5th Grade News

Week of March 6th

Our theme this year is "Wolfpack Strong." We believe that learning and growing together is the key to our success. Strength lies in the pack, and we will remember this theme throughout the year as we work cooperatively to be successful!

Learning Objectives This Week


Use test taking strategies to help draw conclusions and make inferences while reading a text.


Publish my persuasive essay.

3/8-Word Study (Major)

**3/6-On Demand. Students CAN bring in a NOTECARD with facts for their persuasive On Demand. They cannot have anything on their notecard that will help with their paper.**


Solve problems using scatterplots

**Data Analysis Test on Wednesday, March 8. Homework is also a test review.**


Observe how organisms live and survive in their ecosystem

Social Studies

Review key battles and military tools/tactics used during the Civil War.


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, March 10th.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- No Homework this week :)

Math- See Canvas. It is under quizzes. This week's homework is also a test review!

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

March 6-March 9 - Skatetime in PE (bring your own helmet or a baseball cap to wear under a borrowed helmet)

March 6 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5-8 pm

March 8 - Spring Pictures

March 10 - WPLD

March 13-17 - Spring Break

March 28 - Math STAAR Test

March 29 - Reading STAAR Test

Rice University Offers STEM Summer Academy for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:

Click on this link to learn more: http://www.rstem.rice.edu/stem-letics-academy-2017

TWE Family Fitbit Challenge

Do you or your child have a Fitbit? Are you interested in some friendly competition among the TWE community? If so, please join the TWE Family Fitness Fitbit Winter/Spring 2017 Challenge. For more information, please go to http://twepta.org/twepta2014/index.php/en/.

Think Through Math:

This is a free, online math program that allows students to learn and practice to improve mathematics skills. By using Think Through Math on a regular basis, students will become better at problem-solving and computation. These are important skills for success on the STAAR test, 5th grade classroom work, and preparation for 6th grade math. Students access Think Through Math using their MyKatyCloud account.

2016-2017 TWE Yearbooks on Sale

Get your yearbook for this year by visiting http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html. Type in Tom Wilson Elementary.

Don't miss out on also ordering the 5th Grade Extended Edition. This will be an extra insert to go into the yearbook that will have only 5th grade events that happen after the yearbook deadline. It will be an 8-12 page supplement. It will be mailed out after school is over. You will be able to attach the supplement into the yearbook.

February Core Essential: Forgiveness

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Forgiveness-Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn't have to pay.

The animal that represents knowledge is the Salamander. The color of the month is green.

Stay Connected to TWE!

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5th Grade Team Members

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