## 3.4: February 27-March 3, 2017

#### In nature, nothing is independent; all elements are interdependent, and contribute to solving the needs of the whole system. ― Rachel Carson

Volunteer donation requested by fifth grade class to repair garden damage and close off unintended pathways.
Proposal: \$10.00 per student, used to buy a plant for the garden or you may donate any of the following native plants: salal, huckleberry, Oregon grape, sword fern, Indian plum, wild rose, salmonberry, flowering currant. We start working on Friday March 3rd. Bring your clippers!

Important Dates
March
2: Dr Seuss’s Birthday- Read Across America Celebration
17: Garden Work Party, Food Forest, 3:00-5:00
24: Garden Work Party, Native Garden, 3:00-5:00
Many hands make light work
27-31: Spring Break- No School
April
21:
Earth Day Celebration and Performance, 10:00 a.m. (Morning performance only)

State Testing Schedule for Fifth Grade
May 8, 2017: Science
Week of May 15, 2017: Math
Week of May 22, 2017: Reading
Opting Out Information

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2, 1904

This week in…
さんす(Math)

Grade 5 Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Module 4: Multiplication of a whole number by a fraction
Supports Lessons 2-4
2. EngageNY
Lesson 5: Objective:  Solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers. Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 6: Objective:  Relate fractions as division to fraction of a set. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 7: Objective:  Multiply any whole number by a fraction using tape diagrams. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 8: Objective:  Relate fraction of a set to the repeated addition interpretation of fraction multiplication. No Math Homework due Friday
3. Systems Thinking Project Teams: Using math (measurement) to increase understanding of the real world and to understand and reduce waste.

4. Math Games: Math 24- Multiplying, Dividing, Adding, and Subtracting Fractions; order of operations p.e.m.d.a.s.

Dr Seuss
Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Different Mirror

• Chapter 3: The Hidden Origins of Slavery
• Chapter 4: The Road to Reservation
• Chapter 5: Life in Slavery

February’s Genre- Nonfiction: Biography/Autobiography

Socratic Seminar:
Letter from Birmingham County Jail– Martin Luther King Junior

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs

Writing

• 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

Dialogue and grammar (pages 9-10-8 only)
Dialogues in hiragana (dialogue 3 review, dialogue 4 review, dialogue 4 new)

△三 Review

△四 Review

△五 NEW

Vocabulary

1. ni – at
2. ichi-ji – one o’clock ichi – one ji – o’clock ni – two
3. ni-ji – two o’clock
4. hachi-ji – eight o’clock
5. watashi to – with me
6. wakarimashita – understood
7. Nani wo shimasu ka. – What?
8. konnichi wa – hello (used in the afternoon)
9. hanashimasu – speak
10. jozu ni – well / skillful (when referring to “speak”)