Class Curriculum

Religion

Students will learn how to grow as a disciple of Jesus. Students will grow in knowledge of their faith, participate fully at mass and prayer services, become confident in spontaneous prayer as well as rote prayers like the “Act of Contrition”, prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, learn the importance of serving others, and to love and respect each other.

Reading and Language Arts

Reading Unit Themes:
  • Life Science (Animal Traits, Animal Homes, Agriculture, Ocean Life, Animal Development, Life Cycles)
  • Social Relationships (Family Time, Getting Along with Others)
  • Community (Places Around Town)
  • Earth Science (Weather, Fossils)
  • Cultures (Traditional Tales and Stories, School Differences, Historical Figures and Documents)
  • The Arts (Music, Visual Arts)
  • Communication (Special Ways to Communicate, Reading and Writing, Signs)
  • Health and Safety (Personal Safety)
  • Civics (Helping Others)
  • Values (Never Give Up, Heroic Contributions)
  • Recreation and Travel (Following Directions)

Language Arts- Students will continue to develop:

  • word analysis, reading fluency and vocabulary skills
  • reading comprehension skills and strategies (i.e. making connections, summarizing, predicting, comparing/contrasting, clarifying
    text, cause/effect, author’s purpose, fact/opinion, and making inferences)
  • writing skills (i.e. through daily journal writing, narratives, informative/explanatory texts, book reports, parts of speech,
    editing and revising)

Mathematics

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
  • add and subtract within 20
  • work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication
Number and Operations
  • understand place value
  • use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
Measurement and data
  • measure and estimate lengths in standard units
  • relate addition and subtraction to length
  • work with time and money
  • represent and interpret data
Geometry
  • reason with shapes and their attributes (number of angles, sides, faces, etc.)

Science

  • The Practice of Science (distinguishing between what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste and what you think; making
    inferences, and the tools of scientists)
  • Living Things (Basic needs for living things; habitats)
  • Life Cycles/Human Anatomy (Animal and plant life cycles; body parts and their functions)
  • Earth’s Composition (Earth surface, soil)
  • Changing Patterns in Nature (patterns in nature and scientific inquiry)
  • Forms of Energy
  • Properties/Changes of Matter
  • Force and Motion

Social Studies

  • American History (Native Americans, immigrants, Colonial America and early settlers)
  • Geography (using a variety of maps, identifying and distinguishing different landforms, comparing and contrasting kinds
    of neighborhoods)
  • Economics (consumers/producers, resources, goods/services, trade, saving/spending)
  • Civics and Government (rules/laws, citizenship, leadership)

Supply List

ItemQuantity

Pencil Box 1
*#2 Pencils 24
Pencil Sharpener 1
Crayons (24 count) 1
Washable Markers (8 count) 1
*Dry Erase Markers 2
*Wide Ruled Notebook Paper 1
*Ream of colored copy paper 1
*Jumbo Glue Sticks 4
*Big Erasers 4
*PLASTIC 2-Pocket folders (no center clasps)
1-green, 1- blue, 1-yellow, 1 black, 3-student can choose colors
7 total
*Unscented Tissues (Box) 2
Composition Notebook 2
*Hand sanitizer 1
*Paper Towels 1
*Clorox Wipes 2
*Baby wipes, Hand wipes, OR Wet Ones 1
*Band-aids 1
*Community supplies for whole class to use
*Please do not label folders with child’s name. We will have labels to put on folders on the first day of school.