1.7: October 12-16

Important Dates:
October
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
29- Garden Work Party, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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
Objectives:
Lesson 8: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product.
Lesson 9: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi step word problems.
Lesson 10: Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products.
Lesson 11: Multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimal.
Lesson 12: Reason about the product of a whole number and a decimal with hundredths using place value understanding and estimation.

Japanese にほんご
Speaking: Do you speak English? Are you Japanese? I am American.  Excuse me. I’m sorry.
Writing: Practice writing the 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)g sound
Column Three: さ し す せ そ (ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ)z sound
Column Four:  た ち つ て と (だ ぢ づ で ど)d sound
Column Five:  な に ぬ ね の
Column Six:  は ひ ふ へ ほ (ば び ぶ べ ぼ)b sound (ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ)p sound
Column Seven: ま み む め も
Column Eight: や   ゆ   よ
Column: Nine ら り る れ ろ
Column: Ten  わ       を     ん
Blends: NEW
きゃきゅきょ kya kyu kyo
ぎゃぎゅぎょ gya gyu gyo
しゃしゅしょ sya syu syo
じゃじゅじょ jya jyu jyo
ちゃちゅちょ tya tyu tyo or cha chu cho
ぢゃぢゅぢょ   zya zyu zyo
にゃにゅにょ nya nyu nyo
ひゃひゅひょ   hya hyu hyo
びゃびゅびょ   bya byu byo
ぴゃぴゅぴょ   pya pyu pyo
みゃみゅみょ   mya myu myo
りゃりゅりょ   rya ryu ryo

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.
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