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Scripture / Christian Life

v     Recognizes the Bible as the story of God’s people

v     Reverences the Bible as God’s special book

v     Learns about Jesus from the Bible

v     Becomes familiar with stories from the Bible


Sacraments / Worship

v     Recognizes the sacraments as special signs of God’s love:

*BAPTISM – welcomes us to God’s family, the Church

*EUCHARIST – Mass, Bread of Life, Saving Cup

* RECONCILIATION – “I’m sorry”, Jesus forgives

v     Experiences prayer as listening and talking with God

v     Prays: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Grace (before and after meals) and Angel of God

v     Expresses love of God and personal needs in spontaneous prayer

v     Gathers with God’s family at Mass

v     Begins to pray at Mass

v     Celebrates rituals and activities which express our Christian beliefs (Advent Wreath, Christmas Crib, etc.)


Morality / Social Justice

v     Knows that Jesus gave two great commandments: Love God and Love Others

v     Names how she/he loves God, self and others

v     Shows care for others

v     Demonstrates responsibility for God’s creation

v     Recognizes sin as turning away from God, hurting self and others

v     Recognizes the need to say “I’m sorry”

v     Tries to live at peace with oneself and others

v     Learns to develop friendships and share with others

v     Participates in Mission awareness and other Christian service activities


Christian Faith and Practice

v     Names God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

v     Recognizes that God creates people and the world out of love

v     Begins to recognize that God sent us Jesus to show us how to live and love

v     Learns to identify Church as God’s family

v     Understands saints as models of faith in our lives

v     Learns to identify Church as a community of people who come together in God’s name

v     Recognizes Mary as Jesus’ mother



v     Sign of the Cross

v     Glory Be

v     Lord’s Prayer

v     Hail Mary

v     Grace (before and after meals)

v     Angel of God

Social Studies

A Child’s Place in Time and Space

v     Students describe the rights and individual responsibilities of citizenship

v     Students compare and contrast the absolute and relative locations of people and places and describe the physical and human characteristics of places

v     Students know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time

v     Students compare and contrast everyday life in different times and places around the world and recognize that some aspects of people, places, and things change over time and others stay the same

v     Students describe the human characteristics of familiar places and the varied backgrounds of American citizens and residents

v     Students understand basic economic concepts and the role of individual choice in a free-market economy



v     Problem solving

v     Reasoning

v     Communication

v     Mathematical connections

v     Estimation

v     Number sense and numeration

v     Concepts and whole number computation

v     Geometry and spatial sense

v     Measurement

v     Statistics and probability

v     Fractions and decimals

v     Patterns and relationships


Language Arts


v     Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

1.      Concepts about print

2.      Phonemic awareness

3.      Decoding and word recognition

4.      Vocabulary and concept development

v     Reading Comprehension

1.      Organization and focus

2.      Penmanship

v     Literary Response and Analysis

1.      Writing applications



v     Writing strategies

1.      Organization and focus

2.      Penmanship

v     Writing applications – genres and their characteristics

1.      Writing applications

Written and Oral Language Conventions:

v     Written and oral language conventions

1.      Sentence structure

2.      Grammar

3.      Punctuation

4.      Capitalization

5.      Spelling

Listening and Speaking:

v     Listening and speaking strategies

1.      Comprehension

2.      Organization and delivery of oral communication

v     Speaking applications – genres and their characteristics

1.      Speaking applications



Physical Science:

v     Materials come in different forms (states), including solids, liquids, and gasses

Life Science:

v     Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways

Earth Science:

v     Weather can be observed, measured, and described

Investigation and Experimentation:

v     Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations


v     Acceptance of personal responsibility

v     Respect for and promotion of health of others

v     An understanding of the process of growth and development

v     Informed use of health-related information, products and services