September 10 – 14

Interim grades will be posted on Wednesday, September 12. A report card envelope will be sent home.  Please sign it and return to acknowledge you have viewed HAC. If you would like a hard copy, please email me or write a note in the planner.

Please consider helping us purchase Scholastic News. It is a wonderful informational text resource for us. A form was in last week’s Thursday Folder. The cost for the year is $6.33. It can be paid in cash or a check made out to Picolata Crossing Elementary. Thank you so much for your support with this!

The 2nd Annual Puma Pacer is Friday, September 21. PTA has requested pledges no later than Thursday, September 20. The online link for pledges is:

Resources this week:
M – music   T – no resource   W – media   TH – PE   F – art

Friday’s Theme: Crazy sock day!

Curriculum Update:

ELA: We will be learning how to read informational text this week. Reading articles and informational text is much different than reading fiction. We will notice how authors organize the text and how they include many types of text features to help the reader understand the content. It is important to understand the purpose of each text feature and why the author decided to include it.

customary: usual or normal or happening regularly
energize: give energy or strength
appetizing: tasty or good to eat
plain: without anything added, without decoration, can also mean a large area of flat land
differ: is different
refreshing: something that makes you feel fresh and strong again

MATH: At home, please help your child begin to memorize skip counting by 3 and 4.
3 – 6 – 9 – 12 – 15 – 18 – 21 – 24 – 27 – 30
4 – 8 – 12 – 16 – 20 – 24 – 28 – 32 – 36 – 40

We continue our area unit. We will draw rows and columns to determine the area of a rectangle given an incomplete array like the examples below.

SOCIAL STUDIES: A study guide will come home on Monday for our geography / map skills test on Wednesday. The test will cover basic map skills (a review from second grade) and types of maps. Students will need to be able to locate the 5 oceans on a world map.

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