1.1: August 30-September 8, 2017

Welcome to the Fifth Grade!

This is my lazy cat Belle.

We will start each morning with independent reading. Our first genre is non-fiction autobiography or biography. Each month the genre will change so that we read across a wide variety of books. Be sure to check out a biography or autobiography of your choice from the Multnomah County Public Library by Tuesday, September 5. Order it online then pick it up when its ready. Click on the link below.
(Its okay to borrow a book from someone you know, get one from Winterhaven’s library, or even purchase one from a local book store. But, I would like you to check out at least some of your books from the public library.)

Excited to begin systems thinking with a new group!

Important Dates
4: Labor Day, No School
11: Picture Day K-5
18: Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30 (K-2 6:00-6:40, 3-5 6:50-7:30)
20: Two Hour Late Opening
13: Statewide Inservice, No School
18: Two Hour Late Opening
8: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School
9: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School
10: End of First Quarter Teacher Planning Day, No School
22-24: Thanksgiving Vacation, No School

This Week In…

1. Khan Academy
Module One:
Topic A: Multiplicative patterns on the place value chartKhan Academy (supports Lessons 1-4)
Topic B: Decimal fractions and place value patterns (supports lessons 5-6)

2. EngageNY
Module One: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

Lesson Objectives
Topic A: Multiplicative Patterns on the Place Value Chart

Lesson 1:  Reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths. Math homework due Thursday
Lesson 2 Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths. Math Homework Due Friday
Lesson 3  Use exponents to name place value units and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.
Lesson 4 Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions. Math Homework Due Wednesday (September 6)

Topic B: Decimal Fractions and Place Value Patterns
Lesson 5Objective:  Name decimal fractions in expanded, unit, and word forms by applying place value reasoning. Math Homework Due Thursday (September 7)
Lesson 6Objective:  Compare decimal fractions to the thousandths using like units and express comparisons with >, <, =. Math Homework Due Friday

3. Strategic Games

Math 24
1. 8 + 1 = 9
2. 9 – 3 = 6
3. 6  x 4 = 24
Number Sentence (8 + 1 -3) x 6 = 24

: Autobiography (Personal Narrative)
This is a four week project.
-Before we begin lets share stories we heard from others and unusual experiences we may have had. 
• Brainstorm ideas
• Discover what to write about
• Explore your topic
• Discover material
• Identify your audience and purpose
• Organize information
• Develop a plan or outline of a Memoir Essay

Your memoir will be a personal narrative that includes a reflective element focusing on one major motif and theme. Although this memoir will not be as structured as to say it is a five-paragraph essay (it’s
many more), it does have five parts to it….
Part 1: Introduction (one paragraph)
1. The Hook – Start your essay with a statement about the story that grabs your reader’s
attention. You may want it to be a little vague to get the reader curious like, “It was all going
downhill, and I couldn’t stop it.” Or you may want to dive in with dialogue. Your hook should
not be a rhetorical question; the best hooks don’t ask questions. Ex: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” ~Dickens
Mentor text: Through My Eyes -Ruby Bridges
Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers Edition
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10
Chapter 1- How Corn Took Over America
Chapter 2- The Farm
Chapter 3- From Farm to Factory
Chapter 4- The Grain ElevatorIndependent Reading (Daily)
Genre: Non Fiction- AutobiographySocial Studies:
Topic: Democracy and Informed Citizenship

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiries
Systems Thinking- Aquaponics and Permaculture

• Numbers 1-99
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
• hiragana あいうえお と かきくけこ