## 4.3: April 25-29, 2016

STATE TESTING SCHEDULE & OPT OUT FORMS
5.9 OAKS Science
5.16 & 5.17 SBAC Testing: Reading
5.23-5.26 SBAC Testing: Math
SBAC testing opt out form pdf

Important Dates:

APRIL
4.28 Glass Art with Kurumi Conley
Order Form

MAY
5.4 Japanese Garden Field Trip- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Drivers Wanted… Depart 9:30, return 12:00
5.6 Japan on the Road visits our classroom
5.20 PTSA Carnival, Fifth grade dunk tank and native plant sale
5.29 Field of Fun
5.30 Memorial Day- No School

JUNE
6.8 School Pic Nic

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This Week In….

Math
Unit 5, Topic C :Area of Rectangular Figures with Fractional Side Lengths

Lesson 11:
Objective:  Find the area of rectangles with mixed-by-mixed and fraction-by-fraction side lengths by tiling, record by drawing, and relate to fraction multiplication.

Lesson 12:
Objective:  Measure to find the area of rectangles with fractional side lengths.

Lesson 13:
Objective:  Multiply mixed number factors, and relate to the distributive property and area model.

Enrichment: Multicultural math
• Counting systems from different times and places
• Counting on the Japanese and Chinese Abacus

Writing
Biography of a Plant research paper
• plant needs (i.e community)
• yields
• interesting facts
Positive Change Project iceberg poster practice
model: Amanda Shaw: wetland restoration

Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part III: The local, sustainable system
Science
Hurricane On the Bayou
Systems Thinking- regeneration of the wetlands on the Mississippi Delta

Permaculture- Planning and building healthy plant guilds
principles:
• start small and build on success
• observe and interact
• a systems structure generates its behavior

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