2.4: December 9-13

みなさん こんにちは。さむいですね。
Important Dates

12.18 Two-Hour Late Opening
1.7 OMSI Field Trip (Drivers Wanted!)

Field trip drivers
Background Information Form online
Driver/Vehicle Qualification Form pdf

Volunteer Opportunities

Onsen in Akita

Onsen in Akita (Northern Honshu)

This week in…
Math:
Geometry and Measurement
• 3-Dimensional Figures- Rectangular prism, triangular prism, square-based pyramid, hexagonal prism, cube, dodecahedron
• Introducing Volume
• Paper Boxes
• Problem Solving Activity- Fish Tank
Green team math measurement challenge-
• to make waste visible with both short-term and long-term perspectives in mind.
• to show the power of reinforcing growth in regenerative practices
Science:

• Permaculture principles and ethics
• Food forests- from three months to 3,000 years
• Garden work in food forest and native plant, bug, and bird garden.
Humanities:
Reading

A Christmas Carol– Charles Dickens
Stave One: Marley’s Ghost (1-28) Lead, setting, thesis statement.
Stave Two: The First of the Three Spirits (29-54)
Stave Three: The Second of the Three Spirits (55-88)
Stave Four: The Last of the Spirits (89-110)
Stave Five: The End of It (111-120)
Writing
Imaginative Narrative- 2038: A Hopeful Future
Five paragraph narrative/essay reviewed
I. Introduction- Lead, setting, thesis statement- includes topics for three body paragraphs.
II: Body paragraph one- Topic sentence (refer to thesis statement) and transition
III: Body paragraph two- Topic sentence (refer to thesis statement) and transition
IV: Body paragraph three- Topic sentence (refer to thesis statement)  and transition
V: Conclusion- Intention to make or remind the reader change in order to make your 2038 possible. A Christmas Carol was about positive change too!
U.S. History- We the People
• Why did the founders believe that people needed government?
• What is a republican government?
• What is a constitutional government?
Native North and South American History- 500 Nations
• Wounded Knee
• Creations
1. The Anasazi
2. Chaco Canyon; Pueblo Bonito
3. Cliff Palace; (Pueblo Mesa Verde)

Photo looking through a series of doorways at Pueblo Bonito
Pueblo Bonito

Japanese:

Practice reading and singing: Ue wo muite arukou
Writing: Katakana
Review
ア イ ウ エ オ
カ キ ク ケ コ
サ シ ス セ ソ
タ チ ツ テ ト
ナ ニ ヌ ネ ノ
ハ ヒ フ ヘ ホ
マ ミ ム メ モ
ヤ   ユ   ヨ
あたらしの
ラ リ ル レ ロ