Teachers

BURKEL, KRISTEN

Kristen Burkel

Fifth Grade Teacher
1308
HEINZ, KATE

Kate Heinz

Fifth Grade Lead Teacher
1313
MCCREEDY, RACHEL

Rachel McCreedy

Fifth Grade Teacher
1311

Topics

1st Quarter

  • Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Word Problems
  • ELA: Tom Sawyer, Figurative Language, Summary Paragraphs, Nouns, Types of Sentences
  • Science: Scientific Method, Chemistry
  • History/Social Studies: Latitude/Longitude, Lakes of the World, The Maya, Inca, and Aztec
  • Field Trip: Character/Team Building at Ponderosa

2nd Quarter

  • Math: Geometry, Introduction of Fractions, Multi-Step Word Problems
  • ELA: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Sherlock Holmes, Expository Paragraphs, Pronouns, Verbs
  • Science: Animal Kingdom, Plant Classification
  • History/Social Studies: Age of Exploration, The Renaissance, The Reformation, England’s Golden Age
  • Special Activities: Explorer Report, Cheyenne Mountain ZooMobile

3rd Quarter

  • Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Units of Length and Capacity, Area and Perimeter
  • ELA: Caddie Woodlawn, Descriptive Paragraphs, Adjectives
  • Science: Cells, Human Body
  • History/Social Studies: 50 States and Capitals, Westward Expansion, Civil War, AmeriTowne
  • Field Trip & Special Activities: State Project, Surgery Field Trip sponsored by Children’s Hospital (tentative)

4th Quarter

  • Math: Geometry, Volume, Reducing Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Reducing Decimals, Decimal Manipulation
  • ELA: Hatchet, Multi-Paragraph Essays, Adverbs, Diagramming Sentences
  • Science: Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • History/Social Studies: The Civil War
  • Field Trip & Special Activities: AmeriTowne Field Trip, Civil War Core Knowledge Day, Field Day

Our fifth-grade team is incredibly talented and can provide our students a safe and loving environment to help present students with a rigorous curriculum to develop the skills necessary to be confident, productive, curious, and respectful learners in a global society. Throughout fifth-grade students will engage with classic literary texts, develop writing skills that demonstrate a command of the conventions of the English language, and manipulate fractions and decimals’ properties. In social studies, students will traverse through pre-Columbian societies to the onset of the English Civil War and then learn the 50 states and capitals culminating in a large unit about the Civil War. In science, students will develop their scientific knowledge first by learning about famous scientists and then engaging in many topics that range from the Animal Kingdom to Newton’s Laws of Motion.