5th Grade News

Week of February 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!

Learning Objectives This Week


Summarize fiction and nonfiction texts and use strategies to determine the best strategy for a text.


Edit and revise persuasive essays.

3/3-Transitions (minor)


DLA on Monday, Feb 27

Data analysis (bar graphs, dot plots, tables, stem-and-leaf plots)


Review of Earth and Space topics

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

Social Studies

Review the causes of the Civil War.



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

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Math- Textbook pages 381-382 (Fraction Review)

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

February 27 - Deadline for Mural Contest EXTENDED - Due first thing Monday morning.

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 10 - WPLD

March 13-17 - Spring Break

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

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

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