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Mrs. Angie Waldo, 5th Homeroom, 5th-6th Ela, 5th-8th Religion

Angie has been a teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace school since 2010. She grew up in Bethalto, where she has been a lifelong member of the OLQP parish family. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Middle School, English, and Social Studies. She was also involved in the Catholic Scholars Program, where she had the opportunity to learn so much about our Catholic Faith and complete her Catechist Certification. 

She lives in Bethalto with her husband, Sam and their children, Elizabeth, Kathryn, and Martin. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and crafting. She became a teacher because she enjoys challenging the way students view the world and students continue to challenge how she views the world. She is passionate about her faith and loves teaching at her parish Catholic school. 



5th grade students are introduced to many academic and spiritual areas of growth throughout the year, helping each child grow into a better Christian and fulfill their potential.


Each student attends Mass every Friday and every third Tuesday.  They attend a religion class every day learning more about the Bible, Jesus, Holy days, their prayers, and morality.

ELA (English Language Arts)

This is a comprehensive reading, English, and Spelling program that works with Common Core into helping each student become better readers, spellers, phonics, comprehensive skills, grammar, cause and effect-- all of the elements that make us better thinkers and readers and writers.


Students will focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers.  Percents, geometry, graphs, problem solving are also presented. Word problems are part of every day’s lesson.


We use a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt textbook to guide us through many Science topics. We cover some Physical Science, Earth Science and Life Science. Some topics we explore include Classification of Living Things, Ecosystems, Light and Sound, States of Matter and Newton’s Law’s of Motion. 

Social Studies

Students focus on three main countries; Egypt, Rome and Greece. Through interactive notes, technology and projects, students discover the past history of these countries. 


Students have the opportunity to attend mass every Friday and many opportunities throughout the school year to lead all-school prayers. Fifth graders learn about the mass, the Liturgical Year, and the sacraments.

Instructional Methodologies

Students will learn through lecture, small group discussion, individual work and class discussion.