## 3.5: March 6-10, 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
Purpose: 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
17: Garden Work Party, Food Forest, 3:00-5:00 p.m..
24: Garden Work Party, Native Garden, 3:00-5:00 p.m..
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
General testing and opting Out Information

Haiku poet Basho (1644-1694)

This week in…
さんす(Math)

Grade 5 Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Module 4: Topic D: Fraction expressions and word problems
Supports Lessons 10-12
2. EngageNY
Lesson 9: Objective:  Find a fraction of a measurement, and solve word problems. Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 10: Objective:  Compare and evaluate expressions with parentheses. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 11: Objective:  Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 12: Objective:  Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition, subtraction, and 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. Ongoing.

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

Different Mirror

• Chapter 6: The Flight from Ireland
• Chapter 7: The War Against Mexico
• Chapter 8: From China to Gold Mountain
• Chapter 9: Dealing with the Indians

March’s Genre- Nonfiction: Informational

Socratic Seminar:
Classroom Law Project

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs

Writing
Haiku
haiku, haibun, and tanka
history of haiku in Japan

Earth Day Performance

• 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 11-12 only)
Dialogues in hiragana (dialogue 4 review, dialogue 5 review, dialogue 6 new)

△四 Review

△五 Review

△六 New

Vocabulary

1. hanashimasu – speak
2. hanashimasen – don’t speak
3. watashi no – my
4. tokoro – place
5. doko de – where at?
6. itsu – when?
7. ima – now
8. ato de – later