Religion (200 weekly minutes)
- Participates in weekly liturgy and service.
- Recognizes that God’s Kingdom is God’s loving power at work in the world and that Jesus offers us life forever.
- Explains that Mary is the mother of all people.
- Understands that scriptures help us to learn about God and Jesus’ message.
- Realizes that worship is a way of praising God, and the signs and symbols of the Sacraments express and enrich our faith.
- Celebrates the liturgical year.
- Learns that our decisions affect others and ourselves.
- Recognizes life is nurtured in a loving family.
- Respects the dignity and uniqueness of others.
- Learns formal prayer, spontaneous prayer, shares petitions, talks to Jesus in his/her heart.
Language Arts (800 Weekly Minutes)
Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development
- Develops knowledge of common spelling patterns, roots, affixes and prefixes.
- Identifies antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and multiple meaning words.
- Clarifies new words, makes predictions, uses context clues, and summarizes reading passages.
- Practices parts of speech such as verbs and adjectives.
- Reads aloud with fluency, accuracy, and appropriate pacing and expression.
- Reads fiction and nonfiction materials independently with literal and inferential comprehension.
- Rereads, self-corrects, and uses context clues to get meaning.
- Answers questions that require analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of grade-level narrative and informational text.
- Summarizes, determines main idea, identifies supporting details, follows directions, draws conclusions and identifies sequence of events.
- Distinguishes among common forms of literature.
- Explains reasons for character’s actions.
Study and Reference Skills
- Researches topics using a variety of reference materials.
- Gathers information from charts, graphs, maps, and timelines.
- Uses titles, tables of contents, chapter headings, glossary, and index to locate information.
- Follows multiple-step written directions in proper sequence.
- Refines the legibility of writing.
- Writes legible cursive.
- Creates a paragraph with a minimum of 5 sentences, including a topic sentence and supporting details.
- Revises drafts to improve coherence and progression of ideas.
- Uses punctuation correctly.
- Writes letters. Can identify the 5 basic parts to a letter.
- Progresses through the stages of the writing process.
Listening and Speaking
- Uses clear and specific vocabulary, speaking in manner that guides listener to understand important ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch and modulation.
- Identifies main idea and supporting details of reports.
- Plans, presents stories, poems, and plays.
- Shares reports.
- Engages in constructive exchange of ideas
- Listens critically and responds appropriately to oral communication.
Mathematics (250 Weekly Minutes)
- Identifies and uses numerals 1000-10,000 and place value through millions.
- Practices rounding numbers to nearest ten, hundred, or thousand.
- Finds the sums and differences of whole numbers between 0 and 10,000.
- Demonstrates concepts of time and money.
- Compares and orders money amounts written in decimal form.
- Solves problems involving addition and subtraction of money amounts in decimal form.
- Solves problems using bills and coins.
- Knows and uses all multiplication and division facts through 12’s tables.
- Demonstrates multiplication with regrouping.
- Begins to memorize division facts.
- Practices single digit division with remainders.
- Orders fractions from least to greatest.
- Demonstrates and explains the relationship between whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
Algebra and Functions
- Solves problems with numeric equations or inequalities.
- Practices the concept of the unknown.
- Recognizes and uses the commutative and associative properties of multiplication.
- Extends and recognizes a pattern by using rules.
Measurement and Geometry
- Chooses appropriate units and tools for estimating and measuring objects.
- Describes, compares, and contrasts attributes of plane and solid geometric figures using then to define relationships and solve problems.
- Understands symmetry, congruence, points, lines and segments.
- Identifies right, acute, and obtuse angles in figures.
- Identifies coordinate locations.
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
- Identifies and continues geometric patterns.
- Predicts and records possible outcomes.
- Interprets data from charts, bar graphs, and pie graphs.
- Practices multiple problem-solving approaches by using strategies of drawing a picture, prediction, sequence, logic, and analysis to find solutions.
Science (65 Weekly Minutes)
- Describes changes that occur when objects are heated, or when 2 or more substances are combined.
- Demonstrates that energy can be stored and converted to motion and heat.
- Understands that light has a source and travels in one direction
- Recognizes that plants and animals grow, survive and reproduce.
- Identify different environments (desert, forest, etc) and understand that they support different life forms.
- Demonstrates knowledge that living things cause positive and negative changes in environments.
- Know that when environments change, plant and animals adapt or become extinct.
- Understand that objects in the sky move in regular and predictable patterns.
- Demonstrates that Earth and other planets orbit the sun and the moon orbits Earth.
- Explore the position of the solar system through technology; rockets, satellites, space shuttles, and planet rovers.
- Compares and contrasts how sunlight changes during the day/year and how that effects the seasons and phases of the moon.
Investigation and Experimentation
- Conduct repeated observations to improve accuracy.
- Differentiate evidence from opinion, and know that scientists rely on confirmed observations to create predictions.
- Use numerical data to describe and compare.
- Predict and compare outcomes of simple investigations.
- Collect and analyze data to develop a logical conclusion.
Social Studies (60 Weekly Minutes)
- Researches common foods, clothing, shelter, and traditions of the various American Indian tribes.
- Emphasis on physical & cultural landscape of CA, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of explorers and the impact they have had on forming the character of our present day society.
- Interprets timelines, graphs, pictures, charts, and maps.
- Explains how natural resources benefit a community.
- Locates meridians, parallels, including Equator and Prime Meridian.
- Demonstrates knowledge and use of map keys and symbols.
- Draws and labels the compass rose using cardinal numbers and intermediate directions.
- Read maps using map keys, map scales, landform maps, and road maps.
- Learn about different types of communities and understand their relationships with each other.
- Understand how American Indian tribes, specifically the Kumeyaay, shaped their regions.
- Understand the dynamics of tribal life and how those dynamics are kept alive today.
- Explain how businesses run including making budgets, managing employees, creating products, etc.
Technology (60 Weekly Minutes)
- Demonstrates proper use of computer.
- Recognizes and uses the correct computer terminology.
- Learns how to find files and, save files to server.
- Type paragraph correctly.
- Open graphics program and be able to access graphic tools.
- Conduct searches for information using keywords within a search engine.
Physical Education (100 Weekly Minutes)
- Participates in agility games, exercise and calisthenics.
- Develops ball skills, sportsmanship, coordination, and body skills.
- Participates in basketball, baseball, soccer, and track.
- Participates in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program.
- Develops an understanding for physical health and nutrition.
Fine Arts (Integrated plus 80 Weekly Minutes)
- Creates using line, color, and shape.
- Experiments with tint and shade.
- Participates in visual and tactile perception.
- Demonstrates creative expression.
- Appreciates visual arts heritage.
- Analyzes and interprets works of art.
- Experiments with a self-made color wheel.
Indian in the Cupboard
The One and Only Ivan
Because of Winn-Dixie
James and the Giant Peach