1.6: October 5-8, 2015

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

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This week in….

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

Lesson 6 & 7: Connect area models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.
Lesson 8: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product.

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
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

Science
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

Science Fair
Creating a question bank
Phase 1: Question and Hypothesis (hypothesis graph x axis independent variable, y axis dependent variable)
Science notebook- to store your rough drafts and to record observations and sketches

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 waste)
• Vermicomposting & Aquaponics
• Native Bird Garden
• Food Forest
• Garden Group
• Cafeteria Food and Baking
• Community Art projects
Group assignment and presentation-Using the tools of a systems thinker to plan for the future.
Writing
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.

Reading
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