5th Grade News

Week of March 27th

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!


Rubik's cubes have become a big distraction in 5th grade. Please have your child leave it at home. They may only bring them to school on Fridays. Thank you for your help!

Learning Objectives This Week


Prepare for the Reading STAAR Assessment on Wednesday, March 29th.


Analyze and create a Spring poem.


Prepare for and take Math STAAR Assessment on Tuesday, March 28


Identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals

***TEST on Friday, March 31st over organisms and environment (interdependency, food webs, food chains, effects of change on a ecosystem, and the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle)***

Social Studies

Create a digital presentation on a specific topic related to the Civil War. (minor)


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, March 31st.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- No homework

Math- No homework

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

March 28 - Math STAAR Test-closed campus

March 29 - Reading STAAR Test-closed campus

March 31 - Coins for Cops

April 4 - PTA General Meeting and Summer Tradeshow

April 4, 5, 6 - Field Trips to Bayou Bend (8:30am-2:00pm) - SEE BELOW for more info

April 7 - Howl-A-Palooza 5-8 pm

April 13 - Early dismissal

April 14 - Holiday-No school

Field Trips to Bayou Bend

You can learn more about Bayou Bend at their website: https://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/. If you click on “Collection” at the right, you will get an idea of the pieces our students will get to see and learn about.

No parent chaperones are needed for this trip, due to the large number of volunteers at Bayou Bend. We will be staying at Bayou Bend for the entire field trip, including lunch.

Please be sure your child brings a sack lunch that day and wears comfortable shoes.


April 4 - Adams, Miller, Roberts

April 5 - Artley, Hernandez, Williams ****NOTE - the date on the permission slip is incorrect - these classes are going April 5****

April 6 - Gwin, White

Kindergarten Orientation

Please help us spread the word in your neighborhoods that Kindergarten Orientation is March 30th at 6:00 pm. Parents may bring their incoming Kinder students for 2017-18 to this special event. Students will be able to experience Kindergarten for a few minutes while parents gather info on what to expect for Kindergarten and how to register their child for next year.

Coins for Cops

One of our KISD police officers has an ongoing project to distribute Build a Bear Cop Bears to Special Needs students in KISD. He recently visited TWE Autism units and gave each student a bear. We would like to support his project at other schools and with new speciasl needs students in KISD. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please have your student bring a handful, ziploc or bag of coins to school on Friday, March 31st. Thank you!

PTA General Meeting and Summer Trade Show

Are you looking for summer programs for your children? If so, head to school on April 4, 2017, 6 - 7:30 PM! Your PTA will be hosting their first special Summer Activity Trade Show for TWE families and the local community. The trade show will be immediately following the general membership meeting. The Summer Trade Show will feature area businesses and nonprofit organizations who offer camps, enrichment and summer activities for children 4 & up!!


Come join PTA for the spring carnival on April 7th. Pre-order your wristbands to enjoy unlimited games for $25. Wristbands will be $30 at the door. Come enjoy LED rock climbing, bungee, Robo surfer, Redneck games, and a 2 story Enchanted Castle and much, much more! If you are worried about dinner, you can purchase cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, Chick-Fil-A, Kona Ice and Odd Ball Eats

Rice University 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

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.

March Core Essential: Forgiveness

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Forgiveness-Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn't have to pay.

The animal that represents knowledge is the Salamander. The color of the month is green.

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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