Mrs. Renth

My name is Kathy Renth.  I grew up on a dairy farm in nearby Albers, Illinois and  attended Albers Elementary, Mater Dei High School, Kaskaskia College, and SIU-E. I am married and am the mother of 4 daughters. My daughters are all proud graduates of HCS!  My husband Rusty and I are also the grandparents of 8 grandsons  and 1 granddaughter who keep our hearts and hands full!

This is my 38th year teaching and my 31st year at Holy Childhood. I currently teach 5th-8th grade social studies and  5th-7th grade religion.  Needless to say, Holy Childhood is very close to my heart!

5th Grade

Look here for important dates in my 5th grade religion, literature and social studies classes such as test dates and project due dates.  To find out more about what’s going on in individual classes click on the subject’s tab.

September 13-17, 2021

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Thursday-Library Time
Friday-Social Studies Directions Test

September 13-17, 2021

We finally have enough religion books for everyone! We will begin chapter one this week and I am hoping to have a test over chapter one next week Friday before we start ITBS testing the week of September 27th.

September 13-17, 2021

We will begin reading “Thunder Rose” this week.

I have changed the Reading Counts requirement. Students are now expected to read 1 book and pass 1 test on a book within roughly 100 points of their lexile number and no lower than a fourth grade reading level by the end of September. Students will have opportunities to read on most days.

We will not be having weekly spelling tests. Rather we will have a spelling test before we start a new selection in our reading book. Our next spelling test will be on Wednesday, September 22nd. The students will receive the words this week.

September 13-17, 2021

On Friday of this week there will be a test over latitude and longitude, cardinal and intermediate directions and everything we’ve been studying the past few weeks. We will go over a study guide together on Monday. We will also begin learning about the 5 themes of geography this week.

Social Studies Grades 6-8

September 13-17, 2021

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Friday-6th grade  Directions Test

September 13-17, 2021

On Friday of this week there will be a test over latitude and longitude, cardinal and intermediate directions and everything we’ve been studying the past few weeks. We will go over a study guide together on Monday. We will also begin learning about the 5 themes of geography this week.

September 13-17, 2021

I hope to finish chapter one this week. There will be a test over chapter one on Tuesday, September 21st. There will be a test over the explorers on Friday, September 24th. There are study sets on Quizlet for both tests.

September 13-17, 2021

We will continue our study of chapter 3 this week. I hope to finish sections 3 and 4 this week and have a test over 3.3 and 3.4 on Friday, September 24th.