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1st Grade

Religion

·         To understand that the Church is “the people of God” on earth and the sign of God’s presence in the world today

·         To develop an appreciation of and participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church

·         To develop an appreciation of the Scriptures as God’s inspired word

·         To form their conscience according to the teachings of Scripture, Jesus, and the Church, so that they can make correct moral decisions

·         To become aware of the fact that they are members of a global community and share a responsibility for each other’s welfare

·         To realize an understanding that as Catholic Christians, they have a responsibility to become actively involved in the mission of the Church as servant to the world

·         To cultivate a prayer life; learn various forms of praying; be provided with experiences for various forms of prayer

·         To pray orally as part of class, parish and community worship

Language Arts

·         To read and comprehend a wide variety of print texts and genres to understand their world

·         To continue to develop the habit of reading for enjoyment

·         To read a wide range of literature

·         To understand and apply phonics in the decoding of words

·         To use a variety of strategies in written language to communicate effectively to different audiences for different purposes

·         To use different writing processes appropriately to communicate

·         To write for their own purposes

·         To write to participate in school and parish life

·         To demonstrate age-appropriate understanding and use of English language structure and conventions

·         To understand the importance of correct spelling

·         To understand and apply the sound-symbol relationship

·         To set purposes for listening

·         To participate in learning activities using listening skills

·         To respect the rights of others in conversations

·         To listen with reverence during prayer and liturgy

·         To communicate orally using Standard English

·         To express emotions using appropriate oral expression

·         To understand that legible handwriting is a tool of communication and a courtesy to those who are expected to read it

 

Math

·         To understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

·         To understand the meanings of operations and how they relate to one another

·         To understand patterns, relations, and functions

·         To represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols

·         To use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships

·         To use operations, properties and algebraic symbols to determine equivalence and solve problems

·         To understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

·         Formulate questions that can be addressed with data; collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them

Science

·         To increase natural curiosity about and observation of the world

·         To describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena

·         To connect concepts and skills learned in science with an understanding of God as the center of all things

·         To read and write about science and the world using both books and technology

·         To answer questions about the natural world based upon observation and investigation

·         To use senses and simple measuring tools to explore the properties of objects

·         To understand that God calls us to care for His creation

·         To understand the responsibility to take care of their own spiritual and physical well-being

·         To use technology to explore and express scientific learning

·         To develop skills and ability to do scientific inquiry

·         To practice behaviors that promote health and reduce health risks

·         To utilize social and communication skills to enhance health

·         To use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health

Social Studies

·         To understand the concept of location and place

·         To understand human-environment interactions

·         To understand the concept of movement

·         To understand the concept of region

·         To understand resources, markets and price (buying and selling)

·         To understand economic patterns and systems (money)

·         To understand the concepts of time and chronology

·         To distinguish between the past and the present

·         To understand human influence in shaping communities, states and nations

·         To understand the origin and significance of customs, holidays, celebrations, and landmarks in the community

·         To understand how human needs, ideas, issues and events influence past and present

Technology

·         To understand how to use a computer to facilitate learning

·         To differentiate and enhance learning through interactive white board games & presentations
To enhance student reading comprehension through the use of the Accelerated Reader Program