5th Grade News

Week of April 3rd

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, analyze, respond, and create projects related to "The Lorax."

4/7-The Lorax (minor)

***Please have students check out or buy a FANTASY book. It needs to be read by 4-17.***


Review prepositions and their uses.


Add and Subtract Fractions: extending our learning by writing lesson plans

Interactive Word Wall Project begins (this project will be completed at school)


Describe the differences of complete and incomplete metamorphosis in insects

Social Studies

Research and create a digital presentation about an important symbol, landmark, or national holiday.

4/3-Digital Presentation (minor)


Homework is on Canvas. It is due on Friday, April 7th.

Homework is graded based on accuracy.

Reading- See Canvas. It is under quizzes.

Math- No homework this week.

Science-No homework this week.

Information and News

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 - Square1 Art orders due; Howl-A-Palooza 5-8 pm

April 13 - Early dismissal

April 14 - Holiday-No school

May 25 - 5th Grade Pool Party 5pm-8pm (more information to come in late April)

Field Trips to Bayou Bend

Permission slip MUST be turned in for each child. If you have lost your copy, please contact your child's teacher.

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

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 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!

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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