1.10 October 28-31, 2019


OMSI Field Trip:
Our December 6 OMSI field trip requires prepayment. Our cost is $20 for students and $15 for chaperones. Please pay in one of three ways; SchoolPay, a check made out to Winterhaven School, or by requesting a scholarship via email or just have your child let me know privately. Please pay by Thursday, October 31. I hope to send the payment to OMSI on Friday November 1.
Arigatougozaimasu! (ありがとございます!)

Important Dates
30: Visit from Japan on the Road (9:00-11:30)
01: No School: Teacher Planning Day (End of First Quarter)
25: No School- Conferences (schedule is in the main office)
26: No School- Conferences (schedule is in the main office)
27-29: No School- Thanksgiving Break
6: OMSI Field Trip: Cow eye dissection, Movie-National Parks, and featured exhibit TBA. Transportation by Tri-met, bring a sack lunch.
23: Winter Break Begins (December 21-January 5)
20: No School: MLK, Jr. Birthday celebrated (Born January 15, 1929)
27: No School: Teacher Planning Day (End of Second Quarter)
30: K-8 Science Fair: 5:00-7:00 p.m..

: Malala reflection: What can we learn from Malala?
Five paragraph composition
• prewriting- generating powerful writing topics
• reviewing our writing strategy
• writing our best idea first


The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
– By Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Table of Contents

The First Night: 
1. The importance of 1.
2. Fractions using 1
3. Creating all the whole numbers using only 1 (11×11=1 21)
4. Palindromes and other symmetrical patterns created (111×111=12321, 1111×1111=1234321).

Independent Reading:
Please bring a book from the Multnomah County Public Library, Winterhaven’s Library, home, borrow from a friend or sibling, or a book store.
November’s Genre
-Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction List from SPL
Native American History

Inquiry: Pendulums
• Load, Length, Momentum (potential energy)
Part one: Framing the investigation
Background Info, Question, and Hypothesis.
Creating several possible inquiries, choosing one, then
creating a hypothesis graph.
Part two: Designing the Investigation
-Materials list
Part three: Data and observations
-data table
Part four: Analysis and conclusion

Enrichment: Chemical Recycling (poly-styrene)
what is a polymer?

Up on Poppy Hill- Hayao Miyazaki 

• Numbers 1-99
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
• hiragana
あいうえお と かきくけこ  と がぎぐげご
さしすせそ と たちつてと と ざじずぜぞ と だぢづでど
なにぬねの と はひふへほ と ばびぶべぼ と ぱぴぷぺぽ
• Conversation- brief self-introduction
• Is it okay if I go wash my hands?
• Is it okay if I get a drink of water?
• My phone number is
• How do you say “pen” in Japanese
• How do you say “pen” in English?
• My phone number is …
• What is this?
• Where is?
• What time is it?
• What month is it?
Song: UE WO MUITE ARUKOU by Kyuu Sakamoto
What is? Where is?
Putting together various sentences to engage conversation.