4.1: April 1, 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!

Important Dates:
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
10: School PicNic
11: Big Chautauqua, 10:00-11:00


Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions 
• Lesson 30 & Lesson 31 :  Divide decimal dividends by non‐unit decimal divisors.
Khan Academy Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions
Topic H: Interpretation of numerical expressions
• Lesson 32
Objective:  Interpret and evaluate numerical expressions including the language of scaling and fraction division.
• Lesson 33 Objective:  Create story contexts for numerical expressions and tape diagrams, and solve word problems.
Khan Academy: Interpretation of numerical expression
Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area
Topic A: Concepts of Volume
• Lesson 1 Concepts of Volume
Khan Academy: Concepts of volume

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


Life Science Ecosystems
(We still need 12 more plastic bottles)
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 by Friday. Thank you!

Life Science: Ecosystems (interdependent systems)
• Lesson A (pre-unit): Systems Overview- components of an ecosystem
• Lesson B (pre unit): Is it living? Biotic and abiotic interaction
• Lesson 1: Phenomenon: developing a model of a system that includes a phenomenon.

Winterhaven Food Forest
• Botanists- Plant assignments given to garden team members of food forest or native garden. Focus: plant needs (light, heat, moisture, shade, ground cover and soil pH) for blueberries, huckleberries, salalberries, sword ferns, Oregon grape.

Getting to know your Atlas: Lessons 4-7
Reviewing Basic Skills:
– Location and Distance
– Reference and Thematic Maps
– Graphs and Special Maps

A Different Mirror for Young Readers
by Ronald Takaki
11. Japanese and “Money Trees”
12. Jews Are Pushed from Russia

April’s Genre
-Science Fiction

Socratic Seminar:
How do corporations profit from making their waste the customers responsibility? In what ways is our acceptance of this harmful?


Earth Day Poetry
• Where I am From stanza
• Poetry dedicated to a positive change maker
• Haiku and Tanka


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?