2.4: December 12-16, 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.” Rachel 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. Dress for the weather! We will be waiting for our bus in the cold, then walking for 10 minutes to our destination. Be prepared. We will have lunch in the classroom at 1:15, eat a big breakfast!
• 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


Maiko. Gion District, Kyoto


Grade 5 Module 2:  Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
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.
Lesson 26 Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 27: 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.
Lesson 27 Homework due Wednesday
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
Science Fair Project Page
Science Fair Due Dates and Schedule:

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.

Part 3 due on or before Friday, January 6, 2017
Conduct Experiment and Record Data and Observations
Record written observations and labeled sketches in your science fair journal as you conduct your experiment. Record your data in a table that is titled and clearly labeled.  Graph the data clearly and accurately. In order to provide more reliable data, your experiment should be repeated several times.  It is a good idea to do a rough draft in your science journal before making a final draft.  You can use the graphing tool on our web site, or a software program such as excel (advanced) to construct your graph.

Science Fair, January 26, 2016, 5-7 p.m.

Christmas Carol
Stave Three: Ghost of Christmas Present
Stave Four:Ghost of Christmas Future
Stave Five:The End of It
-Video on Friday

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 Thursday, December 15)

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 Thursday, December 15)
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.