2.5: December 9-13, 2019

21: 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..


Module 3Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Topic B: Making Like Units Pictorially
Lesson 7  Objective: Solve two-step word problems.

Khan Academy Topic B: Making like units pictorially

Topic C: Making Like Units Numerically
Lesson 8  Objective: Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.
Lesson 9  Objective: Add fractions making like units numerically.
Lesson 10  Objective: Add fractions with sums greater than 2.Lesson

Khan Academy Topic C: Making like units numerically


2-D Daruma New Year’s Art Project


Part 1: Framing the Investigation
Due on or before December 13, 2019

Set up your journal or notebook in preparation to record observations throughout all parts of the project.  Journals should include; written descriptions, labeled sketches, data tables and graphs, questions, ideas, and problems. Use it for your rough draft of all parts. Use your journal daily!
A. Background Information
What do you already know about your topic?Why did you choose your question? Where did you get the idea? What real world application does it have? What science did you learn about your project/topic through research?Conduct research from a variety of sources (i.e. experts, research articles, web pages, books). Sources must be cited i.e. (according to …).
B. Question
Your inquiry question must have a independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis). note:the independent variable is the variable you change in the experiment while the dependent variable is the corresponding measurement.
C. Hypothesis and Hypothesis Graph
This is your “educated”, predicted outcome of the inquiry.  Graph your expected outcome then explain your thinking and reasoning in detail. Don’t forget the independent variable (x-axis) and the dependent variable (y-axis).

Magnetism Small Group Inquiries (learning by discovery)


Nonfiction (Ecology)
Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers Edition 

  • Part 1: The Industrial Meal: Food From Corn- Chapters 1-10
    • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
    • My Fast-Food Meal
  • Part 2: The Industrial Organic Meal – Chapters 10-11
    • Big Organic
    • More Big Organic

Classical Fiction
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens (December)

Stave Two: The First of the Three Spirits
Stave Three: The Second of the Three Spirits

Writing: The Lorax Returns
• Refine lead, thesis statement, and topic sentences.
• Revise three body paragraphs

Word Skills/Reading Skills
Etymology: Greek and Latin roots, homophones
Socratic Seminar: Do nothing farming