CURRICULUM

Religion

Chapter 1  Jesus is the Son of God,

God the Father sent his Son Jesus to be with us

Jesus is human like us

Jesus did things only God can do

Jesus taught us about God the Father and God the Holy Spirit

 

Chapter 2 Jesus Gives Us the Church

Jesus gathered many followers to be his disciples

Jesus died and rose to new life

Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit helps the church to grow

 

Chapter 3 We celebrate God’s Love

We belong to the Catholic church

Catholics celebrate God’s love by praying and worshipping

Our Church celebrates with special signs call the seven sacraments

Jesus is present with us in the sacraments

 

Chapter 4 We Celebrate Baptism

At Baptism we become children of God and Members of the church

At Baptism we receive grace, a share in God’s life

We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with special words and actions

We can show that we are children of God by what we say and do

 

Chapter 5 We Celebrate Confirmation

We celebrate the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation seals us with the gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthens us

We celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with special words and actions

The Holy Spirit helps baptized Catholics and confirmed Catholics

 

Chapter 6 The Church Year

The Church year helps us to follow Jesus

 

Chapter 7 Ordinary Time

In ordinary Time we celebrate Jesus Christ and learn to follow him

 

Chapter 8 We Learn About God’s Love

The Bible is book of God’s Word

The Old Testament is the first part of the Bible

The New Testament is the second part of the Bible

Jesus wants us to listen to his teachings

 

Chapter 9 God Gives Us Laws

Jesus taught us the Great Commandment

The Ten Commandments help us to love as God’s children

God wants us to show him our love and respect

God wants us to show that we love others as we love ourselves

 

Chapter 10  We Follow God’s Laws

Jesus wants us to follow the commandments

God gives each person free will

We hurt our friendship with God when we commit sin

Jesus taught us about God’s forgiveness

 

Chapter 11 We Prepare for the Sacrament of Forgiveness

Jesus invites us to celebrate God’s forgiveness

Jesus shares God’s forgiveness and peace in the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

We examine our conscience

We tell God that we are sorry for our sins

 

Chapter 12    We Celebrate the Sacrament of Forgiveness

We ask for God’s forgiveness in the sacrament of penance

We celebrate God’s forgiveness in the sacrament of penance

We celebrate the sacrament of penance with our parish community

Jesus wants us to forgive others

 

Chapter 13   Advent

Advent is the season of preparing and waiting for Jesus’ birth

 

Chapter 14  Christmas

Christmas is the season to give glory to God

 

Chapter 15 Jesus Gives Us the Eucharist

Jesus brings us life

Jesus celebrates a special meal with his disciples

In the Eucharist we remember and celebrate what Jesus did at the Last Supper

The Mass is a meal and a sacrifice

 

Chapter 16  We Gather for the Celebration of the Eucharist

We are united to Jesus Christ and to one another

The Church celebrates the Mass

The parish gathers for the celebration of Mass

When Mass begins, we praise God and ask for his forgiveness

 

Chapter 17  We Celebrate the Liturgy of the Word

We listen to God’s Word during the Liturgy of the Word

We listen and respond to readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament

We listen as the Gospel is proclaimed

Together we pray the Creed and the Prayer of the Faithful

 

Chapter 18  We Celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist

We bring forward the gifts of bread and wine

The Eucharist Prayer is the great prayer of thanks and praise

We pray the Our Father and ask God for forgiveness and peace

We receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

 

Chapter 19  We Go in Peace to Share God’s Love

We are sent to share God’s love with others

Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament

Jesus is with the Church as we share God’s love

Jesus is with us as we share his peace with others

 

Chapter 20  Lent

Lent is a season of preparing

Prepare for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

 

Chapter 21 The Three Days

The Three Days celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus

 

Chapter 22 God Calls Us to Love and Serve

We are called by God

Married people and single people are called by God

Priests are called by God

Religious sisters and brothers are called by God

 

