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Fifth Grade

Ms. Kreisman, Mrs. Hillman, Mrs. Rivera and Ms. Stone

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Parents and Students entering 5th Grade at Buri Buri Elementary School,

        Buri Buri Elementary School is very proud of its Accelerated Reader program.  The fifth grade teachers want to encourage incoming fifth grade students to read over the summer.  This is your child’s opportunity to get ahead right from the beginning of school and they will be given extra-credit for their efforts.

        Please read the book Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.  This is an Accelerated Reader book at a 4.9 reading level.  Fill in the story map on the back of the letter to help you organize your written book report.  Then write a report and staple it to the story map.  All papers should be written in complete sentences, with paragraphs, proper grammar, and spelling.  Make sure you either word-process (type) or write your papers neatly in blue or black pen.

        Have students bring completed report to the first day of school.  They may then sign up to take an Accelerated Reader test that will be part of their reading grade for the first trimester.  The report will be marked as extra credit for the first trimester.  As you can see, this can really jump-start the year.

Thank you and have a great summer.  See you in August.

The Fifth Grade Teachers

P.S.  You don’t have to stop with one book.  Read as many as you want.



Story Map

Fifth Grade Supplies

Class Supplies


5th Grade Supplies



We would like to welcome you and your child to the 5th grade school year 2017-2018 at Buri Buri Elementary School. We are suggesting that students bring the following supplies to the first day of class if possible. We have also included a class wish list of supplies. If you have any questions about these supplies, please contact your child’s teacher at the beginning of school. 

1. A dictionary and thesaurus (for home use).

2. Supplies: highlighter (assorted colors), a red pen, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, ruler, #2 pencils (not mechanical), blue/black pen (preferably erasable), white glue, zipper pouch for supplies (no boxes, markers, or sharpies).

3. 4 spiral bound notebooks (reading, math, spelling, social studies)

4. Student planner - to be purchased at school $4.00

5. Student whiteboard – if possible (teachers have extras), black white board markers, and an eraser (can be sock or other materials).

6. 3 folders with pockets

7. 1 pack of #2 pencils

Each of these articles should be clearly marked with the student’s name or initials to help keep track of misplaced supplies.

Ms. Stone’s class:

*Seat cushion (optional)

*Washable markers

Ms. Kreisman’s class:

*Seat cushion (optional)

*Do not need whiteboards, but will need markers

Mrs. Hillman’s class:

*Seat cushion (optional)

*Washable markers

Ms. Rivera’s Class

*4-5 folders with pockets


Do not forget to read the 5th grade AR book, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, and compete the book report. (see below)



Wish Listcrayons pencil caddy.jpeg

  • Face tissue
  • AR books
  • White glue
  • Dry erase markers - black
  • Copier paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Amazon gift cards for class supplies
  • Used dryer sheets (they make great whiteboard erasers!)


Here is a link for math homework and support.



Morning Protocol

August 2017

Dear Parents,


All students and parents will receive a “School Policies Signature Form” at the beginning of the school year.  On it, they indicate that, “I have received, read, and discussed with my student Buri Buri’s School Wide Expectations, Safety and Playground & Cafeteria Rules (pages 9 & 10) with my student.”

The following is in the handbook that you will receive at the beginning of the year:

Cell Phones & Electronics

  • Students may carry cell phones with them at school, but they must be turned off and put away at all times.
  • If there is an emergency, please contact the office.
  • The possession of iPods, electronics, toys, trading cards or any play equipment from home is not permitted on campus.

Student Arrival

  • Arrival time at school is between 8:10 – 8:25 a.m.  Instruction begins at 8:25 a.m.
  • Students who arrive after 8:25 are considered tardy and must check-in in the office.
  • Please do not allow your child to arrive at school prior to 8:10 a.m.  There is no campus supervision for children before that time.
  • Classrooms open at 8:15 a.m.

Again, as a reminder, these rules can be found in the copy of the parent/student handbook you will receive. It can also be found on our school website under “About Us.”

Thank you for reviewing these rules with your child.

The Fifth Grade Teachers                                 

Mrs. Hillman, Ms. Kreisman, Ms. Rivera, Ms. Stone

Food Drive

Fifth Grade Teachers

Mrs. Hillman, Room D-111

Ms. Kreisman, Room D-114

Ms. Rivera, Room D-112

Ms. Stone, Room D-113

Teacher Websites

Nutritional Guidelines

Here is a link to the district nutritional guidelines for class celebrations.


Nutritional guidelines