Preschool

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

Physical Education

Music

Archdiocesan Curriculum Standards

Preschool

Religion

  • Old and New Testament Bible stories
  • God’s creation
  • God created families to love and take care of one another
  • God’s love
  • The life of Jesus
  • Love God and love others

Language Arts

  • Alphabet: letter names and sounds
  • Recognize, spell, write first name
  • Hold pencil, marker, crayon correctly
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Strengthen visual discrimination
  • Build listening skills
  • Sequencing
  • Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, etc.

Math

  • Numerals 1-10
  • Counting Objects to 10
  • One-to-One Correspondence of Objects
  • Sorting by Various Attributes: Color, Shape, Size
  • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
  • Shapes: Square, Rectangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Same and Different
  • More, Less, Same
  • Time: Day and Night
  • Money

Science

  • Science Tools – magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
  • Nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
  • Insect Life
  • Plant Life
  • Weather Seasons
  • Cooking Activities
  • Basic Colors and Color Mixing
  • Make observational drawings and dictation
  • The Five Senses
  • Animals – the homes they live in, the food they eat

Social Studies

  • Problem-solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Manners – please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, put away mat, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • Types of Work and Workers
  • Modes of Transportation
  • Service Projects

 

Kindergarten

Religion

  • Creation
  • Relationships
  • God Made Me Special
  • God Our Father Gave us Jesus
  • The Bible
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Sharing and Serving
  • Being Good Members of God’s Family (the Church) and our Community

Language Arts

  • Complete sentences
  • Correct pronunciation, clear enunciation, proper phrasing, appropriate pacing, appropriate tone and appropriate pitch
  • Recite rhymes with group
  • Share riddles with group
  • Share ideas with group
  • Retell heard/read stories
  • Dictate stories
  • Role-play situations
  • Give clear directions to others
  • Communicate to build relationships/problem solve
  • Use age appropriate vocabulary/grammar/sentences
  • Discuss/Retell Stories/Incidents from a variety of texts
  • Read before a large group
  • Participate in cooperative groups
  • Participate in dramatizations/story-telling/rhyme/song
  • Participate in group activities
  • The alphabet letters
  • Small, capital letters
  • Identify letters when seen
  • Print alphabet letters
  • Sequence letters alphabetically
  • Vowels and consonants
  • Associate sounds with letters
  • Hear, name, repeat, print initial consonants
  • Hear, name, repeat, print, final consonants
  • Name words ending with: -ack, -ake, -all, -am, -at, -ay, -in, -ly, -ight, -ell, -et,
  • -eck, -ill, -ing, -ish, -ind, -ook, -ock
  • Name words to rhyme with any given word
  • Name, read, print color, shape, size, number words
  • Name, read, define, spell grade level words
  • Copy three-four letter words accurately
  • Print first and last name using upper and lower case letters
  • Print and spell words as labels, lists
  • Spell and write words on spelling tests

Math

  • Sort objects by size, color, shape
  • Move objects to left, right, over, under, on, above, below, between, inside, outside
  • Sequence a 2 and 4 step direction, smallest to largest, events in a story
  • Compare two or more objects
  • Repeat/create/complete a pattern
  • Define a set, name sets of objects/pictures/ideas
  • Match objects 1 to 1
  • Count in sequence to 5, 10, 20
  • Read and write numbers through 20
  • Replace number in sequence
  • Recognize/draw circle, curve, square, rectangle, and triangle
  • Tell the value of pennies, nickels, dimes
  • Match number with a set of objects.
  • Count in sequence by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s
  • Tell next number more
  • Tell next number less
  • Tell time to the hour

Science

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science

Health

  • Human Body

Social Studies

  • Full name and the name of your parents
  • Address, phone number and birthday
  • How you look
  • Compare yourself to another by size, coloring, etc.
  • Each person is unique and special
  • Each person has equal rights and worth
  • Name ways you are the same and different than others
  • Graph different ways you have grown
  • Emotions

First Grade

Religion

  • Trinity
  • Baptism
  • Salvation
  • Love
  • Basic Prayers
  • Creation
  • Life of Jesus
  • The Church
  • Stories of the Bible

