1.4: September 25-29, 2017

Important Dates
October
13: Statewide Inservice, No School
18: Two Hour Late Opening
November
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


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This week in…

Topic F: Dividing decimals
(Monday)Lesson 16: Objective:  Solve word problems using decimal operations. Homework Due Tuesday
Khan Academy: Topic F: Dividing decimals
Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
Topic A: Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
(Tuesday)Lesson 1 Objective:  Multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties. Homework Due Wednesday
(Wednesday)Lesson 2 Objective:  Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns. Homework Due Thursday
Khan Academy: Topic A: Mental strategies for multi-digit whole number multiplicationTopic BThe Standard Algorithm for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
(Thursday)Lesson 3 Objective:  Write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model.
(Friday)Lesson 4 Objective:  Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication
Khan Academy: 
Topic B: The standard algorithm for multi-digit whole number multiplication


HUMANITIES
READING

• Daily Directed Reading
September’s Genre: Nonfiction Biography or AutobiographyClassroom Literature
• September’s Book Study
I Am Malala
Part Three: Finding My Voice
Chapter 17: Home
Chapter 18: A Humble Request and a Strange Peace
Chapter 19: Good News at Last
Part Four: Targeted
Chapter 20: A Death Threat Against Me
Chapter 21: The Promise of Spring
Chapter 22: Omens
Chapter 23: A Day Like Any Other
• Read Aloud
Sophie’s World by J. Gaarder
(selected parts only)

WRITING
Autobiography (Personal Narrative- Memoir)
This is a four week project.
Week 4 of 4

Body (three paragraphs)
1. Plot—Your story should have a plot to it: a beginning, middle, and end.
2. Show Don’t Tell – Use sensory details to allow your reader to imagine himself/herself there
at the scene. Use strong verbs to add to the setting, mood, and plot. For example, “My
heart jumped as the dark shape of a brown grizzly lurched toward me out of the woods”
provides more information about what the writer saw and felt than, “I saw a bear when I
was hiking.”
3. Transitions – In a memoir, a new paragraph marks a change in action or a move from action
to reflection. Paragraphs should connect to each other despite this change. For example, the
end of one paragraph might say, “I turned and ran, hoping the bear hadn’t noticed me,” and
the start of the next may be, “There are many strategies to surviving an encounter with a
bear: ‘turn and run’ is not one of them.” The repetition of words connects the paragraphs.
(Notice the change in tense; while the story itself should be past-tense, the reflection may
be present.)
Conclusion (one paragraph)
The Theme and Reflection What lesson did you learn? How has what happened affected
your life now and in the future?


SOCRATIC SEMINAR
Topic: Francis Bacon On Revenge
Agreements for a productive seminar:
1. Speak so that all can hear you.
2. Listen closely and respectfully
3. Speak without raising hands
4. Refer to the text!
5. Talk to each other, not just the leader
6. Ask for clarification if you are confused
7. Invite and allow others to speak
8. Consider ALL viewpoints and ideas
9. Stay on topic!
10. Know that YOU are responsible for the quality of the seminar


SCIENCE
Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiries
Part 1:
Background Information
Question/Hypothesis (hypothesis will be in written and graph from)
Part 2:
Materials List and Procedures
Part 3:
Experiment: Observations, data table and graph
Part 4:
Analysis: What story does the data from your experiment tell
Part 5:
Conclusion:
Make a graph of your hypothesized data and your experiment (actual data). Compare and contrast.


日本語

Friday’s hiragana quiz 1.4

あいうえお と かきくけこ (review: week one)
さしすせそ と たちつてと   (review: week two)
ないぬねの と はひふへほ (review: week three)
まみむめも と や ゆ よ  NEW

Real Kana Practice
hiragana-stroke-order-chart pdf
Blank Paper for Writing Japanese pdf

Hiragana Romaji Hiragana Romaji
はみがき ha mi ga ki やさい ya sa i
たまご ta ma go やすい ya su i
まいにち ma i ni chi (ti) はやい ha ya i
みち mi chi ゆうめい yu u me i
みなと mi na to ゆび yu bi
むしめがね mu shi me ga ne ゆめ yu me
むかし mu ka shi よあけ yo a ke
つばめ tsu ba me よてい yo te i
たべもの ta ne mo no よなか yo na ka
ももいろ mo mo i ro ようこそ yo u ko so