2.4: November 26-30, 2018

Important Dates:

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.. changed to 1/31

The Japanese Garden Field Trip will be in May, waiting on specific date.


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This week in…

MATH
Topic G: Partial Quotients and Multi-Digit Decimal Division
Lesson 26 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method.
Lesson 27 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method.
-Khan Academy: Topic G: Partial quotients and multi-digit decimal division
-Zearn Math Lessons 26-27

Topic H: Measurement Word Problems with Multi-Digit Division
Lesson 28 Objective:  Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.
Lesson 29 Objective:  Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.
-Khan Academy: Unit 3: Fractions
-Zearn Math Lessons 28-29

Khan Academy: Module Two Practice Test


READING

• Independent Reading:
November’s Genre
-Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction List from SPL

• Whole Classroom Reading

Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers Edition

Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10

  • How Corn Took Over America
  • The Farm
  • From Farm to Factory
  • The Grain Elevator
  • The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
  • Processed Food
  • Fat From Corn
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • My Fast-Food Meal

 

• Socratic Seminar- Do Nothing Farming -Masanobu Fukuoka


 

 

 

 

Plant Biography part one
• My personal connection to my plant

Outline
Introduction-
Personal Connection (why I chose this plant), lead, thesis statement
Paragraph One:
Plant Needs
Paragraph Two:
Plant Yields
Paragraph Three:
Interesting facts you should know 
Conclusion:
Call to action


Science Fair Pacing Schedule

Science fair timeline/pacing schedule for 2018-2019

Look at and seek to understand the “big picture” before you begin.
Please use apps4pps, this will allow us to work on our science fair projects at school as well as at home.
*Remember that we went through this process with our black soldier fly larvae inquiries.

Part 1: Framing the Investigation
Due on or before December 7, 2018

Journal/Notebook-
Set up your journal or notebook in preparation to record observations throughout all parts of the project.  Journals should include; written descriptions, labeled sketches, data tables and graphs, questions, ideas, and problems. Use it for your rough draft of all parts. Use your journal daily!
A. Background Information
What do you already know about your topic? Why did you choose your question? Where did you get the idea? What real world application does it have? What science did you learn about your project/topic through research? Conduct research from a variety of sources (i.e. experts, research articles, web pages, books). Sources must be cited i.e. (according to …).
B. Question
Your inquiry question must have a independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis). note: the independent variable is the variable you change in the experiment while the dependent variable is the corresponding measurement.
C. Hypothesis and Hypothesis Graph
This is your “educated”, predicted outcome of the inquiry.  Graph your expected outcome then explain your thinking and reasoning in detail. Don’t forget the independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis).


Science Inquiry
the process: design, investigate, data, reflect
• Boats
• Pendulums

ECOLOGY
Permaculture Ethics and Principles
• Native Forest Garden
• Food Forest Garden

Do nothing farming– Masanobu Fukuoka
1. no need to plow
2. no need to apply fertilizer
3. no need to make compost
4. no need to use insecticide
Food Mandala- Masanobu Fukuoka

GardensTopic: Decomposers

Bacteria and Fungi working as one


Japanese
• Numbers 1-99 continued
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u) review
kanji(一,二、三、四、五、六、七、八、九、十)new

• kaiwa:
Introductions and greetings (review)
Asking names (review)
Apologizing (review)
Numbers to 999 (review)
School and Grade (review)
Do you understand? (review)
Age and numbers 1 ~ 99 (review)
Age, and school and work affiliations (review)
Asking about and identifying objects (review)

Irasshai Lesson 12 – Describing

This is Japanese I, Lesson 12 of the Irasshai series. The topics covered are colors and other identifications of objects. Writing practice covers the hiragana: た、ち、つ、て、と.

• katakana
Friday’s Quiz 2-4

ア イ ウ エ オ
カ キ ク ケ コ
サ シ ス セ ソ
タ チ ツ テ ト
ナ ニ ヌ ネ ノ
ハ ヒ フ ヘ ホ
バ   ビ    ブ   ベ   ボ
パ   ピ    プ   ペ   ポ
マ   ミ   ム    メ   モ
ヤ       ユ         ヨ
ラ   リ   ウ    レ    ロ