1.3: September 10-14, 2018

Important Dates
September
13: Picture Day
October
12: No School- Teacher Inservice Day
25: Bull Run Watershed Field Trip
29: No School- End of First Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
November
15: OMSI Field Trip
19: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
20: No School- Conferences, 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
21-23: No School- Thanksgiving Break
December
17-January 1: No School- Winter Break
January
21: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22: No School- End of Second Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
24: Science Fair, 5:00 p.m..


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This week in…
MATH
Topic C: Place value and rounding decimal fractions

Lesson 8: Objective:  Round a given decimal to any place using place value understanding and the vertical number line.
Homework due Tuesday
Topic D: Adding and subtracting decimals 
Lesson 9: Objective:  Add decimals using place value strategies and relate those strategies to a written method. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 10Objective:  Subtract decimals using place value strategies and relate those strategies to a written method.
Homework due Thursday

Khan Academy: Topic D: Adding and subtracting decimals

Topic E: Multiplying decimals

Lesson 11Objective:  Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, relate to a written method through application of the area model and place value understanding, and explain the reasoning used. No math homework due Friday
Lesson 12: Objective:  Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point.

Humanities
Writing
: Autobiography (Personal Narrative)
This is a four week project.
Memoir-
-share stories we heard from others and unusual experiences we may have had.
-What’s worth writing about?
-What makes a story interesting? (readers perspective)
BRAINSTORMING, PREWRITING, AND PLANNING
• Brainstorm ideas
• Discover what to write about
• Explore your topic
• Discover material
• Identify your audience and purpose
• Organize information
• Develop a plan or outline of a Memoir Essay

Your memoir will be a personal narrative that includes a reflective element focusing on one major motif and theme. Our outline will comprise of five parts.
1. Introduction: Includes lead or hook, the topic/idea you are writing about and your thesis statement.
2-4. This includes the events you chose to write about, often in chronological order.
5. conclusion
Part 1: Introduction (one paragraph)
1. The Hook – Start your essay with a statement about the story that grabs your reader’s
attention. You may want it to be a little vague to get the reader curious like, “It was all going
downhill, and I couldn’t stop it.” Or you may want to dive in with dialogue. Your hook shou
not be a rhetorical question; the best hooks don’t ask questions. Ex: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” ~Dickens
Mentor text: Through My Eyes -Ruby Bridges
Reading:
Whole Class:
I Am Malala
By Yousafzai Malala
Part One. Before the TalibanIndividual Independent Reading:
Biography or Autobiography of your choice


Science
Lenses- microscopes and telescopes
Micro-worlds: vinegar eels and volvox observations (written description, labeled sketches)

Permaculture: Vermi-composting
Black Soldier Fly Larvae Inquiries part 1: Framing the investigation
1. question
2. hypothesis, with graph of dependent and independent variable
3. Background information- purpose of investigation (what problem in the world today does it solve?), previous knowledge
Systems Thinking- Aquaponics and Permaculture


Japanese
• Numbers 1-99
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
kanji(一,二、三、四、五、六、七、八、九、十)
• hiragana
あいうえお と かきくけこ review a and k
さしすせそ ざじずぜぞ たちつてと だぢづでど new s z t d

Friday’s hiragana QUIZ 2: