3.8: March 11-15, 2019


Important Dates:
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
22: Earth Day (Fifth grade in-school presentation, time 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
Drivers needed
24: Field Day
27: No School- Memorial Day
6: School PicNic
7: Big Chautauqua, 10:00-11:00


Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions 
Topic F:  Multiplication with fractions and decimals as scaling and word problems
Lesson 23 Objective: Compare the size of the product to the size of the factors.
Lesson 24 Objective:  Solve word problems using fraction and decimal multiplication.

Khan Academy Topic F: Multiplication with fractions and decimals as scaling and word problems

Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions  
Lesson 25 Objective:  Divide a whole number by a unit fraction.
Lesson 26 Objective:  Divide a unit fraction by a whole number.
Lesson 27 Objective:  Solve problems involving fraction division.

Khan Academy Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions

Enrichment: All four operations with fractions and decimal fractions
• Math 24

Exploring ecosystems (interdependent systems)
• Creating Connection Circles to define ecosystems and understand systems working interdependently.
• Botanists- Plant assignments given to garden team members of food forest or native garden. Focus plant needs and yields. Bring clippers if you can for pruning.

Life Science Ecosystems
I wanted to give you a heads-up that students will be making “ecosystems in a bottle” for Lesson 3 in the unit. In order for this lesson to be successful, students need to bring in empty and clean 1, 1.5, or 2-liter clear plastic bottles, with lids. Each student pair will need two bottles of the same size.
Please bring in your bottle or bottles before Spring Break. Thank you!

A Different Mirror for Young Readers
by Ronald Takaki
9. From China to Gold Mountain
10. Dealing with the Indians
11. Japanese and “Money Trees”
12. Jews Are Pushed from Russia

Independent Reading
March’s Topic: Nonfiction informational
Recommended Book topics:
History: Women’s History, Black History, Native American History
Science: Planets, Plants, Energy, Ecology
Geography: Japan, USA

Socratic Seminar
The Real Irish-American Story


Biography of a positive change maker
focus: Black History Month
Biography Outline (optional)
• influences and experiences
• message and plan
• legacy, continuation of the message so that it lives on


漢字 1-80 Quiz on Friday, March 15
3.1:   右  円 王 音 下   貝 review
3.2:   気  休     月 犬 見 review
3.3: 五 口  左  三 山  子 四 糸 review
3.4:          上 森  review
3.5:    生   夕     review  
3.6:  先  早 草 足 村      review
3.7:           年  八  review
3.8:           六 new