1.7: October 21-25

Volunteer Opportunities

• Art helpers Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., help set up and pass out materials, ongoing
• Garden Work Party in Native Garden, Thursday, October 24, from 3:00 p.m.
Important Dates
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 and proof of insurance form pdf to the office

This week in...
Science Fair
Review Part 1: Question, Hypothesis, Background Information, Journal
Graph your hypothesis: independent variable on the x-axis, dependent variable on the y-axis.
Part 2: Designing the investigation
Materials list and procedures
Science notebook/journal for observations
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.
Measurement challenge using google SketchUp- design, architecture,and engineering skills (creative yet precise)
Project 1: small but accurate design, all measurements must be shown
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 potential waste into resources we need)
• Writing Division Story Problems
• Solving one another’s division story problems with sketches
• Division Showdown
• Games: Quotients Win and Division Showdown

• Writing
-sharing our memoirs continued, students will read a selection from their memoirs
-After the end, working on improving our writing continuously, specific focus on precise language and strong endings. Final drafts of high quality are due on November 1.
• Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma
• From Farm to Factory
• The Grain Elevator
• The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Processed Food

practice singing: ue wo muite arukou
lyrics in Japanese
Writing and Translation Practice
ひらがな Review:
がぎぐげご g
ざじずぜぞ z
だぢづでど d
ばびぶべぼ b
ぱぴぷぺぽ p
new ひらがな:
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- Thank you letter to Kazuyo, what is the deeper meaning of Taiko?