2.6: January 12-16



Systems Thinking Opportunity for Fifth Graders, July 13-17
I’m looking for five responsible, curious, and ambitious fifth graders to teach a systems thinking lesson to a mixture of students from different states, countries, and grade levels (K-6) this summer. Together we will come up with new lessons and also use lessons we have practiced in class. I will be present at all times to assist when needed.

Please let me know if you are interested and available. The time for drop off and pick up can be flexible to accommodate busy schedules and to avoid traffic.

Please click the link below for more information. The link will be updated and specific early spring.
Camp Sunshine Info

Important dates…
1.19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
1.21 2-hr Late Opening
1.22 PTSA Variety Show 6-8 p.m.
1.30 Teacher Planning Day, No School
2.4 Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Field Trip
Depart from Winterhaven at 9:00 a.m. via Tri-met

This week in…
• Complete beaver group connection circles and present
• Begin wolf study, gather information and begin individual connection circles
Positive Change Projects
Topic selection
Positive Change Project Part 1: five paragraph summary
1. Personal connection to your project
2. How your project promotes positive change in multiple ways (use connection circle)
3. How you will apply mathematical skills to collect and report data (use causal loop)

  • current reality
  • goal/gap
  • corrective actions

Causal Loop


Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963
Martin Luther King Jr. I have a Dream Speech (August 28, 1963)
Fraction Concepts:
multiplying and dividing decimals
adding and subtracting fractions (borrowing and carrying over)
LCM’s and lowest terms
katakana practice reading and writing

  • アイウエオ
  • カキクケコ ガギグゲゴ
  • サシウセソ ザジズゼゾ
  • タチツテト ダヂヅデド
  • ナイヌネノ
  • ハヒフヘホ バビブベボ パピプペポ