Student Learning Expectations

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

  • Prayer
  • Study
  • Community



Students will:

  • identify God as the living Creator.
  • celebrate the Church cycle and recognize the church’s liturgical calendar.
  • name and recognize that the 10 Commandments are a part of a loving covenant between God and God’s people.
  • identify how we respond to God’s unconditional love and mercy through understanding and participating in the Sacraments.
  • plan and participate in a school-wide liturgy.
  • respond to God’s love participating in local outreach programs.

Next Generation Science

Students will:

  • use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
  • ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
  • make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
  • develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
  • develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
  • generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
  • construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
  • analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.
  • plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Language Arts


Students will:

  • use the Step Up to Writing®process to produce clear, developed, organized expository paragraphs and research reports.
  • include point of view and supportive data in paragraphs
  • write for different purposes, audience and topics.
  • be able to plan, revise and edit the paragraphs.
  • participate in the Young Authors Faire.


Students will:

  • be able to explain a selection and support the details by giving examples in the text.
  • use comprehension strategies and skills to further explain the selection.
  • recognize key elements in fiction/non-fiction stories, poems and plays.
  • identify the difference between voice and point of view.

Social Studies

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California.
  • 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 rancho periods.
  • integrate their knowledge of the Spanish missions, evaluate the needs of the Oakland diocese and create a 21stCentury mission project.
  • 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.
  • explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power by tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850’s.


Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Students will:

  • distinguish between multiplicative and additive comparisons; write equations for and solve multiplication/division word problems involving multiplicative comparisons.
  • use mental math estimation strategies to check reasonableness of an answer.
  • define factors, multiples prime and composite numbers.

Number and Operations Base Ten

Students will:

  • explain value of digits in a multiple–digit number…
  • use place value when rounding.
  • use a standard algorithm add, subtract, multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers.
  • find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit divisors using various strategies. Illustrate and explain calculations.

Number Operations – Fractions

Students will:

  • explain fractions and their equivalents in various ways.
  • add, subtract, decompose, and multiply fractions.
  • compare decimals.

Measurement and Data

Students will:

  • use operations to solve word problems involving measurements.
  • apply area and perimeter of rectangles to solve real world mathematical problems.
  • create a line plot using measurements in fraction format to solve problems.
  • understand concept of angles and their measurements.


Students will:

  • draw and identify lines and angles;
  • classify shapes by properties of lines and angles; draw and identify lines of symmetry for 2D figures.

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/or dancersDivineand sing or participate in liturgical celebrations.
  • perform at the Christmas & Spring Concerts for the school community.
  • have the opportunity to perform in our school’s annual drama production.

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.

Field Trips

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe School play
  • Various curriculum-related field trips throughout the year.
  • 3 days 2 night field trip to Coloma’s gold country.