4.4: May 2-6、二〇一六

May 5th First Thursday
Visit Our Class Mural at Pioneer Place
(near Made in Oregon store)


STATE TESTING SCHEDULE & OPT OUT FORMS

5.9 OAKS Science 
5.16 & 5.17 SBAC Testing: Reading
5.23-5.24 SBAC Testing: Math
SBAC testing opt out form pdf
5.25 Spring Choir 3-5 Concert, 6:30-7:00
students should arrive at 6:15

Important Dates:

MAY
5.4 Japanese Garden Field Trip- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Drivers Wanted… Depart 9:30, return 12:00
We will return to Winterhaven for lunch and permaculture
5.6 Japan on the Road visits our classroom, 9:00-12:00
5.20 PTSA Carnival, Fifth grade dunk tank and native plant sale
5.26
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

Lesson 14 
Objective:  Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations.
Lesson 15
Objective:  Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations.

Enrichment: Ancient number systems, counting across cultures, and the abacus (Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

Writing

Plant Biographies
format- Introduction with lead and thesis statement, three body paragraphs; needs, yields, and interesting facts, and conclusion.
Positive Change Projects
Part One: Personal connection reflection, one page. Why I selected my topic and how my topic promotes positive change.

Reading

Omnivore’s Dilemma
• Fueled by the sun not fossil fuels
• Many small local sustainable farms vs agribusiness
• Working with nature- “…observing thoroughly rather than laboring thoughtlessly.” -Masanobu Fukuoka

Permaculture/Science

-working with a garden map to determine needs, then devising plans to serve those needs
-monitoring garden for pollinators and natural pest management strategies.
– chop and drop strategies for “pioneers” and “volunteers”

にほんご 日本語

3.4:        小  
Japanese Gardens:

Japan on the Road:
• School in Japan
• Japanese homes
• Japanese writing
• A day Japan