Primary
Kindergarten
Grades 1-2-3
Religion
Language Arts
Literature-Based Texts
Mathematics
Social Studies/History
Science
Health/Safety/P.E.
Art/Drama
Music

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Religion

 God and Creation 
Prayers 
Liturgical Celebrations

  All Saints' Day

  Advent Season / Christ's Birthday

  Lent / Easter

  Baptismal Day
Goals

  Help the student become aware of God and the wondersof God's creation which are a gift to us.

  Help the student develop understanding of how weshow love for others; our families, our friends, and all children of God.

  Help the student begin to develop an awareness of prayer as talking to God.
Prayer

  Help children learn about prayer and praying.

  Know Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Guardian Angel Prayer, Grace Before Meals.

  Encourage and provide opportunities for spontaneous prayer.

  Lead children to a sense of community prayer by providing opportunities for praying in a group.
Scripture

  Foster an awareness of the Bible as the "Word of God".

  Creation Story

  Noah

  Moses

  Annunciation

  Nativity

  Presentation of Jesus
Morality

  Introduce students to the love of God, God's friendship and help by helping children become aware of people who love and care for them.

  Discuss and provide opportunities for children to share times when they did things that were not loving and help them realize the consequences.

  Doctrine Give children a sense of God and help them discover God's love for them
    by using their senses to know and love 
    by feeling the love others have for them 
    by seeing the beauty in God's creation 
    by seeing that God made all things because of love for us. 
    by recognizing that all good things are gifts of God. 
Liturgy / Sacraments

  Help students to develop an appreciation of communal prayer as an important part of their life as a Catholic Christian.

  Introduce students to the sacrament of Baptism as part of the initiatory process into the family of God.

  Introduce Liturgical Calendar
    All Saint's Day 
    Advent Season/Christ's Birthday 
    Lent/Easter 
    Baptismal Day 
Church

  Help students to learn reverence for the house of God.

  Whenever possible take students for visits to the Church other than Mass.
Peace / Justice

  Introduce the values of justice and peace by fostering attitudes that focus on sharing with others and by evoking a sense of caring for other people.
Service / Christian Witness
Help students to learn to respect life by showing concern for others and by recognizing that all creation needs to be taken care of by us.

Grace and Sacraments
Liturgical Seasons and Holidays 
Angels 
Adam and Eve 
Moses 
St. Anne  & St. Joachim 
Mary and St. Joseph 
Nativity Narrative 
St. Peter and the Apostles 
Goals

  Help the student become aware of God and the wonders of God's creation which are a gift to us,

  Help the student develop understanding of how we show love for others; our families, our friends, and all children of God.

  Help the student begin to develop an awareness of prayer as talking to God.
Prayer

  Help children learn about prayer and praying.

  Know Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Guardian Angel Prayer, Grace Before Meals.

  Encourage and provide opportunities for spontaneous prayer.
Scripture

  Foster an awareness of the Bible as the "Word of God".

  Introduce to a few Gospel stories
    Birth and childhood of Jesus 
    Baptism of Jesus 
    Jesus at the Last Supper 
    Jesus dying on the cross and rising (caution should be exercised in the use of vivid descriptions for this age.) 
    Jesus after the Resurrection 
Morality

  Promote an appreciation of creation as God's loving gift and foster a sense of responsibility for care of the earth and its treasures.

  Promote an appreciation for each person as a creature of God deserving of our respect and love.

  Introduce the idea of what it means to live as a Catholic and as a child of God.

  Provide opportunities for students to actively reach out to others.
Doctrine

  Increase understanding of:
    God as Father 
    God as a loving Father 
    God as giver of life 
    God as creator of the world 

  Foster an understanding of Jesus as Son of God and our friend and brother.

  Review the birth of Jesus and the role of Mary and Joseph in Jesus' life.

  Introduce the Holy Spirit as a gift of Jesus and as our promised helper.

  Introduce the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.
Liturgy / Sacraments

  Introduce the Liturgical year -- Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.

