1.9: October 24-28, 2016

“Observe Nature thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly” -Masanobu Fukuoka
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” Rachael Carson
“You don’t have a slug problem, you have a duck deficiency”
-Bill Mollison 

Important Dates:
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
Japan on the Road visit
23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday- No School
Wizard of Oz field trip, 9:30-1:30, Northwest Children’s Theatre and School (pending approval)
17: Winter Break Begins- No School (December 17-January 2)
New Year’s Day Observed– No School
Martin Luther King Jr Day– No School
2- hr late opening
26: K-8 Science Fair, 5:00 p.m.
27: End of Quarter #2, Teacher Planning Day- No School

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This Week In…

Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
Lesson Ten Objective: Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products
Lesson Eleven Objective: Multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimal.
Lesson Twelve Objective:  Reason about the product of a whole number and a decimal with hundredths using place value understanding and estimation.
Math Enrichment Concepts:
1. Exponential Growth:
A Grain of Rice 
2. Fibonacci sequence in nature:
3. Using math (measurement) to increase understanding of the real world

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


Reading: うえをむいてあるこう

うえ を むいて あるこう by Kyuu Samamoto
Friday’s Reading Test

  1. うえ を むいて あるこう 1
    2. なみだが こぼれ ないように 2
    3. おもいだす はる の ひ 3A
    4. ひとりぼっち の よる 4

5. うえ を むいて あるこう 1
6. にじんだ ほし を かぞえて
7. おもいだす なつ の ひ 3B
8. ひとりぼっち の よる 4

9. しあわせ は くも の うえに
10. しあわせ は そら の うえに

11. うえ を むいて あるこう 1
12. なみだが こぼれ ないように 2
13. なきながら あるく 5
14. ひとりぼっち の よる 4

15. おもいだす あき の ひ  3C
16. ひとりぼっち の よる 4
17. かなしみ は ほし の かげに
18. かなしみ は つき の かげに

19. うえ を むいて あるこう 1
20. なみだが こぼれ ないように 2
21. なきながら あるく 5
22. ひとりぼっち の よる 4
23. ひとりぼっち の よる 4

Q & A
1. そらは えいごで なんですか。

sky です。

2. あきは えいごで なんですか。

fall です。

3. おてあらいにいってもいいですか。


4. みずをのんでもいいですか。