5th Grade News

For the Week of October 10th

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


Identify and discuss literary elements with peers (Book Clubs).


Identify and use literary elements in our writing.


Dividing with whole numbers to solve problems

**We will be taking a "DLA" (District Learning Assessment) on Wednesday, October 12. This is not graded, but is a means of gathering data to determine how we can provide the best instruction/intervention/enrichment for our students on a individual and small group basis. We also use this data to assess our instruction as a whole and adjust/reteach as necessary. The DLA will simply ask students to solve problems using the skills we've learned so far this year. This isn't something we want the students to be anxious about.***


Uses of mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy

Social Studies

Identify the causes of the American Revolution


No homework this week!

Homework is a completion grade the first semester.

Reading- No homework this week!

Math- No homework this week!

Science-No homework this week!

Information and News

Upcoming Events:

October 10 - Fishing Field Trip - make sure to bring a sack lunch! :)

October 12 - Smashburger Spirit Night 4-9 pm at 25705 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77494

October 21 - Early dismissal

October 28 - Character Parade

Fishing Field Trip

We are going on our field trip on Monday. Please have your child dress comfortably and in tennis shoes. We would like for them to wear a TWE t-shirt if they have one. We have sent home a gallon size ziploc bag for your child to put their lunch in. Lunches must fit in the bag. Students can wear a hat and sunglasses. Please put sunscreen and bug spray on at home.

Design the 5th Grade T-Shirt and T-Shirt Signature Form

In your child's Tuesday folder this week, there was a form to have students submit their drawings to possibly have it chosen to be on our 5th grade t-shirt for this year.

All student's signatures will also be printed on the t-shirt. Please send back the permission slip to allow your child's signature to be on the t-shirt.

Please send these back by Tuesday, October 18th! No late entries will be accepted.

Gallop Student Poll

Fifth grade teachers will be administering the Gallop Student Poll over the next two weeks. The purpose of this poll is to give us a tool beyond test scores to support student engagement. We would like for every 5th grader to participate. It is a 20 minute online poll that will give us information on how they perceive their educational experience. It is confidential and anonymous. The poll measures engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, and career/financial literacy.

Project VOTE

Since this is an election year, Katy ISD will be having students in grades 3-12 participate in Project Vote. This will be a mock election. Our 5th graders will be able to complete their voter registration at school and participate in early voting. We will be talking about this and the election process as the election gets closer.

October Core Essential: Courage

Courage-Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you're afraid. The animal that represents courage is the mongoose. The color of the month is silver.

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