  Provide opportunities to participate in simple Prayer/Bible services.

  Foster an appreciation of the sacrament of Baptism with a thorough study.

  Briefly introduce the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.

  Foster opportunities for participation in the Liturgy with the parish community.

  Provide opportunities for church visits other than Mass.
Church

  Introduce the concept of community and begin to foster a sense of parish community as part of the church in the world.

  Foster an awareness, appreciation and respect for other cultural, racial and ethnic groups.

  Provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with parish priests.
Justice / Peace

  Introduce Jesus as model for how God wants us to treat others.

  Introduce the concept of how we bring the Good News to others.

  Foster an understanding about what it means to be a peace maker.
Service / Christian Witness
Provide opportunities for students to practice in action what they have learned about being a caring, loving child of God.

Preparation for First Reconciliation 
Preparation for First Holy Communion 
Lives of the Saints

  Pope St. Pius X

  St. Charles Borromeo

  St. Ismelda

  St. John Mary Vianney (Cure d'Ars)

  St. Nicholas

  St. Simon Stock

  St. Tarcisus
Goals

  Help the student grow in awareness and appreciation of his/her role in the family of God.

  Help the student to a fuller understanding of the sacrament of Baptism.

  Introduce the student to the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist and provide opportunities for the celebration of both.
Prayer

  Review the prayers already learned:

  Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Guardian Angel Prayer, Grace Before Meals.

  Teach an Act of Contrition in preparation for reconciliation.

  Help students become familiar with responses said during Mass.

  Continue to provide opportunities for spontaneous prayer.
Scripture

  Increase understanding the Bible as the "Word of God".

  Introduce more stories about the life of Jesus.
Morality

  Introduce the concept of sin using the great commandment of love as the basis.

  Help students understand the ability they have to make decisions (right or wrong) and help them to discern the difference.

  Review major concepts studied in grade one (i.e. creation, God's love and gift of Jesus, coming of Holy Spirit, etc.).

  Help student become aware that Jesus lives in his Church through the Holy Spirit.

  Foster student's awareness of God's forgiveness.

  Develop an understanding of Jesus' presence in the Eucharist.
Liturgy / Sacraments

  Increase understanding of the meaning of sacrament.

  Increase understanding and appreciation of Baptism as initiation into the family of God.

  Place major emphasis on the study of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

  Foster opportunities for participation in the Liturgy with the parish community.

  Provide opportunities for church visits other than Mass.
Church

  Introduce the concept of community and begin to foster a sense of parish community as part of the church in the world.

  Foster an awareness, appreciation and respect for other cultural, racial and ethnic groups.

  Provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with parish priests.
Justice / Peace

  Introduce Jesus as model for how God wants us to treat others.

  Introduce the concept of how we bring the Good News to others.

  Foster an understanding about what it means to be a peace maker.
Service / Christian Witness
Provide opportunities for students to practice in action what they have learned about being a caring, loving child of God.

Mysteries of the Rosary 
Lives of the Saints

  Archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

  Our Lady of Fatima

  Our Lady of Guadalupe

  Our Lady of Lourdes

  St. Bernadette

  St. Catherine of Siena

  St. Dominic Savio

  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

  St. Maximilian Kolbe
Goals

  Help the student grow in his/her relationship with God.

  Enable the student to learn about the church. (i.e. structure, community, family, etc.)

  Enable the student to understand the four marks of the Church; One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
Prayer

  Review the prayers already learned: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition

  Introduce the Apostles' Creed, Rosary and St. Michael Prayer.

  Introduce the different ways to pray - praise, petition, thanksgiving and asking for forgiveness.

  Introduce other traditional prayers such as morning and evening offering.

  Continue to provide opportunities for spontaneous prayer.
Scripture

  Support the student in the development of an appreciation and reverence for the richness of the Bible as the "Word of God".

  Help students distinguish between the Hebrew (Old) and Christian (New) Scripture.

