1.8: October 17-21, 2016

“Observe Nature thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly” -Masanobu Fukuoka
“You don’t have a slug problem, you have a duck deficiency” -Bill Mollison 

Important Dates:
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.
Bring a lunch and dress for rain and cold!
Background Check for all PPS Volunteers
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
14: Japan on the Road visit
23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

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This Week In…

Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
Lesson Seven Objective: Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.
Lesson Eight Objective: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product.
Lesson Nine Objective:  Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems.

Math Enrichment Concepts

Exponential Growth:
A Grain of Rice 
Fibonacci sequence in nature:
Mathematical patterns in nature

Omnivore’s Dilemma

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


Science Inquiry Work Sample: Bull Run Watershed
Topic: Portland’s drinking water. Bull Run watershed water tests for temperature and turbidity at different depths
1. Background Information, Question, Hypothesis (Hypothesis Graph)
2. Materials List and Procedure
3. Data and Observations (table and graph)
4. Analysis (What story does my graph tell?)
5. Conclusion (create one graph using information from both hypothesis graph and actual data graph)

Permaculture Principles- Toby Hemenway
Watershed Wisdom of the Beaver– Toby Hemenway


1.8 Hiragana Quiz (Thursday)

Hiragana Romaji Hiragana Romaji
みょうが myouga かぼちゃ kabocha
きいろ kiiro だいこん daikon
さつまいも satsumaimo せんせい sensei
こんばんは konbanha(wa) みょうじ myouji
おばけ obake おやすみなさい oyasuminasai
こうもり koumori だいだいいろ daidaiiro
りょこう ryokou こども kodomo
はっぱ happa おちゃ otya
りょうり ryouri りゅうこう ryuukou
でんしゃ densya きょう kyou

• 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

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