Nadine MendezHeifert, M. Ed., NBCT

Nadine Mendez-Heifert, M. Ed., NBCT


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Grade: Fifth Grade
Room: 135

Nadine.Mendezheifert@gilbertschools.net

 


Welcome! 

I'm looking forward to spending this year with your Fifth Grader! We're going to be taking a closer look at many topics your student has studied before, but it will be on a much more complex level. Our classroom will be a place of kindness, understanding, rigor, and fun! 

About Me

I grew up in Bethlehem, PA and began teaching in 1990. My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2001 for the many beautiful sunny days and we don't miss shoveling snow at all!

I've taught in many different settings and each of those experiences has helped me grow and develop my craft. I've taught all grades from Pre-K through 5th, and although it's been quite some time, I've made the move back to fifth grade this year. I am an Early Childhood Specialist by training, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of English as a New Language, Early & Middle Childhood. Don't let all of htat Early Childhood experiecne fool you! Fifth grade is a place of new learning -- and my experience in Early Childhood gives me a unique perspective in that I know all of the building blocks necessary for the more complex skills necessary to be successful in fifth grade. So - if there's a gap that needs to be bridged, I can give your child the tools to make that journey.  I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to return to the Harris School Community this year, and I am looking forward to being with you for many years to come!



Our Daily Schedule

As you can see from the grid below, our day is very very full. It's important to arrive at school on time every day and to be ready to learn. We begin academics within 15 minutes of arriving! 


Monday Tuesday
Wednesday Thursday
Friday
8:35
School Begins
8:35
School Begins
8:35
School Begins
8:35
School Begins
8:35
School Begins
8:35-8:45
Breakfast
8:35-8:45
Breakfast
8:35-8:45
Breakfast
8:35-8:45
Breakfast
8:35-8:45
Breakfast
8:45-10:00
Math
8:45-10:00
Math
8:45-10:25
English Language Arts
8:45-10:00
Math
8:45-10:00
Math
10:00-10:40
Writing
Science
Social Studies

10:00-10:40
Writing
Science
Social Studies

10:25-10:55
Writing
Science
Social Studies

10:00-10:40
Writing
Science
Social Studies

10:00-10:40
Writing
Science
Social Studies

10:40-11:20
Art (A Week)
10:40-11:20
Band/Strings/Music
10:55-11:25
Flex Special
10:40-11:20
PE
10:40-11:20 Band/Strings/Library
11:20 - 11:55
Hawk Reading
Intervention and Enrichment
11:20 - 11:55
Hawk Reading
Intervention and Enrichment
11:20 - 11:55
Hawk Reading
Intervention and Enrichment
11:20 - 11:55
Hawk Reading
Intervention and Enrichment
11:20 - 11:55
Hawk Reading
Intervention and Enrichment
11:55-12:15
Recess
11:55-12:15
Recess
11:55-12:15
Recess
11:55-12:15
Recess
11:55-12:15
Recess
12:15-12:35
Lunch (Cafeteria)
12:15-12:35
Lunch (Cafeteria)
12:15-12:35
Lunch (Cafeteria)
12:15-12:35
Lunch (Cafeteria)
12:15-12:35
Lunch (Cafeteria)
12:35-1:10
Hawk Math
Intervention and Enrichment
12:35-1:10
Hawk Math
Intervention and Enrichment
12:35-1:10
Hawk Math
Intervention and Enrichment
12:35-1:10
Hawk Math
Intervention and Enrichment
12:35-1:10
Hawk Math
Intervention and Enrichment
1:10-1:25
Recess
1:10-1:25
Recess
1:10-1:25
Math
1:10-1:25
Recess
1:10-1:25
Recess
1:25-3:30
Reading
Language Arts
1:25-3:30
Reading
Language Arts
Early Release 1:25-3:30
Reading
Language Arts
1:25-3:30
Reading
Language Arts


If you are picking your child up early, please take a moment to let me know so that I can have him/her ready for you when our room is called to inform us of your arrival. Thanks!!

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