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 Grade, Homework tonight is to finish reading Holes Chapters 1-4 and to answer the study guide questions. Please also complete your job for your book club. Below are the questions and the book club jobs. Please refer to Monday's blog to see what your job is for this week. holes_questions BOOK CLUB JOBS -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Grade, Homework tonight is Math Workbook page 157. Please also continue to work on your Holes questions and complete your job for your book club. Please refer to the previous blog for your jobs. Here is a description of your jobs. BOOK CLUB JOBS  And here are the questions in case the book is lost holes_questions Here is a video to help you with the Math … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Grade, Homework for tonight is Math Workbook page 155. We are also starting our new Novel Study of Holes. Chapters 1-4 with questions are due on Thursday! Please write responses to questions on a separate sheet of paper. This time we will also be doing "book club" along with the book. Your book club job is also due Thursday. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE ON READING! … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Grade, Good work with the testing today, we are going to finish the ELA test tomorrow and start the Math test. Homework (that is due FRIDAY) is the Word search. Have a great day! -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Grade, Homework tonight is Math Workbook page 151, and the Reading Comprehension Sheet on PG 13 movies. The Spelling Bee is Tomorrow. Good Luck to Jojo and Allyson! There will be no PE tomorrow. -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]