Primary Curriculum (K-3rd)
Through a wide variety of learning techniques, our students have the opportunity to discover, explore and refine their learning styles. Our work in the classroom aligns with the Common Core State Standards and the Archdiocesan curriculum and challenges our students to push beyond their expectations. Our goal is to provide an engaging, hands-on learning environment where students can grow both academically and spiritually.Below is a snapshot of the academic goals our students will be focusing on during the current school year.
- Read a variety of fictional and informational genres that integrate cultural and historical awareness
- Independently read leveled texts during small group work using the Fountas and Pinnell guided reading program.
- Interact with Common Core aligned text to make inferences, find textual evidence, identify the author’s point of view, and investigate central themes.
- Engage in centers and interactive lessons to practice phonic and phonemic awareness skills.
- Participate in Battle of the Books, an interactive reading competition (3rd grade).
- Explore authentic writing models, learn the writing process, and produce published pieces.
- Practice operational fluency, engage in algebraic thinking, and develop problem-solving strategies aligned to the Common Core standards.
- Engage in lessons related to numbers and operations, geometry, and measurement and data.
- Solve real world mathematical problems by reasoning abstractly and quantitatively and then constructing viable arguments to provide evidence.
- Use a classroom technology program, MobyMax, to individualize instruction.
- Explore Life, Physical and Earth Sciences.
- Participate in hands-on science activities aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards
- Engage in group discussions that develop observational skills, scientific inquiry and the ability to use information to form a hypothesis.
- Understand how technology and math are applied in the study of science.
- Investigate specific communities and the effect government has on them.
- Deepen students' knowledge of map skills through the use of interactive technology
- Use various texts to engage in discussions and debates around current events.
- Recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.
- Participate in daily prayer and attend weekly mass
- Build identity around core Catholic beliefs, practices and principles.
- Interact with the text aligned to the New Roman Missal to deepen students' faith.
- Participate in events that support community outreach.
- Focus on the parts of speech
- Express themselves in complete sentences
- Master the mechanics of writing
- Explore different writing models
- Learn the steps of the writing process
- Produce their own published works.