Language Arts

  • Identify consonants
  • Short and Long Vowels
  • Consonant Blends
  • Using Y as a Vowel
  • Inflectional Endings
  • Diagraphs
  • Contractions
  • Spell proficiently
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Use phonemic awareness
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Identify and compose sentences
  • Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • Listening and speaking
  • Oral Language Expression
  • Listening and speaking to gain knowledge
  • Speak appropriately for an audience
  • Communicate clearly
  • Use phonemic awareness strategies
  • Use word identification strategies
  • Read with fluency and understanding
  • Read for a variety of purposes in varied sources
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Use comprehension strategies
  • Respond to various text
  • Conduct research
  • Read to increase knowledge
  • Write for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Compose original text
  • Use the conventions of writing
  • Spell proficiently
  • Compose text applying knowledge of grammar and usage
  • Use the writing process
  • Evaluate own writing and writing of others
  • Writing Positions
  • Basic Strokes
  • Letter and Numeral Formation
  • Legibility including shape, size, spacing, and slant
  • Shape, Size, Spacing, Slant

Math

  • Addition and Subtraction Concepts
  • Addition and Subtraction Facts to 10, 12, 20
  • Numbers and Patterns to 100
  • Money
  • Geometry, Fractions and Probability
  • Measurement
  • Time and Calendar
  • Two Digit Addition and Subtraction

Science

  • Living and Non-Living
  • Habitats
  • How Plants and Animals Live
  • Life Cycles
  • Food Chains
  • Land, Water and Air
  • Weather
  • Observing Matter
  • Movement and Sound
  • Energy
  • Day and Night Sky
  • Science in Our World

Health

  • Growth and Development
  • Personal Health
  • Emotional and Intellectual Health
  • Family and Social Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity and Fitness
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Consumer Health
  • Community and Environmental Health
  • Second Steps
  • Talking About Touching

Social Studies

  • People
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Groups
  • Community
  • Setting
  • Home
  • School
  • Physical
  • Earth
  • Community
  • Farm
  • City
  • Heritage
  • Ideals
  • Citizen
  • Reference
  • Maps and Globes

Second Grade

Religion

  • Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
  • Lives of Saints – patron saints of class
  • Seasons of the Church
  • Parts of Mass
  • Mary

Language Arts

  • Decoding Skills- vowels, blends, digraphs, suffixes, prefixes
  • Vocabulary- identification, definitions, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, figurative language
  • Comprehension Skills- fact and detail recall, inference, cause and effect, comparisons, drawing conclusions, critical thinking, story elements, summarizing, main ideas, context clues, predicting, sequence, diagrams, graphs and charts
  • Study Skills- title page, contents, index, dictionary, encyclopedia, telephone directory, search engines, newsletters, advertisements, library searches, floor plans, map reading
  • Use of capital letters
  • Parts of Speech- nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
  • Contractions
  • Compounds
  • Sentence Writing- statement, question, exclamation, quotations
  • Paragraphs
  • Stories
  • Main ideas, details, conclusion
  • Handwriting Skills – transition to cursive

Math

  • Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20
  • Addition and Subtraction Regrouping with 2 and 3 Digits
  • Measurement- Standard and Metric Systems
  • Telling Time
  • Counting Money
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Estimating, Rounding off, Problem Solving, Logical and Critical Thinking

Science

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Weather
  • Earth’s Resources
  • Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Forces and Motion,
  • Sound
  • Sun
  • Planets
  • Moon

Health

  • How the Body Works
  • Nutrition
  • Keeping Healthy

Social Studies

  • Map Skills
  • Geography of United States
  • Continents
  • Oceans
  • Landforms
  • History- Pilgrims, Indians, slavery, Martin L. King
  • Economics- industry and path of products to consumers

Third Grade

Religion

  • God calls us to faith as His holy people
  • God is great and good
  • God blesses and forgives
  • God’s plan is a plan of love
  • Jesus brings us to the kingdom of God
  • Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with us on our way
  • We belong to the kingdom of saints
  • We experience the meanings of Church sacraments and traditions
  • We learn about spiritual, moral, and social awareness
  • Old and New Testament readings
  • We use Second Step and Talk About Touching for awareness and problem solving

