1.4: September 17-21, 20018

Important Dates
03: Oregon Battle of the Books Kick-off Meeting – 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm
12: No School- Teacher Inservice Day
25: Bull Run Watershed Field Trip
29: No School- End of First Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
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
17-January 1: No School- Winter Break
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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Topic E: Multiplying decimals
Lesson 12: Objective:  Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point. Homework due Tuesday
Khan Academy: Topic E: Multiplying decimals
Topic F: Dividing decimals
Lesson 13: Objective:  Divide decimals by single-digit whole numbers involving easily identifiable multiples using place value understanding and relate to a written method. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 14: Objective:  Divide decimals with a remainder using place value understanding and relate to a written method. Homework due Thursday
Lesson 15Objective:  Divide decimals using place value understanding, including remainders in the smallest unit. Homework due Friday
Lesson 16: Objective:  Solve word problems using decimal operations.

Khan Academy: Topic F: Dividing decimals

: Autobiography (Personal Narrative)
This is a four week project.
• 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
2. The Body Paragraphs
– branching off from the thesis statement (3 topics that form your story)
Whole Class:
I Am Malala
By Yousafzai Malala
Part Two. A Shadow over our Valley
6. Radio Mullah
7. The Taliban in Swat
8. No One is Safe
9. Candy from the Sky
10. 2008: What Terrorism Feels Like
Independent Reading:
September’s Genre- Biography or Autobiography

Permaculture: Vermi-composting with BSFL’s
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
Part 3: Materials List and Procedures
Part 4: Data and
Systems Thinking- Aquaponics and Permaculture

• Numbers 1-99 continued
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
• kaiwa:
Introductions and greetings (review)
Asking names (review)
Apologizing (new)

• 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 s z t d
なにぬねの はひふへほ ばびぶべぼ ぱぴぷぺぽ n h b p

Friday’s hiragana QUIZ 1.3: