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Mary Hoglund

Fifth Grade Teacher

At Madeleine since 2017

An educator since 1988

Education: BA, Washington State University




Fifth Grade

I am Mary Hoglund, and I have the great fortune of being the 5th grade teacher here at The Madeleine. My goal as an educator is to create a safe, positive, and productive learning environment which supports and challenges each student as a learner.

In 5th grade, we are working on being organized and responsible students, two key elements of success in middle school. A popular area of study for students is the geography of the United States, which culminates with a state report. Fifth graders also participate in Safety Patrol, a service students enjoy providing to the school. Academic highlights for 5th grade include:


• Sacraments

Language Arts
• Reading strategies, novel studies, literature circles
• Grammar, 6+1 Traits of Writing, integrated writing curriculum with core subject standards, writing process
• Vocabulary

• Adding and subtracting decimals and fractions, division of whole numbers, geometry

Social Studies
• US History, Geography of the United States

• Life, Physical, and Earth

A little about me ...
I graduated from WSU in 1988 and immediately began teaching in the Snohomish School District where I taught kindergarten and LAP reading for 2 years, and 3rd grade for 3 years. In 1993 my husband was transferred to Portland, and I went to work for the Vancouver School District where I taught for 12 years. During my tenure in Vancouver I taught grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. From 2012-2017 I worked for the University of Portland School of Education as a student teacher supervisor.

My husband (Pat) and I have two children; Peter who graduated from Central Catholic and attends Gonzaga University; and Mary Kate who will be a sophomore this year at Central Catholic. Both of our children attended The Madeleine School from kindergarten through 8th grade. As a family we attend The Madeleine Parish.