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.”

Louis C.K.

Important Dates

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.
 End of Quarter #2, Teacher Planning Day- No School (Change from 1/27 due to snow days)
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

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This week in…


Grade 5 Module 3:  Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Independent Practice:
Khan Academy.
Module 3:Topic B- Making like units pictorially
Supports lessons 3-7
Math Homework
• 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)

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

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

Independent Reading
January’s Genre- Free Choice (Battle of the Books)
February’s Genre- Nonfiction: Biography/Autobiography
*Please be prepared by Wednesday February 5

Socratic Seminar:
On Revenge– Francis Bacon
Letter from Birmingham County Jail– Martin Luther King Junior

Systems Thinking:
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 ).

Hiragana Katakana Hiragana Katakana
じゅーす さっかー
とまと こっぷ
ぱん ぴあの
さふぁいあ すぷーん

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),
 いす(chair), ほん(book), ほっちきす(stapler)

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.