5th Grade

All homework and assignments are on Google Classroom.  Google Classroom are shared with current students only.

Core Knowledge is a clear and sequential body of knowledge that builds each year beginning with What your Fifth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.  Because we are a public school in Colorado, we have aligned CK with Colorado Academic Standards.  The body of knowledge can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence  and the text Core Virtues by Mary Beth Klee.

Fifth grade learning is fun with atoms; The Renaissance; periodic table; plants; Civil War; the US capitals and states; Maya, Inca, and Aztecs; The Reformation.

Some of the Core Knowledge Sayings and Phrases students learn in fifth grade are A penny saved is a penny earned; What will be, will be; A watched pot never boils; Vice versa; Read between the lines; Eureka!

Teachers

Mrs. Perry - homeroom teacher
  kyperry[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Hello, my name is Kawana Perry. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 3rd year teaching at Littleton Academy. I am honored to be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year.  I received my Masters of Art degree in Early Childhood Education (K-5) from Central Michigan University and a Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University.  I have taught various grade levels including kindergarten, first, second, fourth, and fifth. Additionally, I have served as a lead reading and math interventionist to grades K-5.
I was born and raised in Albany, Georgia and now reside in Aurora, Colorado. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son Victor Jr. who is also a 5th grader at Littleton Academy.   My oldest son, Jaylin still resides in Georgia. He is a junior in college majoring in Instructional Technology. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, swimming, reading, and meeting new people.

Ms. Leon - homeroom teacher 
   eleon[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Hello Littleton Academy families, my name is Erica C. Leon. I was a long term substitute for L.A. last year and happily accepted my new role as a 5th grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I am pleased to be here and look forward to this new adventure. I have a 14 year old son, one cat and one dog. I enjoy being around my friends and eating good food where I reside in Golden, CO. I am originally from Guilford, CT. 

Mrs. Hartzell - reading specialist 
   lhartzell[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
As a teacher and GT Facilitator, I look for each child’s strengths and build on them. Helping students set and achieve goals in both affective and academic areas is an important aspect of my job.  I will do my best to ensure that your child learns and practices new things each day, thinks deeply and ENJOYS reading, writing and problem solving.      
A little bit about me: I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and attended Auburn University.  After graduating from Auburn and spending a year in China, I moved to Denver. Since then I have always worked with children.  After working in the non-profit sector for a few years, I was chosen to participate in the Denver Teacher Project. That began my teaching career with Denver Public Schools. I hold a Professional Teaching License (K-6). Throughout my years as an educator, I have taught preschool, kindergarten, first, third, fourth and fifth grades.  This has led me to my current position as the Honors ELA (English Language Arts) Teacher and Gifted and Talented Facilitator.      
My husband, Erick, and I have 4 children who either attend LA or graduated from LA, and a neurotic yet lovable Yorkie named Timmy. Our family loves to be outside, play/watch a variety of sports, travel and enjoy delicious food together. 
​Your children are about to begin a year of taking chances, making mistakes, learning and growing as all around incredible young people. May the journey begin!

Ms. Anderson - math specialist 
   ianderson[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us