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Saint John Neumann Regional Catholic School Lilburn, Georgia

770.381.0557

791 Tom Smith Road Lilburn, Ga 30047

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Kindergarten-Grade 8

3rd Grade Curriculum

Preparation

The education I received at SJNRCS prepared me for a life of learning... The interest and care of my teachers fostered a love of learning which I still have today. I feel the teachers are focused on educating every student and helping them become the best they can be.

Stephen O’Kane

Class of 1997

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Stephen O’Kane

Class of 1997

The education I received at SJNRCS prepared me for a life of learning… The interest and care of my teachers fostered a love of learning which I still have today. I feel the teachers are focused on educating every student and helping them become the best they can be.

Life Skills

SJNRCS gave me an edge over my counterparts by developing an exceptional background in not just academics but also life skills.

Zach Halbig

Class of 2010

2017-08-14T02:25:34+00:00

Zach Halbig

Class of 2010

SJNRCS gave me an edge over my counterparts by developing an exceptional background in not just academics but also life skills.

Love

"Everything Mrs. Hoban taught me, she taught with love."  "I know that she loves me."

Jake S.

5th Grader

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Jake S.

5th Grader

“Everything Mrs. Hoban taught me, she taught with love.”  “I know that she loves me.”

Religion

Third graders grow closer to our Lord and understand his deep love for us as they locate and read scripture from the Bible.  Students begin to understand more about Jesus and our Blessed Mother through praying the mysteries of the rosary. The seven sacraments, saints, the liturgical year and the Ten Commandments are some of the highlights of the curriculum. St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Lily of the Mohawks) is our classroom patron saint.

Language Arts & Reading

Third graders are now reading to learn. The students read from the Treasures reading series where skills are practiced to help students develop a strong comprehension. Students enhance their writing skills as they utilize the rules of grammar to write opinion, narrative and persuasive pieces. Orton-Gillingham principles are used when teaching students how to decode, spell and understand multisyllabic words. Vocabulary skills are strengthened as students learn words based on their root, prefix or suffix meaning. The students create interactive vocabulary notebooks.

Mathematics

Computation skills are extremely important to our third-grade curriculum. Students must master all four operations in third grade (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). The mastery of these computation skills helps students to solve problems mentally. Concepts skills include place value to the millions, measurement, fractions, geometry, probability, elapsed time, counting money and making change. Students receive a Computation grade and a Concept grade.

Science

Students engage in many hands-on experiences as they study the “Next Generation Science” standards in the following units: the scientific method, science tools, weather/climate, fossils, force and motion, energy, simple machines, vertebrates/invertebrates, the solar system, adaptations, food chains/webs, and magnets. The students love going to the science lab on a regular basis to conduct experiments and to work collaboratively on S.T.R.E.A.M. activities.

Social Studies

The study of the United States is the main focus of the third-grade curriculum. Students explore each region of the United States learning about the Native Americans who lived in the region, the productive resources of each region and the historical places and buildings. Students must be able to locate each state on a map and identify its’ capital. Students also study map skills, the government, geography and economic principles.

Technology

Students visit the computer lab at least once a week to practice skills in all content areas.

Homework

Students are assigned Simple Solutions Math and Science Monday – Thursday nights. Extra math and grammar assignments are given once or twice a week. Students should spend 30 minutes on written homework/review each night and 20 to 30 more minutes reading chapter books.

Assessment

A progress report and report card are issued four times during the year at the middle and end of each quarter respectively to inform parents of their child’s progress. In addition, weekly grades are available on the RenWeb Parents Portal.

I loved Battle of the Books, garden club, and science. I loved science because it’s fun and we got to do experiments and team work.  – Emma – former 3rd grader

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What's Cool about 3rd Grade

Third graders are excited about being the Kindergarten helpers at lunch. It is the first year they can participate in Battle of the Books and join the basketball team. They look forward to our Lenten retreat where they dress up as they lived when Jesus lived and participate in a Seder meal.

Service Project

We supply lunch items and snacks for Family Promise Of Gwinnett. We collect these items for the families that are staying at SJN Church. Family Promise houses needy families in churches and helps locate housing or secure jobs for family members.