of our government?
Lesson 13 What is the legislative branch?
Lesson 14 What is the executive branch?
Lesson 15 What is the judicial branch?
Lesson 16 How did the Constitution create a federal system of government?

 Johnny Tremain- Genre: Historical Fiction
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