Welcome to Ms. Heger’s Fifth Grade





In religion, the students will be learning about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. They will read about the sacrament, create a Holy Orders page for their sacrament booklet and have a test.  They will be learning about the Blessed Mother, Mary, as a model of discipleship.


In reading, the students will be reading the book, Bridge to Terabithia. They will be learning new vocabulary words, identifying the setting and climax of the story, do character analysis, identify literary elements and will be doing other activities and assignments relating to the novel. They will have vocabulary tests, quizzes and a final test on the book.


In English, the students will be identifying being and action verbs, regular and irregular verbs, use verbs in the present, past and past participle, identify simple verb tenses, and  linking verbs. Students will be writing a poem and completing their final SLE writing.


In math, the students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. They will learn least common multiple, greatest common factor, how to compare fractions, generate equivalent fractions and write fractions in simplest form. The students will do real world problem solving during the month of May.


In spelling, the students will spell words with consonant blends, and comparative and superlative words. They are continuing to do proofreading exercises to identify spelling, capitalization and punctuation errors in sentences.


In social studies, the students are continuing the study of the American Revolution. The students recently completed their large posters on the strengths and weaknesses of the British and American Armies. We will be reviewing the unit and taking notes to prepare for the test. Next, they will be learning about government. They will learn the Branches of Government and the Bill of Rights.




* May 1 ~ May Crowning

* May 3 ~ Progress Reports Go Home

* May 9 ~ Field Trip-State Capitol

* May 23 ~ STEM Night

* May 27 ~ Memorial Day-No School

* May 28 ~ Free Dress for $1.00

* May 31 ~ Heritage Day

* June 5 ~ Parent Appreciation Prayer Service

* June 7 ~ Field Day – Dismissal at 11:30 am

* June 10 ~ 5th Grade Retreat and Party

* June 12~ Variety Show at 1:30 pm

*June 13 ~ Last Day of School

9:35 am Mass of Thanksgiving-Valiant Gym



Service Learning Project Explanation

The fifth grade Service Learning Project is to help the Community Transitional School in Portland.

The Community Transitional School serves homeless children in grades K-8. The school has between

60 and 90 homeless students at any one time. The school needs many supplies for the students

throughout the year. Our fifth grade class helps these homeless children by donating school

supplies. Through participating in this project we have empathy for those less fortunate, and we

learn the true meaning of being a faith witness.


“Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.”  

                                                                                                                  –  Pope Francis

Classroom Schedule