Language Arts

  • Word identification and decoding skills
  • Comprehension and critical thinking—cause and effect, fact and opinion,
  • Inferences and predictions, drawing conclusions, figurative language
  • Fluency
  • Base words, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, blends, digraphs, dipthongs
  • Compound words, synonyms, antonyms
  • Weekly library instruction
  • Alphabetizing, encyclopedia and dictionary usage
  • Cursive handwriting skills
  • Basic sentence types
  • Sentence parts-simple and compound structure
  • Parts of speech and their uses
  • Grammar and punctuation usage
  • Writing process—pre-writing ideas, use of introduction, body, conclusion, first draft, revisions, proof-reading, final draft publications

Mathematics

  • Place Value to Hundred Thousands
  • Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping to Hundred Thousands
  • Rounding and Estimating to Nearest Thousand
  • Greater Than/Less Than
  • Time to the Minute
  • Money Identification and Making Change
  • Weight and Measurement in Standard and Metric
  • Temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • Introduction to line, segment, and angles
  • Introduction to measurement of multi-sided figures, congruency and symmetry
  • Modeling fact families in multiplication and division
  • Multiplication facts from 1’s to 12’s
  • Division facts from 1’s to 12’s
  • Reading charts and graphs
  • Problem Solving

Science

  • Plant and Animal Life Cycle
  • Ecosystems – coastal, prairie, desert, mountain
  • Water and Weather
  • Rocks and Soil
  • Changes on Earth
  • Natural Resources
  • Matter and its Properties
  • Changes in Matter
  • Force and Motion
  • Energy
  • Sound
  • Solar System
  • Science and Technology
  • Nature of Science
  • Problem Solving
  • Observation and questioning, research, experimentation, drawing inferences/conclusions
  • Care and use of microscopes and other scientific tools

Health

  • Basic Body Parts and Functions
  • Care of the Body, Healthy Choices
  • Food Pyramid Guide for meal choices

Social Studies

  • Map and Globe Skills
  • Meaning and Kinds of Community
  • Movement to and from Communities
  • Resources and Conservation
  • Goods and Services in Communities
  • Customs and Celebrations of Communities
  • Folk Tales, Legends, Heroes of Communities
  • Government-Local, State, and National
  • Leadership and Citizenship
  • Elections
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Taxes and Government Services
  • Earning, Spending, and Saving
  • Dependency on Others
  • National History, Symbols, and Holidays

Fourth Grade

Religion

  • Commandments
  • Prayers
  • Sin
  • Sacraments
  • Old Testament
  • Service

Language Arts

  • Language and Usage
  • Writing
  • Mechanics
  • Phonics
  • Word Structure
  • Spelling and Meaning
  • Vocabulary Skills and Strategies
  • Word Origins
  • Proofreading
  • Thinking Skills and Strategies
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus Skills
  • Standardized Test Practice
  • Alphabetic Principle Sounds and Symbols
  • Vocabulary Word Identification
  • Comprehension
  • Study Skills
  • Handwriting Skills

Math

  • Fractions
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Money
  • Decimals
  • Multiplication
  • Long Division
  • Estimation
  • Area
  • Perimeter

Science

  • Energy
  • Characteristics of Living and Nonliving Things
  • Earth Materials
  • Water Cycle
  • Landforms
  • Weather
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Engineering design

Health

  • Personal Health
  • Emotional Health
  • Family and Social Health
  • Body Systems
  • Nutrition
  • Disease Prevention
  • Violence Prevention

Social Studies

  • State of Oregon:
    • History
    • Geography
    • Civics and Government
    • Economics
    • Analysis

Fifth Grade

Religion

  • God, Our Father and Creator
  • Jesus, Our Lord and Savior
  • The Church, Our Community in the Spirit
  • Sacraments, Our Way of Life
  • Morality, Our Lived Faith
  • Corporeal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Parts of the Bible
  • Parts of the Mass

