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Grade Level Curriculum Standards 



Scripture / Christian Life

v     Understand and responds to Scriptural passages that speak of Godís love for us, our love for humankind and God, and our need for mercy and forgiveness

v     Demonstrates the ability to find key passages in the Bible

v     Articulates the difference between he Old and New Testaments of the Bible                

Sacraments / Worship

v     Celebrates the Eucharist as a sacrament of Godís gift of love

v     Celebrates Reconciliation as a sacrament of conversion, Godís forgiveness, mercy and love

v     Recognizes the value of and knows how to examine oneís conscience

v     Expresses sorrow for sins in a prayer of confession

v     Experiences different forms of prayer

v     Prays and understands the Prayer of Saint Francis

v     Participates regularly in Sunday Eucharist 

Morality / Social Justice

v     Knows Jesusí two great commandments of love are a Christian way of life

v     Responds to the Ten Commandments as rules to help us live Godís life of love and the Beatitudes as a way of life modeled by Christ to bring happiness

v     See the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as ways of responding to the needs of others

v     Participate in forms of service which reach out to the community

v     Names the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

v     Realizes that original sin is the human condition into which all were born

v     Recognizes conscience as the inner ability to judge between good and bad when making choices

v     Realizes that temptation is a pull towards something we know is sinful and is a part of everyoneís life

v     Differentiates between sin as free choice to turn away from God and mistakes and accidents

v     Distinguishes between mortal (serious) and venial (lesser) sins

v     Realizes that all choices have responsibilities and consequences and are made to be in light of Gospel values

v     Demonstrates a capacity to forgive and accept forgiveness when it is offered 

Christian Faith and Practice

v     Believes in the goodness of creation

v     Understands grace as Godís loving presence in our lives

v     Describes Jesus as the model of forgiveness

v     Understands the importance of Mary as the mother of Jesus and Patroness of the Americas

v     Appreciates the Holy Spirit as helper and guide in making good choices 


v     Sign of the Cross

v     Glory Be

v     Lordís Prayer

v     Hail Mary

v     Grace before and after meals

v     Confiteor

v     Apostleís Creed

v     Angel of God

v     Act of Contrition

v     Holy Holy Holy

v     Memorial Acclimation

v     Lamb of God

v     Glory to God in the Highest

v     Rosary

v     Angelus

v     Come Holy Spirit 

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Social Studies

California: A Changing State

v     Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geography features that define places and regions in California

v     Students describe the social, political, cultural and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican ranchero periods

v     Students explain the economic, social, and political life of California from the establishment of the Bear Flag republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush and California statehood

v     Students explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power by tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political power and cultural development since the 1850ís

v     Students understand the structure, functions, and powers of the united States local, state and federal governments as described in the United State Constitution


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v     Problem solving

v     Reasoning communication

v     Mathematical connections

v     Estimation Number sense and numeration

v     Concepts of whole number operations

v     Whole number computation

v     Geometry and spatial sense

v     Measurement

v     Statistics and probability

v     Factions and decimals

v     Patterns and relationships


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Language Arts


v     Word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary development

1.      Word recognition

2.      Vocabulary and concept development

v     Reading comprehension

1.      Structural features of informational materials

2.      Comprehension and analysis of grade level appropriate text


v     Writing strategies

1.      Organization and focus

2.      Penmanship

3.      Research

4.      Evaluation and revision

v     Writing applications Ė 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

3.      Analysis and evaluation of oral and media communication

v     Speaking applications Ė genres and their characteristics

1.      Speaking applications


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Physical Science:

v     Electricity and magnetism and related effects that have many useful applications in everyday life

Life Science:

v     All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow

v     Living organisms depend on one another and their environment for survival

Earth Science:

v     The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them

v     Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape the earths land surface

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

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