4.6: May 15-19, 2017

Parent drivers for Japanese garden field trip please make sure you complete the school districts background check ASAP if you haven’t. Its quick and easy. Just tell your son or daughter to tell me at school next week that you completed it. THANK YOU!
Volunteer Background Check (online)

Important Dates
State Testing Schedule for Fifth Grade
Week of May 8, 2017: Science (Monday 9:30-10:30) Completed
Week of May 15, 2017: Math (Monday, Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Wednesday 1:00-2:00) Completed
Week of May 22, 2017: Reading (Monday, Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Wednesday 1:00-2:00)
General Testing and Opting Out Information
19: Spring Carnival, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
24: Grades 3-5 Spring Music Concert – 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Move Up Day, (time change now 2:15-2:45) see June 8
Japanese Garden Field Trip, Depart Winterhaven at 9:40, Return at 12:00. Drivers wanted!
Volunteer Background Check (online)
Driver Qualification Form PDF (Turn in to Office)
26: Field of Fun, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
29: Memorial Day- No School
Move up day, 2:15-2:45
School Picnic
Big Chautauqua 9:30-10:30

Permaculture ethics: Care for the earth, care for the people, share the surplus

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Smarter Balanced Math assessment – Monday through Wednesday
Grade 5- Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area
1. Khan Academy
Module 5: Topic C: Area of Rectangular Figures with Fractional Side Lengths
2. EngageNY (Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area)
Lesson 12: Objective:  Measure to find the area of rectangles with fractional side lengths. Homework Due Tuesday
• Lesson 13: Objective:  Multiply mixed number factors, and relate to the distributive property and area model. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 14: Objective:  Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 15:Objective:  Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations. No Math Homework due on Friday

3. Systems Thinking Project
Pechakucha 20×20: positive change project using systems thinking tools and measurement to show change over time.

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
Web Based Games
1. Mastermind
2. Sudoku
3. Reversi (Othello)
4. kenken (kenken play)
5. Chess (chess.com), Chess (chesskid.com)



Hands on games (social interaction)
6. Blokus
7. Chess
8. Scrabble


1. Independent Reading
Genre- Fantasy recommended, free choice chapter book okay
*Please be prepared every day

2. Whole class book
Different Mirror- Ronald Takaki
• Essay: Why did Ronald Takaki write A Different Mirror

World Without Fish- Mark Kurlansky
• Chapter 4: Being the Myth of Nature’s Bounty and How Scientists Got it Wrong for Many Years (page 51)
• Chapter 5: Being a Concise History of the Politics of Fish
• Chapter 6: Being an Examination of Why We Can’t Simply Stop Fishing

How do we create a self sustaining garden system?
What are our two gardens needs and yields?
How is energy transferring in our garden?
Identify Fungi, plants and insects that recycle garden matter
weather, industry causal loop.
regeneration planning (designing sustainable and thriving biological systems)


一 ichi, one
 migi, right
 ame, rain
 en, yen
 ou, king
 oto, sound
 shita, under
 hi, fire
 hana, flour
 kai, clam


gaku, learn
 ki, spirit
 yasumu, rest
 tama, ball
 kin, gold
 kyu, nine
 sora, sky
 tsuki, moon
 inu, dog
 miru, look

 go, five
 kuchi, mouth

kou, school
 hidari, left
 san, three
yama, mountain
 ko, child
yon, four
 ito, string
 ji, character