Language Arts

  • Problem and Solution
  • Making Inferences
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Story Elements
  • Context Clues
  • Cause and Effect
  • Make Predictions
  • Form Generalizations
  • Compound Words
  • Fact/Nonfact
  • Inflectional Endings
  • Main Idea
  • Steps in a Process
  • Summarize
  • Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Sequence of Events
  • Figurative Language
  • Author’s Purpose/Point of View
  • Judgments/Decisions
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Suffixes
  • Finding Important Information
  • Root Words
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Context Clues
  • Prefixes
  • Use Parts of a Book – Glossary, Index, Table of Contents, Headings
  • Reference Sources – Internet, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Index
  • Graphic Aids – Follow Instructions, Use a Graph, Timeline, Family Tree, Scale Drawings, Diagram, Outline, Observation Chart, Maps
  • Using Various Texts – Follow Directions, Read Signs, News Articles, Help Wanted Ad, Editorial
  • Library/Media Skills – Card Catalog, Online Library Catalog
  • Writing Process/Writing Traits
  • Grammar/Usage/Mechanics
  • Use of Spelling Rules/Spelling Proficiency

Math

  • Write and interpret numerical expressions
  • Analyze patterns and relationships
  • Understand the place value system
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths
  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions
  • Apply and extend understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions
  • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Understand concepts of volume
  • Graph points on a coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems
  • Classify two dimensional figures into categories based on their properties

Science

  • Organisms are composed of parts that function together to form a living system
  • Solar System
  • Friction
  • Gravity
  • Magnetic Forces
  • Interdependence of plants, animals, and environment
  • Adaptation
  • Weather, seasons, climate
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Engineering Design

Health

  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive and Urinary Systems

Social Studies

  • Native American Groups
  • Explorers
  • Colonial America
  • Events leading up to the Revolutionary War
  • Regions of the United States
  • Early Government

Sixth Grade

Religion

  • Old Testament
  • Feasts and holy days
  • School liturgies
  • Daily prayer
  • Recitation of the Rosary
  • Participation in the Stations of the Cross
  • Reading and reflecting on Bible passages
  • Challenge: read the Bible from beginning to end by the end of the year

Language Arts

  • Practical/academic vocabulary development
  • Spelling proficiency
  • Word origins/families
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • Public speaking/presentation skills
  • Speech
  • Six trait writing model
  • Uses/types of writing
  • Beginning essay writing
  • Research methods
  • Poetry
  • Writing workshop

Math

  • Number Patterns and Algebra
  • Order of Operations
  • Statistics and Graphs
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Integers
  • Solving Equations
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • Probability
  • Applying Measures of Central Tendency
  • Applying Problem Solving Strategies
  • Investigating Mathematical Conjectures
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking
  • Connecting Mathematical Ideas

Science (Earth Science)

  • Inquiry-based instruction
  • Engineering and design
  • Properties and composition of the layers of the Earth
  • Water cycle and the relationship to landforms
  • Environmental and societal effects of obtaining, using, and managing waste of renewable and nonrenewable resources
  • Composition of the Earth’s atmosphere, how it has changed over time, and implications for the future
  • Natural processes and human activities that affect change in the global environment
  • Constructive and destructive forces in the creation of landforms
  • Gravity and the solar system
  • Atmospheric and oceanic movements and their effects on weather and climate
  • Geologic, climatic, environmental, and lifeform changes over time

Health

  • Mental Health – ten areas of health, stress management, how to achieve good health, wellness scale
  • Family and Social Health – self-development skills, communication skills, responsible friendships, family roles and responsibilities
  • Growth and Development – body systems and their care, changes associated with growing up, young adulthood and older adulthood
  • Nutrition – foods and servings in the FGP, nutrition labels, components of good nutrition, diet guidelines to reduce diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, food-related disorders
  • Exercise and Fitness – how exercise affects body systems, exercise and weight/stress management, types of exercise, training principles, lifetime fitness, personal fitness plans
  • Drugs – drug misuse and abuse, prescription and OTC drugs, dangers of drugs, affects of alcohol and tobacco
  • Consumer and Personal Health – time management, budgeting, personal health records, medical and dental care organizations, health insurance
  • Family Sculpt – taught by the Health Department, a unit on how alcoholism and problem gambling affects the family

