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GRADES 3RD - 5TH

NLR CATHOLIC ACADEMY CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT OF SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS TO BECOME INDEPENDENT CRITICAL THINKERS AS WELL AS BECOMING SELF-DISCIPLINED, RESPECTFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE IN CHRISTIAN FAITH.

NLRCA UPPER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TAKE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

MATH

NLRCA UPPER ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT STUDENTS THROUGH BUILDING FOUNDATIONS NEEDED FOR JUNIOR HIGH. 3RD - 5TH GRADE USE SAXON MATH BY HARCOURT. 3RD - 5TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP SKILLS NEEDED TO BECOME PROFICIENT WITH REAL NUMBERS, ORDER OF OPERATIONS, FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS, WORK WITH GRAPHS AND ANALYZING DATA, GEOMETRIC FIGURES, MEASUREMENT OF TWO- AND THREE DIMENSIONAL FIGURES, AND PROBABILITY. MULTI-STEP EQUATIONS AND WORD PROBLEMS ARE INTRODUCED IN 4TH GRADE TO DEVELOP HIGHER THINKING SKILLS.

SCIENCE

NLRCA SCIENCE CURRICULUM BY HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOUT FOR 3RD - 5TH GRADE STUDENTS IS LAID OUT TO DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH HANDS-ON LEARNING THAT ADDS FUN AND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO EXPLORE , DISCOVER AND SURPASS WHILE LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF EARTH AND LIFE SCIENCE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM WHICH IS THE CREATION OF GOD.

LANGUAGE ARTS

NLRCA USES A COMPREHENSIVE AND DIVERSE CURRICULUM THAT INCLUDES GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, WRITING, AND LITERATURE.

IN 3RD GRADE STUDENTS USE SHURLEY ENGLISH TO BUILD STRONG GRAMMATICAL FOUNDATIONS. IN 4TH -5TH GRADES, STUDENTS USE A DIVERSIFIED CURRICULUM TO ENHANCE GRAMMAR FOUNDATIONS AND APPLY THEM TO WRITING. BOTH THE 4TH AND 5TH GRADE CLASSES LEARN THE WRITING PROCESS AND COMPLETE AN ESSAY EVERY NINE WEEKS.

OUR UPPER ELEMENTARY READING PROGRAM BEGINS WITH MACMILLAN MCGRAW-HILL SERIES. PHONICS, SPELLING, AND VOCABULARY ARE INCORPORATED THROUGH THE STORIES AND WRITINGS PROVIDED. IN ADDITION, 4TH -5TH GRADE INCLUDES FULL-LENGTH NOVEL STUDIES AND POETRY SERIES.

SOCIAL STUDIES

ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORICAL CULTURES ARE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH HARCOURT’S SERIES. STUDENTS ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF CITIZENSHIP, HISTORY, ECONOMICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GOVERNMENT THROUGH READING, RESEARCH, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. IN ADDITION, 4TH -5TH gRADE INCLUDES 9 WEEKS OF ARKANSAS HISTORY STUDIES. 

reLIGION

nlrca PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH RELIGIOUS BASED CURRICULUM ACROSS ALL SUBJECT AREAS.  OUR STUDENTS GAIN FOUNDATIONAL FOOTSTEPS TO BECOMING LIfELONG STEWARDS OF THE CHURCH BY LEADING SCHOOL MASS TWICE A WEEK.  RELIgION CLASSES TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT HE CATHOLIC FAITH, SCRIPTURE, IMITATING THE LIFE OF CHRIST, PRAYER, AND MASS.  WEEKLY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT InSTILLS A DEEP DEVOTION TO CHRIST.  SPECIAL OpPORTUNITIES ARE OFFERED FOR STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE THE CATHOLIC FAITH ACROSS CULTURES WITH THE FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE AND THE LAS POSADAS.  

All students are offered Music, Art, Spanish, Computer, and PE