2.8: January 26-29

Important dates…

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
2.10 Japan on the Road visits our classroom 8:45-12:00

This week in…

Watson’s Go to Birmingham, 1963
Chapter 14: Every Bird and Bug in Birmingham Stops and Wonders
Chapter 15: The World-Famous Watson Pet Hospital
Movie: Watson’s Go to Birmingham

Martin Luther King Jr.
Letter From Birmingham Jail

Pechakucha: 20 in 20 (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide)
Prewriting phase- understanding “current reality”
Systems Habit: Successive approximation
• planning for the calendar year
• preparing for Spring garden beds with sustainable production for cafeteria during the months; April, May, and June.
Goals for Spring 2015
• sustainable production of greens, herbs and vegetables for the cafeteria
• increase spring and fall yields from fruit vines, trees, and bushes by examining plant needs such as sun light, soil pH, companion plants.
• create a seasonal food mandala for Winterhaven’s garden and learn how to provide food during winter months.
Systems Habit: Understanding the “big picture”
-Systems Thinking: student led activity The Day They Parachuted Cats On Borneo
Systems Archetype: Fixes that Backfire


Fraction Concepts:
1. decimal place value
2. converting decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals
3. multiplying and dividing decimals
4. multiplying and dividing fractions
5. adding and subtracting fractions (borrowing and carrying over when necessary)
6. LCM’s or LCD (lowest common denominator)

katakana practice reading and writing

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
ハヒフヘホ バビブベボ パピプペポ

Thursday’s Quiz
Katakana 2.4

Hiragana English/Katakana Hiragana English/Katakana
じゅーす juice/ジューす さっかー soccer/サッカー
とまと tomato/トマト こっぷ cup/コップ
ぱん bread,pan/パン ぴあの piano/ピアノ
さふぁいあ sapphire/サファイア すぷーん spoon/スポーン
よっと yacht/ヨット
ふぉーく fork/フォーク
あっぷるさいだー apple cider/アッルサイダー
あいすくりーむ ice cream/アイスクリーム
ちきん chicken/チキン
しゃつ shirt/ シャツ