2.7: January 7-11, 2019

あけまして おめでとう 二〇一九!

Important Dates:
21: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22: No School- End of Second Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
31: K-8 Science Fair- 5-7 p.m.
18: No School- President’s Day
11,13,18,20: Taiko with Kazuyo of enTaiko
23-31: No School- Spring Break
8: No School- Teacher Planning Day
18: MAC Attack
21: Earth Day (Fifth grade in-school presentation, times TBA)
1: State Testing Begins, Math, Language Arts, Science
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23: Japanese Garden Field Trip, 10:00-12:30

This Week in…

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Topic C: Making Like Units Numerically

Lesson 11  Objective: Subtract fractions making like units numerically.
Lesson 12  Objective: Subtract fractions greater than or equal to 1.

Khan Academy Topic C: Making like units numerically

Topic D: Further Applications

Lesson 13  Objective: Use fraction benchmark numbers to assess reasonableness of addition and subtraction equations
Lesson 14  Objective:  Strategize to solve multi-term problems.

Khan Academy Topic D:  Further applications
Khan Academy: Module Three Practice test


Science Fair Pacing Schedule
Science Buddies Link

Fifth Grade Science Fair Page

• Science fair timeline/pacing schedule for 2018-2019
• 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 4: Analyzing and Interpreting
due on or before Friday, January 18, 2019 

Analysis and Conclusion:

A: Analysis
This includes your interpretation of the data displayed in your tables and graphs,  a written explanation of what your data shows.  What story does your graph tell? What patterns did you see?

B: Conclusion include a graph that shows data from both your hypothesis as well as the actual  yourExplain whether or not the hypothesis is supported by your analysis. Display a graph that shows both your hypothesis and actual data, a combination of your hypothesis graph and your data graph. Compare and contrast your hypothesis with your actual data. Consult your journal for any discoveries and difficulties you encountered along the way and report it here.  What questions were raised during your investigation or after during reflection time that you would you like to explore? 

• Conclusion- Compare you hypothesis graph to your actual data graph. What were you surprised by? Why?  How were your two graphs similar? How were they different?
• Kaizen- what improvements would I make if I were to do this inquiry again?
• What new questions did I come up with?

Five Themes of Geography
Focus: Location
Google Earth- Coordinates on a virtual globe:
-Absolute Location and Cardinal Directions

January’s Genre
Free choice chapter books

The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Chapter 4: Froze-Up Southern Folks
  • Chapter 5: Nazi Parachutes Attack America
  • Chapter 6: Swedish Cremes and Welfare Cheese
  • Chapter 7: Every Chihuahua in America Lines Up to Take a Bite out of Byron 1:  And You Wonder Why We Get Called the Weird Watsons
  • Chapter 2: Give My Regards to Clark, Poindexter
  • Chapter 3: The World’s Greatest Dinosaur War Ever

Socratic Seminar:
1. Rachel Carson”s Silent Spring excerpt
2. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

Topic: Biography of a positive change maker
Focus: people and planet (civil rights leaders and environmentalists)
Discussion and examples of positive change makers; Martin Luther King Jr. and Rachel Carson

• Reading poetry to an audience- adjusting volume, pitch, and pace

漢字 1-10
3.1:   右  円 王 音 下   
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.