3.3: February 17-20

Garden Donations welcomed…
huckleberries, elderberry, salal berries, snowberries, flowering current, Oregon grape
food forest: blueberries, currant-berries, honey-berries, goose-berry
dwarf fruit trees; apple, asian pear
other: coffee grounds, vegetable and flower seeds, general garden tools

Ask your daughter or son for a garden tour, then wait a couple weeks and ask again. 

Important dates…

2.18 Late Opening
3.2 Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (Read Across America)
3.18 Late Opening
3.20 Plant Sale Order Forms Due (order form page one, page two PDF)
3.23-3.27 Spring Break- No School
4.10 Teacher Planning Day- No School
4.15 Late Opening
4.22 Fifth Grade Earth Day Play- The Lorax Returns (In school performance only)
4.22 Earth Day- Plants delivered to Winterhaven for pick up (1:00- 3:30)


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Hiragana Katakana Hiragana Katakana
ふらんす  フランス べとなむ  ベトナム
あめりか  アメリカ ろしあ  ロシア
どいつ  ドイツ がーな  ガーナ
ぶらじる  ブラジル ふぃんらんど  フィンランド
めきしこ  メキシコ さうすあふりか  サウスアフリカ
かなだ  カナダ どばい  ドバイ
あいるらんど  アイルランド にゅーじーらんど ニュージーランド
のるうぇい  ノルウエイ じゃまいか  ジャマイカ
おーすとらりあ  オーストラリア いたりあ  イタリア
ばり  バリ まかお  マカオ

• Permaculture
understanding zones and sectors
-zone planning and sector analysis
Causal Loops of student interaction with food forest and native garden- Regeneration (reinforcing loop) and maintenance (balancing loop)
Connection Circle- Garden yields

Computer Based Math: StraightAce
Analyzing Patterns and Relationships
• Recognizing rules for numeric patterns
• Identifying relationships between corresponding terms
• Recognizing rules and relationships with numerical patterns
Multi-digit Multiplication
• Multiply a 1-digit number by a 2,3, and 4 digit number
• Multiplying a 2-digit number by 2 digit numbers
• Practice multi-digit multiplication
Classroom Math
Fraction operations (+ – x 
÷) with mixed and whole numbers
Speed and accuracy practice (fluency)
Converting decimals into fractions
1. Pechakucha (20 in 20)
Focus- Current Reality
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– Discussing “current reality” and presenting the multiple perspectives from the different stakeholders.
Looking at and recognizing patterns and trends related to topics
2. Hurricane on the Bayou
• current reality- as presented by Amanda Shaw in her positive change science project
• systems goal- closing the gap by identifying the problems which degenerate the system
• Corrective actions- leverage actions which regenerate the system until it is healthy enough to achieve balance