1.6: October 14-18

Volunteer Opportunities
• Art helpers Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., ongoing
• Garden Work Party in Native Garden, Thursday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. to …
Important Dates
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.
* Call the office and ask to schedule your conference
12.5 Science Fair (Grades 5-8) 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1.7  OMSI Field Trip- Labs: Cow Eye Dissection & Food Chemistry; OMNIMAX: Hurricane on the Bayou. Drivers Wanted! Turn in criminal background information form pdf (pdf and proof of insurance form pdf to the office

Bull Run Watershed. Nature at work- free storage, filtration, cooling, and delivery

Bull Run Watershed. Nature at work- free storage, filtration, cooling, and delivery.

This week in…
Science
Science Fair
Part 1: Question, Hypothesis, Background Information, Journal
Graph your hypothesis: independent variable on the x-axis, dependent variable on the y-axis.
Permaculture
Continued work on pathways, creating a map of food forest with five regions divided by pathways. Harvest kale and cook for cafeteria. October work: Maintenance in regions, ground cover, mulch, compost, planting berry bushes, natives, dwarf fruit trees etc.
Green Team: Finish stock-flow models and connection circles. Begin Green Team measurement challenge.
Math
• Double digit multiplication with pictures and numbers

• Roll your own multiplication, dice game
• Reviewing and evaluating multiplication strategies
• An extended multiplication story problem
• Exploring division with the array model

Green Teams measurement challenge-
“Show” your group project using the communication tool “mathematics”. Ask yourself, What do we need to reduce? (Identify and quantify waste in our system) What do we need to accumulate? (turning waste into  resources we need)

Humanities
-Writing
sharing our memoirs, students will read a selection from their memoirs
-Reading

Omnivore’s Dilemma
• From Farm to Factory
• The Grain Elevator
• The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Processed Food

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

っつ small tsu
su•wa•tte す・わ・って
ki•ppu き・っぷ

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.

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