• Welcome to Heisler's Herd


       I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about myself. This will be my 25th year teaching, and I have been at Bolin since it opened. I taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, Kindergarten, and 5th grade. This will be my sixth year teaching fifth grade. 
    This year I will be teaching Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies.  We have a new to Bolin, teacher Mr. Hope.  Mr. Hope will be teaching Science and Math this year.  
    I have two fantastic daughters.  Molly is a junior at Texas A&M Commerce. Shelby will be a sophmore at UTD in Denton.  I also have two wonderful and fun dogs, Tobi and Jasper.  
    The first day of school is August 10th. The first day of school, students are welome to come straight to the classroom.  After that first day, the doors will be open to students at 7:25.  If your child is at school earlier than 7:35, your child will need to report to the Gym.  A teacher will escort the children that are in the gym to the classrooms to start our day.  
    My conference period is from 1:15 - 2:05.
    Together, we make a team to help your child learn and grow. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 
    To Leave a Voicemail:  214-495-6750, ext. 110325
    Reading and Language Arts Curriculum Content Covered This Year:
    Unit 1 - Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes & Narrative Craft
    Unit 2 - Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction & The Lens of History: Research Reports
    Unit 3 - Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More & The Research-Based Argument Essay
    Unit 4 - Literary Essay: Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols & Poetry and Fiction Writing
    Students will also complete a book report & reading log every nine weeks. (A rubric will be provided.)
    Social Studies Curriculum Content Covered This Year:
    Fall Semester: Unit 1 - Geography, Unit 2 - Colonial America, Unit 3 - Celebrate Freedom, Unit 4 - American Revolution, Unit 5 - Constitution & Government (start) 
    Spring Semester: Unit 5 - Constitution & Government (continued), Unit 6 - Westward Expansion, Unit 7 - Industrial Revolution, Unit 8 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Unit 9 - 20th Century, and Unit 10 - 21 Century
    Fifth Grade School Supplies
      1 - 120ct Wide Rule Paper
      2 - 132ct Puffs Tissues
      2 - 7'' 24ct Crayola Colored Pre-sharpened Pencils
      1 - Poly Pocket Insert Divider 5 Tabs 10 Pockets
    24 - Ticonderoga # 2 Pencil
      1 - Nylon Zipper Pencil Bag
      2 - Jumbo Elmer's Glue Stick
      4 - Assorted Colors Composition Books
      1 - 2" Cloth Zip-up Binder
      1 - Earbud Head Phones
      2 - Black Sharpies
      2 - Pink Pearl Eraser
      1 - Package of 4 Expo Erase Markers
    Fifth Grade Schedule 
     7:45-8:00 Attendance, Lunch Count & Morning Announcements     
     8:00-8:35 Blazer Time (Enrichment / Intervention)
     8:35-10:55 Block 1 - Rdg., Lang. Arts & Social Studies (Heisler's Homeroom)
    10:55-11:25 Block 2 - Math, Science (Hope's Homeroom) 
    11:25-11:55 Lunch (with class restroom break)
    12:00-1:20 Continue with Block 2
    1:20-2:05 Specials (M-PE, T-Art, W-PE, TH- Music, F-PE)
    2:05-2:25 Continue with Block 2
    2:30-2:55 Recess (Dismiss from playground)
    After-School Duties
    Car Riders - Alvarez
    Walkers/Bikers/Walk-ups - Goldberg
    School Bus - Heisler
    Front of School/Kid's Club - Hope