Religion (200 weekly minutes)
- Appreciates the Ten Commandments as a way to deepen our relationship with God and others.
- Learn ways to live out the Commandments.
- Grow in love through a deeper understanding of salvation as it unfolds in the Old Testament.
- Explain the roles and contributions of the judges and first kings of Israel.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major prophets and their messages.
- Observe and celebrate the Holy Days of the Church year and other prayer opportunities like Stations of the Cross and the rosary.
- Participation in programs of altar serving and choir.
- Students actively participate in liturgical celebrations, readings, petitions and prayers, prayer gatherings and daily prayers or petitions.
- Learn traditional prayers.
- Make rosaries for Catholics in India
- Take part in charities such as the Holy Childhood Association, Pennies For Pasta, and holiday collections of items to enrich the lives of those in need.
- Engage in activities during a class religious retreat.
Be knowledgeable of Church doctrine.
Language Arts (525 Weekly Minutes)
Word Analysis, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development:
- Interpret written text.
- Recognize word origins and meaning.
- Identify main idea and assesses evidence that supports those ideas.
- Clarify meaning and summarize written text
- Make predictions, draw inferences, conclusions or generalizations and support them with evidence from written material.
Study and Reference Skills
- Read and gather or find information from maps, charts, graphs, schedules, time lines and notices.
- Use a variety of information sources- dictionary, atlas, internet, almanac, encyclopedia, newspapers, and periodicals.
- Compose multi-paragraph essays and letters which have a clear purpose, supportive details, conclusion and summary with a linked purpose, and contains a properly formatted bibliography.
- Analyze, revise, edit and clarify written work.
- Write a final draft which considers suggestions from instructor and/or peers.
Listening and speaking
- Interpret auditory and verbal instruction.
- Deliver a variety of concise presentations which uses effective volume, rate and tone with interesting information to keep the audience’s attention.
- Engage in critical and constructive discussion.
Mathematics (225 Weekly Minutes)
- Compare, order, interpret and solve problems using fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages.
- Calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Determine the least common multiple and greatest common divisor.
- Use estimation strategies for all operations.
Algebra and Functions
- Write, evaluate, analyze and solve verbal expressions in sentences as algebraic expressions and equations.
- Explore Algebraic expressions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division..
- Solve problems using correct order of operations.
Measurement and Geometry
- Understand the measurement of plane and solid shapes.
- Know the formula of the circumference and area.
- Identify the properties of two dimensional shapes.
- Understands the concept of a constant number like pi.
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
- Compute and analyze statistical measurement for data sets.
- Interpret, evaluate, and simplify algebraic expressions.
- Compute the range, mean, median, and mode of data sets.
- Represent probabilities as ratios, proportions and decimals between 0 and 1.
- Make decisions about how to approach a problem, set up an equation, and solve an equation.
- Make precise calculations and checks the reasonability or validity of answers.
Science (200 Weekly Minutes)
- Understand plate tectonics to explain important features of the Earth’s surface and major geologic events.
- Understand that many phenomena on the Earth’s surface are affected by the transfer of heat energy through radiation and convection currents.
- Describe Earth’s spheres and explain how they interact.
- Identify how organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment.
- Describe the functions of the body systems and how they work together to maintain homeostasis.
- Compare and contrast infectious agents that may affect the body.
- Identify cell parts, their functions, and how they divide.
- Explain the functions of simple machines.
- Distinguish between different types of energy.
- Distinguish between electrical conductors and insulators and describe basic electrical circuits.
Investigation and Experimentation
- Hypothesize, classify, and interpret data found from investigation and discovery experiments.
- Draw conclusions using study information based on scientific information.
- Compare, analyze and synthesize data results using metacognitive skills and scientific fact.
Social Studies (170 Weekly Minutes)
- Trace roots of early humankind and identifies characteristics of ancient societies
- Discover the early Middle Eastern civilizations ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome.
- Demonstrate knowledge of major world religions and their basic beliefs.
- Correlate events of the past and their impact on modern times.
- Trace and locate the migration and expansion of ancient civilizations
- Explain how geography affected ancient civilizations
- Identify the importance of geography as a contributing factor to the human story
- Recognize the importance of economic, political, religious and social structures of ancient civilizations
- Understand the connection between social organization and waterways in the success of an economy
Technology (50 Weekly Minutes)
- Understand computer-related terminology and how computer function
- Understand the basics of keyboard memory
- Can successfully compile a written piece using a computer program-including paragraphs, bibliography and Excel
- Continue using formal keyboarding skills and increasing typing speed
- Discuss copyright laws involving computer and websites and giving credit to authors of electronic works
- Recognize parts of a spreadsheet, moving among cells, and formatting cells, making a graph in a spreadsheet
- Can successfully compile a written piece using a computer program
- Creates a power point presentation for science and reading projects.
Physical Education (90 Weekly Minutes)
Exercise and Sports Skills
- Participate in conditioning for the Presidential Physical Fitness Program
- Play organized agility games exercising Christian sportsmanship
- Acquire knowledge to build responsible decision making, healthy lifestyles, and general wellness.
- Participate in team sports to develop tolerance of others and cooperative skills.
- Understand and utilize rules for organized sports like:
Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, track and volleyball
Fine Arts (100 Weekly Minutes)
- Analyze, create and participate in the visual arts and art expression exploring cultural and historical content.
- Use of varying types of media including: pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, paint, chalk, oil pastel, and clay
- Analyze, create and participate in the visual arts and art expression exploring cultural and historical content
- Christmas performance
- Choral song practice
Field Trips & Programs (3-5 per year)
- San Diego Zoo Scavenger Hunt
- LEGOLAND Lab
- Monthly projects with Pre-K
- 6th Grade Camp
Book List of works read in class
- The Pearl
- The Phantom Tollbooth (play form)
- Tuck Everlasting
- The Odyssey (play form)
I. A Faith-filled Catholic who:
a. practices Christian virtues by making good moral judgements
b. practices various forms of prayers
c. uses his/her talents by giving service in school, parish, and community
d. locates and understands Scripture passages
II. A Life-long Learner who
a. sees the value of Fine Arts
b. implements technology to enhance research skills
c. puts forth effort to achieve academic potential to master basic learning skills
d. uses critical thinking skills to solve problems
e. develops spiritually, mentally, and physically
III. An Effective Communicator who
a. expresses clear written and oral ideas respectfully
b. applies the skills of an active listener
c. articulates beliefs and opinions respectfully and with conviction
d. demonstrates manners and courtesy appropriately
IV. A Responsible Individual who
a. strives to live a healthy lifestyle
b. understands varying points of view and cultural differences
c. accepts challenges and pursues goals
d. analyzes options when making choices
e. participates appropriately when working independently and collaboratively