Mrs. Wells' Reader

September 28th-October 2nd

Topics This Week

Reading-Students will be working on defining their own characteristics, and describing characters of the stories they are reading.

Math-We are working on adding and subtracting larger numbers, and will begin working on rounding numbers before we add or subtract.

Science-Begin working on learning the function of the following plant structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environments:

Roots – absorb nutrients

Stems – provide support

Leaves – synthesize food

Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for reproduction

Fundations-We will continue to work with Unit 2 this week. The student got their homework last Monday, and it will be due on Monday, October 5th.

Writing-The students are going to work with Jobs Paws to learn about what careers they might be interested in, and then write their own career goal.

Math Help

Below is a video that might help you when your child is working on their homework this week. The first part of the video models adding and subtracting with place value disks, which is a strategy we use in the classroom.
Place Value (Number Disks with Place Value Charts)


Students need to bring in a pair of personal headphones starting Tuesday, September 29th. They will be kept in a baggie with their name on it, and place in a bucket by their seat group. This is for them to use throughout the day with the Chrome Books.

Fun Run Help Needed


We’re raising funds for the Claxton PTO to support programs such as the playground initiative, teacher grants, classroom supplies, A+ Arts Cultural Events, and so much more!

This year’s FALL MAIN FUNDRAISER is the Claxton Fun Run! Hosting a Fun Run means there is no selling or delivering products. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your student will run on the day of the Fun Run on October 15th, Thursday during the school day!

Event Times

Pep Rally- October 6th- Claxton Gym

K-2nd Grade- 1:15pm

3-5th- Grade- 2pm

Fun Run Day- October 15th- Memorial Stadium (above McCormick Baseball Field)

K-2nd Grade- 9:15am

3-5th Grade- 10:15am

Our Fun Run program will last about 2 weeks—from October 6th- October 15th. Students will experience an exciting Pep Rally, families will have time to get pledges, and on the last day, students will run in the Fun Run! Every student, no matter financial participation, is invited to run in the Fun Run.

How Can You Support Claxton?

#1. Register your child on

#2. Reach out to sponsors—friends and family who could donate to help our school.

#3 Ask your child about the BIG WORLD RECESS Character Play of the day.

#4 Come cheer on your student at the Fun Run on October 15th at Memorial Stadium.Parents invited and encourage to come out to watch the event!!

More information will come home with your child prior to the event.

This is the major fundraising event for the year!

Thanks in advance for supporting Claxton PTO

Health Fair

Claxton needs your help. I am attaching a link below for the Health Fair Volunteer Sign-Up Form that I received from Mrs. Callihan. If you are able to volunteer at the Health Fair on September 30th, please click on the link below, and enter your information. We all greatly appreciate your help.

Scholastic Book Club Order

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One-Time Class Activation Code: GNFH9

Dear Families,

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

With Scholastic Reading Club:

  • Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
  • You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
  • You'll find the best values on a variety of formats

Throughout the year, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online or send your order form and payment to me.

I'd also love some help growing our classroom Reading Club. If you'd like to help out, please let me know! I'm excited to get our class reading!

Thank you for your support,

  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!


Classroom Blog

Above is our class blog website. The students will be using this website a lot to work on their assignments at school, and will have the option to work on them at home as well.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 28th-Teacher Workday
  • September 29th-International Potluck from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
  • September 30th-Health Fair
  • October 6th-PTO Meeting at Hillcrest from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • October 7th-Walk to School Day (Starting at Weaver Park or Fuddruckers at 7:15 am)
  • October 15th-Fun Run
  • October 16th-Early Release Day and School Pictures
  • October 26th and 27th-Teacher Workdays
  • October 30th-Fall Carnival from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm