1.9: October 30-November 2, 2017

Important Dates
October
31: Field Trip to Bull Run Watershed, depart 9:00 a.m., return 2:50 p.m..
Volunteer Background Check (Required)
Be prepared! The Bull Run watershed is 25 miles from Portland but receives four times the rainfall. Prepare for rain and cold no matter what. Hopefully we can leave our rain coats on the bus, but don’t plan on it. Bring a sack lunch. There is no garbage collection, plan on bringing everything out that you brought in. 
November
3:
End of Quarter Planning Day, No School
8:
Parent Teacher Conferences, No School
9: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School
Call the office for conference scheduling. 503.916.6200
10: Veterans Day, No School
22-24: Thanksgiving Vacation, No School


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This week in…
MATH –

Topic G: Partial quotients and multi-digit decimal division

Homework- 30-50 minutes per night on Khan Academy, work should be done in your math notebook, please provide date and topic.

HUMANITIES
READING

• Daily Directed Reading
November’s Genre -Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction
• October/November Book Study
Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10

  • 6: Processed Food
  • 7: Fat From Corn
  • 8: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

WRITING
Small Group Project:
Design then tell the story “The Lorax Returns
Natural Systems, Integrate don’t segregate people, plants and animals.



SOCRATIC SEMINAR
Weekly Topic: TBA
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
Systems Thinking Lorax Projects (Ecology)
Systems thinking tools: BOTG’s, connection circles, causal loops, mental models
1. Identify waste in the system
2. Create a system with less/no waste (learning to stack functions, long-term vs short term planning)

Watershed Science
• Turbidity Inquiry
• Temperature Inquiry
• Watershed as natural system: cool, clean, constant, and cheap


日本語

Friday’s katakana quiz 2.1 (November 17)

Katakana Tested↓
アイウエオ と カキクケコ (new: week one)

Real Kana Practice
katakana_writing_practice_sheets pdf
Blank Paper for Writing Japanese pdf

カタカナ romaji カタカナ romaji
a
ki
e
o
i
ku
ko
u
ka
ke

This weeks dialogue practice, Friday, November 17
(make sure you can read the dialogue in blue)
go to the kaiwa (かいわ) page for practice
△三 (review)
男:おはようございます。
:おはようございます。
男:いいおてんきですね。
:ああ、にほんごがわかりますね。
男:はい、すこし。でも、まだじょうずじゃありません。
女:あなたは、アメリカじんですか。
男:はい。
:でも、にほんごがよくわかりますね
△四 (new)
:すみません、あなたは、にほんじんですか。
女:はい、わたしはにほんじんです。あなたは。
:わたしはアメリカじんです。
女:でも、にほんごがよくわかりますね。
:ええ、すこし。でも、まだじょうずじゃありません。
女:いいえ、じょうずです。
:ありがとうございます。