5th Grade News

Week of April 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 character traits, setting, plot, conflict, and theme within a fantasy text.

Graphic Organizer Packet-Due 4/28 (minor)


Outline and draft a literary analysis essay.

Word Study-4/26 (major)

Adverbs-4/28 (minor)


Solve Problems using the order of operations, equations, and expressions.

Student will complete an algebraic equations assessment for a major grade. (4/28)


Relevant review for STAAR

**Test on April 24th over organisms and environment**

Social Studies

Describe how industrialization changed the way people lived in the United States.


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

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Math- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

April 25 - Progress reports go home

April 27- Field Day for Grades 3-5

May 1-5 - Book Fair

May 10 - Science STAAR Test

May 22 - Field Trips to Junior High Schools (more info coming)

May 25 - 5th Grade Pool Party (see information below)

May 31 - Learning Celebration and Fifth Grade Fiesta (more info to come)

5th Grade Pool Party

When: Thursday, May 25th from 5-8 pm

Where: Cinco Ranch Water Park at 24126 Hamptonshire Lane

Food: Pizza, snacks, cookies and drinks

Cost: $25

The pool party form should have come home this week in your child's Tuesday folder. Please let your child's teacher know if you did not receive one. Please turn in the fomrs by April 28th in a sealed envelope with your child's name and homeroom teacher on the outside of the envelope.

In the envelope please include, completed form, complete waiver and payment of $25 cash or check made out to TWE PTA.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Manko at grade5events@twepta.org.

Shaw Center Summer Camps

The Katy ISD Shaw Center for STEAM is excited to announce two summer camps for this year.

STEAM Time Machine Summer Camp

o For students entering 4th Grade and 5th Grade next school year.

o Registration opens April 17th at 6:00 PM on “My Payments Plus”.

o Contact your home campus if you have questions about “My Payments Plus.”


Young Inventor’s Summer Camp

o For students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade.

o Registration opens April 17th at 6:00 PM on “My Payments Plus”.

o Contact your home campus if you have questions about “My Payments Plus.”


CTE (Career and Tech Ed) STEM Maker Camp

This summer, incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to register for one of following two sessions being offered for the 3rd Annual CTE STEM Maker Camp.

June 12, 2017 – June 15, 2017

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tays Junior High

July 10, 2017 – July 13, 2017

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tays Junior High

The $150 fee per student includes lunch for all four days and a t-shirt. Transportation is not included and must be provided by the parent/guardian. Students will rotate through stations in categories such as:

  • Designs
  • Structures (Towers)
  • Lathe Turning
  • Wind Turbines
  • Electronics
  • Food Chemistry

Registration is available online only via your student’s MyPaymentsPlus account and opens on Monday, April 10th at 7:00AM. Payment via MyPaymentsPlus is due at time of registration and is non-refundable. The first 120 completed registrations per session will be accepted and each student may register for ONLY one session. Both sessions cover same content.

Contact Tabitha Turner, Secretary to the Director of Career and Technical Education, TabithaLTurner@katyisd.org or at 281-396-2633 with any questions.


Rice University 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 PTA Facebook Page

Once the TWE PTA Facebook page reaches 500 "Likes", they will have a drawing for free TWE spirit gear. Let's get to 500 before school is out!

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.

April Core Essential: Humility

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Humility-Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

The animal that represents knowledge is the Herring. The color of the month is red.

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5th Grade Team Members

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