5th Grade News

For the Week of October 24th

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 text structures.


Continue with brainstorming for our expository essay.

Friday: Word Study (Major)


Using division of decimals and whole numbers to solve problems


Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line and is reflected and refracted

Social Studies

Describe the beliefs and actions of the Loyalists and Patriots.


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, October 28th.

Homework is a completion grade the first semester.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under announcements. Turn in hard copy.

Math- See Canvas (under quizzes, but it's not really a quiz!). You must turn in a separate sheet of paper showing your work. Part of your homework now includes practicing your multiplication facts.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

Upcoming Events:

October 24 - Report cards go home

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

October 28 - Character Parade

November 2 - Class Picture and Individual retakes

November 4 - Early dismissal

Packathon Information:

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.

Monday 10/24 - Native Country Colors

Tuesday 10/25 - Wilson Spirit Gear

Wednesday 10/26 - Favorite Athlete

Thursday 10/27 - Exercise Gear

Character Parade

Please encourage your child to dress up as a book character for the Book Character Parade. Students need to bring a book of whom they dressed as. We will parade around the school in the morning.

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.

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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