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


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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 
1. Khan Academy
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.

Math 24 solution generator
Math 24 Cards PDF
Interactive Math

Reading

Dr Seuss
Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Thursday morning student read aloud

Different Mirror

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

Independent Reading

February’s Genre- Nonfiction: Biography/Autobiography
*Please be prepared every day

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

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs

Writing
9229-socrates-quotes-about-change

• 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

日本語

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

△三 Review
男:おはようございます。
女:おはようございます。
男:いいおてんきですね。
女:ああ、にほんごがわかりますね。
男:はい、すこし。でも、まだじょうずじゃありません。
女:あなたは、アメリカじんですか。
男:はい。
女:でも、にほんごがよくわかりますね

△四 Review
男:すみません、あなたは、にほんじんですか。
女:はい、わたしはにほんじんです。あなたは。
男:わたしはアメリカじんです。
女:でも、にほんごがよくわかりますね。
男:ええ、すこし。でも、まだじょうずじゃありません。
女:いいえ、じょうずです。
男:ありがとうございます。

△五 NEW
男:すみません。すみません。
女:はい、なにか。
男:うえのこうえんは、どこですか。
女:あそこです。
男:うえのえきは。
女:ここです。
男:どうもありがとうございます。

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”)

一 に
二 いちじ
三 にじ
四 はちじ
五 わたしと

六 わかりました
七 なにをしますか
八 こんにちは
九 はなします
十 じょうずに