## 3.1: January 30- February 2, 2018

Counselor’s question of the week:

What makes talking about race and racism uncomfortable?  What can we do to continue those conversations and push through?  How can we encourage our kids to do this work also?

Important Dates:
February
19:
Presidents Day, No School
21:
Two Hour Late Opening
March
02:
Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America Day
21:
Two Hour Late Opening
26-30:
Spring Break

Battle of the Books Schedule:
ROUND ROBIN

**This is not an elimination round.  The more points your team gets in this round robin will determine your place in the next round. All elementary battles take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

Monday Feb 5: The Book SSSSnAtchers  vs  The Winnie Poohs
Tuesday Feb 6:  Meat Miners  vs  Crazy Roses
Wednesday Feb 7:  Readicorns  vs  Brainless Hobos
Thursday Feb 8:  Blue Baboons  vs  The Talking Turtle Tacos
Monday Feb 12: The Book Pandas  vs  Bro Tatos
Tuesday Feb 13: The Hillbilly Bananas  vs  The Reading Robins
Wednesday Feb 14: Nuclear Fireballs  vs  Magnificent Moustaches

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THIS WEEK IN …
MATH

Topic E: Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction

Lesson 13 Objective:  Multiply unit fractions by unit fractions. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 14 Objective:  Multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 15 Objective:  Multiply non-unit fractions by non-unit fractions. No Math Homework due Friday
Lesson 16 Objective:  Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction-by-fraction multiplication.

Khan Academy: Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction

February’s Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Focus: Black History

-Book Study
Genre: Non-Fiction History
A Different Mirror for Young Readers
by Ronald Takaki

1. Introduction: My Story, Our Story
2. Why a Different Mirror?
3. Removing the “Savages”
4. The Hidden Origins of Slavery

-Socratic Seminar
Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. Continued
Emile (On Education) by John-Jacques Rousseau

WRITING
Topic:  Imaginative- 25 years into the future (solutions oriented, positive future, the world you want to live in)
Warm up: Looking 25 years to the past
Inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Spaceship Earth

Introduction- Strong lead, setting, thesis statement

SCIENCE
Topic: Earth, Moon and Stars
-Scale model of solar system
-How our solar system operates, movement and gravity.

にほんご　日本語：

かいわ
yasashi nihongo
LESSON 1：watashi wa Anna desu.
LESSON 2: kore wa nandesuka.