Student Learning Expectations

An Our Lady of Guadalupe student is a young person who commits to:






Students will:
• understand that by our membership in the Church we are part of God’s Kingdom.
• participate in the life of the church through planning liturgies, and prayer services.
• learn Creed, Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, grace before and after meals.
• practice different prayer forms: recitation, spontaneous prayers, guided meditation, gestures, song and dance.
• focus on actualizing the Christian message by serving others through school and class service projects.
• understand how life begins and is nurtured in a loving family.
• learn name and symbols of the 7 sacraments.
• participate in activities to learn about the different liturgical seasons.
• describe the Holy Trinity and the role each Person has.

Social Studies

Students will:
• investigate and describe the lives and hardships of the Pilgrims, early settlers, and pioneers.
• identify and write cause and effect statements.
• identify the equator and prime meridian and locate places relative to these.
• identify and describe the way of life of Native American tribes.
• read and create a simple time line.
• define and identify examples of human adaptation.
• use a map grid and map scale to determine actual distances.
• know 8 directions on a map.
• understand keys and legends.
• locate and name 7 continents.
• study geography and its affect on living things (desert, mountains, oceans, costal areas).
• recognize their role in promoting environmental awareness and empowerment, within their community.
• understand the importance of communities.


Students will:
• make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
• determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
• represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
• describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
• provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
• use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
• analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
• construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
• represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
• define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


Number Sense
Students will:
• use place value understanding to round numbers to nearest 10; 100.
• calculate and solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
• understand fractions as a number on a number line.
• use models to show equivalent fractions.

Algebra and Functions
Students will:
• substitute variables for numbers.
• solve missing term problems.

Measurement and Geometry
Students will:
• measure liquid volumes and masses of objects using metric units.
• solve problems involving perimeters of polygons.
• relate area to multiplication/addition..

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
Students will:
• guess and check/make organized lists, draw pictures, write simple problems, make a graph, chart, diagram, work backwards, look for patterns, work with a partner

Language Arts & Literature

Students will:
• define and distinguish between main idea and details.
• recognize compound words, synonyms, and antonyms.
• demonstrate the use of metacognitive and comprehension strategies such as: summarization, sequencing, cause and effect, inference, drawing conclusions, comparisons, and prediction.
• understand the basic features of a reading and apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading.
• read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of literature, including scripture.
• listen and respond critically to oral communication.
• read at home with follow up book reports assigned.

Students will:
• write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.
• write and speak with a command of standard English conventions that are appropriate to the grade level.
• write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events and experiences.
• practice cursive for legibility and fluency.
• demonstrate the proper use and understanding of subjects, predicates, contractions, kinds of sentences, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, and adverbs.
• write in a variety of forms……. poetry, letters, and book reports.
• use the process of composing, prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing.
• write creatively for a variety of purposes……descriptive, summarization, compare, and contrast, and explanatory.
• use a word processing program.
• write a research report.

Listening and Speaking
Students will:
• listen and respond critically to oral communication.
• deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests.
• participate in class or cooperative group discussions.
• share positive and constructive feedback with peers.

Fine Arts

Students will:
• have art integrated throughout the curriculum.
• participate in a formal classroom music program twice each week.
• have the opportunity to join the school choir and sing at liturgical celebrations.
• have the opportunity to join the school choir and/or dancersDivine and sing or participate in liturgical celebrations.
• perform at the Christmas Program and Spring Concert for the school community.

Physical Education

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

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