2.8: January 13-17, 2019

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. waves with his children Yolanda and Martin Luther III from the Magic Skyway ride at the World’s Fair, New York, Aug. 12, 1964.

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 Ito of enTaiko
23-31: No School- Spring Break
8: No School- End of Third Quarter/Teacher Planning Day
18: MAC Attack
21: Earth Day (Fifth grade in-school presentation, times TBA)
1: State Testing Begins, Math, Language Arts, Science
Opt out information
17: Winterhaven PTSA Carnival, 5:00-8:00
23: Japanese Garden Field Trip, 10:00-12:30
24: Field Day
31: No School- Memorial Day
6: School PicNic
7: Big Chautauqua, 10:00-11:00

This Week in…

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Topic D: Further Applications

Lesson 15  Objective: Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.
Lesson 16 Objective: Explore part to whole relationships.Khan Academy Topic D:  Further applications
Khan Academy: Module Three Practice test

Probability Games with 2-dice

Quarterly district wide math assessment 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
degrees, minutes, and seconds

January’s Genre
Free choice chapter books

The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • Chapter 7: Every Chihuahua in America Lines Up to Take a Bite out of Byron
  • Chapter 8: The Ultra-Glide!
  • Chapter 9: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham- 1963
  • Chapter 10: Tangled Up in God’s Beard 4: Froze-Up Southern Folks

Socratic Seminar:
1. Rachel Carson”s Silent Spring excerpt
2. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech

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   貝 review
3.2:   気  休     月 犬 見 new

Lesson 16 – Families Part 1
The topic covered is one’s own and other’s families. Writing practice covers the hiragana: な、に、ぬ、ね、の、ん.