Student Learning Expectations
An Our Lady of Guadalupe student is a young person who commits to:
• participate in school-wide liturgies and celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.
• participate in an anti-bullying program.
• examine the importance of family and their role in the family through the Family Life Program.
• analyze scripture from both a religious and historical point of view.
• participate in classroom skits and hands-on activities to further their understanding of their Catholic faith.
• understand the development of civilizations and the relationships between the past and the present.
•understand cultures of the ancient world and their impact on our world today.
•recognize the differences/similarities of ancient civilizations.
•discuss the multicultural diversity of our society.
•develop mapping/geography skills, including comparisons of lands occupied by ancient civilizations to modern societies.
• understand how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface over time.
• understand the cycling of earth’s materials and water and the flow of every that drives this process
• explore plate tectonics and the Earth’s structure.
• explore the difference between rocks and minerals, and understand the rock cycle
• examine renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
• examine the development of the Earth’s surface (earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, wind, rivers, etc.).
• use project-based learning to discover the significance of heat, energy, climate, weather and ecology in the Earth’s system and how these factors influence each other.
• learn about Earth’s different biomes and ecosystems.
• understand thermal and light energy, how energy changes, and how waves carry that energy
• learn how human interaction with the environment has caused global warming, as well as consumption of natural resources.
• participate in the school science fair.
• be introduced to ratios, proportions and percents.
• recognize greatest common factors and lowest common multiples.
• solve simple equations and use estimation to check for accuracy.
• apply math skills to “real life” situations.
• compare and order whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
• express fractions as decimals and vice versa.
• add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals, fractions and whole numbers with either decimals or fractions.
• write and evaluate algebraic equations using variables.
• apply the concepts of perimeter, area and volume, as well as working with units of metric measurement.
• understand and classify angles, polygons, circles and space figures
• participate in a variety of oral reading experiences (across the curriculum) to develop fluency.
• write for a variety of purposes using an effective method of planning and composing.
• identify and incorporate literary devices, such as irony, metaphor, character analysis and symbolism.
• properly cite sources using the Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation style.
• summarize main ideas, paraphrase and apply critical thinking across subject areas.
• conduct an extensive research report that meets pre-determined rubric standards.
• practice grammar, punctuation and vocabulary skills and incorporate them across the curriculum.
• learn, practice and apply spelling rules across the curriculum.
• make presentations using various methods and media.
• read and analyze writing from various genres of literature.
• identify the elements of a story.
• further develop their comprehension strategies.
• comfortably function with basic electronic software.
• have art class once a week.
• participate in a formal classroom music program once 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.
• have the opportunity to perform in the school’s annual drama production.
• 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.