4.7: May 23-27, 2016

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STATE TESTING SCHEDULE 

5.9 OAKS Science 
5.16 & 5.17 SBAC Testing: Math
5.23-5.25 SBAC Testing: Reading

Important Dates:

MAY
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

JUNE
6.8 School Picnic
6.9 Fifth Grade BIG CHAUTAUQUA

This Week In…

にほんご 日本語
上を向いて practice for Big Chautauqua

Dialogue practice
Sample Format
ペンはどこですか。
つくえ上にあります。

けしごむはどこですか。
ふでばこの中にあります。

えんぴつはどこですか。
かみの下にあります。

たんご
いす
じょうぎ
はさみ
のり
ホッチキス

 

Math
Enrichment: Ancient number systems, counting across cultures, and the abacus (Chinese, Japanese, Russian)
Geometry– drawing perpendicular lines and bisecting angles using a compass.

Writing
Positive Change Projects
Use the iceberg model as your outline
T-Chart, BOTG’s, Connection Circle, Causal loops
Also use mathematical data and statistics citing your sources
Pechakucha presentation preparation
Pechakucha schedule
May 27, 1-6
May 31, 7-12
June 1, 13-18
June 2, 19-24
June 3, 25-30

Reading

Omnivore’s Dilemma
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

Permaculture/Science

Seed saving/sharing and heirloom seeds
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”