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

 


5/24/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Tomorrow you will be taking your Chapter 6 Math Test! Please get some rest and eat a good breakfast. Your homework that is due tomorrow is the math practice sheet. Here is the link in case you forgot it Math Practice. The math riddles that we did in class today will be due on Friday (5/25). The incoming Fifth Grader letters are due on Friday too. Your … [Read more...]

5/23/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Welcome back after a nice fiesta break. Only a few more weeks of school left! Homework that is due tomorrow is any of the unfinished social studies work from class (Workbook page 57 and lesson review questions 3,4,5). Due on Thursday (5/25) is the chapter 6 math review sheet. Due on Friday is the incoming 5th grade letters. And due on June 12th is the … [Read more...]

Hello Fifth Graders, Your homework for tonight is to read for at least 20 minutes and complete a paragraph summary about what you read. The paragraph will need to include 1-2 sentences about what you read, 1-2 sentences about what you liked and/ or disliked in what you read, and either 1-2 sentences about what you think will happen next or 1-2 sentences about what you wish … [Read more...]

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5/15/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Wow, the day is done already! Your homework for tonight is to read for at least 20 minutes and complete a paragraph summary about what you read. The paragraph will need to include 1-2 sentences about what you read, 1-2 sentences about what you liked and/ or disliked in what you read, and either 1-2 sentences about what you think will happen next or 1-2 … [Read more...]

5/11/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, What a fun pep rally! Thanks for all the cheers during the beach ball contest. Homework for tonight is to work on the Chapter 6 Math Review pages 285-288. This will be due on Monday. If you have questions, please save them for Monday. We will go over the review on that day. Tomorrow is quite a busy day. We have Mass, Muffins with Mom, and PE. … [Read more...]