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“In the U.S. we put more than seven times the amount of energy into growing, transporting, and storing food than we get out of the food itself.”

– Michael Pollan (from University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems)

Important Dates
November
25: No School- Conferences 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
26: No School- Conferences 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
27-29: No School- Thanksgiving Break
December
6: OMSI Field Trip: Cow eye dissection, Movie-National Parks, and featured exhibit TBA. Transportation by Tri-met, bring a sack lunch.
Approximate times: Depart 9:30, Return 2:30
23: Winter Break Begins (December 21-January 5)
January
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..

MATH
Topic G: Partial Quotients and Multi-Digit Decimal Division
Lesson 24 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by multiples of 10, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point and making connections to a written method.
Lesson 25 Objective:  Use basic facts to approximate decimal quotients with two-digit divisors, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point.
Lesson 26 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method.
Lesson 27 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point, and making connections to a written method.

Khan Academy: Topic G: Partial quotients and multi-digit decimal division

Math Algorithm: division by two digits

Humanities
Writing
:
Creative Writing:
The Lorax Returns
Create outline from our connection circles and whole class brainstorming sessions.
Focus on
-volume
-pace
-pronunciation
-pitch

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

The Ninth Night:
1. Number sequences
• Cardinal
• Odd
• Prime
• Fibonnaci
• Triangular
• Exponents
• Factorial
2. Sum of fractions on a number line ( ½ + ¼ + 1/8 + 1/16 …never equalling 1)
The Tenth Night:
1. Hexagons
2. Fibonacci numbers ÷ them by their neighbours. Recurring decimals
3. 1.618 – the divine proportion
4. Platonic Solids
The Eleventh Night
1. The protagonist wants to do more than play with numbers, he wants to know what’s behind them i.e. the rule of the game. He has become a mathematician.
2. Proof
The Twelfth Night:
1. Famous mathematicians, history of mathematics
2. Pi

• Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10
• How Corn Took Over America
• The Farm
• From Farm to Factory
• The Grain Elevator
• The Feedlot- Turning Corn into Meat
• Processed Food
• Fat From Corn
• The Omnivore’s Dilemma
• My Fast-Food Meal

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

Science
Our Solar System
• What does a day measure?
• What does a month measure?
• What does a year measure?
• Does every place on Earth receive the same amount of light in a year?
• How fast is the Earth moving?

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

Japanese
• Numbers 1-99
romaji (i•chi, ni, sa•n, yo•n, go, ro•ku, na•na, ha•chi, kyu•u, jyu•u)
kanji（一，二、三、四、五、六、七、八、九、十）
• hiragana
REVIEW
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
REVIEW
• 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.
NEW
Word processing in Japanese
Assignment #1 writing a dialogue in Hiragana and Romaji