Mrs. Theresa McGlothen

I am entering my 19th year of teaching with the 2019-20 school year.  Fifteen of those years were at St. Peter School in Huber Heights teaching both fifth and sixth grades.  In my school career I have taught Math, Reading, Language Arts, and Religion.  I am very excited to be a part of  the staff at St. Brigid!  I continue to teach Math and Religion but have now added the new adventures of Science and Art to my day.

I have been a part of Catholic Education my whole life.  I attended grade school at Ascension in Kettering, then Carroll High School, and finally finished my education at The University of Dayton graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2001.  I chose to explore teaching jobs in Catholic schools because I wanted to pass along the values and experiences that I received in my own education.  I was blessed to get my first teaching position at St. Peter.  I hope to bring my experience from my teaching throughout the years as well as my family traditions and values to the students at St. Brigid.

There are many ways how to teach a child and what to teach a child.  Students will be learning the objectives set forth by the Archdiocesan of Cincinnati’s graded course of study in Math, Science, and Religion.  I will also be helping to guide students in moral, spiritual, and social values.

5th Grade

Curriculum

Math – students will continue their learning with Place Value; basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; a larger focus on Fractions and the 4 operations; the study of Decimals; and Geometry including 3D shapes and calculating Volume.

Science – students will continue with Science Inquiry using the Scientific Method; explore STEM projects; Earth and Space Science including the solar system, the earth, moon, and sun and their relationship with each other; Life Science involving ecosystems, food chains and webs, and threatened and endangered species; and in Physical Science focusing on light and sound.  Fifth graders also participate in the D.A.R.E. program which is led by the Xenia City Police Department.

Religion – most of the year is centered around the study of the Seven Sacraments.  Students will also learn about the Liturgical Seasons, Holy Days, participate monthly in Faith Communities, and perform service projects.  Fifth graders also take the ACRE Test which is mandated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to assess students the current knowledge and understanding of their faith.

5th Grade Helpful Links: 

Grammar Resources

Accelerated Reader List – alphabetical by author

Greene County Library -search for books, homework help

Portaportal  (type Gromek in the Guest Login Box)

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

Textbook link – resources and practice quizzes

Study Skills

6th Grade

Curriculum

Math – students will continue to build upon their knowledge and study of the basic operations with Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals, but will also learn about Ratios, Proportions, and Percents.  Integers will be introduced along with Rational Numbers.  Geometry will have a focus on quadrilaterals and the Area Formula.

Science – students will also continue with Science Inquiry using the Scientific Method; explore STEM projects; Earth Science will include the study of rocks, minerals, soil, and fossil fuels; Life Science focuses on a wide variety of topics on cells, fungi, and plants; Physical Science involves the study of matter, atoms, and the different types of energy.

Religion – Sixth grade Religion focuses on God’s relationship with the first people and building the covenant with them.  Our study begins with the Creation Story in the Book of Genesis.  While all stories and characters will be in the Old Testament, students will continue to learn about the Liturgical Seasons and Holy Days as well as participate in Faith Communities, and also perform service projects throughout the year.

 

6th grade Science Fair Calendar

Books of the Bible Project

Mystery Project

Non-fiction Picture Book Project

Newbery Assignment

Prophet Project overview

Book Commercial – First Quarter

Book Commercial – Second Quarter

Book Commercial-Fourth Quarter

 

Helpful Links

Social Studies Textbook Resources 

Grammar Resources 

Accelerated Reader List – alphabetical by author

Book Alike

Christ Our Life – Religion textbook link 

Greene County Library -search for books, homework help

Mrs. Gromek’s Shelfari Shelf 

Portaportal  (type Gromek in the Guest Login Box)

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

Study Skills

Spelling Practice 

Vocabulary Practice

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