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Early Childhood Curriculum

Religion

The early childhood program focuses on the basic concepts of our Catholic faith:
• Creation
• Prayer
• Church
• Bible
• Virtues and Values


Pre-Kindergarten 3 year-olds

The student will be introduced to the following concepts:

Language Art
• Alphabet letters
• Age appropriate communication
• Use of pencil, scissors, and crayons
• Print and recognize first name
• Following oral directions
• Listening to stories

Mathematics
• Basic shapes
• Primary colors
• Counting to 10
• Identifying numbers 1 – 5

Social Skills
• Group activities – Integration into a group setting.

The PK-3 program is a preparatory program introducing the student to skills necessary to be successful in the PK-4 program.
Pre-Kindergarten 4 year-olds

The student will be introduced to the following concepts:

Language Arts
• Identify alphabet letters
• Orally answer age appropriate questions
• Proper use of pencil, scissors, and crayons
• Print first name
• Following oral directions.

Mathematics
• Identify basic shapes
• Identify primary colors
• Orally count to 20
• Identify numbers to 10
• Basic math concepts

The student will have mastered the following concepts during the year:

Language Arts
• Orally state first and last names
• Orally express self
• Participate during group activities (i.e. songs and finger plays)
• Show ability to listen to stories

Mathematics
• Orally counts to 20
• Identify numbers to 10


Kindergarten

The student will be introduced to the following concepts:

Language Arts
• Identify alphabet letter sounds
• Beginning and ending sounds of words
• Printing of alphabet letters
• Identify rhyming words

Mathematics
• Use of concrete objects to show addition and subtraction
• Introduction to greater than and less than (comparing groups)
• Identify penny, nickel, dime, and quarter

The student will have mastered the following concepts during the year:

Language Arts
• Identify all alphabet letters
• Orally answer age appropriate questions
• Proper use of pencil, scissors, and crayons
• Print first and last names

Mathematics
• Identify basic shapes
• Identify primary colors
• Orally count to 50
• Identify and name numbers to 20
• One-to-one correspondence

Elementary Program

Grades one through five participate in the following encore classes:

Art, Music, Spanish, Music, Library, Technology, and Physical Education

FIRST GRADE

Religion
• Creation
• Birth and Life of Jesus
• Mass
• Law of Love

Mathematics
• Recognize patterns in numbers
• Memorize addition facts
• Add and subtract without regrouping
• Count money to $1.00
• Introduce fractions, measuring, and telling time
• Count to 100 with place value

Language Arts
• Word recognition through the use of phonics
• Recognize rhyming words
• Read and spell basic sight words
• Alphabetical order of words
• Sentence writing
• Read books independently
• Reading comprehension
• Story writing
• Express ideas in writing

Science
• Animals
• Plants
• Matter
• Senses
• Living/Nonliving things
• Magnets
• Weather
• Light and sound
• Earth: landforms/water forms

Social Studies
• Communities
• Maps
• Wants/Needs/goods/services
• Fort Worth
• Multicultural Week – Germany
• Early America
• Holiday related themes: Presidents, Johnny Appleseed, Flag, Texas



SECOND GRADE

Religion
• God as Creator
• Trinity
• Jesus as our Friend
• Sacraments – Reconciliation and Eucharist

Mathematics
• Add 2, 3, and 4 digit addends (with/without regrouping)
• Subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers (with/without regrouping)
• Mastery of addition and subtraction facts
• Solves real-life problems involving addition and subtraction
• Measurement, fractions, time and money
• Explores multiplication and division

Language Arts
• Word attack strategies through the use of phonics
• Continue to build basic sight vocabulary
• Consonant clusters and blends
• Spelling and vocabulary building
• Reading comprehension strategies
• Journal writing
• Independent reading

Science
• Records scientific data using graphs, charts, and tables
• Investigates career opportunities in Science
• Mass/Weight
• Length/Height

Social Studies
• Identifies food, clothing, and shelter as basic needs
• Recognizes the value and dignity of work
• Identifies major resources and regions of the United States
• Identifies major bodies of water
• Identifies US borders, states, and capitols.


