5th Grade News

Week of December 12th

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!

A Little Holiday Fun

Elf Yourself-Artley, Gwin, Roberts and Williams


Elf Yourself-Adams, Hernandez, Miller and White


Learning Objectives This Week


Make inferences/draw conclusions and identify figurative language in "A Christmas Carol."


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

Wednesday 12/14--Published poems (major)


Review Fraction Assessment

DLA #2 - Monday, December 12 (this is not taken for a grade)

Fraction enrichment/personal financial literacy introduction


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

***Test on December 13th over alternative energy and landforms***

Social Studies

Describe the branches of government, Articles of Confederation, and the events of the Constitutional Convention. Create a digital presentation to demonstrate knowledge.

Monday 12/12--Constitution Assessment (major)


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, December 16th.

Homework is a completion grade the first semester.

Reading- No homework this week, HOWEVER, if you complete I-Station assignments at home, you will earn dojo points for each assignment completed this week! On Friday, give your Reading teacher a list of the assignments you have completed.

Math- See Canvas. It is under Quizzes.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

Upcoming Events:

December 15 - WPLD

December 16 - Pajama Day and Early dismissal

January 4 - Return from Winter Break

Class Pictures:

We have some extra homeroom class pictures, so if you did not order one and would like to purchase, please send $10 with your child.

Digital Citizenship Meme/Photo/Video Contest

Students can enter the contest to promote positive digital citizenship. The topic is RISE Above (Respect Integrity Safety Etiquette). Individuals or teams can participate. Videos can be no longer than 3 minutes and can be done as an individual or a team of no more than 4. One photo per student can be submitted.

The registration form and parent approval form MUST be submitted by Friday, December 16th.

For more information go to: https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/142232/assignments/syllabus

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.

December Core Essential: Joy

Joy-Finding a way to be happy, even when things don't go your way.

The animal that represents joy is the cardinal. The color of the month is white.

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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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