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 :)

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at  

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March 13, 2020

Dear Parents, 

Please refer to Mrs. D' Antonio's webpage for the remainder of the school year for all information regarding third grade. We have just sent out an email with detailed plans of what your children should be working on this coming week to make sure they are still learning and keeping up with their school work while we are closed. Next Sunday (March 22) plans for the week of March 23-27 will be sent via email. Please make sure to read everything thoroughly :) 

Thank you for all of your kind words as I begin my maternity leave! I truly appreciate all the support I have received from you and your children! 


Mrs. Hetherington 




  • Students should be playing IXL for 20 minutes every week - the first 20 minutes will be due on Monday, Sept. 16th) 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!

  • Below is de Chantal’s inclement weather policy.   If snow is in the forecast suing the school day, please be sure to check your email frequently for any updates for early closure. Please make sure your children are prepared for the colder weather.  No child will be able to go outside for recess if they do not have coat, hat, gloves, etc. 

  • De Chantal follows Montgomery County Public Schools for decisions regarding inclement weather closings, delays and early release. If there is a delayed opening, there is no "Morning Care". If there is an early school closure, there will be no Extended Day. If school closes at the normal time, but Montgomery County cancels after school activities, Extended Day will be open. 

Assessment 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 or NE on an assessment then please have your child do test corrections on a separate piece of paper stapled to the test. 

  • Please return all assessments back in the Signed Paper Folder


  • Monday- Library

  • Tuesday- Music

  • Wednesday- Computers

  • Thursday- PE

  • Friday- Art