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3.8: March 16-31, 2020

Parkour in the living room

Hello fifth graders, I cant wait to catch-up with you all either remotely or when we return to school at the end of next month. I’m sure you all have a lot to share and I know how creative you are and am sure you are finding fun things to do while staying safe. I will be receiving information from our district about a possible learning plan next week, hopefully on Monday. I will add updates to this page as soon as I hear anything.

RECOMMENDED NOT REQUIRED
Remote self-directed learning plan and daily schedule put together by Mr. Thompson. Updated March 27, 2020.

Updates from Portland Public Schools

Weekly schedule for Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3

READING
Optional: Make a cup of tea and listen to KMHD Jazz quietly (background music)
1. Independent Reading: Topic- Women in history, accomplishments, and authors.
2. Reading for learning and comprehension on NewsELA Read one article, either assigned by me or one selected by you and answer the four questions that follow.
3. Different Mirror (page 153, Banned by Law) (15 minutes)
4. Out of My Mind (page 71, chapter 9) (15 minutes)

MATH
Module 5Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

Zearn Math: One lesson per day, lesson 7 for Monday, lesson 8 for Tuesday… Please do not work ahead on Zearn, go to Khan when finished and work at your own pace, go ahead if you wish.
Topic B: Volume and the Operations of Multiplication and Addition
Lesson 7 Objective:  Solve word problems involving the volume of rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths.
Lesson 8 Objective:  Apply concepts and formulas of volume to design a sculpture using rectangular prisms within given parameters.
Lesson 9 Objective:  Apply concepts and formulas of volume to design a sculpture using rectangular prisms within given parameters.

Khan Academy: Volume and the operations of multiplication and addition (Khan can be used to in addition to Zearn for reinforcement of grade level concepts, students are welcome to work ahead on Khan.


Topic C: Area of Rectangular Figures with Fractional Side Lengths 
Lesson 10 Objective:  Find the area of rectangles with whole-by-mixed and whole-by-fractional number side lengths by tiling, record by drawing, and relate to fraction multiplication. 
Lesson 11 Objective:  Find the area of rectangles with mixed-by-mixed and fraction-by-fraction side lengths by tiling, record by drawing, and relate to fraction multiplication.
Khan Academy: Area of rectangular figures with fractional side lengths

READING
1. Independent Reading: Topic- Women in history, accomplishments, and authors. NewsELA (30 minutes daily)
2. Different Mirror (page 153, Banned by Law) (15 minutes)
3. Out of My Mind (page 71, chapter 9) (15 minutes)
WRITING
1. Continue working on 2045 creative writing assignment, 25 years into the future stories. (15 minutes)
2. Poetry- Start a poetry book including a variety of poetry genres; rhyming, free verse, limericks, narrative poems, concrete poems, humorous poems, haiku, haibun (set of five haiku sharing a common theme like winter, birds, flowers, friendship… (optional project)
JAPANESE
duolingo (Log in with google) (15 minutes)
SCIENCE
1. Permaculture- (This is an optional project, the plan you create can come to action in one of our school gardens)
Permaculture Principles– Toby Hemenway
Three Sisters Guild– Toby Hemenway
Research Project & Action Plan:
After reading the articles and doing a little research…
-Design a garden incorporating permaculture principles, include companion planting, make sure plants serve multiple functions, and that your plan regenerates the earth/soil. Make sure your plan/garden includes dimensions and fully explains how your garden will function as a community. Integrate don’t segregate! Diversity is a sign of resilience
2. Ecology
Please bring in two identical plastic two-liter containers for our Ecology Unit when we return to school.

We will be building a fully functioning ecosystem in a bottle with a biosphere: atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

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