THIRD GRADE

Religion
• Development of the Church
• New Testament
• Sacramental Life
• Ministry

Mathematics
• Place Value
• Addition and Subtraction
• Problem Solving
• Thinking Skills
• Using Data and Graphs
• Multiplication and Division
• Geometry
• Fractions
• Measurement
• Probability

Language Arts
• Vocabulary Development
• Literature Themes
• Phonics/Word Identification
• Spelling
• Comprehension Strategies/Skills
• English Grammar
• Literary Techniques
• Story Analysis

Science
• Scientific Method
• Investigation/Application
• Life Science
• Earth Science
• Physical Science
• Machines
• Electricity
• Magnetism

Social Studies
• Cultures
• Communities
• Citizenship
• Geography
• Map Skills
• Economics
• Government



FOURTH GRADE

Religion
• Ten Commandments
• Beatitudes
• Prayers
• Ministry
• Saints

Mathematics
• Addition and Subtraction
• Place Value and Money
• Multiplication and Division
• Geometry
• Time
• Measurement
• Fractions and Decimals

Language Arts
• Reading and Listening Skills
• Genre Study
• Compare and Contrast
• Reading Strategies
• Sequencing
• Figurative Language
• Spelling and Vocabulary
• English Grammar / Parts of Speech
• Creative Writing

Science
• Solar System
• Flight from Balloons to Jets
• Flight of Birds
• Atmosphere
• Weather
• Water

Social Studies
• Texas History
• Regions of Texas
• Immigration and Texas
• Independence and Statehood
• Geography


FIFTH GRADE
Religion
• Liturgical Year
• Sacraments Study

Mathematics
• Decimals
• Multiplication
• Division
• Fractions
• Geometry
• Ratio and Percent

Language Arts
• Literature Study
• Comprehension Strategies
• Listening Skills
• Writing Skills
• Spelling and Vocabulary
• English Grammar
• Parts of Speech

Science
• Life Science
• Physical Science
• Earth Science

Social Studies
• United States History
• Regions of the United States
• Geography
• Reports and Projects


Middle School


Sixth Grade
• The Bible
• Living by a Covenant
• Living by Faith
• Living in Jesus Christ

Seventh Grade
• Creed
• Morality

Eighth Grade
• Church History
• New Testament

Literature

Sixth Grade
• Autobiography / Biography
• Poetry
• Mythology / Folk Tales
• Using Context Clues
• Making Inferences

Seventh Grade
• Elements and Imagery
• Character Sketches and Setting
• Dialogue
• Context and Content
• Interpretation and Description
• Analysis and Synthesis

Eighth Grade
• Literary Forms and Themes
• Comprehension and Motives
• Plot and Character
• Genres and Elaboration
• Structure of Poetry and Imagery
• Elements of Story
• Details and Reader's Response


English/Grammar

All grades study:
• Parts of speech
• Phrases, Clauses, Sentences
• Punctuation and Capitalization
• Diagramming

• Sixth Grade Writing
• Narrative
• Descriptive
• Persuasive

Seventh Grade Writing
• Descriptive
• Expository
• Narrative
• Dialogue
• Research Paper

Eighth Grade Writing
• Descriptive
• Expository
• Narrative
• Persuasive
• Research Paper


Mathematics

Sixth Grade
• Numeration
• Addition / Subtraction
• Number Theory
• Multiplication / Division
• Fractions
• Decimals ( +, -, x, /)
• Measurement
• Statistics and Probability
• Integers
• Coordinate Graphing
• Ratio and Proportion
• Percent

Seventh Grade
• Numeration
• Decimals
• Geometry
• Fractions
• Graphs
• Ratio and Proportion
Pre-Algebra Skills:
o Integers and Equations
o Powers and Roots
o Graphing Inequalities

Eighth Grade
• Algebra and Pre-Algebra Classes
• Integers and Rational Numbers
• Equations and Inequalities
• Exponents
• Polynomials
• Factoring Polynomials
• Graphs and Linear Equations
• Rational Expressions and Equations
• Radical Expressions and Equations
• Quadratic Equations


Science

Sixth Grade
• Matter
• Motion
• Animal Kingdoms
• Energy
• Living Things: Cells, Populations, Heredity
• Earth's Surface: Rocks and Mapping
• Earth's Systems: Atmosphere and Fresh Water

Seventh Grade
• Elements: Periodic Table
• Compounds and Mixtures
• Force and Motion
• Work, Machines, and Energy
• Cells, Human Body, and Heredity
• Climate and Oceans
• Earth, Sun, and Moon
• Solar System and Space

Eighth Grade
• Atoms / Chemical Reactions
• Heat, Sound, and Light
• Human Body Systems
• Rocks, Fossils, Plate Tectonics
• Earth's Water and Air
• Universe and Astronomy

History

Sixth Grade
• World History

Seventh Grade
• Texas History

Eighth Grade
• American History


Computers
The computer curriculum for middle school students focuses on learning to utilize Microsoft Office 2000. Students are instructed in basic Microsoft Office skills, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Challenge lessons are also included to combine critical thinking, application integration, and Internet skills.


Specials

• Art
• Music
• Physical Education
• Spanish
• Library
• Yearbook (8th grade)

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