## Pencils and Erasers Needed!

We are quickly going through our stock of pencils and erasers! We would greatly appreciate any donations of the regular non-mechanical pencils and erasers! Thank you!

## Homework

Spelling - There is no spelling homework and test this week.

Reading Homework - Due Wednesday, Jan 20th

Read the article “The Great State of Texas”. Then post 2 issues that Texas had that made the United States not want to annex Texas.

Math homework - Due Thursday, Jan. 21st

## Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:

Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015

Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015

Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015

Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015

## Students of the Week

Miss. Burke's Class

Jamar

Ms. Hill's Class

Genesis

Mrs. Miller's Class

Chaithanya P.

Ms. Murugesan's Class

Vidhur

Mrs. Sewell's Class

McKena

## January Book IT Reading Calendar

We distributed the January Book-It tracking calendar to our students. This month's reading requirement is 320 minutes. Encourage your student to bring the tracking calendar in as soon as they have read the required minutes. A free Pizza Hut pizza coupon is waiting! January trackers will need to be turned in by February 1st .

## Learning Targets

Math

Topic 10 - Fractions

1. I can represent a fraction a/b as a sum of fractions 1/b.

2. I can determine if two given fractions are equivalent.

3. I can find the simplest form of a given fraction.

Language

I can determine which helping verb to use in a sentence.

Writing

I can recognize the difference between a well-organized and fully elaborated expository piece compared to a disorganized minimally elaborated expository piece.

Social Studies

I can explain the events leading to the annexation of Texas to the United States.

Science

I can describe how the Earth is constantly changing through the process of weathering , erosion, and deposition.

I can examine properties of soil.

Aryan

Avery B.

Emmie

## Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be approved.www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/volunteer.application.shtml

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aabab23a0fd0-book