3.9: March 18-22, 2019

  • Please help us in the garden by donating a plant or two for our food forest. Just bring it to school and we will plant it in the garden immediately. Here are a few suggestions that would make a big impact; blueberries, huckleberries, salal, sword ferns, and Oregon grape. Thank you!
  • Portland Nursery , Boskey Dell Natives (great place to explore), or your favorite local garden spot. We are ready to plant anytime!
Pruning the peach tree

Important Dates:
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 Run
Sponsor forms returned to teacher by Monday, April 15
Sponsor Forms returned to teacher by Wednesday, May 1
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

Constructing a system


Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions 
• Lesson 27 Objective:  Solve problems involving fraction division.
• Lesson 28 Objective:  Write equations and word problems corresponding to tape and number line diagrams.
• Lesson 29 Objective:  Connect division by a unit fraction to division by 1 tenth and 1 hundredth.
• Lesson 30 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by non‐unit decimal divisors.

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!

Getting to know your Atlas:
– Reference Skills
– Glossary and Index
Reviewing Basic Skills:
– Location and Distance
– Reference and Thematic Maps
– Graphs and Special Maps

A Different Mirror for Young Readers
by Ronald Takaki
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

Our Best paragraphs will be read aloud. Final drafts will be printed and handed in on Thursday.


漢字 1-80
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:           review

Dialogue Quiz


Lesson 1: I am Anna
Lesson 2: What is this?