  Increase student's familiarity with basic Hebrew and Christian Testament stories.
Morality

  Continue to develop the concept of right and wrong.

  Continue to explore the relationship between choices and consequences.

  Lead the student toward understanding of individual responsibility for the consequences of one's choices.
Doctrine

  Review major concepts studied in grade one and two (i.e. creation, God's love and gift of Jesus, coming of Holy Spirit, etc.),

  Develop a deeper appreciation of Mary as our Mother and Mother of the Church.

  Introduce students to an understanding and appreciation for the lives of the Saints.

  Introduce and develop the marks of the Church -- One, Holy, Catholic and  Apostolic.
Liturgy / Sacraments

  Help students to develop an appreciation and reverence for the Catholic traditions of the Mass, (i.e. the reality of Christ's presence in the Eucharist.)

  Increase student understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encourage regular reception

  Increase student understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist and encourage regular reception.

  Continue to study the Liturgical year - Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
Church

  Review the understanding of Church as Community of faith and how it needs to reach out in love to others.

  Foster student's understanding of their call to help in the mission of the Church.

  Foster the student's understanding of the marks of the Church so that he / she can begin to appreciate how these are lived out in the community of God.

  Develop an understanding of the structure of the Church (i.e. role of Pope, Bishops, priests, deacons, lay ministers, etc.)
Justice / Peace

  Develop the student's awareness of how the Church works for peace and justice and help the student discern his / her role in that mission.
Service / Christian Witness

  Introduce the concept of mission and missionaries as the Church reaching out to others.

  Provide opportunities for experience of service to the community.
 

Language Arts

Reading

  Read their own name

  Follow a simple story line

  Arrange events of a story in sequential order

  Sort a picture story into: First - Middle - Last

  Identify what is happening in a picture

  Name the missing parts of a picture

  Match pictures, letters, shapes

  Complete simple puzzles

  Supply a missing word as you tell a story

  Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction

  Memorize prayers, nursery rhymes, and simple songs

  Phonics Discriminate phonetic sounds

  Recognize and imitate many different animal and musical sounds
Grammar

  Know and dramatize the following prepositions:
    On 
    Top 
    Over 
    In front of 
    Between 
    Behind 
    Outside 
    Inside 
    Next to 
    Under 
    Bottom 
Handwriting

  Beginning manuscript handwriting
Listening

  Focus attention on a speaker without interrupting

  Respond to a story by drawing or painting what they hear

  Follow oral directions with three or four steps
Speaking

  Tell what a story is about

  Relate an experience in complete sentences

  Give directions

  Recall basic information:
    Full name 
    Parent's names 
    Address 
    Telephone number 
    Age 
    Birthday 
    Days of the week 
    Months of the year 

