1.8: October 28- November 1

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, Friday, November 22, from 3:00
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, and Journal
Graph your hypothesis: independent variable on the x-axis, dependent variable on the y-axis.
Review Part 2:
Designing the investigation; materials list and procedures, science notebook/journal for observations.
Part 3:
Conduct experiment and record observations in your journal throughout the process, using your data make a table and graph.

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 our five garden 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)

• Geometry and Measurement
• Dividing a rectangle
• Which is bigger? Geo-board activity
• Triangle and quadrilateral activity
• Fibonacci sequence, observing nature

• Writing
-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
Looking at waste, defining waste, answering the questions “Where does change begin?” “What are sustainable practices?”.
• The Grain Elevator
• The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Processed Food

practice singing: ue wo muite arukou
lyrics in Japanese ひらがな
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
small ya yu yo や ゆ よ
hya•ku ひゃく
de•n•sha でんしゃ
kyu•u•ri きゅり
to•kyo ときょ
kyo•to きょと