Welcome to Ms. Heger’s Fifth Grade




In religion, the students wrote their first prayer in their Prayer Journal. They enjoyed doing this in our school chapel. They will be giving their Service Learning Project presentations and sharing their Saint Power Points November 5-8. The next sacrament they will be learning about is the Sacrament of the Eucharist and in December the class will be doing activities for the Advent Season.


In reading, the students are working in Literature Circles reading the book, Rules. Most groups have six students and a couple groups have five students. Each student has a role in the Literature Circle. The roles are the following: Discussion Leader, Connector, Illustrator, Travel Tracer, Vocabulary Enricher/Word Wizard and Summarizer. The students switch roles every couple of chapters. They are having meaningful discussions and are really enjoying this book.


In English, the students will complete their study of nouns and be able to identify nouns as subjects, subjective complements, direct address, direct objects and objects of the preposition, and how to use them in writing. They will learn the writing process and complete a narrative writing.


In math, the students are learning prime factorization, powers and exponents, multiplication patterns, problem-solving using a table, the Distributive Property, how to estimate products, and multiply by one-digit and two-digit numbers. Following these math skills we will be learning division using 1 digit divisors.


In spelling, the students will be learning to spell words with the /o/ sound spelled with an o, au, ou, al and aw. They will learn how to correctly spell and use the homophones there, their, they’re, there’s and theirs and use them correctly in sentences. Students will spell compound words, and learn how to add suffixes and prefixes to base words.


In social studies, the students have begun studying the regions of the U.S. They should be memorizing the states and capitals in each region for a weekly test over the next several weeks.  Students need to correctly spell the states and capitals. They will do a research project on regions of the U.S. and begin a unit on the Native Peoples of North America.


* Nov. 9 ~ Field Trip & Report Cards go home and 11:30 Early Dismissal

*Nov. 12 ~ No School, Veterans’ Day

* Nov. 13-14 ~ No School-Conferences

* Nov. 21~ Early Dismissal 11:30

* Nov. 22-23 ~ Happy Thanksgiving

* Nov. 27 ~ Free Dress Day for $1

* Dec. 7 ~ Student Council Movie Night

* Dec. 14 ~ Progress Reports go home

* Dec. 17 ~ 5th Gr. Christmas Party 1:30-2:45

* Dec. 18 ~ Free Dress for $1

* Dec. 19 ~ 5H Mass at 9:35AM in Chapel

* Dec. 21 ~ Christmas Special Dress and Early Dismissal 11:30

* Dec. 24-Jan. 4 ~ Christmas Break

* Jan. 7, 2019 ~ School Resumes



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.


“Every good action and every perfect gift is from God.”

James 1:17

Classroom Schedule