Reading

  Follow a story line involving several characters

  Understand the feelings and emotions of characters

  Identify the main idea of a story

  Identify the cause of an event

  Reading informally: names, labels, signs, etc.
Study Skills

  How to handle books

  Using a table of contents
Phonics

  Read short, common words correctly

  Figure out a word by using context clues

  Simple phonetic analysis of words
Grammar

  Use correct forms of regular nouns, verbs and adjectives when speaking

  Using Upper and Lower case letters correctly

  Identify a sentence

  Capitalize the first word in a sentence

  Put a period at the end of a sentence

  Basic punctuation

  Add "s" to make plurals
Handwriting

  Write legible manuscript letters
Spelling

  Alphabetize using the initial letter

  Learn basic phonetic spelling
Composition

  Sentences and Paragraphs

  Dictate a fictional story

  Dictate a true story

  Select topics that would interest other people

  Compose book reports and critiques
Speaking

  Speak clearly and at an appropriate rate

  Contribute ideas in a group discussion

  Sequence events correctly when telling a true story

  Present a poem within a group

  Give a short sequence of directions for others to follow

Reading

  Adjust environment to avoid distraction

  Describe the time an setting of a story

  Read silently

  Identify the Beginning, Middle, and Ending of stories

  Read aloud to a group using appropriate cadence and step

  Use quotation marks in reading

  Figure out the meaning using context clues

  Vocabulary development
Study Skills

  Follow written directions

  Increase skills in handling books: Table of Contents, Index
Phonics

  Read using initial blends

  Read using digraphs and diphthongs
Grammar

  Nouns and Verbs

  Homonyms, Antonyms and Synonyms

  Write correct forms of adjectives and verbs

  Prefixes and Suffixes

  Abbreviations

  Punctuate sentences with period, question mark, or exclamation point

  Locate errors in own writing
    -failure to capitalize the first word in a sentence 
    -failure to put a period at the end of a sentence 
    -words left out 
    -wrong spelling 
Handwriting

  Cursive writing
Spelling

  Alphabetize using the first two letters of a word

  Using dictionary guide words
Composition

  Write complete sentences without coaching

  Write one and two-sentence answers to comprehension questions

  Narrate events in chronological order

  Write a simple letter

  Write simple poetry

  Rewrite rough drafts
Listening

  Identify main idea in a speaker's message

  Recall facts from a story or event shared previously

  Tell the cause and effect within a story
Speaking

  Speak clearly to a group

  Stay on the topic when speaking

  Relate events orally using description of characters, places, and events

  Ask thoughtful questions of a person who has just spoken on a topic

Reading

  Silent reading

  Distinguish between fact and opinion

  Classify differences and likenesses of objects and events

  Read stories and poems expressively

  Read orally with fluency, expression and nonverbal communication

 Know basic sight vocabulary

  Understand the meanings of words in context

  Recall important facts in a story that support the main idea

  Summarize a story

  Understand multiple causes of an event

  Follow the plot of a story that is not chronological Predict probable future outcomes in a story

  Draw conclusions
Study Skills

  Use parts of a book: index and glossary

  Use an encyclopedia to find information

  Use a telephone book

  Use graphic sources for information (maps, globes, graphs)