Social Studies – World Cultures

  • Historical analysis
  • Note taking/organization
  • Primary documents
  • Early civilizations
  • Middle Ages
  • Rise of Rome
  • Americas
  • Renaissance/Reformation
  • Enlightenment/Revolution
  • Research methods

Seventh Grade

Religion

  • Historical Jesus
  • Mission of the Church
  • Their (students’) role within the Church

Language Arts

  • Practical/academic vocabulary development
  • Spelling proficiency
  • History of the english language
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • Public speaking
  • Speech/debate
  • Six trait writing model
  • Literary criticism
  • Genre studies
  • Essay writing (personal)
  • Research methods
  • i-search project
  • Writing workshop
  • Poetry

Math

Seventh Grade Math 7

  • Rational Numbers and Algebra
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
  • Applying Fractions and Decimals
  • Operations with Integers
  • Linear Equations and Functions
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Applying Percent
  • Probability
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Two-Dimensional Figures
  • Three-Dimensional Figures
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Collecting and Organizing Data
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Applying Measures of Central Tendency
  • Applying Problem Solving Strategies
  • Investigating Mathematical Conjectures
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking
  • Connecting Mathematical ideas

 Seventh Grade Pre-Algebra

  • The Tools of Algebra
  • Operations with Integers
  • Solving Equations
  • Factors and Fractions
  • Operations with Fractions and Decimals
  • Applying Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Functions and Graphing
  • Real Numbers and Right Triangles
  • Two-Dimensional Figures
  • Three-Dimensional Figures
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Collecting and Organizing Data
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Applying Measures of Central Tendency
  • Applying Basic Concepts of Probability
  • Applying Problem Solving Strategies
  • Investigating Mathematical Conjectures
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking
  • Connecting Mathematical Ideas

Science (Life Science)

  • Inquiry-based instruction
  • Engineering and design
  • Types of cells
  • Functions and complexity of cells
  • Organelles and their functions within cells
  • Process for obtaining energy in plants and animal cells
  • DNA
  • Organism, population, and ecosystem interactions
  • Inherited and learned traits
  • Genetics
  • Natural selection and evolution

Health

  • Mental Health – ten areas of health, stress management, how to achieve good health, wellness scale
  • Family and Social Health – self-development skills, communication skills, responsible friendships, family roles and responsibilities
  • Growth and Development – body systems and their care, changes associated with growing up, young adulthood and older adulthood
  • Nutrition – foods and servings in the FGP, nutrition labels, components of good nutrition, diet guidelines to reduce diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, food-related disorders
  • Exercise and Fitness – how exercise affects body systems, exercise and weight/stress management, types of exercise, training principles, lifetime fitness, personal fitness plans
  • Drugs – drug misuse and abuse, prescription and OTC drugs, dangers of drugs, affects of alcohol and tobacco
  • Consumer and Personal Health – time management, budgeting, personal health records, medical and dental care organizations, health insurance
  • Family Sculpt – taught by the Health Department, a unit on how alcoholism and problem gambling affects the family

Social Studies – Geography

  • Geography of the World
  • The United States and Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Russia and the Independent Republics
  • Southwest Asia and North Africa
  • Africa south of the Sahara
  • Asia
  • Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

Eighth Grade

Religion

  • Four pillars of the Church
  • Church history
  • The Sacraments
  • Liturgy and liturgical customs
  • Changes brought about by Vatican II
  • How the Church influences society
  • Finding salvation
  • Morality
  • Catholic social justice teachings
  • Prayer

Language Arts

  • Academic vocabulary development
  • Spelling proficiency
  • Greek & Latin roots/origins
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • Speech/debate
  • Six trait writing model
  • Literary review/criticism
  • Great authors/eras
  • Essay writing (academic & personal)
  • Research methods
  • Research project
  • Writing workshop
  • Poetry
  • Long term writing assignment

Math

Eighth Grade Math 8

  • Algebra: Integers
  • Algebra: Rational Numbers
  • Algebra: Real Numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Proportions, Algebra, and Geometry
  • Percent
  • Geometry
  • Geometry: Measuring Area and Volume
  • Probability
  • Statistics and Matrices
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Linear Functions
  • Nonlinear Functions and Polynomials
  • Applying Problem Solving Strategies
  • Investigating Mathematical Conjectures
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking
  • Connecting Mathematical Ideas

Eighth Grade Algebra

  • The Language of Algebra
  • Real Numbers
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Graphing Relations and Functions
  • Analyzing Linear Equations
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Operations with Monomials
  • Operations with Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Radical Expressions and Triangles
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Collecting and Organizing Data
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Applying Measures of Central Tendency
  • Applying Basic Concepts of Probability
  • Applying Problem Solving Strategies
  • Investigating Mathematical Conjectures
  • Communicating Mathematical Thinking
  • Connecting Mathematical Ideas

Science (Physical Science)

  • Inquiry-based instruction
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Physical and chemical changes
  • Measuring matter
  • States of matter
  • Law of conservation of mass
  • Energy forms and energy transferred, transformed, and conserved
  • Properties of waves and how they interact with matter
  • Electricity and magnetism, static and current electricity, series and parallel electric circuits
  • Atoms, elements, compounds
  • Atomic model
  • Chemical bonding and valence electrons
  • Chemical reactions and energy
  • Organization of the Periodic Table
  • Motion and forces related to motion
  • Gravity
  • Fluid dynamics

Health

  • Mental Health – healthful behaviors, risk behaviors, risk situations, responsible decision making and refusal skills, characteristics of positive mental health, difference between eustress and distress, recognizing signs of depression and general adaptation syndrome
  • Family and Social Health – communication skills, family/gender roles, meaningful relationships with same/opposite gender, responsibilities of parenthood
  • Nutrition – functions of main nutrients, use of FGP, seven dietary guidelines, body composition and weight management, dietary guidelines to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, food-related disorders
  • Exercise and Fitness – five areas of fitness, role of exercise in personal health, lifetime fitness, fitness skills, training principles
  • Drugs – drug misuse, abuse, and chemical dependency, harmful effects of drugs, effects of alcohol/alcohol-related diseases, effects of tobacco, refusal skills for alcohol and tobacco
  • Reproductive Health – using Archdiocesan-approved programs, students learn about the male and female reproductive systems, growth of the baby in the womb, virginity and reason to wait
  • Safe Dating- taught by a representative of the Marion County Health Department, students learn how to recognize and avoid abusive dating situations or potentially abusive situations, and how to remove themselves from such situations.

Social Studies – U.S. History

  • Historical analysis
  • Note taking/organization
  • Primary documents
  • The Americas
  • Creating a Nation
  • Launching the Republic
  • Nationalism/Sectionalism
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Westward Expansion
  • Industrial Age
  • Rise to World Power
  • WWI
  • Jazz Age
  • Depression/New Deal
  • WWII
  • Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • Vietnam Era
  • Current Events
  • Research project

Conversational Spanish

  • Greetings/Polite exchanges
  • ABC’s/Numbers/Colors
  • Everyday object vocabulary
  • Requests for information
  • Giving Directions
  • Activities/Sports
  • Adjectives
  • Feelings/Clothes/Body Parts
  • Food & Drink
  • Traditional Holidays/Celebrations
  • Common Verbs
  • Basic Conjugation

 

 

Physical Education

Grades K-2

  • Locomotor Skills – hop, skip, gallop, run, skip rope
  • Ball Skills – throw without bouncing, bounce and catch, bounce and walk
  • Fitness Skills – warm ups/cool down/stretch, strength development, jump rope

Grades 3-5

  • Locomotor Skills – dodging, skip rope/long rope, run, skip, skip backward
  • Fitness Skills – warm ups/cool down/stretching exercises, strength development, stretching
  • Sport Skills – volley a ball to another, shoot basketballs/foul shots, catching skills/lead up games and skill

Grades 6-8

  • Fitness Skills – warm ups/cool down/stretching, form running/injury prevention, strength development
  • Sport Skills – basketball skills and games, football skills and games, floor hockey skills and games, volleyball skills and games

Music

Objectives at All Grade Levels

  • Nurturing personal spirituality

 

  • Students at all grade levels sing, dance or move to liturgical songs or songs of praise
  • Third through eighth grade students participate in music leadership roles at liturgical celebrations and assemblies
  • Singing a variety of music alone and with others

 

  • Preschool through third grade students sing nursery rhymes, game songs, and patriotic songs by rote
  • First through third grade students sing ethnic songs, hymns, spirituals, rounds and other thematic songs
  • Fourth through sixth grade students sing rounds, canons, partner songs, and ballads
  • Sixth through eighth grade students sing along with accompaniment on pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, guitar, piano or recorded accompaniment
  • Proper breath support and vocal techniques
  • Performing a variety of music on instruments

 

  • All grades play echo rhythm patterns on unpitched percussion instruments and body percussion, and combine various classroom instruments, and voices to create new effects of tone color
  • Second through eighth grade students play pitched percussion instruments
  • Fourth grade students play rhythm and melodic patterns and ostinati accompaniments on the recorder
  • In Band, the fifth through eighth grade students reinforce rhythm and melodic playing skills and follow notated coda markings and dynamic
  • The sixth through eighth grade students explore playing hand bells, guitar and electronic keyboard
  • Reading and notating music

 

  • Preschool and kindergarten students show a variety of rhythm and meters through movement
  • First grade students read rhythmic notation such as quarter notes, quarter rests and eighth notes through “coffee and tea” music symbols, and demonstrate an understanding of time signatures and measures of three and four beats
  • Second grade students perform from standard notation of quarter and eighth notes and rests. They also identify short melodic patterns
  • Third grade students read half and whole notes and rests
  • Fourth grade students can identify and perform from the musical staff the eighth rest, triplets and syncopation, understand the time signatures, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8, recognize and perform up to the 4th and 5th melodic intervals
  • Fifth through eighth grade students reinforce the fifth grade objectives while performing on band instruments, guitar, hand bells, keyboard or while singing in choir
  • Listening to, analyzing and describing music

 

  • Preschool through first grade students respond physically to music with large body movements, play, clap or step to the beat, respond by movement and understand relevant terminology to changes in melody, tempo, dynamics, and timbres of instruments. Students respond to the rhythm and melody of music through creative movement, dancing, pantomime, singing games, and dramatization. They respond verbally and by movement to AB and ABA forms
  • Second and third grade students demonstrate understanding of melodic phrases through body movement or verbal response. They begin to identify stringed, wind, brass and percussion families of instruments by sight and sound
  • Fourth grade students respond verbally or by movement to the form of Theme and Variation
  • Fifth grade students identify the soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices
  • Sixth through eighth grade students identify some of the following musical structures and designs: interlude, canon, fugue, opera, oratorio, musical theater, symphony and concerto while listening to or performing music pieces. They learn about the composers and historical periods of specific compositions
  • Improvising and composing music

 

  • Students at all levels create sound dramatizations using instruments, vocal sounds and body percussion
  • Second through fourth grade students improvise and compose rhythmic patterns and ostinati, short melodies and accompaniments
  • Fifth through eighth grade students create original melodies to perform for the class
  • Evaluating music performances

 

  • All students experience live performance and demonstrate appropriate concert behavior
  • Kindergarten through eighth grade students identify and describe the roles of musicians, conductor, folk singer, church musician and composer in various musical settings and cultures
  • Third through eighth grade students help evaluate their own progress and make suggestions for improvement, especially when preparing for concerts or performances
  • Understanding relationships between music, the arts and other disciplines

 

  • All of the primary students and students in third grade sing songs, draw pictures or respond through body movement to subjects such as mathematics, language arts, geography and daily life in their classrooms
  • Fourth through eighth grade students explore special areas tailored to their interest such as: science of sound, drama, ecology, making instruments, how a piano works inside and pop hits
  • Understanding music in relation to history and other cultures

 

  • Preschool and kindergarten students sing folk songs and nursery rhymes from various countries and listen to music from various historical periods
  • First through fifth grade students sing folk songs in the Spanish and French languages and begin identifying the historical periods of some classical pieces and popular songs
  • Third through sixth grade students expand their knowledge of other cultures by listening to music of other times and places
  • Seventh and eighth grade students explore cultural music by singing and by playing African and Latin rhythms on percussion instruments
  • Use music to reinforce learning in other curricular subject areas such as social studies and English