2.6: December 10-14, 2018


Important Dates:

11: Science Fair Night, 6:30-7:30 pm in the school auditorium Science Fair Information Page
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.. changed to 1/31

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

This week in…

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Topic B: Making Like Units Pictorially
Lesson 5  Objective: Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions. Homework due Tuesday
Lesson 6  Objective: Subtract fractions from numbers between 1 and 2. Homework due Wednesday
Lesson 7  Objective: Solve two-step word problems. Homework due Thursday

Khan Academy Topic B: Making like units pictorially

Topic C: Making Like Units Numerically
Lesson 8  Objective: Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.

Khan Academy Topic C: Making like units numerically


• Independent Reading:
December’s Genre
-Classical Fiction
Some Ideas

• Whole Classroom Reading

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


Plant Biography 

Focus: Topic sentence with supporting details
• Personal Connection (why I chose this plant)
• lead or hook
• thesis statement
Paragraph One:
• Plant Needs: propagation, plant community, soil profile
Paragraph Two:
• Plant Yields: human uses, animal uses, earth/soil impact
Paragraph Three:
• Interesting facts you should know 
• Call to action: Why this plant should be understood and planted.

Science Fair Pacing Schedule
Science Buddies Link

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 2: Designing the Investigation
Due on or before Friday, December 14, 2018
Materials List and Procedure-
A. Materials List
List of all materials (ingredients) needed to conduct your experiment
B. Procedures
A complete step by step numbered list explaining how you used your materials while conducting your experiment.
Go to the inquiry portal for guidance on this part or any part of the science fair project. Include a step by step list of the procedure you followed in your experiment. Write this section so that someone who doesn’t know anything about your project can follow what you did. Explain as though your audience is intelligent, but uninformed. Using diagrams along with your explanation of the procedure is a good idea.

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
Observe thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly.

• Numbers 1-99 continued
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u) review

• 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)
Describing (review)

Lesson 14 – Asking a Favor
The topics covered are asking for favors and saying good-bye. The cultural topic is Japanese school life. Reading practice covers the hiragana: small つ.

• katakana
Friday’s Quiz 2-6

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

Nagano, Japan