3.7: March 20-24, 2017

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

-Winston Churchill

Important Dates
24: Garden Work Party, 3:00-5:00 p.m..
Many hands make light work
27-31: Spring Break- No School
MAC Attack Run (Sponsor sheets due April 11)
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

This week in…

Grade 5 Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions 
1. Khan Academy
Module 4: Topic E: Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction. Supports Lessons 13-20
2. EngageNY
 Lesson 17: Objective:  Relate decimal and fraction multiplication. due Tuesday
Lesson 18: Objective:  Relate decimal and fraction multiplication. due Wednesday
Lesson 19: Objective:  Convert measures involving whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems. due Thursday
Lesson 20: Objective:  Convert mixed unit measurements, and solve multi-step word problems. 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.

Math 24 solution generator
Math 24 Cards PDF
Interactive Math

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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

Independent Reading
Genre- Nonfiction: Informational
*Please be prepared every day

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

Systems Thinking:
The Case of the Mummified Pigs

Class Project
• Unintended Consequences
• The Seed of Hope
• Regeneration

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