Mrs. Erin Sykes
4th Grade (I am listed as a 3rd Grade ELA Teacher, but I am doing 4th this year.
Mrs. Sykes

About the Teacher

Education: BSE in Elementary Education from Delta State University 1996

MEd in Elementary Education from The University of Mississippi 2001 (Curriculum and Instruction/ELA)

Library Media Specialist K-12 

Experience: This is my 24th year at HLIS. WOW!! I started out teaching 4th grade ELA and taught that for 12 years.  I then taught 3rd grade for 11 years.  I have come back to the 4th grade and I am super excited!  We have a great team.

Bio: My name is Erin Sykes.  I teach reading and writing, which is ELA. This is my 24th year teaching and I have taught all of those years here at HLIS.  I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Delta State University in 1996. I received my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language Arts in 2001 from The University of Mississippi.  I am also certified to be a school librarian in grades K-12.  I have been happily married for 23 years. I am a huge animal lover and my favorite animals are dogs.  I have a dog named Bonnie that I adopted in June from the Horn Lake Animal Shelter.  She is 2 and she is a great dog. We love her so much.  

     My hobbies include singing, taking pictures, reading, writing poems, and of course, teaching! I have a real passion for teaching reading.  I hope this year your child will walk away with knowledge that will help them not only in the classroom, but in life.  I believe that readers are leaders, and I also hope to instill a love of reading in your child.  I will be reading many books this year. Sometimes when a child hears a book and likes it, they want to find more books to read by that author. I look forward to growing your kids as readers and writers.


Erin Sykes

Welcome to a new year! Although my name is listed as 3rd ELA, I am teaching 4th ELA this year.

Click the link above to watch a short video welcoming you to my class.  (The only thing that is different, is that our start date is pushed to Monday, August, 17, now, so if it says I'll see you Monday or before Monday, that now means Monday (8-17-20).  :o)      **It is a little slow, but listen and you will still hear all of the details. :O)


4th Grade Hall   Room 134


One fun thing that happened this summer for me was that my husband and I adopted a dog from the Horn Lake Animal Shelter.  Her name is Bonnie, and she is two years old.



















Class Schedule

This is all I can type at this time.  Look back for changes later.


7:05  Doors Open  Go straight to classroom.  Breakfast will be *free* for all students wanting breakfast, and it will be delivered to our classroom.  Students will eat breakfast in the classroom this year. **this is new**

7:05-7:;50 Bell Work/Independent Reading 

7:50 Tardy Bell Rings



Activity Schedule

To Be Listed Later

4th Grade School Supply List

5 packs of 24 #2 pencils

5 packs wide ruled loose leaf notebook paper

1 pack of graph paper

4 plastic folders w/pockets & prongs

3 composition (journals) notebooks

1 pack of colored pencils

1 6-pack of pink bar erasers (or 3 2-pack)

2 25-pack of cap erasers

1 5-pack of Post-It notes(3 x 3)(sticky notes)

1 3-pack box of tissues (or 3 boxes)

3 bottles of hand sanitizer (12oz)

3 pack canisters of Clorox or Lysol wipes

1 pack of glue sticks or 1 8oz bottle of liquid glue

2 Expo dry erase markers (4 pack)

1 pencil bag (with zipper)no boxes please

1 box gallon zip lock bags (boys)

1 box quart zip lock bags (girls)





Important Links


MAAP Practice Test

Please select ELA 4th Grade and then select one of the three practice tests.   This is the link  for i-Ready lessons

Class Calendar
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