Chapter 23 The Church Lives Today

Catholics belong to parish communities

Bishops lead and serve the Church

The pope is the leader of the Church

The Church is in every part of the world

 

Chapter 24 We Pray

Prayer keeps us close to God

Jesus prayed to God his Father

Jesus teaches us to pray

We pray as Jesus did

 

Chapter 25  We Honor Mary and the Saints

The Church honors the saints

The Church honors Mary

We honor Mary with special prayers

We honor Mary on special days

 

Chapter 26 We Show Love and Respect

We live in God’s love

Jesus taught us to love others

We love and respect others

We respect God’s creation

 

Social Studies

Unit 1 Living in a neighborhood

Identify ways people can live and work in neighborhoods by obeying rules

Rules and laws help keep a neighborhood orderly

Compare urban, rural, and suburban communities

Locate communities, states, and countries on maps

Identify state and national symbols

 

Unit 2  Our Earth

Identify landforms and bodies of water

Compare similarities and differences among families in different communities

Distinguish between producing and consuming

Trace the development of a product from a natural resource to a finished product

Identify ways to conserve and replenish natural resources

 

Unit 3  Working Together

Interpret print material by predicting

Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services

Explain the choices people make about earning, spending, and saving money

Make predictions

Use a decision making process

Explain that scarcity requires people to make decisions

Identify ordinary people who exemplify good citizenship

Identify people who provide services to our community

Identify historic figures who have exemplified good citizenship

Obtain information from visual materials- diagram

Distinguish between producing and consuming

Identify ways people are both consumers and producers

Trace the development of a product from natural resources to a finished product

Use a map to follow a route

Explain the choices people can make about earning, spending, and saving money

Obtain information from a pie chart

Construct a pie chart

Explain how countries are linked by trade and transportation

Distinguish between the use of barter and money in the exchange of goods and services

 

Unit 4   Our Country Today

Identify the functions of the government

Compare roles of public officials

Describe how the governments establish order, provide security, and manage conflict

Use tables to categorize information

Identify symbols such as state birds and flowers

Identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office

Describe the United States as a country that votes for its leaders and lawmakers

Identify Congress as our present day representative body

Identify patriotic songs, symbols, and mottoes

Identify buildings, statues and monuments associated with national history

 

Unit 5 Our Country Long Ago

Compare Native American cultures from different regions and times

Explain ways climate, location, and physical surroundings affect the way people live

Explain how people have influenced local community history

Identify significant aspects of the lives and accomplishments of selected historical figures

Identify characteristics of good citizenship

Explain that English colonists and Native American populations traded goods

Identify types of goods that were traded and describe how trade changed the way native Americans lived

Describe how weather patterns, natural resources, seasonal patterns, and natural hazards affect activities and settlement patterns

Explain the significance of events honored in commemorative holidays such as Thanksgiving

Use a map scale to determine distance

Explain the significance of national celebrations such as Independence Day

Explain how selected customs and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism and freedom

Identify historic figures such as Paul Revere, Sojourner Truth

Name several sources of information about a given period or event

Create and interpret a time line

Identify contributions of historical figures who have influenced the nation

Compare various interpretations of the same time period using evidence such as photographs

 

Unit 6  People and Place In History

Explain that the United States is a land of people with diverse ethnic origins

Explain how customs and celebrations reflect American love of individualism, inventiveness and freedom

Identify and explain the significance of various community, state and national landmarks

Explain how people influence communities

Explain how the contributions of China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar and written language

Describe how science and technology have changed communication and transportation

 

Science

Chapter 1 All about Plants

Know that life occurs on or near the surface of the Earth in land, air and water

Understand there are many different kinds of living things that live in a variety of environments

Understand that structures of living things are adapted to their function in specific environments

Know that people use scientific processes including hypothesis, making inferences and               recording and communicating data when exploring the natural world

 

