5th Grade News

Week of March 20th

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


Read a variety of of texts and make inferences/draw conclusions while providing text evidence.


Review pronouns and use them correctly in our writing.

3/24-Pronouns (Minor)


We will be reviewing skills learned in 5th grade to prepare for the STAAR test, including fractions, volume, financial literacy, and writing equations.


Describe food webs and food chains

Predict the effects of change in ecosystems

Social Studies

Describe living conditions for soldiers during the Civil War. Review major battles and key events.

3/24-Civil War (Major)


No Homework!

Information and News

March 13-17 - Spring Break

March 28 - Math STAAR Test

March 29 - Reading STAAR Test

April 13 - Early dismissal

April 14 - Holiday-No school

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.

March 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!

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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