September 3 – 7, 2018

Thank you to all who came out last Thursday for our Open House. If you were unable to attend, let me know if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint.

Spirit Days:
Wednesday – Show your Puma Pride!
Friday – Wear your favorite football team shirt or jersey.

Resources this week:
Tuesday: music
Wednesday: none (Hopefully we will have the laptop cart!)
Thursday: media
Friday: pe

Puma Pacer:
Friday, September 21… A packet was in the Thursday Folder last week. The schedule will follow soon.

Curriculum Update:
ELA: Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
We will continue using the strategy of visualizing text. Please reinforce this at home by reminding your child to visualize during their at home reading time. : )

I will also introduce how to respond to a text based question. Below is an example of how to refer directly to text to support your answer.

QUESTION: In the beginning of the story, “The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock”, what did Prewitt say or think about to show how he felt about his tail?

Written Response:  In the story, The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, Prewitt was very depressed and sad about how his tail looked. The text says, “Prewitt was not as proud as a peacock, for he had nothing at all to be proud of.” The author also wrote, “His was indeed a sad tail. And Prewitt was indeed a sad peacock.” This shows that Prewitt was sad because of his tail.

VOCABULARY:
floppy: soft and hanging down loosely
recall: remember
clatter: rattle noisily
disaster: event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering
celebration: happy event held to honor a special occasion
retrieve: bring or get something back

MATH: Multiplication and Area
Area is the amount of two-dimensional surface that is contained within a plane figure. We measure area in square units such as square inches or square centimeters.  Area or space can be tiled with unit squares without gaps or overlaps. We will discover that two shapes with the same area can look different. For example:

SOCIAL STUDIES: Geography
We will learn the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. We will realize a map is distorted because it is flat and cannot replicate the sphere shape of a globe.

We will also review basic map elements such as a compass rose, map key, map symbols, and a map scale.

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