4.6: May 16-20, 2016
STATE TESTING SCHEDULE
5.9 OAKS Science
5.16 & 5.17 SBAC Testing: Math
5.23-5.25 SBAC Testing: Reading
5.18 Two Hour Late Opening
5.20 PTSA Carnival, Fifth grade dunk tank and native plant sale, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5.25 Spring Choir 3-5 Concert, 6:30-7:00
students should arrive at 6:15
5.27 Field of Fun
5.30 Memorial Day- No School
This Week In…
Objective: Draw kites and squares to clarify their attributes, and define kites and squares based on those attributes.
Objective: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Enrichment: Ancient number systems, counting across cultures, and the abacus (Chinese, Japanese, Russian)
Geometry– drawing perpendicular lines and bisecting angles using a compass.
Positive Change Projects
Part One: Personal connection reflection, one page. Why I selected my topic and how my topic promotes positive change.
What is a pechakucha?
Part Two: understanding the interdependent parts of your system. Creating a T-chart and turning essential variables into a connection circle.
Carnival ad campaign
Posters communicating purpose
Class visits answering questions and providing general information
Ticket sales for dunk tank
Topic: Local Sustainable Farming Systems
• 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
Spreading mulch/wood chips to renew pathways
-paths, boarders, hedges, and edges
-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”