1.5: October 7-10

Important Dates
10.9 Bull Run Watershed Field Trip, 8:45-2:45
Dress for and expect rain, bring a healthy sack lunch. No garbage left at Bull Run watershed, we must take it with us. Reusable containers preferred.
10.11 No School- Teacher Inservice
10.16 Two Hour Late Opening
11.8 No school- Teacher Planning Day
11.11 No School Veterans’ Day
11.21 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
11.25 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
11.26 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12.5   Science Fair – Grades 5-8 – 5 pm to 7 pm

Bull Run Watershed- Stock and Flow

Bull Run Watershed- Stock and Flow

This week in…

Math
• Skeleton Arrays
• Sketching arrays and partial products
• Multiplication story problems
• Double digit multiplication with pictures and numbers
• Using multiplication algorithms
Green Teams measurement challenge-
“Show” your group project using the communication tool called “mathematics”. What do we need to reduce? (Identify all waste) What do we need to accumulate? (turning waste into resources)

Humanities
-Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma
• From Farm to Factory
• The Grain Elevator
• The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Processed Food
-Science
• Green Team Group Work: Identifying leverage points and designing scientific investigations directly related to our green team projects
• Permaculture Ethics and Principles we will be using to help us reduce every kind of waste during the design process in our green team work.
• Bull Run Watershed- Letting Nature and Gravity do all the work.
The Four C’s: Clean, Cold, Cheap, and Constant
-Writing
• Science Fair part 1
1. Question
2. Hypothesis (written and graphed)
3. Background Information (observations and research, real world problem being solved)

にほんご:
Writing and Translation Practice
ひらがな Review:
あいうえお
かきくけこ
がぎぐげご g
さしすせそ
ざじずぜぞ z
たちつてと
だぢづでど d
なにぬねの
はひふへほ
ばびぶべぼ b
ぱぴぷぺぽ p
まみむめも
やいゆえよ
new ひらがな:
らりるれろ
わ   を

Listening and speaking practice:
A-san: Excuse me, are you Japanese?
sumimasen, anata wa nihonjindesuka.
B-san: No, I’m American.
iie, watashi ha amerika-jin desu.
A-san: Do you understand Japanese?
nihongo ga wakarimasuka.
B-san: Yes, I understand a little Japanese. Do you understand English.
hai, sukoshi nihongo ga wakarimasu. eigo ga wakarimasuka.
A-san: Sorry, no I do not understand English.
sumimasen, iie eigo ga wakarimasen.

Taiko- Japanese drumming begins this week and continues into next for a total of 6 sessions.
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