5th Grade News

For the Week of October 17th

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


Identify characteristics and respond to expository texts.


Review informational writing and begin to research/draft an informational piece.

Friday: Figurative Language Assignment (Minor)


Using concrete objects, pictorial models, and problem-solving skills to understand and apply division with decimals


Demonstrate that the flow of electricity can produce light, heat and sound

Social Studies

Review the American Revolution, specifically the roles of Loyalists and Patriots.

Tuesday: Causes of the American Revolution Assessment (Major)


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, October 21st.

Homework is a completion grade the first semester.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Math- See Canvas. You must also turn in a separate sheet of paper showing your work.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes. No need to turn any papers in!

Information and News

Upcoming Events:

October 18 - Last day to turn in designs for 5th grade t-shirt AND 5th grade t-shirt signature form

October 21 - Early dismissal

October 24 - Packathon Begins

October 25 - Kindergarten picture due for yearbook (see below for more information)

October 28 - Character Parade

Packathon Information:

The PTA's largest fundraiser of the year begins next week! This year's Pack-a-Thon theme will be "Challenge". We will be asking students to challenge themselves in new ways each day. A variety of social, physical and academic challenges will be given throughout the week. We will also be challenging the Wilson families and our community to raise $65,000 for this year's Pack-a-Thon. Each student is challenged to raise $60 in donations. Our efforts will culminate with an ultimate physical challenge as students participate in a YES! Fitness day that will require both physical prowess and fierce determination!

As in previous years, we will have theme days throughout Pack-a-Thon Challenge where the students are encouraged to dress up.

Thursday 10/20 - Superhero

Friday 10/21 - Core Essentials

Monday 10/24 - Native Country Colors

Tuesday 10/25 - Wilson Spirit Gear

Wednesday 10/26 - Favorite Athlete

Thursday 10/27 - Exercise Gear

More information will be coming home about Pack-a-Thon.

5th Grade Kindergarten Picture

Each students will get to place a kindergarten picture next to their 5th grade pictures in the yearbook. Please send your child's kindergarten pictures taken on picture day. If you absolutely cannot find their "official" kindergarten picture, please send in a 5 year old picture. Please send the labeled pictures in a ziploc bag or envelope labeled with your child's name and homeroom teacher's name. All photos will be returned. All pictures are due by Tuesday, October 25th.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Zoco Aparicio at yearbook@twepta.org.

Design the 5th Grade T-Shirt and T-Shirt Signature Form

In your child's Tuesday folder this week, there was a form to have students submit their drawings to possibly have it chosen to be on our 5th grade t-shirt for this year.

All student's signatures will also be printed on the t-shirt. Please send back the permission slip to allow your child's signature to be on the t-shirt.

Please send these back by Tuesday, October 18th! No late entries will be accepted.

Project VOTE

Since this is an election year, Katy ISD will be having students in grades 3-12 participate in Project Vote. This will be a mock election. Our 5th graders will be able to complete their voter registration at school and participate in early voting. We will be talking about this and the election process as the election gets closer.

October Core Essential: Courage

Courage-Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you're afraid. The animal that represents courage is the mongoose. The color of the month is silver.

Music video https://safeshare.tv/x/n04qtJa5UqA

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5th Grade Team Members

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