2.3: December 5-9, 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:
Wizard of Oz field trip, play begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.. Location: Northwest Children’s Theater and School. Transportation-Tri-met
Depart: 9:14 Board Bus 19 at Milwaukie and Center, Get off at SW 6th and Oak, 9:31 Walk to 1819 NW Everett, Arrive at approximately 9:45.
Return 12:53 Board Bus 19 at SW 5th and Stark, Arrive at 1:10 p.m.
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, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
27: End of Quarter #2, Teacher Planning Day- No School

Electron Microscope Image

Electron Microscope Image



















Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
• Lesson 23: Objective: Divide three- and four-digit dividends by two-digit divisors resulting in two- and three-digit quotients, reasoning about the decomposition of successive remainders in each place value.
Lesson 23 Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 24: Objective: Divide decimal dividends by multiples of 10, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point and making connections to a written method.
Lesson 24 Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 25: Objective: Use basic facts to approximate decimal quotients with two-digit divisors, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point.
Lesson 23 Homework due Thursday
• Lesson 26: Objective: Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method.
KhanAcademy– Module 2: Multi-digit whole number and decimal fraction operations

Enrichment Concept: Using math (measurement) to increase understanding of the real world

-Scale model of the solar system, size and distance. Conversions from metric to standard and standard to metric, use of exponents.
-Fibonacci patterns in nature continued
Math 24 solution generator
Math 24 Cards PDF
Interactive Math

Science Fair Page
Schedule and due dates

Part 1: Due December 2, 2016
Journal- Set up your journal in preparation to record observations throughout all parts of the project.  Journals should include; written descriptions, labeled sketches, data tables and graphs, questions, ideas, and problems. Use your journal daily!
Background Information– Why did you choose your question? Where did you get the idea? What real world application does it have? What science did you learn about your project/topic through research? Conduct research from a variety of sources (i.e. experts, research articles, web pages, books). Sources must be cited.
Question- Your inquiry question must have a independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis).
 the independent variable is the variable you change in the experiment while the dependent variable is the corresponding measurement.

Hypothesis- This is your “educated”, predicted outcome of the inquiry.  You will need to explain your thinking and reasoning in detail.  A graph of your hypothesis would be a good visual to go along with your written explanation.  Don’t forget the independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis).

Part 2 due on or before Friday, December 9, 2016
Materials List and Procedure-
Go to the inquiry portal for guidance on this part or any part of the science fair project. Include a step by step list of the procedure you followed in your experiment. Write this section so that someone who doesn’t know anything about your project can follow what you did. Explain as though your audience is intelligent, but uninformed. Using diagrams along with your explanation of the procedure is a good idea.

Christmas Carol
Stave One: Ghost of Christmas Past
Stave Two: Ghost of Christmas Present

Socratic Seminar:
On Revenge– Francis Bacon

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs


• Plant Biographies
Needs, Yields, and Interesting facts

• The Lorax Returns
Whole Class Activity:
Students will choose titles for the five scenes, then begin writing and doing the math and science on the five scenes. Small Group work:
Students will integrate systems thinking and permaculture principles into the story.
Each scene will have a theme that contributes to our over all goal. To be determined.

What would Dr. Seuss want us to do? Is the problem the solution?
• Developing a heart or core message then communicate through visual mathematics
• Use Fibonacci pattern, exponential growth snowballs, and diversity to assure resiliency
• Stock and Flow models, BOTG’s, connection circles, causal loops, and mental models

2.3 Katakana practice (quiz on Friday, December 9)

Hiragana Katakana Hiragana Katakana
こーひー コーヒ
のーと ノート
しーそー シーソー
なーす ナース
くっきー クッキー
ないふ ナイフ
こっぷ コップ
あぼがど アボガド
ばなな バナナ
さいだー サイダー

Dialogue practice (quiz on Friday, December 9)
とけい(clock), えんぴつ(pencil), かみ(paper), ぺん(pen),
 いす(chair), ほん(book), ほっちきす(stapler)

うえ(on) なか(in) した(under)

Part 1

ほんは、どこですか。Where is the book?
ほんは、つくえのうえにあります. 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、つくえのなかにあります。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、つくえのしたにあります.  The pencil is under the desk.

Part 2

なんじですか。What time is it?
9じです。9 o’clock.

なんがつ、なんにちですか。What month and day is it?
11がつ24にちです。It’s November 24.

あなたのたんじょうびはいつですか。When is your birthday?
4がつ18にちです。It’s April 18th.

がっこうのでんわばんごうはなんですか。What’s the schools phone number?
503−916−6200です。It’s 503-916-6200

 Part 3

あなたはなんさいですか。How old are you?
わたしは10さいです。I am 10 years old.

あなたは、アメリカじんですか。Are you American?
はい。アメリカじんです。Yes. I am American.

あなたは、なんねんせいですか。What grade are you in?
わたしは、5ねんせいです。I am in 5th grade.