5th Grade News

Week of February 13th

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 elements of a persuasive text and identify author's purpose, point of view, and text structure while providing evidence to support answers.

Persuasive Minor (2/17)


Begin researching and drafting persuasive essays.

Complex Sentences (2/17)


Solving problems using volume

Classifying two-dimensional figures using a variety of graphic organizers


Identify and compare characteristics of the Sun, Moon and Earth

Demonstrate that the Earth rotates and revolves

**TEST on February 28th over Earth and Space**

Social Studies

Describe the causes of the Civil War from both the Northern and Southern perspectives.


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, February 17th.

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

February 14 - 5th Grade Friendship Party 1:30-2:15 pm

February 16 - Last day to buy ad for yearbook

February 17 - Lunch and Learn 11:30 am-1 pm

Father/Daughter Dance 6-8 pm

February 20 - School Holiday-No school

February 23 - STEAM Night

February 24 - Last day to turn in Box Tops

February 24-March 9 - Skatetime in PE (bring your own helmet or a baseball cap to wear under a borrowed helmet)

Lunch and Learn on Raising Digital Citizens

Join us on Friday, February 17 from 11:30 am - 1 pm for a lunch & learn with Dr. Mitzner as she presents, “Raising Digital Citizens: We’re In It Together”. Dr. Mitzner is Principal at Tays Junior High. She completed her PhD with a research topic of cyber bullying in 2011. Since her completion, she has spoken at many local, state and national conferences on guiding students in the digital world and leading technology integration.

During this presentation, you will learn about technology tools and trends so you can stay connected to the online learning your kids are doing at home and at school. Bring your devices and be ready for an interactive session which will get you talking about ways to promote positive digital citizenship!

Box Tops

TWE classrooms are collecting Box Tops through Friday, February 24. The theme is "Pops for Tops" and any class that brings in at least 250 box tops will earn a Popsicle party!! Let's try for 100% of classes to win Wolfpack!

Yearbook Ads

Purchase your TWE Yearbook Ad today. They are on sale now through February 16, 2017. Only $20 for 1/8 page ad and $40 for 1/4 page ad. Go to jostens.com and select Yearbook Recognition Ads to place your order. An ad can be purchased at any time before the deadline for K-5 grades. You can also purchase your TWE yearbook at the same link if you have not already purchased one.

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.

February Core Essential: Respect

Respect-Showing others they are important by what you say and do

The animal that represents knowledge is the wolf. The color of the month is orange.

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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

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