## 2.2: November 20- December 1, 2017

Counselors Questions: How do you think race influenced our first Thanksgiving?  How accurate does our portrayal represent this?
Important Dates

November
22-24: Thanksgiving Vacation, No School
December
8: Japan On the Road, 8:45-12:05
16:
Winter break begins
January
1:
New Years Holiday, No School
15: Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Celebration, No School
*25: Science Fair, 5:00-7:00
29: Teacher Planning Day, No School

*Science Fair Pacing Schedule
Part 1: Question, hypothesis, background, due 12.8
Part 2: Materials list and procedures, due 12.15
Part 3: Data and observations, due 1.5
Part 4: Analysis and conclusions, due 1.12
Part 5: Board completed for judging, due 1.19
Science Fair 2017-18 Pacing Schedule PDF

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This week in…
MATH

Module 3Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Topic A: Equivalent Fractions

Lesson 1 Objective:  Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
Homework due Tuesday, November 28
Lesson 2 Objective:  Make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with like denominators.
Homework due Wednesday, November 29

Khan Academy Topic A: Equivalent fractions

Topic B: Making Like Units Pictorially

Lesson 3  Objective:  Add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
Homework due Thursday, November 30
Lesson 4  Objective: Add fractions with sums between 1 and 2.
No math homework due on Friday December 1

Khan Academy Topic B: Making like units pictorially

SCIENCE
• Science fair inquiry process practice
Inquiry1: Pendulums

Independent Variables: weight of bob, length of pendulum, size of arc
Dependent Variable: period time it takes to make full swing
Inquiry 2: Boats
Independent Variables: Area (volume), shape
Dependent Variables: Capacity
• What makes a question a scientific inquiry?
• What make a scientific inquiry question a good question?

November’s Genre
-Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction
December’s Genre
-Classical Fiction

Class Sets
Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part One- The Industrial Meal: Food from Corn
Eight:  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Nine: My Fast Food Meal
Part Two- The Industrial Organic Meal
10: Big Organic
11: More Big Organic
Part Three- The Local Sustainable Meal: Food From Grass
12: Polyface Farm
13: Grass
14: The Animals

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
The Seventh Night:
1. Pascal’s Triangle Relates to triangular numbers
1
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
The Eighth Night:
1. Permutations and combinations
2. Factorials
3. Circle diagrams.
4. Use of number pyramid for solving problems such as teams of 3, 4, 5 etc
The Ninth Night:
1. Number sequences
• Cardinal
• Odd
• Prime
• Fibonnaci
• Triangular
• Exponents
• Factorial
2. Sum of fractions on a number line ( ½ + ¼ + 1/8 + 1/16 …never equalling 1)
The Tenth Night:
1. Hexagons
2. Fibonacci numbers ÷ them by their neighbours. Recurring decimals
3. 1.618 – the divine proportion
4. Platonic Solids
The Eleventh Night
1. The protagonist wants to do more than play with numbers, he wants to know what’s behind them i.e. the rule of the game. He has become a mathematician.
2. Proof
The Twelfth Night:
1. Famous mathematicians, history of mathematics
2. Pi Seventh Night
The Eighth Night
The Ninth Night
The Tenth Night
The Eleventh Night
The Twelfth Night

WRITING
The Lorax Return’s: Creating the Future I want to Live In
Five paragraphs, five sentences per paragraph minimum
Paragraph one: strong lead and thesis statement
Due Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday’s katakana quiz 2.2 (December 1)

Katakana Tested↓
アイウエオ　と　カキクケコ　(review: week one)
サシスセソ　と　タチツテト　(new: week two)

 カタカナ romaji カタカナ romaji i テ オ ト キ se ウ so ke タ ko tsu カ ス ku sa ア シ e chi