4.5: May 13-17

Thank you all for making a lasting impression at the School Board meeting!  (Watch it again May 6, PPS Board Meeting)


Important Dates
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

This week in…
Math

Data About Us
Investigation 2: Using Graphs to Explore Data
2.3: Making and Reading Coordinate Graphs (ACE 8, 11)
2.4: Using Coordinate Graphs to Find Relationships (ACE 9, 12, 15)
Investigation 3: Focusing on Mean
3.1: Finding the mean (ACE 1-4, 7, 8, 19)
3.2: Data with the same mean (5-6, 10, 20-21)
3.3: Using the mean (9, 11-18, 22-23)

日本語
ひらがな writing practice:うえをむいてあるこう
上を向いて歩こう漢字(pdf)‬ , reading practice for fluency, Fridays Quiz
Haiku
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.

Humanities
Artist in residence group work, practice time
1. Drama
2. Documentary
3. Display
(Concept: Regeneration, beyond sustainability)

History
Reading: We the People, Group Presentations to Follow on Thursday and Friday (3-5 minutes, get to the point)
Unit Two: How Did the Framers Write Our Constitution?
Lesson 7 What was the first national government like? (Dominic, Anna, Bubba)
Lesson 8 How was the Philadelphia Convention organized? Josh, Eden, Savanah)
Lesson 9 How many representatives should each state have in Congress? (Sunny, Elena, Katy)
Lesson 10 What did the Framers do about the problem of slavery? (Heath, Jade, Wheeler)

Unit Three: How Does the Constitution Organize Our Government?
Lesson 11 What basic ideas about government are included in the Preamble to the Constitution? (Alex, Noah, Berit)
Lesson 12 How does the Constitution limit the powers of our government? (Ronan, Bo-bae, Frank)
Lesson 13 What is the legislative branch? (Alana, Zach, Jin)
Lesson 14 What is the executive branch? (Ethan, Luci, Fiona)
Lesson 15 What is the judicial branch? (Andrew, Maria, Ayla)
Lesson 16 How did the Constitution create a federal system of government? (Faryn, Wil, Owen, Tallis)

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

Permaculture
Garden Guild work time; time will be spent on both maintenance and improvements
maintenance = watering, removing plants out of place (weeds), harvesting, mulching, sweeping, arranging etc…
improvements = new plantings that improve the community, new structures, aesthetic improvements