1.1: August 31-September 4, 2015

Important Dates:
September

07- No School, Labor Day Holiday
08- Back to School Night
09- School Pictures
16- Two Hour Late Opening
23- Field Trip- Bull Run Watershed
October
09- No School, Statewide Inservice Day
14- Two Hour Late Opening
21- Conferences 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
22- Conferences 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
23- No School
30- No School, End of Quarter Planning Day

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Mint from the Winterhaven Food Forest


This week in….

Math
Lesson Objectives
Lesson 2:  Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.
Lesson 3: Use exponents to name place value units, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.
Lesson 4: Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions.
Lesson 5: Name decimal fractions in expanded, unit, and word forms by applying place value reasoning.
Lesson 6: Compare decimal fractions to the thousandths using like units and express comparisons with >,<,=.
Japanese にほんご
Speaking: Practice common classroom Japanese and self introductions.
Writing: Practice writing the first two columns in the hiragana chart
Column One:  あ い う え お
Column Two:  か き く け こ
Systems Thinking
The Salmon Cycle- Understanding interdependence in an ecosystem.
Key Questions:
1. How do healthy salmon runs support healthy forests?
2. How do healthy forests support healthy salmon runs?
Systems Tools:
Connection circles and stock and flow diagrams.
Students will create final drafts of individual connection circles
Students will create a connection circle poster with their small groups for display in our school.
Writing
Using their connection circles students will explain their answers to the key questions (above) using the chromebooks logged on to their apps4pps accounts.
Reading
Omnivores Dilemma
• Introduction Where does our food come from?
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food from Corn
• 1 How Corn Took Over America
• 2 The Farm