  Expand topics by collecting information from a variety of resources

  Increasing indexing skills
Phonics

  Breaking words into syllables to better spell and read
Grammar

  Add "d" and "ed" endings

  Recognize synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms

  Know what a noun is and give examples

  Know the difference between a common and a proper noun

  Know what a verb is and give examples

  Use of the helping verb

  Using adjectives and pronouns

  Proper use of conjunctions

  Differentiate between figurative and literal language; simile and metaphor

  Use correct subject-verb agreement

  The four different kinds of sentences

  Use period, comma, question mark, apostrophe

  Use of quotation marks

  The articles: A, An, and The
Handwriting

  Write legible cursive letters
Spelling

  Use a dictionary to find meanings and pronunciations

  Alphabetizing through the third letter

  Basic spelling and vocabulary
Composition

  Join related sentences into paragraphs

  Indent the first word in a paragraph

  Write a simple book review

  Write story telling who, what, when, where, why, and how

  Post-writing skills: editing and proofreading
Listening

  Adjust physical conditions to promote listening

  Recognize the purpose of a presentation

  Follow two and three step oral directions
Speaking

  Respond to a speaker by asking questions and providing pertinent information

  Use visual aids in making an oral presentation

  Give reasons when trying to persuade
 

Literature-Based Texts

  Nursery rhymes

  Short poems

  Animal stories

  Children Bible Stories
(samples

  Anderson-The Little Mermaid

  Asch-Happy Birthday Moon

  Bemelmans-The Madeline Series

  Bethell-The Barney Beagle Series

  Birdwell-Clifford the Small Red Puppy Series

  Brown-Goodnight Moon

  Burton-Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

  Burton-Katy and the Big Show

  Flack-Ask Mr. Bear

  Freeman-The Corduroy Series

  Gate-Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth

  Gross-A Book About Your Skeleton

  Hafner-It's Thanksgiving

  Hoban-The Bedtime for Frances Series

  Littledale-The Snowchild

  Lobel-The Frog and Toad Series

  McClosky-Make Way for Ducklings

  McDonald-The Little Island

  McGovern-The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving

  Minarik-The Little Bear Series

  Parish-The Amelea Bedelia Series

  Sendak-Where the Wild Things Are

  Slate-Who is Coming to Our House

  VanAllsburg-The Polar Express

  Thayer-The Puppy That Wanted a Boy

  Zion-The Harry the Dirty Dog Series
 

  Nursery rhymes

  Short poems

  Animal stories

  Folk and Fairy tales

  Heroes, Heroines, and other Characters

  Myths and Legends

  Prose and Poetry
(samples

  Andersen-Fairy Tales

  Brown-The Runaway Bunny

  Browning-The Pied Piper of Hamelin

  Burton-Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

  Collodi-Pinocchio

  Crowe-Clyde Monster

  Decker-The Christian Mother Goose Big Book

  Folktale-The Gingerbread Boy

  Gallery Books-366 Stories for Bedtime

  Grimm Fairy Tales

  Hereford-A Snowman's Story

  Hoban-A Bargain for Frances

  Japanese Folktale-The Stonecutter

  Petersen-The Littles

  Potter, Beatrix-Tales of Peter Rabbit

  Rothlein & Christman-Read It Again

  Sendek-Where the Wild Things Are

  Treasure Books-Mother Goose Stories

  Uncle Remus Stories

  Van Leewuen-More Tales of Amanda Pig

  Waber-Ira Sleeps Over

  Zion-Harry the Dirty Dog
Sayings and Phrases

  A.M. and P.M.

  An apple a day keeps the doctor away

  Fish out of water

  Hit the nail on the head

  Practice makes perfect

  Raining cats and dogs

  The more the merrier

  There's no place like home

  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

  Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today

  If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

  April showers bring May flowers

  Let the cat out of the bag
 

  Folktales

  Tall tales

  Story Tellers

  Comedy

  Limericks
(samples

  Myths from Ancient Greece and Rome

  Gods and Goddesses

  Zeus (Jupiter)

  Hera (Juno)

  Apollo

  Poseidon (Neptune)

  Aphrodite and Eros (Venus and Cupid)

  Ares (Mars)

  Hermes (Mercury)

  Hephaestos (Vulcan)

  Athena (Minerva)

  Hades (Pluto)

  Earth Goddesses-Ge, Demeter, Ceres

  Demeter and Persophone

  Prometheus and Pandora

  Jason and the Argonauts

  Aardema-What's So Funny, Ketu?

  Allard-The Miss Nelson Has a Field Day Series

  Andersen-The Nightingale

  Andersen-Fairy Tales

  Barrie-Peter Pan

  Cameron-The Most Beautiful Place in the World

  Caudill-Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley?

  Cleary-Muggie Maggie

  Dalgliesh-The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

  Dickens-A Christmas Carol

  Ehrlich-Leo, Zack and Emmie Together Again

  Grimm-Fairy Tales

  Harshman-Porcupine's Pajama Party

  Heine-The Most Wonderful Egg in the World

  Hest-The Purple Coat

  Hiser-No Bean Sprouts, Please

  Hoban-The Case of the Two Masked Robbers

  Hoban-Best Friends for Frances (Series)

  Hurd-I Dance in my Red Pajamas

  Hurwitz-Class Clown

  Kellogg-Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale

  Krensky-Lionel in the Spring (Series)

  Levinson-Clara and the Bookwagon

  C.S.Lewis-The Chronicles of Narnia

  Lewis-A Hippopotamusn't: And Other Animal Verses

  E.Nesbit-The Railway Children

  Ness-Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

  Pinkwater-I Was a Second Grade Werewolf

  Porte-Harry in Trouble

  Rey-Curious George Rides a Bike (Series)

