2.4: December 11-15, 2017


kinkakuji, Kyoto







Counselors Questions:

What does “fair” mean?  How are the words “equal” and “equitable” different?

Important Dates
New Years Holiday, No School
15: Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Celebration, No School
17: Two Hour Late Opening
*25: Science Fair, 5:00-7:00
29: Teacher Planning Day, No School

*Science Fair Pacing Schedule Info Link
Science Fair 2017-18 Pacing Schedule PDF
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

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This week in….

Module 3Addition and Subtraction of Fractions


Topic C: Making Like Units Numerically
Lesson 9  Objective: Add fractions making like units numerically. Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 10  Objective: Add fractions with sums greater than 2. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 11  Objective: Subtract fractions making like units numerically. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 12  Objective: Subtract fractions greater than or equal to 1. No Math Homework due Friday

Khan Academy Topic C: Making like units Numerically


December’s Independent Reading Genre
-Classical Fiction

Class Sets

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens (December)

  • Stave One: Marley’s Ghost
  • Stave Two: The First of the Three Spirits
  • Stave Three: The Second of the Three Spirits
  • Stave Four: The Last of the Three Spirits
  • Stave Five: The End of It

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

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

Research: Biography of a Plant
(Choose a plant from our native garden or permaculture food forest)
Thesis statement:
1. Plant needs
2. Plant yields
3. Interesting facts or a story about your plant

• Regions
• States


Friday’s katakana quiz 2.4 (December 15)

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 (review: week two)
ナニヌネノ と ハヒフヘホ (review: week three)
マミムメモ ト ヤ ユ ヨ (new: week four)

Real Kana Practice
katakana_writing_practice_sheets pdf
Blank Paper for Writing Japanese pdf

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