## 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

**Winter break begins**

16:

16:

**January**

1:New Years Holiday, No School

1:

**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 **→Info Link↵**

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

**This week in…**

**MATH**

Module 3:Addition 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?

**READING
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

Five paragraphs, five sentences per paragraph minimum

Paragraph one: strong lead and thesis statement

**日本語**

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)

Real Kana Practice

katakana_writing_practice_sheets pdf

Blank Paper for Writing Japanese pdf

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 |