  Rockwell-The Night We Slept Outside

  Rylant-Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea

  Say-El Chino

  Say-Sing a Song of Popcorn

  Slote-Make-Believe Ball Player

  Snyder-The Boy of the Three-Year Nap

  Steig-Doctor DeSoto

  Steptoe-Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

  Sydney Taylor-All of a Kind Family

  Tejima-Fox's Dream

  Thurber-Many Moons

  Tokuda-Humphrey, the Lost Whale - A True Story

  P.L.Travers-Mary Poppins

  Williams-Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea

  Yolen-Owl Moon
Poetry

  The Land of Storybooks-Stevenson

  The Owl and the Pussycat-Field

  The Christening-Milne

  The Duel-Field

  The Song of Mr. Toad-Graham

  Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening-Frost

  Twas the Night before Christmas-Clement C. Moore

  Paul Revere's Ride-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  Psalm 100

  Psalm 23

  The Prayer: Soul of Christ, Sanctify Me
Sayings and Phrases

  Better late than never

  Better safe than sorry

  A dog is man's best friend

  Don't cry over spilled milk

  Practice what you preach

  Back to the drawing board

  Cold feet

  Easier said than done

  Eaten out of house and home

  In hot water

  Keep your fingers crossed

  Sour grapes

  You can't teach an old dog new tricks

  Get up on the wrong side of the bed

  Where there's a will there's a way

  Get a taste of your own medicine

  Don't judge a book by its cover

  Two heads are better than one

  Turn over a new leaf

  Animal Stories

  Puppet shows

  Humor
(samples

  Aardema-Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears

  Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp-The Arabian Nights

  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves-The Arabian Nights

  Atwater-Mr. Popper's Penguins

  Brett-Annie and the Wild Animals

  Brown-Once a Mouse

  Burton-Mike Mulligan

  Carroll-Alice in Wonderland

  Cleary-Ralph S. Mouse

  Cleary-Ramona and Her Father

  Cohen-Molly's Pilgrim

  Cooney-Miss Rumphius

  Dahl-Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

  Dahl-James and the Giant Peach

  Dahl-The Twits

  Fleishman-McBroom and the Big Wind

  Fleishman-The Whipping Boy

  Flora-The Great Green Turkey Creek Monster

  Gackenbach-Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

  Grahame-The Reluctant Dragon

  Grimm-Tom Thumb

  Heine-Friends

  Herriot-All Things Bright and Beautiful

  Howe-The Day the Teach Went Bananas

  Irving-Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman

  Kellogg-Island of the Skog

  Lobel-Fables

  Lyman-Pecos Bill

  Miles-Annie and the Old One

  Ness-Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

  Parker-Guess Who My Favorite Person Is

  Parker-Pollyana

  Potter-The Tale of Jeremy Vole

  Sendak-Where the Wild Things Are

  Shelley-Frankenstein

  Sobol-Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

  Steig-Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

  Shub-The White Stallion

  White-Charlotte's Web

  White-Trumpet of the Swan

  White-Stuart Little

  Williams-Velveteen Rabbit

  Williams-The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

  York-Johnny Appleseed

  The People Could Fly-Afro-American Folktale

  The Quillwork Girl & Her 7 Brothers-Cheyenne Tale

  Three Words of Wisdom-Mexican Folktale

  The White Bone Demon-Chinese Folktale by Wu Cheng-en

  William Tell-Swiss Folktale

  Norse Mythology

  Catholic Biographies

  Little Toot

  57 Saints for Boys and Girls-Daughters of St. Paul
Sayings and Phrases

  Actions speak louder than words

  Beggars can't be choosers

  Let bygones be bygones

  Look before you leap

  The show must go on

  Beat around the bush

  His bark is worse than his bite

  Clean bill of health

  Cold shoulder

  A feather in your cap

  Last straw

  On its last legs

  Rule the roost

  Touch and go

  A place for everything and everything in its place

  One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel
 

Mathematics

  Count through 20

  Arrange numbers 1-10 in sequence

  Match same numbers of objects

  Meaning of addition and subtraction by example

  Introduction to the number line

  Estimation

  Classify objects by:
    Color 
    Size 
    Shape 

  Contrast objects by their function or usage

  Compare and classify objects by the following:
    Higher or lower 
    Bigger or smaller 
    Fatter of thinner 
    Darker or lighter 

