New Hebron Christian School

5th Grade

Educational Objectives

Bible: Beginning with Genesis students will 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: Weekly spelling tests to develop spelling and vocabulary skills.

Shurley English: Review and introduction of new skills to develop students grammar.

Reading: Continuing 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. Experience hands on labs.

History: To love history and know that if you learn about it you won’t be destined to repeat it. Illinois History is this year’s focus.

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.

Click on the link below to view a PDF of our class schedule.

5th Grade Weekly Schedule


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

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 she substitute taught for 10 years. She has taught at NHCS for the past 4 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. Linda Goodman

Subjects: Science

Mrs. Linda Goodman is entering her 9th year at NHCS. She lives in Flat Rock, IL, with her husband Phil. They have two children, Tom – a sophomore at the University of Illinois – and Emma who is a junior at Robinson High School. 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


Mrs. Katie Danner

Subjects: Composition

This is Mrs. Katie Danner’s 2nd 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-year-old daughter. They are expecting #2 in July. 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, directs VBS, and helps out with the children’s ministry.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at