5th Grade News

Weeks of November 21st thru December 2nd

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 a variety of types of figurative language within a poem.

Tuesday 11/29-Identify Figurative Language within a poem (Minor)

Wednesday 11/30-Comparing texts (minor)


Create poems using a variety of poetry elements and figurative language.

Wednesday 11/30-Imagery Poem (minor)


Use multiplication and division of fractions to solve problems

*In 5th grade, multiply with a whole number and a fraction. We divide with a whole number and a unit fraction (a fraction with a 1 as the numerator).


Recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons and sand dunes are the result of changes to the Earth's surface by wind, water and ice

Social Studies

Describe the branches of government, Articles of Confederation, and the events of the Constitutional Convention


No homework. Enjoy the Thanksgiving break with your family!

Homework will resume Friday, December 2nd and will be due Friday, December 9th.

Information and News

Upcoming Events:

November 22 - Thankful Party 1:30-2:15 pm

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 7-9 - Holiday store

December 15 - WPLD

December 16 - Pajama Day and Early dismissal

5th Grade Class Photos

On August 31st, 5th grade took two group photos of the entire grade level. One was a "smiles" picture and the other was a "silly" picture. These are wonderful keepsakes. The photos are 8 x 12. You can purchase one fro $15 or both for $25.

To view and order prints:

1. Go to http://www.florencia-photography.com/wilson5.

2. Complete registration. The password is 2016twe. It is very important to enter the name of your child and your child's teacher. You order will be delivered to school.

3. Select the option you want, not the photo. To purchase the Smiles photo, select the blue box that says SMILES, then click the Buy button on the upper right side of the page.

Order deadline is Wednesday, November 30th.

If you miss the order deadline you can still make a purchase, however, the two phoot discount will not be available. Your photo(s) will be shipped to your home and they charge $8.25 for shipping.

If you have any questions, please email Lori Ferrari at lori@florencia-photography.com.

ID Badges and Lanyards

All students must have a school issued ID and lanyard at all times. Lanyards must be break away lanyards. The only lanyards allowed are the blue kind from the library or the PTA lanyards. If you child needs a new ID badge, it costs $3 to replace. Lanyards cost $1. If you would like to purchase a PTA lanyard, here is the direct link http://twepta.org/twepta2014/index.php/en/hikashop-menu-for-categories-listing/category/15-other-twe-spirit-gear. They cost $2.

Great Apps to Download

This is a great list of apps we use or will use at school this year:






Doodle Buddy


Google Drive

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.

Lost and Found

If your child has lost something, please have them check the lost and found. Please make sure your child's name is on lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks and jackets.

November Core Essential: Honor

Honor-Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. The animal that represents courage is the narwhal. The color of the month is purple.

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Stay Connected to TWE!

5th Grade Website: https://sites.google.com/a/katyisd.org/twe-5th-grade/home

My Katy Cloud Log In: https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp

TWE PTA Website: http://twepta.org/twepta2014/index.php/en/

TWE PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TWEPTA/?fref=nf

TWE Twitter: @twehowl or search #twehowl

PTA Twitter: @TWEPTA

5th Grade Team Members

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