3.5: February 24-28, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES
March
02: Read Across America Dr. Seuss Day
04: K-5 Taiko with Kazuyo Sensei residency begins (3/4, 3/6, 3/9, 3/11, 3/13)
19: Variety Show, 6:30-8:00
23-27: No School: Spring Break
April
06: No School- End of Quarter Planning Day
17: Mac Attack (30 minute fun run for the arts)
22: Earth Day, Fifth Grade Earth Day Chautauqua
May
11-14: State Testing Language Arts (9:00-10:30)
18-21: State Testing Math (9:00-10:30)
Testing Info/Opt Out Form PDF
15: PTSA Carnival
22: Field of Fun Day
25: No School- Memorial Day
27: Japanese Garden Field Trip
28: Move Up Day (2:15)

This Week in…
MATH
Topic G: Division of fractions and decimal fractions 
Lesson 29 Objective:  Connect division by a unit fraction to division by 1 tenth and 1 hundredth.
Lesson 30 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by non‐unit decimal divisors.
Lesson 31 Objective:  Divide decimal dividends by non‐unit decimal divisors.
Khan Academy: 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

SCIENCE/ENGINEERING
How Solar Cells Work
Photovoltaic Systems
Solar Electricity Challenges
Wiring Practices:
• Simple circuits to motor
• Series circuit to motor
• Parallel circuit to motor
Measuring Volts, Amps, Watts V x A = W
Solar Altitude and Tilt angles
solarschoolhouse.org
Making a Simple Astrolabe

READING
February’s Independent Reading Genre
BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
• Coretta Scott King Book Awards, 1970- Present
• africanamericanhistorymonth.gov

Classroom Book Study:
A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki
Chapter 5: The Road to the Reservation
Chapter 6: Life in Slavery
Chapter 7: The Flight from Ireland

WRITING/SPEAKING

WRITING
Biography of a Positive Change Maker (Black History Month)
What significant change was made?
What obstacles were overcome? (How were those obstacles overcome?)
What habits of the Positive Change Maker led to her/his success?

HISTORY
We the People
What is a Constitutional Government?
Balance of Power- Branches of Government

日本語
Visiting Kyoto

yasaka no tou

Dialogue
A. これはペンですか。
B. はい、それはペンです。
A. それはほんですか。
B. いいえ、ほんでは ありません。
Age part 1

Review:
すうじ (numbers)
ごさい
さんじゅうさい
さんじゅうさんさい
ごじゅうろくさい
じゅういさい

五十五
八十二
四十七
十六
三十三
九十一

Age Part 2

Dialogue
A. これはペンですか。
B. はい、それはペンです。
A. それはほんですか。
B. いいえ、ほんでは ありません。