  Concept of more, less than, same

  Sequence of events

  Ordinal and cardinal relationships

  Number and numeral relationships

  Elementary geometry  -  Recognition of shapes

  Introduction to Calendars

  Introducction to Clocks

  Introduction to Denominations of money

  Basic problem solving strategies

  Basic chart and graph concepts

  Count through 20

  Arrange numbers 1-10 in sequence

  Match same numbers of objects

  Meaning of addition and subtraction by example

  Introduction to the number line

  Estimation

  Classify objects by:
    Color 
    Size 
    Shape 

  Contrast objects by their function or usage

  Compare and classify objects by the following:
    Higher or lower 
    Bigger or smaller 
    Fatter of thinner 
    Darker or lighter 

  Concept of more, less than, same

  Sequence of events

  Ordinal and cardinal relationships

  Number and numeral relationships

  Elementary geometry  -  Recognition of shapes

  Introduction to Calendars

  Introducction to Clocks

  Introduction to Denominations of money

  Basic problem solving strategies

  Basic chart and graph concepts

  Skip counting,

  counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, and 10's

  Even and Odd numbers

  Know that Odd numbers cannot be divided in half

  Properties of 0 and 1

  Between numbers

  Number words from eleven to one hundred

  Equations

  Ordinal numbers to 10

  Number line

  Dozen and half dozen

  Fact families-Sets

  Greater Than and Less Than

  Writing two-digit numbers in different ways

  Counting, reading, and writing numbers to 1,000

  Place values through 100's

  Zero as a place holder

  Writing and comparing Three-digit numbers

  Estimation in Word problems

  General problem solving techniques

  Using simple graphs and charts
Addition

  Addition facts to 20

  Addends

  Addition tables

  Adding in any order

  Adding three numbers

  Doubling numbers

  Checking addition

  Missing addends

  Two-digit addition

  Regrouping-carrying

  Checking addition by changing the order of addends

  Adding three Two-digit numbers

  Adding Horizontally and Vertically

  Sums in Three-digit numbers

  Add a variety of sequences and know they are the same

  Adding money
Subtraction

  Subtraction facts to 20

  Dividing numbers in half

  Checking subtraction

  Two-digit subtraction

  Regrouping-borrowing

  Checking Two-digit subtraction

  Subtracting Horizontally and Vertically

  Differences in Three-digit numbers
Time and Calendars

  Telling Time to 5 minutes

  Telling how much time has passed

  A.M. and P.M.

  The Calendar and Ordinal Numbers

  Locate a date on the calendar

  Arabic and Roman Numerals
Measurement

  Length and Weight

  Measure with inches and centimeters

  Measure with quarts, cups, pints, and liters
Multiplication and Division

  Multiplication words and tables

  Basic Multiplication and Division facts

  Multiplication and Division facts as inverse operations

  Multiplication Rules
Geometry

  Plane shapes

  Figure

  Same size - same shape

  Points and Lines

  Line Segments

  Lines in symmetry

  Interior and Exterior

  Solid shapes
    Sphere 
    Cube 
    Cone 
    Cylinder 
Money

  Know the values of: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar

  Writing amounts of money

  Counting money
Fractions

  Fractions found in daily life

  Read 1/2, 1/3, 1/4

  Groups and fractions

  Basic concept of ratio

  Decimal numeration system

  Read and Write number to 100,000 

  Expanded form 

  Skip counting with thousands 

  Rounding numbers 

  Comparing and ordering thousands 

  Equations and inequalities 

  Ordinal numbers through One Hundredth 

  Know place values (1; 10; 100; 1,000; 10,000; 100,000) 

