1.3: September 14-18

Important Dates:

16- Two Hour Late Opening
23- Field Trip- Bull Run Watershed, depart at 8:55 a.m., bring a sack lunch
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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Lesson Objectives
Lesson 10: Subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
Lesson 11: Multiply a decimal fraction by a single digit whole number, relate to a written method through application of the area model and place value understanding, and explain the reasoning used.
Lesson 12: Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point.
Lesson 13: Divide decimals by single-digit whole numbers involving easily identifiable multiples using place value understanding and relate to a written method.
Lesson 14: Divide decimals with a remainder using place value understanding and relate to a written method.

Japanese にほんご
Speaking: Practice common classroom Japanese and new vocabulary, classroom objects.
Writing: Practice writing the first six columns in the hiragana chart
Column One:  あ い う え お
Column Two:  か き く け こ (が ぎ ぐ げ ご)
Column Three: さ し す せ そ (ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ)
Column Four:  た ち つ て と (だ ぢ づ で ど)
Column Five:  な に ぬ ね の
Column Six:  は ひ ふ へ ほ (ば び ぶ べ ぼ) (ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ)

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiry
Revise parts 1 &2
Part 1 & 2 revise question, hypothesis, materials list and procedures as necessary
Part 3: set up experiment, perform experiment while collecting data and recording observations
• Record written observations and sketches in science journal
• Record data in clearly labeled table in science journal
• Create a graph of data, x axis independent variable (temperature), y axis dependent variable (distance traveled in c.m.)

Systems Thinking
Positive change group projects (increasing yields and decreasing or eliminating waste)
• Vermicomposting & Aquaponics
• Native Bird Garden
• Food Forest
• Garden Group
• Cafeteria Food and Baking
• Community Art projects

Memoir- writing a single story about us with a focus on entertaining/moving our audience
Writing will be done on chrome books and at home.

Omnivores Dilemma
• Introduction Where does our food come from?
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food from Corn
• Chapter 3: From Farm to Factory
• Chapter 4: The Grain Elevator
• Chapter 5: The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat