September 17 – 21

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:

https://99pledges.com/fund/2018pumapacer

  • Puma Pacer Volunteers/Spectators –  We’re expecting a great turnout this year.  Due to security, both volunteers and spectators are required to be approved through the county’s KeepNTrack system prior to the 21st if they wish to participate and/or cheer for their students. The Puma Pacer packet included a RSVP slip for volunteers and spectators.  We are asking that form be return for every adult planning on attending so that the Front Office can prepare badges prior to race day.  Attaching the packet for any parents who are asking for another copy.  Please remind parents of the RSVP and prior volunteer approval.  We want to ensure everyone is able to participant. Race schedules are being finalized and will be released next week.

Resources this week:
M – computer   T – media   W – pe   TH – art   F – Puma Pacer Please wear your Puma gear!

Curriculum Update:
ELA: We will continue reading informational text and determining the purpose of text features. We will ask why an author would place diagrams, maps, headings in certain spots and how they help the reader understand the topic better. Partners will be assigned a page from an informational book and will analyze the text and text features to present to the class.

Vocabulary will be the same as last week:
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: We are still working with area. We will look at rectangles with larger area and learn to use the distributive property to break the large rectangle into two smaller rectangles making it easier to determine the total area. Below is an example:

SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are learning about the five regions of the United States. We will compare and contrast each region’s climate, vegetation, natural resources, and landmarks. Our quiz will be open book.

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