1.4: September 21-25, 2015

Important Dates:
September

23- Field Trip- Bull Run Watershed, depart at 8:55 a.m., bring a sack lunch
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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This week in….
Math
Lesson Objectives
Lesson 15: Divide decimals using place value understanding, including remainders in the smallest unit
Lesson 16: Solve word problems using decimals
End of unit assessment
Math problem solving work sample

Japanese にほんご
Speaking: Practice common classroom Japanese and new vocabulary, classroom objects.
Writing: Practice writing the first eight 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)
Column Seven: ま み む め も
Column Eight: や   ゆ   よ

Science
Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiry
Revise parts 1 &2
Part 1: revise question, hypothesis, and hypothesis graph
Part 2: revise materials list and procedures as necessary
Part 3: revise written observations and sketches, tables & graphs
Part 4: analysis of data (What story does my graph tell?)
Part 5: conclusion

Watersheds
How does the Bull Run Watershed keep our drinking water cold, clean, constant, and cheap?

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

Writing
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.
Revise- Introduction (lead and thesis statement)

Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma
• Introduction Where does our food come from?
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food from Corn
• Chapter 4: The Grain Elevator
• Chapter 5: The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat