10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-8551
(818) 896-7996

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Unknown

Hello, my name is Lyanne Novales. I’m the Third Grade Teacher here at Mary Immaculate School. I have attended Catholic schools my whole life. I was enrolled in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade at St. Genevieve Elementary School. I went on to graduate from St. Genevieve High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in English. While at Mount Saint Mary’s University, I was able to work closely with students from First Grade and Fifth Grade. After a few years of teaching at Mary Immaculate School, I knew that I wanted to further my education and become a better teacher for my students. I received my Masters Degree and Credential in Education from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

This will be my tenth year working here at Mary Immaculate School. I am currently the yearbook moderator, STAR test coordinator and teacher-mentor. My passion has always been directed toward finding new strategies to enhance my class curriculum and help my students succeed. I’m excited to take on this new adventure as our school’s Director of Education and Curriculum. With this role, I will have the opportunity to work with my Principal, and fellow teachers, to help them, learn from them and our students as well.

What we do in 3rd grade:

Religion: Strengthening of our faith relationship with God through daily prayer, weekly school Mass and the learning of:
• Jesus’ life and how to follow in His footsteps
• The Seasons of the Church: including special celebrations of the Church—-Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter
• The lives of saints
• Jesus’ teachings with parables
• Various prayers- The Nicene Creed, Parts of the Mass responses, The Hail, Holy Queen, The Rosary
• Activities that strengthen our faith—The Jesse Tree, Stations of the Cross

• Mastery of addition and subtraction with greater numbers
• Multiplication
• Division
• Geometric figures
• Fractions
• Measurement: time and metric units

Language Arts
• Mastery of fluency skills
• Reading comprehension with a variety of reading genres
• Grammar: parts of speech, listening and speaking skills
• Spelling
• Vocabulary: academic vocabulary and vocabulary in context with science, social studies and literary texts
• Writing Skills: narratives, persuasive essays, explanatory essays, biographies, research-based reports

• Animal Habitats
• Matter
• Energy
• Our Solar System
• Healthy habits and eating

Social Studies
• The importance of how our world was shaped and how it has also changed over time
• Citizenship
• The importance of recycling and conservation of our natural resources
• Cultural research projects—family traditions and world cultures

Mary Immaculate is a faith based community. We strongly believe in helping our students to develop a strong relationship with God. We attend weekly Mass with the entire school body. I have had the pleasure of teaching many students and their siblings. I have been blessed with the opportunity to develop strong relationships with the families. I truly consider Mary Immaculate my second home. I see all the students and their families, faculty and staff as family.

Come visit our school, take a tour and become a part of our family!