3.5: March 2-6

Garden Donations welcomed…
Natives: huckleberry, elderberry, salal, snowberry, flowering current, Oregon grape, Indian plum, vine maple, sword fern
Food Forest Perennials: blueberry, currant-berry, honey-berry, goose-berry
dwarf fruit trees; apple, asian pear, plum
Other Needs: 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.


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Important dates…

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)

This week in…

にほんご 日本語
kanji 3.2
き   spirit
いぬ  dog
きん  gold
やす  rest
そら  sky
たま  ball
がく  learn
み   look
きゅう  nine
つき  moon


• Plant Sale promotion- understanding the purpose of our permaculture gardens; food forest and native garden

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
• Finding decimal values using division
• Finding decimal values using multiplication
• Practice: Multiplying and dividing decimals
• Reasoning about decimal division
• Reasoning about decimal multiplication
• Relating decimal multiplication and division
Probability and game making
• 2-dice
• 52-cards

1. The Lorax Returns- whole class writing project
2. Hurricane on the Bayou- reflections from a systems perspective
• Final drafts completed Monday in class, sharing begins on Tuesday
3. Pechakucha (20 in 20)
Focus- The Gap (Problem that needs to be solved to narrow the gap)
– All text will be placed in the text section of your slide show (20 seconds)
Review and revising: Discussing “current reality” and presenting the multiple perspectives from the different stakeholders.
Looking at and recognizing patterns and trends (i.e. change over time) related to topics

500 Nations

Episode 1: Wounded Knee Legacy and the Ancestors
The series begins “where our story ends” with eyewitness accounts of Wounded Knee. The Ancestors next offers excerpts from Native American Creation stories, then explores three early North American cultures, including the 800-room Pueblo Bonito in the arid southwest, the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde and Cahokia, the largest city in the U.S. before 1800.

Episode 2: Mexico
A history of the native nations of Mexico from pre-Columbian times, through the period of European contact and colonization, including the rise and fall of the Toltecs and the growth of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire.

Episode 3: Clash of Cultures
As Native nations defy a plundering advance of Spanish expeditions in the Caribbean and what will become the southeastern United States, two undefeatable attacks, muskets and disease, cause thousands of deaths.

A Different Mirror- Ronald Takaki

Chapter 2: Removing the “savages”
Chapter 3: The Hidden Origins of Slavery