1.10: October 31-November 3, 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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Dialogue practice for Thursday’s quiz
1.10: Dialogue
とけい(clock), えんぴつ(pencil), かみ(paper), ぺん(pen), つくえ(desk), いす(chair), ほん(book)
うえ(on) なか(in) した(under)

これは、なんですか。What is this?
これは、いすです。This is a chair.
あれは、なんですか。What is that?
あれは、えんぴつです。That is a pencil.

とけいは、どこですか。Where is the clock?
とけいは、そこです。The clock is. The clock is over there.
ぺんは、どこですか。Where is the pen?
ぺんは、ここです。The pen is here.

は、どこですか。Where is the book?
ほんは、つくえうえにあります. The book is on the desk
ほっちきすは、どこですか。Where is the stapler?
ほっちきすは、つくえなかにあります。The staple is in the desk.
えんぴつは、どこですか。Where is the pencil?
えんぴつは、つくえしたにあります.  The pencil is under the desk.

Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
• Lesson 13 Objective: Use whole number multiplication to express equivalent measurements.
Lesson 14 Objective: Use decimal multiplication to express equivalent measurements.
• Lesson 15 Objective:  Solve two-step word problems involving measurement and multi-digit multiplication

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

Math 24 solution generator
Math 24 Cards PDF

Omnivore’s Dilemma

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


The Lorax Returns
• What would Dr. Seuss want us to do? Is the problem the solution?
• Developing a heart or core message then communicating through visual mathematics
• Fibonacci sequence and exponential growth snowballs
• Stock and Flow models, BOTG’s, connection circles, causal loops, and mental models

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