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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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5th 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

2017-09-02T15:17:42+00:00

Jake S.

5th Grader

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

Religion

In fifth-grade Religion class, we continue to learn about our faith and strengthen our relationship with the Lord.  Our focus is on a study of the Mass and the Sacraments.  Each month the students memorize a prayer.  These prayers help the students to more fully participate in the Mass and assist in the continued development of a rich prayer life emphasizing regular conversation with God.

Language Arts & Reading

In Reading, we explore different genres and themes in literature. We use the Voyages text by MacGraw Hill. We explore different reading strategies through read-aloud grade level novels.  Students learn to look at stories with both a critical view from a writing standpoint and with an eye for choosing grade and level appropriate novels for enjoyment. We do both traditional book reports and engage in one-to-one reading conferences with the teacher.

Reading and Writing go hand in hand, so we will often overlap our writing practice with our novel studies. Using the Voyages text by Loyola Press, we start to foster a deeper understanding of parts of speech and grammar terms in isolation. We apply this knowledge directly into our Writer’s Workshop, which uses the 6 Traits of Effective Writing, plus the Six Steps to Publishing.

Mathematics

In Math, our fifthgraders are exposed to both classical and contemporary instruction.  We focus on computation as well as concepts.  The focus on computation helps our students complete the higher math applications more smoothly.  Through the year we have a strong focus on the concepts of fractions and decimals.  We also review our math skills with daily practice to ensure the students master these important concepts

Science

We follow the Next Generation Science Standards to adequately prepare our students for middle school.  We work on physical science, Earth/space science, life science, and engineering.  The students complete several projects through the year to help reinforce the units of study.  We also have daily practice books that help our students review topics previously covered to ensure that these key concepts are in the student’s long-term memory.

Social Studies

In Social Studies, fifth grade covers United States history from the early 1800’s up to, but not including, World War I. Students will practice note taking, outlining, and other study and test-taking skills, as Social Studies, provides the perfect platform for these skills.

Technology

Our fifth graders are 1:1 with technology and each student has their own Google Chromebook. Throughout each school week, they use it to conduct research, practice note-taking skills and create presentations that allow them to combine their writing and oral presentation skills with a creative technology component. We reinforce digital citizenship through student collaboration on projects, and they use the Google Classroom to allow for effective communication on mini projects and class assignments.

Homework

In fifth grade, we have nightly homework to both preview new concepts and to reinforce those learned in the classroom. Daily activities in Simple Solutions is required for both mathematics and science. In order to create a long-term habit of review and reflection, students are encouraged to practice studying new material learned on a daily basis.

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.

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What's Cool about 5th Grade

Our 5th-grade students are eligible to train to become altar servers, serving at the morning daily Masses. They also present the annual Christmas pageant during our last school Mass before Christmas.

Service Project

5th-grade students join students from around the Archdiocese to focus on Vocations. Our students enjoy a day interacting with seminarians and nuns to hear about their callings and the preparation for their vocations. Each class is given the name of an Archdiocesan seminarian to pray for during the school year. We pray for these men daily and write them letters of support and encouragement.