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Elementary

1st Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing, Language Conventions, Poetry, Fiction, Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography:

World Geography, Early World Civilizations, Modern Civilizations and Culture, Mexico, Early American People and Civilizations, Early American Exploration and Settlement, From Colonies to Independence, The American Revolution, Early Exploration of the American West, American Symbols and Figures.

Mathematics

Patterns and Classification, Numbers and Number Sense, Money, Computation, Measurement, Geometry

Science

Living Things and Their Environments, Human Body (Body Systems), Matter, Properties of Matter, Measurement, Introduction to Electricity, Astronomy, The Earth, Science Biographies

Religion

Revelation That All Creation is a Gift From God, The Holy Trinity, The Great Commandment, Jesus’ Words and Actions Teach Us To Show Love and To Serve God, Liturgy and Sacraments, Recite Traditional Prayers Independently.

2nd Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing, Language Conventions, Poetry, Fiction, Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography

World Geography, Early Asian Civilizations, Modern Japanese Civilization, The Ancient Greek Civilization, American Government, The Constitution, The War of 1812, Westward Expansion, The Civil War, Immigration and Citizenship, Fighting for a Cause, Geography of the Americas, Symbols and Figures

Mathematics

Numbers and Number Sense, Fractions, Money, Computation, Measurement, Geometry

Science

Cycles in Nature, Seasonal Cycles, Life Cycles; Water Cycle, Insects, Human Body, Cells, Digestive and Excretory Systems, Magnetism, Simple Machines, Science Biographies

Religion

Mission of Jesus, Holy Trinity, Seven Commandments, Parts of the Mass, Assist With Preparation of First Reconciliation, Assist With Preparation of First Communion

3rd Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Reading, Writing, Poetry, Fiction, Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography

World Geography, The Ancient Roman Civilizations, The Vikings, The Earliest Americans, Early Exploration of North America, The Thirteen Colonies, Life and Times Before the Revolution

Mathematics

Numbers and Number Sense, Fractions and Decimals, Money, Computation, Measurement

Science

Introduction to Classification of Animals, Human Body (Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous Systems, Vision and Hearing), Light and Optics, Sound, Ecology, Astronomy, Science Biographies

Religion

Learn About the Family of God, Responding to God Through Prayer and Holy Trinity, Church leaders, The Seven Sacraments, Kingdom of God, The Liturgy, Participation in Mass, Human Dignity, Family Life

4th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Writing, Grammar and Usage, Poetry, Fiction, Speeches, Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography

World Geography (Spatial Sense; Mountains), Europe in Middle Ages, The Spread of Islam and the “Holy Wars”, Early and Medieval African Kingdoms, China: Dynasties and Conquerors, The American Revolution, Making a Constitutional Government, Early Presidents and Politics, Reformers, Symbols and Figures

Mathematics

Numbers and Number Sense, Fractions and Decimals, Money, Computation, Measurement, Geometry

Science

Human Body (Circulatory and Respiratory Systems), Chemistry; Basic Terms and Concepts, Electricity, Geology; The Earth and Its Changes, Meteorology, Science Biographies

Religion

10 Commandments, Beatitudes, Prayer of the Church, Parts of the Mass, Sin, The Liturgical Year, Holy people and Modeling Our Lives After Them, Sacraments and Sacramentals, History of the Catholic Church in Colorado, The Corporal Works of Mercy, Vocations

5th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Writing, Grammar and Usage, Poetry, Fiction and Drama, Speeches, Sayings and Phrases

History and Geography

World Geography (Spatial Sense; Lakes) Early American Civilizations European Exploration, Trade, and the Clash of Cultures, The Renaissance and the Reformation, England from the Golden Age to the Glorious Revolution, Russia: Early Growth and Expansion, Feudal Japan, American Westward Expansion, The Civil War: Causes, Conflicts, Consequences, Native Americans: Cultures and Conflicts, U.S. Geography

Mathematics

Numbers and Number Sense, Ratio and Percent, Fractions and Decimals, Computation, Measurement, Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Pre-Algebra

Science

Classifying Living Things, Cells: Structures and Processes, Plant Structures and Processes, Life Cycles and Reproduction, Human Body (Endocrine and Reproductive Systems), Chemistry: Matter and Change, Science Biographies

Religion

Sacramental Celebration of the Eucharist and Doctrine, Focus on the Dignity of the Human Person; Family Life, Morality, Service, Social Justice, and Servant Leadership, Continuously Study Prayer and the Goodness of One Another