2.7: January 23-27, 2017
“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”
26: K-8 Science Fair, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
***Parent Science Fair Judges Wanted. Let me know ASAP if you are available the week of the science fair.
2: End of Quarter #2, Teacher Planning Day- No School (Change from 1/27 due to snow days)
20: President’s Day– No School
27-31: Spring Break- No School
State Testing Schedule
May 8, 2017: Science
Week of May 15, 2017: Math
Week of May 22, 2017: Reading
This week in…
Grade 5 Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Module 3:Topic B- Making like units pictorially
Supports lessons 3-7
• Lesson 4: Objective: Add fractions with sums between 1 and 2.
Lesson 4 Homework due Tuesday
• Lesson 5: Objective: Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
Lesson 5 Homework due on Wednesday
• Lesson 6: Objective: Subtract fractions from numbers between 1 and 2
Lesson 6 No Math Homework due Thursday (See you at science fair)
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).
note: 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.
Part 4 due on or before Friday, January 13, 2017
Analysis and Conclusion:
A: Analysis– this includes your data displayed in tables and graphs in final draft form and a written explanation of what your data shows. What story does your graph tell?
B: Conclusion– include a graph that shows data from both your hypothesis as well as the actual results from your analysis. Explain whether or not the hypothesis is supported by your analysis. Compare and contrast your hypothesis and analysis. Consult your journal for any discoveries and difficulties you encountered along the way and report it here. What scientific question or questions were raised during or after your investigation that you would you like to explore?
Part 5 due on or before Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Putting it all together…
Display board completed and turned in for judging.
Display Board Directions
Science Fair, January 26, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
The Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963
- Chapter 8: The Ultra-Glide!
- Chapter 9: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963
- Chapter 10: Tangled Up in God’s Beard
- Chapter 11: Bobo Brazil Meets the Sheik
- Chapter 12: That Dog Won’t Hunt No More
January’s Genre- Free Choice (Battle of the Books)
February’s Genre- Nonfiction: Biography/Autobiography
*Please be prepared by Wednesday February 5
On Revenge– Francis Bacon
Letter from Birmingham County Jail– Martin Luther King Junior
The Case of the Mummified Pigs
• Imaginative: 25 years into a hopeful future
Explore a better designed future with Buckminster Fuller
Due Febrauay 24
• The Lorax Returns
Whole Class Activity:
Students will choose titles for the three scenes (may grow to five), 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.(regeneration)
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
• Integrate the wisdom of Buckminster Fuller, Rachel Carson, Albert Einstein, and George Washington Carver
2.4 Katakana practice (quiz on Thursday, January 26 ).
うえ(on) なか(in) した(under)Dialogue practice (quiz on Thursday, January 26)
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), ほっちきす(stapler)
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.
なんじですか。What time is it?
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?
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.