3.6: March 9-13

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Order the heirloom tomato sampler

Announcements and Info…

Help promote our plant sale!!!
Order forms due March 20

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.

Systems Thinking summer programs
Camp Sunshine Flyer (students k-6)
Camp Snowball Flyer (middle school through adult)

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)
SmarterBalanced Testing Schedule:
4.23-4.24
SmarterBalanced math practice tests 9:00-10:30 a.m.
4.27-5.1 Smarter Balanced math assessment 9:00-10:30 a.m.
5.4-5.5 SmarterBalanced language arts practice tests 9:00-10:30 a.m.
5.11-5.15 SmarterBalanced language arts assessment 9:00-10:30 a.m.

This week in…

にほんご 日本語
kanji 3.3
3.3: 五 口 校 左 三 山 子 四 糸 字
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Hiragana Kanji English
よん  四  four
いと  糸  thread
やま  山  mountain
くち  口  mouth
こう  校  school
さん  三  three
 字  character
 子  child
ひだり  左  left
 五  five

Science

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

Math
Computer-based Math: StraightAce
• Introduction to Adding and Subtracting Fractions
• Rewriting Fractions with Common Denominators
• Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
• Adding Mixed Numbers/Improper Fractions with Unlike Denominators
• Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
• Subtracting Mixed Numbers/Improper Fractions with Unlike Denominators
• Practice: Adding/Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Probability and game making
• 2-dice
• 52-cards

Writing
The Lorax Returns– whole class writing project
Focus: four main events from a systems/Dr. Seuss perspective
Rough Draft completed by Friday

History
500 Nations

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 “Young Readers Edition”- Ronald Takaki

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