New Hebron Christian School

5th Grade

Educational Objectives

Bible: To gain a clearer perspective of how the stories of the Old Testament fit together into one pattern.

Math: To not be afraid of math and to be competent in mental math.

Spelling: To develop spelling and vocabulary skills through weekly spelling assessment.

Shurley English: Continue to develop skills in grammar.

Reading: Continue to develop fluency and comprehension through a variety of literature, studying the elements of a story. Students should be reading outside of school at least 15 minutes each day.

Science: To love science, to be an observer of their world, and to experience hands on labs.

History: To love history and to understand that when you learn about it you won’t be destined to repeat it.

Writing: To be able to write in an interesting and organized way. To understand the parts of a strong essay and how to outline. We will also discover the different types of writing.

Activities

Our 5th graders do LOTS of field trips. A few of the trips they go on are to the Pumpkin Works, George Rogers Clark, Walking field trips, Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute Theatre, Hutsonville Encampment, Springfield, IL, and whatever else we can find that helps the students learn from their environment.

Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Kelly Laino

Subjects: Math, History, Reading, Bible, Spelling, Shurley English

Mrs. Kelly Laino received her Associate Degree from Lincoln Trail College. She obtained her BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University. She taught for 5 years in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Preschool. She then decided to devote more time to her family, as her two children: Zander and Nyah, were growing up, and substitute taught for 10 years. She has most recently taught at NHCS for the past 5 years. Mrs. Laino sponsors STEM Club and offers private tutoring throughout the school year.

Mrs. Laino can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at Mrs.Laino@yahoo.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Linda Goodman

Subjects: Science

Mrs. Linda Goodman is entering her 11th year at NHCS. She lives in Flat Rock, IL, with her husband Phil. They have two adult children, Tom and Emma. Both are alumni of NHCS. Mrs. Goodman has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Mathematics with teacher certification from Eastern Illinois University. She attends Flat Rock United Methodist Church where she plays the organ and teaches Sunday School. She enjoys reading, reducing fractions, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Goodman can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at ljgood70@gmail.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Katie Danner

Subjects: Writing

This is Mrs. Katie Danner’s 5th year teaching at NHCS. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Mrs. Danner currently resides in Robinson with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Danner attended New Hebron, preschool through 8th Grade, and participated in basketball, quiz bowl, and cross country. She is a member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, where she leads worship and directs VBS.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at dannerk0316@gmail.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.