## Reminders

• Please remind your child to complete his/her Think Through Math homework. The students should be completing 90 minutes of Think Through Math each week. The fulfillment of this requirement will be reflected as a separate assignment in math ("% completed" grade).

• Nurse Carol and her nursing team will be completing the scoliosis examination on 5th grade students on Wednesday, February 17. If your 5th grader is a female, please be sure to have your daughter wear a bra, sports bra, or a swimsuit top on that date. She will also need to bring a hair tie so that she can put her hair up in order for the nurse to see her back?

## A message from Mrs. Ramos….

With the Valentine’s Day parties coming up, please note a procedure we started last year at Wells. If you have more than one child at Wells, and you choose to attend one of our class parties during the year, Wells students are not allowed to attend the parties of their siblings. If you want to take your child home after their party, please feel free to do so. Just sign out in the front office. However, if you sign that child out, he or she may not attend the parties later in the day in other grade levels. These students have already had their party, and the classrooms are already crowded with parents. As always, if you have a younger sibling who does not attend Wells yet, he or she is welcome at our parties. Please direct any further questions to Mrs. Ramos at Stefanie.Ramos@pisd.edu.

## Curriculum This Week

"Catch of the Day"

Identify character traits and motivation

Identify how a character changes from beginning to end

Math:

• Solve algebraic equations

• Write equations based on word problems

• Identify/plot ordered pairs in a quadrant
• Graph additive and multiplicative patterns

• Science:
• Explore the processes that led to the formation of fossil fuels
• Identify alternative energy sources (ie. wind, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, biofuels

Science test – Wednesday, February 18 over fossil fuels and alternative energy. Study tip: make vocabulary cards at home to review terms.

Social Studies:

• Compare the motives of each side in the American Revolution

## What's on the Calendar?

February

12 Valentine's Party 12:30 - 1:30

15 No School for Students (Professional Development Day)

17 Scoliosis exam (in nurses office for all 5th graders)

18 Multi-cultural Night (6:00 - 7:30)

23 Practice Math STAAR

March

1 Picture Day (class picture and spring picture)

3 Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

4 Spirit Assembly 8:00 a.m.

7-11 SPRING BREAK

18 End of 3rd nine-weeks

24 Report Cards

25 NO SCHOOL (spring holiday)

29 Math STAAR

April

11-15 Spring Book Fair

21 Progress Reports

May

9 Math STAAR Retest

11 Science STAAR

19 Haggard Field Trip (tour of school)

12-26 MAP Testing

27 No School (Teacher Work Day) (or a snow make-up day)

30 No School (Memorial Day)

June

2 Class Party (9:30 - 10:30)