1.7: October 10-13, 2016

“Observe Nature thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly”
-Masanobu Fukuoka 

Important Dates:
October
14: Statewide Inservice- No School
19: 2hr Late Opening, School begins at 10:45 a.m.
21: Bull Run Watershed Field Trip, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Background Check for all PPS Volunteers
November
4: End of Quarter #1, Teacher Planning Day- No School
9 & 10: Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
*Call office for Scheduling 503.916.6200
11: Veterans Day: No School
23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
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This Week In…
Math

Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
Lesson Four Objective: Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.
Lesson Five Objective: Connect visual models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.
Lesson Six Objective:  Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.

Math Enrichment Concepts
Exponential Growth:
A Grain of Rice and paper fold activity
Fibonacci sequence in nature:
Mathematical patterns in nature

Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma

10. Industrial organic meal: Big organic
11. More big organic

Writing
The Lorax Returns
Compose play for Earth Day performance

Science
Permaculture-
Concepts: needs and yields, plant guilds, decomposers- worms and fungi, solar calendar, garden need calendar

にほんご

1.7 Hiragana Quiz (Thursday)

Hiragana Romaji Hiragana Romaji
きゃく  kyaku ぎゃく  gyaku
ちゅうがっこう  cyuugakkou にんじゃ  ninjya
きょうだい  kyoudai きゅうきゅうしゃ  kyuukyuusya
じゅぎょう  jyugyou じょうぎ  jyougi
しゅみ  syumi ぎゅうにく  gyuuniku
きゅうしょく  kyuushyoku おもちゃ  omocya
ちょうちょ  tyoucyo ぎょうざ  gyouza
きんぎょ  kingyo てちょう  tecyou
じゅうしょ  jyuusyo きょう  kyou
きしゃ  kisya しょうゆ  syouyu

• Speaking: Practice common classroom Japanese and new vocabulary, classroom objects.
• Writing: Practice writing the first ten columns in the hiragana chart
Column One:  あ い う え お
Column Two:  か き く け こ (が ぎ ぐ げ ご)
Column Three: さ し す せ そ (ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ)
Column Four:  た ち つ て と (だ ぢ づ で ど)
Column Five:  な に ぬ ね の
Column Six:  は ひ ふ へ ほ (ば び ぶ べ ぼ) (ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ)
Column Seven: ま み む め も
Column Eight: や   ゆ   よ
Column: Nine ら り る れ ろ
Column: Ten  わ       を  んn
• Reading: うえを向いて歩こうpdf
First eight lines
うえ を むいて あるこう
なみだが こぼれ ないように
おもいだす はる の ひ
ひとりぼち の よる

うえ を むいて あるこう
にじんだ ほし を かぞえて
おもいだす なつ の ひ
ひとりぼち の よる
Reading
Omnivore’s Dilemma

10. Industrial organic meal: Big organic
11. More big organic

Writing
Memoir: Conclusions 
Systems Thinking
• Ice-berg thinking Lorax Project
Goal: To regenerate the system presented in the Lorax into a sustainable model that benefits all elements of the system
Systems Archetypes: Tragedy of the Commons and Limits to Growth
Systems Tools: BOTG’s (Behavior over Time Graphs), Connection Circles, Causal Loops (balancing and reinforcing), Ladder of Inference (mental models)