5th Grade News

Week of May 15th

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


Create an exam reviewing fiction elements.

Exam-5/19 (minor)


Review the memoir genre and generate ideas for writing.


Continue Interactive Word Wall Project (one "Other" grade and one minor grade)

Petting Zoo Project (will include minor grades; no major grades associated with this project)


STEM Project-The Great Toy Design

Social Studies

Review major events in modern history and create a poem for the event.

Modern America-5/17 (major)



Information and News

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

May 25 - 5th Grade Pool Party

May 26 - 5th Grade Project Fair (see below for more info)

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

5th Grade Project Fair

Information was sent home Thursday, May 11. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/katyisd.org/twe-5th-grade/twe-project-fair for information and ideas.

Parents will be receiving an invitation to the Project Fair in the Tuesday Folder on May 16.


If you purchase a yearbook, check out the cool Aurasma feature! This features cool videos and extra pictures from the school year. Go to page 132 in the yearbook for more information!

5th Grade Yearbook Supplement

This year there will be a 5th grade yearbook supplement that will include 5th grade events after the yearbook deadline in March. This will include events such as Wolfpack Chorale Astros Game perfomance, pool party, field day, Learning Celebration, Clap Out, etc.

The supplement will be 8-12 pages long and will have an adhesive strip to attach to the end of your yearbook. It will be mailed directly to your house by Jostens in June or July.

To order: http://www.jostensyearbooks.com

Get Started Now: Enter school name, City, State, and US

Click on "2017 Yearbooks"

Click on "5th Grade Extended Edition-Get @ Home"

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Manko, 5th Grade Events Coordinator, at grade5events@twepta.org.

Summer History Camp at Bayou Bend (Where our own Mr. Tom Wilson is a docent) July 17th – 21st: Crafting America continues a 10+ year MFAH tradition of presenting a summer history camp at Bayou Bend focused on early American culture. This link https://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/education-programs-bayou-bend/#section-summer-history-camp tells you more about it and the application form is attached there. This camp is intended for students entering or exiting the 5th grade.

KISD Summer Recreation Program provides sports related opportunities for children and adults. Registration details and additional information about each program can be found at the Community Flyer link on the main page of http://www.katyisd.org.

Tompkins High School Crimson Cavalette’s Dance Team will be offering a summer camp from June 19th – 22nd, 8:00 a.m. – noon for 4th and 5th grade students. Please visit http://crimsoncavalettes.org for full details and registration.

SLJH News: Save the dates for Crush Camp on July 31st, Back to School Dance on Aug. 4th and Spartans In Sync on Aug. 10th with a make-up date on the 11th.

TJH News: Save the dates for Titan Tactical Training (T3) and T3 Dance for incoming 6th graders on Aug. 3rd, 6th Grade Open House on Aug. 22nd

Are you moving?

If your address will be changing, please print and fill out this form and return to your child's teacher.

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.

Seven Lakes JH Summer Camp Information (for incoming 6th graders)

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May Core Essential: Determination

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Determination-Deciding it's worth it to finish what you've started..

The animal that represents knowledge is the penguin. The color of the month is black.

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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