First Grade

  • Spelling – hands on approach (shaving cream, play doh, chalk)
  • ELA – Superkids Day (related activities and dress up as your favorite character)
  • Religion – 6th Grade buddies (attend church together and holiday activities)
  • Math – various projects throughout the year such as Thanksgiving Graph project

Second Grade

  • Celebrate First Communion and Reconciliation
  • Focus on ELA using Chapter Books
  • Teach using Science Magazines
  • Introduce cursive and multiplication
  • May Crowning
  • Thanksgiving play and feast
  • Learn to write, revise, edit and publish writing
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Reading across all subjects

 Third Grade  

  • Interactive Notebooks in Reading, Math, and Language
  • Biography Day-read book, dress as person
  • Social Studies-students recycle and reuse items to build a “Cardboard Community”
  • Accelerated Reader and STAR
  • IXL Math

Fourth Grade  

  • Living Rosary
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • “Jello” cells in Science
  • Explorer Project in Social Studies
  • Journals and Noun Hunt in Language
  • Daily themed word problems
  • Prodigy and IXL
  • Accelerated Reader and STAR

Fifth Grade   

  • Math: ACE Math-Constructed Response
  • Reading: Novel Units incorporating left/right brain activities
  • Science: Hands-on science activities engaging multiple senses
  • Religion- “Saintly Buffet”
  • “Calling All 5th Graders” -a Vocations Day
  • Social Studies-LA History- Students and teachers tour Olde Towne-We visit the original Our Lady of Lourdes School and Church
  • Accelerated Reader and STAR

Good Shepherd Program K -3