Religion (200 weekly minutes)
- Attends weekly grade level Liturgy
- Discovers that Jesus is our Redeemer
- Reflects on God’s relationship with His people throughout history as based on unconditional love, revealed through life experience.
- Recognizes that the Church is structured.
- Understand role of the laity, priests, and the religious hierarchy of the Church.
- Recognizes Mary as a model of obedience.
- Understands there are laws, rules, and guidelines for our behavior (as exemplified in the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes).
- Realizes our responsibility is to give service to others in our community; that the Church plays an active role in our world.
- Understands dignity of human life and our uniqueness as created in God’s image.
- Prays spontaneously and formally.
Language Arts (600 Weekly Minutes)
Word Analysis, Fluency, and Vocabulary
- Attempts to determine the meaning of unknown words through use of word origins, synonyms, antonyms, and root words.
- Uses roots, prefixes, and suffixes to analyze the meaning of complex words.
- Reads orally with fluency, accuracy, and appropriate inflection and expression at grade level expectations.
- Summarizes, extracts main idea, identifies supporting details and sequences events.
- Rereads to verify or obtain information.
- Makes predictions based on prior knowledge.
- Evaluates and uses new information.
- Distinguishes between cause and effect, fact and opinion.
- Predicts outcomes, makes inferences and generalizations.
- Understands analogies.
- Determines author’s purpose for writing and point of view.
- Identifies the plot, setting, characters, and point of view of a story.
- Identifies use of figurative language, abstract, literal, and inferred meanings.
Study and Reference Skills
- Reads independently on a daily basis.
- Selects grade-appropriate reading materials.
- Reads and gathers information from maps, charts, graphs, schedules, time lines, and notices.
- Uses glossary, table of context, and index.
- Alphabetizes to the fifth letter.
- Uses a dictionary, general reference sources, and card catalog.
- Write opinion pieces on topic or texts, narratives and informative/explanatory pieces.
- Uses correct punctuation.
- Identifies kinds of sentences and sentence parts.
- Writes 6-10 sentences, nonfiction, and fiction paragraphs using a variety of sentence construction and forms with a main idea, supporting details, and conclusion.
- Evaluates correctness of grammar, mechanics, clarity, and organization, to revise and prepare a final copy.
- Practices cursive writing according to criteria for correctness.
Listening and Speaking
- Asks thoughtful questions.
- Identifies major ideas and supporting details in oral presentations.
- Understands and follows a sequence of directions.
- Makes effective introductions, clearly states purposes, and presents conclusions when making oral presentations.
- Uses details, examples, or experiences to clarify information.
- Identifies the speaker’s intent.
- Makes narrative and information presentations.
- Recites brief poems.
- Engages critically and constructively in discussions.
Mathematics (225 Weekly Minutes)
- Students understand place value of whole numbers and decimals to two decimal places and numbers and decimals relate to simple fractions. Use the concepts of negative numbers
- Students extend their use and understanding of whole numbers to the addition and subtraction of decimals
- Students solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers understanding relationships among operations.
- Students factor small whole numbers
Algebra and Functions
- Students use and interpret variables, symbols, and properties to write and simplify expressions and sentences.
- Students know how to manipulate equations
Measurement and Geometry
- Students understand perimeter and area
- Use two-dimensional coordinate grids to represent points and graph plots
- Demonstrate an understanding of plane, solid geometric objects and use this knowledge to show relationships to solve problems.
Stats, Data Analysis and Probability
- Students organize, represent, and interpret numerical and categorical data to communicate findings
- Students make decisions about how to approach problems
- Use strategies, skills and concepts in finding solutions
- Move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations
Science (170 Weekly Minutes)
- Investigates kinds of matter, distinctive properties, and knowledge that these properties interact with energy in predictable ways.
- Realizes that the Earth is a system that is always changing.
- Analyzes living things and their adaptations for survival in diverse environments.
- Develops a realization that technology produces tools that help extend human knowledge and capabilities.
- Demonstrates a sense of scientific inquiry to extend knowledge of earlier scientists and their contributions.
Social Studies (170 Weekly Minutes)
- Develops an understanding of the concepts of state, diocese, and group structures within a state and the Catholic Church.
- Understands the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California.
- Describes the social, political, cultural and economic life and interactions among people of California from the Pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods.
- Explains the economic, social, and political life of California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush and California
- Explains how California became an agricultural and industrial power by tracing California’s economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850’s.
- Understands the structure, functions, and powers of government including the similarities and differences among federal, state, and local governments.
Technology (60 Weekly Minutes)
- Learns keyboard through the use of touch-typing.
- Continue to polish and enhance formal typing skills and increase speed.
- Recognizes and uses the correct terminology.
- Edits text.
- Save and retrieve word processing files.
- Format and type paragraphs correctly in word processing.
- Properly start and shut down a computer.
- Names the parts of the computer system.
- Learn to save to server and open file from server.
- Use programs to supplement study tools.
Physical Education (90 Weekly Minutes)
- Develops ball skills.
- Promotes physical fitness through exercise and calisthenics.
- Learns and develops team sport skills including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and track.
- Participates in relays and agility games.
- Develops teamwork and sportsmanship.
- Participates in Presidential Physical Fitness Program.
- Develops an understanding for physical health and nutrition.
Fine Arts (90 Weekly Minutes)
- Distinguish among color, shade, tint, color relationship and contrasts in art
- Recognize and compare two-dimensional compositions using principles of design
- Evaluate are work from a cultural perspective in architecture, symbols and media
- Appreciates art work using elements of design, art media, artistic mood, and style through art history.
- Identifies meter, pulse, texture in music; recognizes pentatonic scales; experiences two and three part forms; recognizes basic notation terms; understands uses of tempo dynamics and tone.
- Performs on melodic instruments, practices listening skills, with increased sensitivity, singing rounds, descants and songs in two or more parts in performance situations; sings solo and in a group; improvises simple dances; develops expressions of creativity.
- Experiences multicultural, liturgical, and ethnic music, identifies interludes in music; recognizes instrumental combinations.
- Appreciates music from a variety of performers and composers.
Book List (* signifies read in class)
*Sign of the Beaver
*Island of the Blue Dolphins
*By the Great Horn Spoon