Chapter 2 All About Animals

Compare and describe the structural characteristics of plants and animals

Compare things that live on land, in the water, and in the air

Know the characteristics of the vertebrate groups

Know that animals and plants can be associated with their environment by an examination  of their structural characteristics

Understand that living organisms need to be adapted to their environment  in order to survive

Structures of living things are adapted to their function in specific environments

Will use mathematical language to read and interpret data on a simple concrete graph, pictorial graph, or chart

Know that the activities of humans affect plants and animals in many ways

 

Chapter 3  Living Things help each other

Identify words and construct meanings from text, illustrations, graphics, and charts using different strategies

Know that people use the scientific processes when exploring the natural world

Make connections and inferences based on text and prior knowledge

Know the basic needs of all living things

Understand the amount of food, water, space, and shelter needed is dependent on the size and kind of living things

Understand that there is an interdependency of plants and animals that can be shown in a food web

Know that human beings cause changes in their environment and these changes can be positive or negative

Know that plants and animals are dependent upon each other for survival

 

Chapter 4   How Living Things Grow and Change

Describe how organisms change as they grow and mature

Understand that living things can reproduce, and nonliving things cannot reproduce

Know that some organisms have adaptations that enable them to move from one medium to another

Know that living things have offspring that resemble their parents

Describe how organisms change as they grow and mature

Understand that plants and animals produce offspring with similar characteristics

 

Chapter 5 Earth’s Natural Resources

Know that scientists and technologists use a variety of tools to obtain more information in more detail and to make work easier

Use a variety of context clues to construct meaning

Know selected resources used by people for water, food, and shelter are limited and necessary for their survival

Extend and refine knowledge that the surface of the earth is composed of different types of solid material that come in all sizes

Understand the process of weathering and erosion

Know that human beings cause changes in their environment and these changes can be positive or negative

Know ways that human activity affects the environment

 

Chapter 6 Weather Changes

Know that weather conditions occur in patterns and over time

Know that most natural events occur in patterns

Recognize weather conditions and their patterns

Understand the water cycle

Identify the four seasons

 

Chapter 7 Earth Long Ago

Describe how fossils are formed

Explain how fossils give information about plants and animals that lived long ago

Describe how different dinosaurs lived on Earth long ago

Explain how new discoveries are made by paleontologists

 

Chapter 8 Properties of Matter

Understand what matter is

Identify different types of matter

Explain how matter changes

Explain how cooling and heating change matter

 

Chapter 9 Energy

Recognizing energy

Describe how living things use energy

Identify sources of heat

Understand how light moves

Identify types of energy

 

Chapter 10  Forces of Motion

Explain how objects move

Identify work

Describe how you change things that move

Explain how machines help do work

 

Chapter 11 Sound

Identify and describe sound

Identify and describe pitch

Explain how sound travels

Explain how animals make sounds

Name sounds around you

 

Chapter 12

Identify the sun

Explain what causes day and night

Explain what causes seasons to change

Describe what you see in the night sky

Identify the solar system

 

Chapter 13 Technology in Our World

Identify technology

Explain how technology helps us

Explain how we use technology to communicate

Identify ways we use technology

Explain how people make things

 

 

Math

Chapter 1  Addition and Subtraction facts

Use strategies to add numbers with sums of 20 or less

Use strategies to subtract from 20 or less

Identify, write, and solve related addition and subtractions facts

Choose an operation to solve a problem

 

Chapter 2 Place Value

Read and write numbers through 100

Compare and order numbers to 100

Identify even and odd numbers and skip count to 100 by 3s and 4s

Solve problems by using logical reasoning

 

Chapter 3 Data and Graphs: Using Operations

Read and interpret various data displays, including pictographs, bar graphs, circle graphs, and line plots

Determine the range, mode, and median of a set of data

Solve problems by reading a table

Solve problems by using a graph

 

Chapter 4 Addition: Two Digit Numbers

Add two digit numbers without regrouping

Add two digit numbers with regrouping

Build estimation skills

Solve problems requiring more than one step

 

