Next Generation Science
Structure and Properties of Matter
Students will:
• describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
• analyze data obtained from testing different materials.
• construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Students will:
• plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
• model the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Processes that Shape the Earth
Students will:
• provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
• compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.
• model to represent land and bodies of water in an area.
• identify where water is found on Earth.

English/Language Arts
Reading
Students will:
• read and comprehend grade level text.
• ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
• retell stories from variety of genres with essential message, lesson, moral.
• describe how characters respond to events and challenges.
• describe story structure with beginning introduction and ending action.
• acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters.
• explain how text features, illustrations, words contribute and clarify text.
• compare/contrast versions of same story by different authors/cultures.
• identify the main idea of a multi-paragraph text.
• know/use various text features to locate key facts information in text.
• compare and contrast to text on the same topic.
• use knowledge to decode words.
• fluently read grade level text with accuracy understanding and expression.

Speaking and Listening
Students will:
• participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults.
• understand text by determining/restating key ideas and details.
• ask/answer questions to clarify, deepen understanding, gather info.
• audibly retell/create story with facts, details, and coherent sentences.

Language
Students will:
• demonstrate command of conventions of standard English grammar/usage.
• demonstrate conventions of standard English when writing.
• generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words.
• consult reference materials to check and correct spelling.
• use knowledge of language when writing, speaking, reading, listening.
• use strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.

Spelling
Students will:
• write and spell grade level high frequency words.
• recognize common spelling patterns.

Writing
Students will:
• write opinion pieces supplying reasons that support the opinion.
• write informative/explanatory text using supporting ideas.
• write narrative pieces with sequenced events.
• edit, revise, and publish writing.
• use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing.
• participate in share research and writing projects.

Handwriting
Students will:
• properly form all upper and lower case letters.
• use to top, middle, and bottom lines to form letters.
• use proper spacing and handwriting skills in all written work

Mathematics
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Students will:
• solve word problems using addition and subtraction with them 100.
• fluently add and subtract numbers within 20 using mental strategies.
• work with equal groups of objects to gain foundation of multiplication

Number and Operations in Base Ten
Students will:
• explain the place values of digits in three digit numbers.
• count within 1000.
• skip count by 5’s, 10’s and 100’s.
• determine when a three-digit number is or equal to another number.
• fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value.
• add and subtract with them 1000.
• write and explain the process used to solve addition and subtraction problems.
• mentally add or subtract 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900.

Measurement and Data
Students will:
• measure length of objects by selecting and using appropriate tools.
• measure how much longer one object is than another using standard units.
• add and subtract lengths within 100.
• tell and write time, analog, and digital to the nearest five minutes.
• solve word problems involving currency using symbols appropriately.
• generate measurement data to the nearest whole unit.
• create bar graphs.

Geometry
Students will:
• identify and use defining attributes of a shape.
• partition circles and rectangles into whole, halves, thirds, and fourths.

Social Studies
Students will:
• develop insights into a community and recognize that community members depend on each other.
• explore map skills.
• identify contributions of ancestors.
• identify economic concepts.
• recognize the importance of fairness, equity and justice.
• comprehend the importance of individual actions.
• identify symbols of our nation.
• recognize local, state and national government and government process.

Religion
Students will:
• understand and demonstrate Catholic values.
• demonstrate understanding of the seven key principles of Catholic social teachings.
• prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist; understand that these sacraments along with Confirmation are Sacraments of Initiation.
• participate in Mass, prayer services and daily prayer.
• integrate our faith into daily life.
• experience different forms of prayer.
• develop an awareness of the Trinity.
• participate in the First Eucharist retreat.

Fine Arts
Students will:
• have art integrated throughout the curriculum.
• participate in a formal classroom music program twice each week.
• perform at the Christmas Program and Spring Concert for the school community.
• have the opportunity to perform in our school’s drama production.

Physical Education
Students will:
• participate in 2 classes per week.
• exercise to strengthen their bodies.
• learn and participate in various sports.
• learn good sportsmanship.
• develop life long habits.