Fifth Grade



Ms. Burkel
Room 308


Mrs. Heinz
Room 313, Lead


Ms. McCreedy
Room 309


Ms. Pinkstaff
Room 307


Ms. Shannahan
Room 311


Mrs. Harris


Mrs. Lee


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.

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

Parent Information Folders

Mrs. Baranski

Mr. Hutto