Chapter 5  Subtraction: Two Digit Numbers

Subtract two digit numbers without regrouping

Subtract two digit numbers with regrouping

Subtract horizontally and vertically

Solve problems by making a table

 

Chapter 6 Geometry

Identify geometric solids and their properties

Identify plane figures and their properties

Explore congruence and transformations

Solve problems by using a pattern

 

Chapter 7 Money and Time

Find the value of a group of coins consisting of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and a half dollar

Find the value of a group of coins and bills

Tell time to the quarter hour and in 5 minute intervals

Solve problems by guessing and testing

 

Chapter 8 Place Value to 1000

Read and write numbers and number words for 100-999

Identify the place value of a designated digit

Compare and order 3 digit numbers

Solve problems by using a table and making an organized list

 

Chapter 9 Addition and Subtraction Three Digit Numbers

Add three digit numbers with and without regrouping

Subtract three digit numbers with and without regrouping

Add and subtract money amounts with and without regrouping

Solve problems by finding needed information and using logical reasoning

 

Chapter 10 Fractions and Probability

Identify unit and non unit fractions

Compare and order fractions

Predict outcomes

Solve problems by drawing a picture

 

Chapter 11 Measurement

Measure length and temperature using customary and metric units

Explore customary and metric units of weight and capacity

Find the area and perimeter of a figure

Solve problem by using a map

 

Chapter 12

Multiplication and Division

Multiply by 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s

Divide by 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s

Divide with leftovers

Find the value of a symbol in a number sentence

Solve problems by choosing an operation

 

Phonics

Chapter 1

Build vocabulary

Identify, isolate and write initial consonants

Identify, isolate and write final consonants

Identify, isolate and write medial consonants

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 2

Build vocabulary

Identify, isolate and write short a

Identify, isolate and write short e

Identify, isolate and write short i

Identify, isolate and write short o

Identify, isolate and write short u

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 3 Long Vowels

Build vocabulary

Identify long vowel sounds a, e, i, o, u

Identify, isolate, and write long vowel medial sounds

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 4 Variant Consonant Sounds and Consonant Blends

Build vocabulary

Identify hard and soft c and g

Recognize l, r, and s blends

Write initial blends

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 4 Variant Consonant Sounds and Consonant Blends

Build vocabulary

Identify hard and soft c and g

Recognize l, r, and s blends

Write initial blends

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 5 Syllables, Compound Words, Digraphs, Silent Letters, and r-controlled Vowels

Build vocabulary

Identify, read and write compound words

Identify, read and write y as a vowel in words

Identify, read and write words with silent letters kn, wr, gn, mb

Identify, read and write words with initial consonant digraphs th, sh, wh, ch

Identify, read and write final consonant digraph words with ck, th, sh, ch

Identify, read and write ar, or, er, ir and ur words

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 6  Vowel Digraphs and Diphthongs

Build vocabulary

Identify, read and write vowel digraphs ea, oo, au, aw

Identify, read and write vowel diphthongs ow, ou, oi, oy, ew

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 7 Contractions, Abbreviations, Plurals, and Inflectional Endings

Build vocabulary

Recognizing and writing contractions

Recognizing and writing abbreviations

Writing words with inflectional endings s, es, ing, ed

Changing y to i before adding es or ed

Dropping final e before adding ing or ed

Doubling final consonants before adding ing or ed

Recognizing syllables in words with inflectional endings

Read high frequency words

 

Chapter 8 Suffixes, Prefixes, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Build vocabulary

Recognizing and writing suffixes flu, less, ness, ly, er, set

Recognizing and writing prefixes re, un, dis

Recognizing and writing synonyms

Recognizing and writing antonyms

Recognizing and writing homonyms

Read high frequency words

 

Reading/Language Arts

THE TWIN CLUB

Identify short vowels ea and e

Identify characters and setting

Making predictions

Identify and write sentences

 

