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
1. Fill out driver qualification form and return to Winterhaven’s office
2. Background Verification Online click here
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
6.9 Fifth Grade BIG CHAUTAUQUA

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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

Reading
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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