Rm 5 - Mrs. Hetherington

Welcome to Room 5's web page!

I update my web page weekly to give an overview of what we are learning about in each subject. Please also look here for information about important upcoming dates and projects. I do not post daily homework, that is what their organizers are for :)

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Week of January 14-18:

Math- Chapter 6: Graph and Analyze Data:  In this chapter, we will collect, organize, and analyze data in tally charts, and tables, use the concepts of range, median, and mode,  make pictographs, and bar graphs, and locate and identify points on a coordinate grid.

We will have a chapter test this Friday.  The pretest will be sent home on Thursday. 20 minutes of IXL is due on 1/21 – I will check on the 22nd.

Religion- This week we will continue learning about the Kingdom of God.  We will complete worksheets and activities that will help us further explain the grace of God’s kingdom and how praying and staying true to God will help us avoid temptation and sin.

Chapter 12: Jesus Revealed the Kingdom of God: We will discuss the Kingdom of God through Jesus’s miracles and parables. We will tell the story of how Jesus overcame temptation because of his great love for his Father and explain that we can overcome our own temptations with God’s help.

Key terms: Kingdom of God, Messiah, mission, Revelation, Son of God, Satan, demon, miracle, parable

Language Arts- We will be reading chapters 9-16 this week in The BFG by Roald Dahl. We will continue learning various different literary concepts.

For this novel study we will read about two chapters in class every day and have class discussions after reading along with some writing activities in their BFG packets. The questions students will answer in their packets are focused more on recollection and reasoning of what we just read. For homework students will answer a Reading Response Question that pertains to the chapters we read that day. The Reading Response questions are more challenging and require the children to think critically and come up with their own thoughts about what we have read that day. The nightly Reading Response question will be answered in their Writing Journals. Their responses must be at least 4-5  complete sentences long and have a parent signature. 

In the event that your child forgets their questions/notebook I have attached a photo of the questions here: 

Reading Response Questions

Spelling- Vowel + /r/ sounds in nurse: nurse, work, shirt, hurt, first, word, serve, curly, dirt, third, worry, turn, bird, were, her, girl, perfect, hamburger

Eight sentences and ABC order 3x’s each are due on Thursday.  ALL assignments should now be written in cursive unless otherwise noted, thank you!

 Social Studies- Chapter 3 “Our Physical Geography”. In this chapter, we will be learning about different geographic tools and build on our map skills by learning how to find locations using latitude and longitude. We will also be learning about our country’s geography. We will learn about the different physical features that make each region different and we will learn about the natural resources our earth produces (both renewable and nonrenewable). We will be having an OPEN BOOK test this TUESDAY January 15th. Study Guides are due by Tuesday as well.

Science- Chapter 7: Changes in Weather

Lesson 1: Weather: we will define weather and its different  characteristics. Key terms: atmosphere, weather, temperature, precipitation, wind, air pressure

Lesson 2: The Water Cycle: Infer how condensation and rain forms in the atmosphere. Describe the water cycle and how it relates to weather. Key terms: cloud, evaporation, water vapor, condensation, water cycle, tornado, hurricane, blizzard

Lesson 3: Climates and Seasons: Explain why climate varies from place to place and summarize how seasons differ from place to place. Key terms: climate, sphere, axis, seasons


Important Dates This Month

  • January 3 Back to School

  • January 16 Spelling Bee

  • January 18 2nd Quarter Ends, Noon Dismissal

  • January 21 No School MLK Jr. Day

  • January 25 Room 5 Compliment Party! Report Cards Sent Home

  • January 28 Open House

  • January 28-Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week


  • Students have the google chrome logins and passwords on a label in their organizers. On our google classroom there are various different study tools for all subjects that we have been posting. It is an excellent tool for practicing vocabulary, spelling, math skills, etc. 

  • Students should be playing IXL for 20 minutes every week. I will check every Monday and count the 20 minutes completed as a homework grade for that week. IXL is an excellent way to practice skills we are working on in the classroom and to review any concepts that may be tricky for your child. It is also a great way to study for tests!

  • Please remember that students may not bring in anything with peanuts or nuts in it for snack. Our room is a peanut free room! 

Tests/Quizzes Information

  • Religion and Language Arts quizzes are usually once a week. Students are allowed to use their workbooks/textbook for these tests to help further the skill of using text based evidence to support their answers. Tests for Math and Social Studies are at the end of every chapter and are NOT open book. These tests require studying outside of school. I will always give at least a full week of notice before a Math or Social Studies test. 

  • Spelling tests are usually every Friday. The weekly spelling homework (words in ABC order 3x each and 8 sentences hand written with one word per sentence) will always be due on Thursday.

  • If your child receives an AE (Approaching Expectation) or NE (Not Approaching Grade -Level Expectation at this time) on any assessment that comes home in their Signed Paper Folder, then please have your child do corrections on a separate piece of paper stapled to the assessment. 


**All dates are subject to change**


Monday- Library

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Computers

Thursday- PE

Friday- Art