4.8: May 30- June 2, 2017

Important Dates
Move up day, 2:15-2:45
School Picnic
Big Chautauqua 9:30-10:30 (Parents are welcome)

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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 D: Quadrilateral Review
2. EngageNY (Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area)
Lesson 18: Objective:  Draw rectangles and rhombuses to clarify their attributes, and define rectangles and rhombuses based on those attributes. No Homework
Lesson 19: Objective:  Draw kites and squares to clarify their attributes, and define kites and squares based on those attributes. No Homework
3. Enrichment
Tools: Compas, protractor, ruler
1. Draw a perpendicular to a given line
2. Bisecting any given angle
3. Make a circle from points and lines
4. Systems Thinking Project

Pechakucha (google slide show; 20 slides 20 seconds per slide): positive change project using systems thinking tools.
Presentations will begin on June 7 and continue through June 9.
Use at least Three of the following systems thinking tools in your project
1. Behavior over time graphs
2. Stock and Flow Model
3. Connection Circles
4. Causal Loops
5. Ladder of Inference
6. Ice-berg model

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


Weekly Board Games
Hands on games (social interaction) weekly for 45 minutes.
1. Blokus
2. Chess
3. Scrabble


1. Independent Reading
Genre- Free choice fiction or non-fiction chapter books
*Please be prepared every day (plan ahead)

2. Whole class book

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)

Kanji Flash Cards (1-80, First Grade Kanji)

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
  mimi, ear
 nana, seven
 kuruma, car
 te, hand
ju, ten
出 deru, out
onna, women
chiisai, small
 ue, up
mori, forest
  hito, people

 mizu, water
tadasii, correct
 ikiru, arrive
 ao, blue
 yu, evening
  ishi, rock
  aka, red
 sen, thousand
 kawa, river
 saki, first
 hayai, early
 kusa, grass
 ashi, foot
 mura, village
 ookii, big
 otoko, man
 take, bamboo
 naka, middle
 mushi, insect
 machi, town
 ten, heaven
 ta, rice field
 tsuchi, soil
 ni, two
 hi, day
 hairu, enter
 nen, year
 shiro, white

 hachi, eight
 hyaku, hundred
 bun, sentence
 ki, tree
 hon, book
 na, name
 me, eye
 tatsu, stand up
 chikara, power
 hayashi, woods
 roku, six