Fifth Grade

Welcome to the Fifth Grade Home Page!

Ms. Mahar is extremely excited to be the fifth grade teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School. Born and raised in Riverside, CA, Ms. Mahar attended Riverside City College (RCC), where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Studies in 2012. Deciding that she wanted a change of scenery, Ms. Mahar moved across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York to work on her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College. While Ms. Mahar attended Marist College, she student-taught in multiple local school districts, working with multiple grades such as; K-2 Special Education, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and with high school students in grades 10-12 teaching Science.

Currently, Ms. Mahar is working on her Master’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Educational Studies, and is also in the PLACE Program. She is excited to bring what she will learn at LMU to her classroom.

Outside of the classroom, Ms. Mahar is very athletic, she was a varsity athlete in water polo at RCC and Marist. While in college she won a State Championship in Water Polo at RCC. At Marist, Ms. Mahar made the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic Team. Currently, she runs Disney Half Marathons, and is working on competing in her 3rd half marathon in November.

Ms. Mahar has always had a talent in teaching and realized it was her calling while she was in college. She is very excited to teach and has great expectations for her students.

“Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.” – Pope Francis

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Hello Fifth Graders, Good job during the test today. However we did waste over 8 minutes trying to get back on track today. And as you saw by the calculations, that can add up! Homework for tonight is to get started on your Spelling Notebooks (Due on Friday). You were all given the words today. The rule for this week are -es and -s endings. Here are the … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Graders, Homework is the same as yesterday; Math Chapter 1 review and Spelling Notebook. If you have any questions on the review, we will go over them tomorrow after Mass. Please come in your mass uniforms again, we are leading mass tomorrow so we need to make sure we are in the correct uniform and have our best foot forward. Tomorrow is your spelling … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Graders, There is no homework that is due tomorrow! However, your chapter 1 review sheet as well as your Spelling Notebook are due on Friday! Picture day is TOMORROW!!! Please come to school in your Mass Uniform with ties, vest, and correct accessories. We also have PE tomorrow. Please bring your PE clothes either in a bag or your back pack. You will be given … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Graders, Homework for tonight math workbook page 25, the Studies Weekly activities (DUE TOMORROW), and to work on your Spelling Notebook (Due Friday). Spelling Test is on Friday, and your Math Test is on Monday. Please make sure you are getting your picture day money is as Picture Day is THIS THURSDAY (9/21)!!!! -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Graders, Homework for today is Math Workbook page 23, Studies Weekly (due Wednesday) and your Spelling Notebook for kn, mb, gh, and st words (due Friday). Here is a list of the words 9.18.17 Spelling Words Here are the actives Spelling Notebook 1  Spelling Notebook 2 -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]