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

Ms. Mahar’s Email: jmahar@stanthonygardena.org

Summer 2016 Handouts

 


Incoming 5th Grade Summer Work

Hello my soon-to-be 5th Graders, Here is the the summer work and supply list. Please email me if you have any questions at jmahar@stanthonygardena.org Incoming 5th Grade Summer Assignments 5th Grade Supply List Have a wonderful summer and see you soon!! -Ms. Mahar   … [Read more...]

6/13/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Hurrah for our last full day of the school year! Great work with the Teach the Teacher presentations. I truly enjoyed learning so many new things and seeing how talented you are. Your only "homework" for tonight is to read and to write back to your pen pals. Tomorrow is our first annual SPORTS DAY! Please come in athletic wear and bring a change of … [Read more...]

6/12/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, This is our last week together and your last week as elementary schoolers. Great job today to those who presented their topics today. I am truly enjoying all of the presentations. Your only homework is to read and keep working on ST Math! (You can use this time to start getting a head start on your summer work. haha) Can't wait to see what else I … [Read more...]

6/8/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Your homework for tonight is the Religion "quiz" with maze worksheet, and the two Math riddles (that are division of fractions). Your projects are due on MONDAY!!!! I need both your teach the teacher lesson plan AND your report for the Presidential Project. As for the presentations, some of you will present on either Monday, Tuesday or … [Read more...]

6/7/2017

Hello fifth graders, Homework for tonight are the math worksheets I gave in class on division of fractions. Here is a video to help you out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4vEI4mk8g0 And here are the worksheets in case you lost them. Fractions by fractions Whole number by fractions Projects are due on Monday, keep working hard on them. Tomorrow is PE, please where your … [Read more...]