EXPLORING SPACE

Identify long vowels with CVCe

Identify main idea and details

Identify and use subjects in a sentence

 

HENRY AND MUDGE

Identify consonant blends

Identify character and setting

Identify and use a predicate in a sentence

 

A WALK IN THE DESERT

Identify inflected endings -s, -ed, -ing

Identify main idea and details

Identify and write statement and question sentences

 

THE STRONGEST ONE

Identify consonant digraphs

Identify the difference between realism and fantasy

Identify and write command and exclamation sentences

 

TARA AND TIREE

Identify and write r-controlled words ( ar, or, ore )

Sequence events

Predict

Identify and use nouns in a sentence

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Identify and write contractions

Identify realism and fantasy

Build on prior knowledge

Identify and use nouns in a sentence

 

SCARCITY

Identify and write r-controlled words ( er, ir, ur )

Sequence events

Summarize a story

Identify and write singular and plural nouns

 

THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS

Identify and write plural words with -s , -es, -ies

Identify author’s purpose

Identify and write plural nouns that change spelling

 

ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

Identify and write words with long a ( a, ai, ay )

Draw conclusions

Identify and write possessive nouns in sentences

 

PEARL AND WAGNER

Identify and write words with long e ( e, ee, ea y )

Identify author’s purpose

Identify and use verbs in sentences

 

DEAR JUNO

Identify and write words with long o ( o, oa, ow )

Draw conclusions

Identify and use verbs with singular and plural nouns

 

ANANSI GOES FISHING

Identify and write compound words

Identify cause and effect

Identify and use verbs for past, present and future in sentences

 

ROSA AND BLANCA

Identify and write words with long i ( i, i.e., ugh, y )

Identify theme and plot

Identify and write the past, present, and future tense of verbs

 

A WEED IS A FLOWER

Identify and use comparative endings

Identify cause and effect

Identify and use being verbs ( am, is, are, was, were )

 

FROGGY FABLE

Write words with syllables  C + le

Compare and contrast

Identify and use adjectives in sentences

 

THE LIFE CYCLE OF A PUMPKIN

Identify and write words with vowels oo and u

Identify fact and opinion

Identify and use adjectives for number, size and shape

 

SOIL

Identify and write words with diphthongs  ( ou, ow/ou )

Compare and contrast

Identify and use adjectives that compare

 

THE NIGHT THE MOON FELL

Identify and write words with diphthongs  ( oi, oy )

Identify theme and plot

Identify and use adverbs to show where

 

THE FIRST TORTILLA

Identify and write words with vowels oo, ue, ew, ui

Identify fact and opinion

Identify and use adverbs that tell how

 

FIREFIGHTER

Identify and write words with suffixes ly, ful, er, or

Identify main idea and supporting details

Identify and use pronouns

 

CARL THE COMPLAINER

Identify and write words with prefixes un, re, pre, dis

Sequence events

Identify and use pronouns in sentences

 

BAD DOG DODGER

Identify write words with silent consonants

Identify theme and plot

Identify and use pronouns I and me

 

HORACE AND MORRIS

Identify and write words with ph and gh

Identify author’s purpose

Identify and use different kinds of pronouns

 

THE SIGNMAKER’S ASSISTANT

Identify and write words with vowels aw, au, auth, al

Identify realism and fantasy

Identify, write and use contractions

 

JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON

Identify, write and use contractions

Compare and contrast

Use capital letters in words

 

RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Identify, write and use inflected endings in words

Identify fact and opinion

Identify and use quotation marks

 

A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA

Identify syllables with -tion and -ture

Draw conclusions

Identify and use commas

 

COWBOYS

Identify and use suffixes in words -ness and -less

Identify cause and effect

Identify and use commas in compound sentences

 

GRACE FOR PRESIDENT

Identify and use prefixes mis and mid

Identify character, setting and plot

Indent paragraphs