## 3.6: March 13-17, 2017

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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
14:
MAC Attack Run (Sponsor sheets due April 11)
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

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This week in…
さんす(Math)

Grade 5 Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Module 4: Topic E: Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction. Supports Lessons 13-20
2. EngageNY
Lesson 13: Objective:  Multiply unit fractions by unit fractions. Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 14: Objective:  Multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions.

Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 15: Objective:  Multiply non-unit fractions by non-unit fractions.Homework due Thursday
Lesson 16: Objective:  Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction-by-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. Ongoing. Telling stories by the numbers.

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

Different Mirror

• Chapter 8: From China to Gold Mountain
• Chapter 9: Dealing with the Indians
• Chapter 10: The Japanese and “Money Trees”
• Chapter 11: Jews are Pushed from Russia

Genre- Nonfiction: Informational

Socratic Seminar:
Classroom Law Project
Trial # 2: Criminal Trial

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs

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

Publish Haiku or Haibun

Earth Day Performance

The Lorax Returns Script due on Friday March 24
Whole Class Activity:
-Students will read our scripts rough draft and develop lines for characters
Small Group work:
-Students will propose essential systems thinking and permaculture principles into the story.

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 13-15 only)
Dialogues in hiragana (dialogue 5 review, dialogue 6 review, dialogue 7 new)

△五 Review

△六 Review

△七 New

Vocabulary

1. koko de – here at this location
2. resutoran – restaurant
3. resutoran de – at the restaurant
4. nani – what?
5. sake – rice wine
6. o-sake – polite way to say “rice wine”
7. hoshiku arimasen – I don’t want
8. hoshii desu – I want
9. Nanbantei Resutoran – name of a famous restaurant in Japan