Hello! My name is Miss Nancy Mielnicki. I have been teaching at St. Nicholas since 1978. I've been the third grade teacher since 1981.
Our school follows the curriculum defined by the Archdiocese of Newark Schools' Office. During the past two years, the Archdiocese of Newark's Schools Office completed a curriculum mapping project which carefully evaluated and examined both the math and English language arts curriculum from Kindergarten through High School. These projects ensured that students are taught using a smooth and continuously progressing curriculum that challenges all students. Our math and English language arts curriculum meets or exceeds the Common Core Curriculum Standards adopted across the United States.
In addition to the standard curriculum, all students participate in one or more service projects each year, serving a diversity of causes such as seniors, impoverished children, supporting our missionaries, cancer charities, animal charities, and many others.
Taken altogether the total experience delivers on our school mission: To embrace, nurture, and educate all God's children preparing them for lives of service and leadership rooted in the Gospel values of faith, hope, and love.
Here are some basic 'things to know' about third grade:
Practice spelling and vocabulary at www.spellingcity.com
All students have their own user name and password for ixl and spellingcity.
Grade 3 participates in a monthly book club - www.scholastic.com My code is DNRG4.
Please use book sox to cover all textbooks. Use clear contact paper on all workbooks.
Mechanical pencils are definitely recommended rather than wooden ones. Sharpeners tend to "eat" the wooden pencils.
Please put your child's name or some sort of identifying mark on the gym sweatshirt and school sweater. I had a few unclaimed ones left in my classroom last year!
My email is Nmielnicki@snsjc.com