Mrs. Erin Burns

Welcome to 5th Grade!!

I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade this year. Some areas that we will focus on this year are:

MathPlace Value, Multiplication/Division, GCF, LCM, Simplest Form, Mixed Numbers, Fractions- add, subtract, multiply, divide, Probability, Graphs- line, pictograph, bar, Angles, Capacity, gallon, quart, pint, cup, Unit of Length, Weight, Temp, Time Zones


Science– Classifying Life, Plants/Animals, Reproduction, Plant/Animal Life Cycles, Traits & Heredity, Ecosystems, Earth and its Resources, Weather, Space, the Universe, Matter, Force and Energy


Social Studies– Map Skills-longitude, latitude, equator, prime meridian, how to read maps, different kinds of maps…Review of VA History using map skills, Cultural, Religious, and Social aspects of regions


English/Reading– AR, Novels, Vocabulary from texts, Subjects/Predicates, Simple/Complex Sentences,Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Pronouns, Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling-short/long vowels, blends, contractions, compound words, homophones, prefixes/suffixes, Writing a Letter, Writing a Research Paper, Paragraph Structure, Genres, Sequence of Events, Drawing Conclusions



2017 Schedule

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Here is the Safety Patrol schedule for the month of Nov. and the beginning of Dec.:


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Additional Info

IDENT-A-KID Envelopes due Monday, Nov. 7

NO OCEW on Nov. 9

NO SCHOOL Friday, Nov. 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-4:00

SCA/LEO Club Meeting- Monday, Nov. 7 during lunch



Here is the Back-To-School Powerpoint Presentation if anyone was not able to make it.

WELCOME TO 5th GRADE Powerpoint


Math-  Please continue to review your 12x tables multiplication facts. Quiz-Friday, Dec.9

Workbook page 46 #s 1,3,13,15,17,19,39,40,43,47

Spelling- Workbook Lesson 13 (4 pages) is due Friday.  Quiz Friday- Lesson 13.


Science- Since we are writing a research paper for the Invention Convention, each student needs to write

a question that begins with “How” or “Why”. This question is going to be answered with the research they

have selected to use.  After students create their question, each student will answer his/her question in the form of a statement.

The answer is the Thesis Statement. For instance, if I was writing a paper on the inventor of the alarm clock and my invention

is to modify the alarm clock, my question could be, “How can alarm clocks help with sleep patterns?” After I create my question,

I can answer it in the form of a statement,”Alarm clocks wake people at roughly the same time

each day, making their internal biological clocks regular as well as their schedules and  sleep patterns”.

Social Studies- TEST TOMORROW! Study Guide Below:



 Digital Media- 


World Language- Draw a picture of yourself and label at least 6 body parts.

FRIDAY’S CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE- Please make sure the kids are in the classroom by 6:00pm not 6:30. My newsletter

has the wrong information on it. Same dress code, girls in red tops with black bottoms and boys in green tops with black bottoms.

The 5th grade students also need a paper folder. Girls-green folder Boys-Red folder





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