5th Grade News

Week of April 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


Read and analyze fantasy stories. Look for elements of fantasy within a text.

**Individual Fantasy chapter books must be read by 4/17**


Begin to read and analyze a literary analysis essay and identify characteristics.

Prepositions-Minor 4/12


Create a foldable containing 3 visual representations of multiplying fractions

Interactive Word Wall


Compare the functions and structures of different species

Social Studies

Describe industrialization and urbanization in the United States.


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, April 15th.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- No homework this week.

Math- No homework this week.

Science-See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Information and News

April 13 - Early dismissal

April 14 - Holiday-No school

April 25 - Progress reports go home

April 27- Field Day

May 1-5 - Book Fair

May 10 - Science STAAR Test

May 22 - Field Trips to Junior High Schools (more info coming)

May 25 - 5th Grade Pool Party (more info to come)

May 31 - Learning Celebration and Fifth Grade Fiesta (more info to come)

CTE (Career and Tech Ed) STEM Maker Camp

This summer, incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to register for one of following two sessions being offered for the 3rd Annual CTE STEM Maker Camp.

June 12, 2017 – June 15, 2017

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tays Junior High

July 10, 2017 – July 13, 2017

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tays Junior High

The $150 fee per student includes lunch for all four days and a t-shirt. Transportation is not included and must be provided by the parent/guardian. Students will rotate through stations in categories such as:

  • Designs
  • Structures (Towers)
  • Lathe Turning
  • Wind Turbines
  • Electronics
  • Food Chemistry

Registration is available online only via your student’s MyPaymentsPlus account and opens on Monday, April 10th at 7:00AM. Payment via MyPaymentsPlus is due at time of registration and is non-refundable. The first 120 completed registrations per session will be accepted and each student may register for ONLY one session. Both sessions cover same content.

Contact Tabitha Turner, Secretary to the Director of Career and Technical Education, TabithaLTurner@katyisd.org or at 281-396-2633 with any questions.


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 PTA Facebook Page

Once the TWE PTA Facebook page reaches 500 "Likes", they will have a drawing for free TWE spirit gear. Let's get to 500 before school is out!

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.

April Core Essential: Humility

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Humility-Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

The animal that represents knowledge is the Herring. The color of the month is red.

Stay Connected to TWE!

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5th Grade Team Members

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