2.7: January 6-10, 2020

Happy New Year 2020!

20: No School: MLK, Jr. Birthday celebrated (Born January 15, 1929)
21: Science Fair Judging begins (January 21-23)
27: No School: Teacher Planning Day (End of Second Quarter)
30: K-8 Science Fair: 5:00-7:00 p.m..

Japanese Garden Field Trip: May 27, 2020, parent drivers wanted. Depart Winterhaven at 10:30 return to Winterhaven at 1:30.

This week in …

Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions 

Topic A: Line plots of fraction measurements
Lesson 1 Objective:  Measure and compare pencil lengths to the nearest 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 of an inch and analyze the data through line plots.
Khan Academy: Line plots of fraction measurements

Topic B: Fractions as division
Lesson 2 Objective: Interpret a fraction as division.
Lesson 3 Objective: Interpret a fraction as division.
Lesson 4 Objective:  Use tape diagrams to model fractions as division.
Lesson 5 Objective:  Solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers.
Khan Academy:  Fractions as division


January’s Genre for Independent Reading
– Fairy Tales (recommended)
– Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books practice questions

The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis 

  • Chapter 1:  And You Wonder Why We Get Called the Weird Watsons
  • Chapter 2: Give My Regards to Clark, Poindexter
  • Chapter 3: The World’s Greatest Dinosaur War Ever
  • Chapter 4: Froze-Up Southern Folks

Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part 2: The Industrial Organic Meal – Chapters 10-11
Big Organic
More Big Organic


Sharing our stories: The Lorax Returns
-Reading with volume, pace, pitch, and pathos

Research: Biography of a plant
needs, yields, and interesting facts
Some Interesting Plants
*Bring your Multnomah county library card or put your unername and password on the password page of google docs.

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Unit One: What Are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System?
Unit Two: How Did the Framers Create the Constitution?
Unit Three: How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence?
Unit Four: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices?
Unit Five: What Rights Does the Bill of Rights Protect?
Unit Six: What Challenges Might Face American Constitutional Democracy in the Twenty-first Century?

Science Fair Timeline
Part 3: Collecting and Presenting Data
Due on or before Friday, January 10, 2020
Conduct Experiment
A. Record Data and Observations– 
Record written observations, labeled sketches, and record data in your science fair journal as you conduct your experiment. In order to provide more reliable data, your experiment should be repeated several times.
B. Create a data table that is titled and clearly labeled. It is a good idea to do a rough draft in your science journal before making a final draft.
C. Using the organized data from your table create a graph. You can use the graphing tool on our web site (Graph It!), or a software program such as excel (advanced) to construct a graph. Clearly label both variables and title your graph.

Part 4: Analyzing and Interpreting
due on or before Friday, January 17, 2020
Analysis and Conclusion:

A: Analysis
This includes your interpretation of the data displayed in your tables and graphs,  a written explanation of what your data shows.  What story does your graph tell? What patterns did you see?
B: Conclusion
 Explain whether or not the hypothesis is supported by your analysis. Display a graph that shows both your hypothesis and actual data, a combination of your hypothesis graph and your data graph. Compare and contrast your hypothesis with your actual data. Consult your journal for any discoveries and difficulties you encountered along the way and report it here.  What questions were raised during your investigation or after during reflection time that you would you like to explore? 

• Conclusion- Compare you hypothesis graph to your actual data graph. What were you surprised by? Why?  How were your two graphs similar? How were they different?
• Kaizen- what improvements would I make if I were to do this inquiry again?
• What new questions did I come up with?

Part 5 due on or before Tuesday, January 21, 2020
ATTENTION: This date has changed, moved up a week after judging schedule was announced.

Putting it all together…Display board completed and turned in for judging.
Display Board Directions This is only a guide, your boards will be designed differently as discussed multiple times in class. We will draw a rough sketch in class of suggested outline.

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGING Tuesday, January 21 through Thursday, January 23 (Subject to change based on availability of judges.)

SCIENCE FAIR Thursday, January 30, 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m.