Welcome to  the Trumansburg Middle School

I am so excited about the 2020-2021 school year. This site will provide information about what is happening in our classroom. I hope that you find it helpful.

Yours truly,

Mr. Andrew Burton

Science

We will be exploring these exciting topics:

  • Physical Science- Solar System

  • Chemistry-Matter/Mixtures & Solutions

  • Biology- Living Systems

Math

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten

    • Place Value to the Thousandths place

    • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals.

  • Fractions

    • Equivalent fractions

    • Adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions

  • Measurement and Data 

    • Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area 

  • Coordinate Planes 

ELA

We have an exciting year ahead of us in 5th Grade English Language Arts. We will be working on and applying skills such as the: 

  • writing process

  • reading strategies

  • identification and interpretation of historical sources

  • grammatical structures

  • vocabulary. 

 

Some of the great books we will read in class are:

  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

  • Promises to Keep by Sharon Robinson

  • Finding Langston by Lisa Cline-Ransome

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

Social Studies

What will we study in class this year?

  • Early People and Civilizations of the Americas

 

  • European Explorers

 

  • Geography in the Western Hemisphere

 

  • Governments in the Western Hemisphere

 

  • Economics in the Western Hemisphere

 

  • Cultural Diversity

In class we will be using our Google Drives, Docs, Slides, and  Classroom quite often for assignments and projects. 

It is also a way for you to show your families what we are working on in class!.  

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