5th Grade News!

For the Week of October 5 - 9

Learning Objectives


  • Summarizing fiction
  • Blogging about literature
  • ***Fiction Assessment on Tuesday, October 6 or Wednesday, October 7 (depending on library day)***

Language Arts

  • Revising, editing, and publishing an imaginative story
  • ***Writing On-Demand (Imaginative Story): Wednesday, October 7***


  • Examining physical properties of matter through mini-labs
  • Evaluating use of Scientific Method in MythBusters
  • ***Physical Properties Assessment (including mixtures/solutions, physical properties of matter, and magnetism): Tuesday, October 6***


  • Using division to solve problems (including finding patterns and estimating)

Social Studies

  • Studying events that led to the American Revolution



Math - Homework #5

Reading - 2 menu items and a reader's response

Science - Mixtures and Solutions Homework

Writing - Optional online games to review dialogue rules

Information and News

Upcoming Events

  • McDonald's Spirit Night: Tuesday, October 6 from 5pm-8pm (Spring Green/Cinco Ranch Location)
  • Fishing Field Trip at Outdoor Learning Center - October 9
  • PTA Reflections of Art Event: October 9 (after school) - Two volunteer shifts are available. Please sign up here: http://twepta.org/twepta2014/index.php/en/school-events
  • Student Holiday: October 12

Important Information

Field Trip: Students will need to bring a sack lunch on the field trip (Friday, October 9).

PTA Info:

  • Stay informed of the latest TWE happenings! “Like” our Facebook page at TWE PTA and follow us on our Twitter page (@TWEPTA). Once our Facebook page reaches 500 “Likes”, we will have drawings for free TWE spirit gear!
  • Join the PTA! Your participation and voice are welcomed and needed to shape the direction of our planning and collaboration with Tom Wilson Elementary. Please join by going to our website at: http://twepta.org/twepta2014/index.php/en/spirit-store. Questions? Contact Kim Eckhardt at membership@twepta.org.
  • Get your TWE Yearbook NOW! TWE Yearbooks are on sale at their lowest price of $30 until 23rd. When you pre-order your yearbook by Oct. 23rd, you will receive 4 icons FREE with the purchase of the $5 personalization. What a great deal! At this time, you will also be able to purchase a custom ad to send a special message to your child. These custom ads are only available while supplies last. To pre-order your TWE Yearbook, go to http://jostensyearbooks.com and type in Tom Wilson Elementary. Yearbook orders will only be taken on-line. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Manko at yearbook@twepta.org.

PACKPON Dates - 1st Nine Weeks

10/9 -- Homeroom Games

10/16 -- Board Games

Other Packpons **Dates will vary by Homeroom

Kickball w/ switch class

Lunch w/ the teacher

Inspirational Quote of the Week

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

Charles Kettering

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com

Stay Connected to TWE!

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PTA Website: www.twepta.org

TWE Pack Prints Blog: http://twepackprints.blogspot.com/

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