1.5: September 28- October 2, 2015

Important Dates:
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
11- Veterans Day- No School
12- OMSI Field Trip (cow eye dissection and OMNIMAX)
26-27- Thanksgiving- No School

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Module 2: Multi-digit number and decimal fraction operations
Lesson Objectives

Lesson 1: Multiplying multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties.
Lesson 2: Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.
Lesson 3: Write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model.
Lesson 4: Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.
Lesson 5: Connect visual models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.

Japanese にほんご
Speaking: Practice common classroom Japanese and new vocabulary, classroom objects.
Writing: Practice writing the first ten columns in the hiragana chart, columns nine and ten are new
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
Column: Nine ら り る れ ろ
Column: Ten  わ       を

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiry
Complete Science Inquiry Work sample
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: complete analysis of data (What story does my graph tell?)
Part 5: complete conclusion (How does my hypothesis graph compare to the actual graph?)
next questions to explore

Essay: How does the Bull Run Watershed keep our drinking water cold, clean, constant, and cheap?
Revise lead and thesis statement, complete body paragraphs.

Systems Thinking

Lorax project
Archetype:  tragedy of the commons
Tools: stock and flow diagrams, BOTG’s, Connection Circles, Causal Loops, Ladder Of Inference
How can understanding the past help us fix the future?

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
Focus: Organization:
1. Introductory paragraph- Includes lead and thesis statement i.e. the three topics of our story.
2. Body paragraph 1- see thesis statement for first topic
3. Body paragraph 2- see thesis statement for second topic
4. Body paragraph 3- see thesis statement for second topic
5. Conclusion paragraph-

Memoir- writing a single story about us with a focus on entertaining/moving our audience
Writing will be done on chrome books at school and at home.
Revise- Introduction (lead and thesis statement)
Three body paragraphs and conclusion completed.

Omnivore’s Dilemma
• Introduction Where does our food come from?
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food from Corn
• Chapter 5: The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Chapter 6: Processed Food
• Chapter 7: Fat for Corn