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Mrs McMahon's Classroom

Welcome to Class 5

Teacher: Mrs. McMahon 
Educational Assistants: Tracy Garant, Dave Zeman
Lunchaide: Sue Mandolfo

Welcome Back to School Class 5!


My name is Mrs. McMahon and I will be your child's teacher in Class 5 this year. I have been part of the John McGivney Team as a Supply Teacher for many years. I have had the privilege of watching your child grow and develop from a distance. This year I am so pleased to be able to teach and learn alongside them each and every day. We have a great team this year with Ms. Tracy, Mr. Dave and Ms. Sue. Our goal is to provide a safe, welcoming classroom environment where children are allowed to be themselves and are encouraged to try new things. The adventures are just beginning.

Please check and return your child’s communication book each day. This is an excellent way to stay connected and share important information. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you!

About Our Program 

Our program in Class 5 consists of many different learning opportunities for students to explore core communication and sensory-based literacy and math experiences in whole group, and small group settings. Core communication is a large component of our program, as students participate in core language daily through modelling core communication boards and devices such as the Step-by-Step. Students participate in whole group and small group programming throughout the day promoting classroom unity and friendship. In whole group learning, students partake in turn taking and communication through sensory exploration of stories which teach or reinforce new skills and concepts. Small group and individual one-on-one learning focuses on students' individual learning goals where specific skills are taught explicitly through differentiated instruction. Access to a variety of technology provides students with the opportunity to explore independently under the watchful eye of team members who are always right there to assist students as needed.

Here is a sneak peak at our developing schedule.

Class 5 Schedule 

9:00-9:25 Morning Circle

9:25-9:50 OT Goals

9:50-10:15 Small Group Numeracy

10:15-10:30  Tech Time

10:30-10:55 Small Group LIteracy

10:55-11:30 Physical Education/Physiotherapy

11:30-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:00 Sensory Circle

1:00-1:15 Technology/Robotics

1:15-1:40 Small Group Core Word Language

1:40-2:10 Sensory and Small Group Activities

2:10-3:00 The Arts with Mrs. T


Mrs. McMahon
Mrs. McMahon
Big SHOUT OUT to our AMAZING Support Staff Ms. Tracy, Mr. Dave and Ms. Sue!
Big SHOUT OUT to our AMAZING Support Staff Ms. Tracy, Mr. Dave and Ms. Sue!

Distance Learning...


We are sending a great big “Hello and Virtual Hugs” to our students working at home. We miss you and look forward to the time when we can be together again. You are important members of the Class 5 family. Keep up the great work and never stop trying!

During these challenging times, we are still here to continue to learn and grow with your child! Please contact Ms. Smith if you have any questions in regards to Google Classroom and posted assignments. Don't forget to check out our Parent Portal for updates and news! 

Stay safe,

Class 5 Team :)