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Grade Level Curriculum Standards



Scripture / Christian Life

v     Recognizes creation as Godís gift

v     Expresses thanks to God for the world and all things in it

v     Understands that people are gifts of Godís love

v     Discovers that Jesus is a sign of Godís love

v     Becomes familiar with stories from the Bible

v     Recognizes the Bible as a book of Godís love 

Sacraments / Worship

v     Experiences prayer as listening and talking to God

v     Prays: Sign o f the Cross, Glory be, Our Father, 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 Godís 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 taught love by his example and through story

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

v     Shows care for others and Godís creation

v     Recognizes the need to say ďIím sorryĒ and begin to love again

v     Tries to live at peace with oneself and with others

v     Learns to develop friendship s and share with others

v     Participates in Mission awareness and other Christian service activities 

Christian Faith and Practice

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

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

v     Learns to identify Church as a community of people who come together in Godís name 


v     Sign of the Cross

v     Glory Be

v     Lordís Prayer

v     Hail Mary

v     Grace (before and after meals)

v     Angel of God

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Social Studies

Learning and Working Now and Long Ago

v     Students demonstrate an understanding that being a good citizen involves acting in certain ways

v     Students recognize national and state symbols and icons such as the national state flag, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty

v     Students match simple descriptions of work that people do and the names of those jobs with examples from the school, local community and historical accounts

v     Students compare and contrast the locations of people, places, and environments and describe the human and physical characteristics of places

v     Students put events in temporal order by using a calendar, placing days, weeks, and months in proper order

v     Students understand that history relates to events, people, and places of other times


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v     Problem Solving

v     Reasoning

v     Communication

v     Mathematical Connections

v     Estimation

v     Number Sense and Numeration

v     Concepts and Whole Number Operations

v     Whole Number Computation

v     Geometry and Spatial Sense

v     Measurement

v     Statistics and Probability


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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.      Structural features of informational materials

2.      Comprehension and analysis of grade level appropriate text

v     Literary response and analysis

1.      Narrative analysis of grade level appropriate text


v     Writing strategies

1.      Organization and focus

2.      Penmanship

Written and Oral Conventions:

v     Written and oral language conventions

1.      Sentence structure

2.      Spelling

Listening and Speaking:

v     Listening and speaking strategies

1.      Comprehension

v     Speaking applications Ė genres and their characteristics

1.      Speaking applications


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Physical Science:

v     Properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted

Life Science:

v     Different types of plants and animals inhabit the earth

Earth Science:

v     Earth is composed of land, air, and water

Investigation and Experimentation:

v     Science 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

Informed use of health-related information, products and services

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