5th Grade News

Week of February 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


Draw conclusions and make inferences while reading a persuasive text while also providing text evidence to support answers.

2/21 Persuasive Test (major)


Brainstorm and draft a persuasive essay.


Geometry: classifying quadrilaterals and triangles

Geometry and Measurement Test - Friday, February 24


Demonstrate that the Earth rotates and revolves

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

Social Studies

Identify the differences between the North and South before the start of the Civil War. Also, determine what led to the Civil War.


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, February 24th.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Math- Textbook pages 785-786 (Homework 14-7 - Multistep Problems)

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

February 20 - School Holiday

February 21 - Read Deed Run Meeting

February 23 - STEAM Night 6-7:30 pm

February 24 - Last day to turn in Box Tops

February 24 - Mural Design due (see info below)

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

March 6 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5-8 pm

March 8 - Spring Pictures

March 13-17 - Spring Break

5th Grade Mural Design (information and submission page sent home Tuesday, Feb 14)

Design a mural for the gym wall! Yours could be chosen! This year's theme is "The Strength of a Wolf Comes from the Pack." The winning design will be painted on the gym wall later this year. You must submit your drawing on the submission page you received on Tuesday.

Students may submit individually or as a collaboration with no more than 3 students per group. If a group is the winner of the contest, names will be announced and displayed in alphabetical order.

Parents of winner(s) must sign a release.

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

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!

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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