5th Grade News

Week of January 30th

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


Make inferences and provide text evidence when reading a drama.

2/3--Drama Test (major)


Study and identify claims/counter claims in a persuasive text and brainstorm ideas for my own writing.

2/1--Word Study (major)

2/3--Grammar (minor)


Algebraic Reasoning: Review and Test

Test - Wednesday, February 1


Differentiate between weather and climate

Social Studies

Describe the people of California, the Forty-Niners, Chinese Immigrants, and Mormons.

1/30--Manifest Destiny Test (major)


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, February 3rd.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- See ANNOUNCEMENTS. Hard copy due to your teacher on Friday.

Math- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

February 3 - Course selection sheets for Junior High due to homeroom teacher

February 7 - Progress Reports go home

February 10 - Early dismissal

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

February 17 - Father/Daughter Dance

February 23 - STEAM Night


February 24-March , PE classes will be participating in an in house skate program. The skates will be delivered directly to the school and used in the gymnasium. The equipment is specifically intended for indoor use and will not damage the PE floor. This skating unit is being implemented because of its emphasis as a lifetime activity. Skating provides a variety of benefits, which include balance, coordination, motor skills, and a top rated cardio-respiratory workout.

The fee for this unit is $12 per student. The fee includes delivery and pickup of the equipment as well as use of the skates for 5 days of skating. Students will also learn basic skating skills such as starting, stopping, forward skating, backward skating, cornering, and a number of safety tips for bring a smart skater.

The safety gear that each child will be required to wear during the skating unit will be wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads and a helmet. Please have them bring a HELMET from home. If they don't have one, PE will provide one. Please send a baseball cap to wear under the borrowed helmet.

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!


Our school has entered the Istation Participant Contest. The contest will run until January 31. The school with the largest increase in Istation usage will win! We have the opportunity to win a $500 donation to our school, a red cape for every classroom teacher, certificates, and an Istation t-shirt and poster for each grade level’s top student. Student’s usage counts at both home and school. Students can access Istation at home by downloading the program onto a home computer, ipad, or chromebook. If you are having difficulty logging on at home, please contact laurielhaseltine@katyisd.org Parents can also create an account to track their student’s progress. Students should be actively engaged with the program for at least 20-30 minutes. If a lesson is not completed, the program will have them repeat the lesson until it is completed.

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.

January Core Essential: Knowledge

Knowledge-Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do

The animal that represents knowledge is the owl. The color of the month is gold.

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Stay Connected to TWE!

5th Grade Website: https://sites.google.com/a/katyisd.org/twe-5th-grade/home

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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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