Welcome to Ms. Heger’s Fifth Grade
In Religion, the students have begun learning about the Liturgical Year. The focus in 5th grade is the study of the sacraments. The first sacrament we will be learning about is the Sacrament of Baptism. Our class will be preparing the Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18. You are welcome to attend.
In Reading, the students will be reading stories from our fifth grade reading series titled, Journeys. Students will learn vocabulary, reading skills, and will have formal and informal assessments with each story.
In English/Writing, the students will be identifying common and proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, gender of nouns, and nouns used as subjects. We have written about ways they can be respectful.
In Math, the students will be working on place value to the millions, and writing numbers in standard, expanded, and word form. Students will order and compare numbers and will use tables to problem solve.
In Spelling, the students will be learning how to spell words with short and long vowels and words with prefixes and suffixes. Students will use the Rebecca Sitton spelling program and in general tests will be every other week.
In Social Studies, the students will be identifying hemispheres, continents, countries and oceans. They will compare and contrast landform regions and climates in the United States. Students will identify natural resources in the U.S. They are learning geography terms and are make flashcards for each term. Part one of the geography terms test over the first 22 terms will be the end of September.
Sept. 18 ~ Prayer Service at 9:35 A.M.
Sept. 18 ~ Back to School Night at 6:30 P.M.
Sept. 24 ~ Free Dress for $1.00
Sept. 25 Mass at 9:35 A.M.
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.