Students begin each school day with God’s call to believe, worship and live our faith.
The Bible is introduced and is used daily to read God’s words and learn the lessons of the Old and New Testament.
Students use a weekly magazine called Ventures that teaches us to understand and live the Sunday Gospel. It helps us understand and relate church doctrine to our daily experiences.
Students celebrate the liturgical seasons, special feast and holy days.
Students integrate religion into music, language arts and art.
Students perform multi-digit arithmetic. Students use large whole numbers to fluently add and subtract and to develop fluency with multiplication and division (including quotients with remainders).
Students develop an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions (with like denominators) and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers.
Students classify geometric shapes based on properties (i.e., parallel or perpendicular sides, angle measurements and symmetry).
Students learn many problem solving strategies and attack complex, multi-stepped problems. They learn to explain our mathematical thinking in well-organized writing.
Language Arts Common Core
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read, comprehend and evaluate non-fiction and fiction materials through literature, short stories, dramas, newspapers, magazinesand poetry.
Learn to use different genres to reflect and analyze different themes and plots.
Determine the meaning of vocabulary and phrases as they are used in a text.
Demonstrate and practice a range of strategies for acquiring and enriching their speaking, reading and writing vocabularies independently.
Learn to create organizational structures that support their purpose; write longer, detailed informational/explanatory texts with headings, illustrations, definitions, and quotations.
Learn conventions of spelling, standard English grammar and usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling to support their writing and speaking.
Write narratives that orient the reader to the situation and flow in a natural sequence of events and opinion pieces supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Learn to use technology to research, interact and collaborate with others, and produce and publish writing.
Continue to develop their penmanship skills in order to communicate clearly in cursive handwriting.
Analyze how the different regions of California have developed and how the landscape of California has provided different resources to different people at different times—from the earliest era to the present.
Discuss and analyze the development of California beginning with pre-Columbian times and then focusing on the development from the sixteenth century through modern times.
Understand the impact that the dramatic events of the mid 19th century caused people from around the world to settle specifically focusing on the type of economy that was created and the establishing of California as the 30th American state.
Compare and contrast the daily lives, adventures, accomplishments, cultural traditions, and dynamic energy of the laborers and entrepreneurs who formed the state and shaped its varied landscape.
Develop and practice important map, study, literacy and analysis skills of chronological and spatial thinking and historical interpretation that support their study of social studies and science.
Students learn about the life of great artists and create art in his/her style.
Students use their knowledge of proportion and measurement learned in mathematics to create large and small scale projects.
Students gain confidence and skill by using different media such as tempra, water, charcoal, pastels, etc.
PE 30 minutes twice a week
Music 30 minutes twice a week
Spanish 35 minutes twice a week
Computers 30 minutes twice a week
Library 30 minutes once a week