  Beginning Roman numerals 

  Positive and negative numbers in daily life 

  Properties of one 

  Numeration systems 

  Charts 
Addition

  Column addition

  Mental addition methods

  Estimating sums

  Four-digit addition

  Adding with thousands

  Adding money
Subtraction

  Estimating differences

  Mental subtraction methods

  Subtracting: Regrouping (borrowing) more than once

  Subtracting from zeros

  Four-digit subtraction

  Subtracting money
Multiplication

  Multiplication words

  Multiplying vertically

  Multiplication tables

  Parentheses, multiplying three numbers

  Picturing multiplication facts

  Multiplying tens, hundreds, and thousands

  Checking multiplication
Division

  Operations

  Division words and facts

  Divisions rules for 1 and 0

  Division word problems

  Picturing division facts

  Division and fractions

  Remainders

  Dividing tens, hundreds, and thousands

  Two-digit quotients

  Checking division

  Dividing Three-digit numbers
Time, Money and Graphs

  Time to the minute

  Elapsed time in minutes

  Working with a calendar

  Money

  Reading graphs
Measurement

  U.S. Customary and Metric Systems

  Measurement word problems
Geometry

  Polygons

  Angles

  Congruent and Symmetric Figures

  Perimeter Area

  Solids
Fractions

  Numerator and Denominator

  Equivalent fractions

  Comparing fractions

  Mixed numbers and whole numbers
Word Problems

  Two-step problems

  Estimating word problems
 

Social Studies/History

  Meanings of holidays and traditions

  Individual's role in home, family, and community

  Characteristics of home and family

  Location and diagram of home and school

  Relationship between home and school

  Relationship of individual to a group

  Children in other lands and cultures

  Why and how things change

  Where things come from

  What people do - jobs

  Safety rules and symbols

  Basic human needs

  Self-awareness and awareness of others

Social Studies

  Holidays, traditions, and customs

  Different cultures at different times

  Family, school, neighborhood, and community

  Farm and Zoo

  Neighborhood helpers

  Jobs and careers

  Social skills and responsibilities

  Making and reading a simple neighborhood map

  American Patriotism
Geography

  Reading maps

  Using a globe to prove the Earth is round

  Ocean and land

  The Equator

  The Continents-especially North and Central America
 

Social Studies

  Holidays and festivals

  Patriotic Celebrations

  The American Flag

  Family and family history

  Families around the world

  Cities and Neighborhoods

  Community services and helpers

  Shelter, stores, and food

  Citizenship and social responsibility

  Interdependence of people
America History

  Building America

  Pilgrims

  American Indians

  Colonists

  Pioneers

  Cowboys
World History

  Ancient Egypt
Geography
Map skills 

  Oceans

  The Mediterranean and Aegean Seas

  Asia Minor

  Continents

  United States Geography - The first states

  States and Capitals

  Mexico

  Central America

  South America

Social Studies

  Holidays and festivals 

  Patriotic Celebrations 

  Communities in other lands: past and present 

  Family and family history 

  Families around the world 

  Neighborhoods 

  History and development of local community 

  History and development of transportation 

  History and development of communication 

  Community services and helpers 

  Consumers and producers 

  Shelter, stores, and food 

  Citizenship and social responsibility 

  Interdependence of people 
Biographies of:

  Columbus

  Miles Standish

  Squanto

  Ben Franklin

  George Washington

  Thomas Jefferson

  Lord Baltimore

  Daniel Boone

  Noah Webster

  John Greenleaf Whittier

  Robert E. Lee

  Abraham Lincoln

  Clara Barton

  Ulysses S. Grant

  Louisa May Alcott

  Booker T. Washington

  George Washington Carver

  Laura Ingalls Wilder
American History

  The movement from Asia to Alaska

  Native American Ancestors
    The Mayas 
    The Incas 

  Native American Cultures & Lifestyles

  Confrontations between Indian Nations and the U.S. Government

  The Algonquins and the first settlers

  Pocahontas and John Smith

  The Virginia Assembly

  The arrival of the Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact

  The Puritans

  Maryland and Lord Baltimore - The Catholic Settlement

  Pennsylvania and William Penn - The Quakers

  Sephardic Jews and the Dutch of New York

  James Oglethorpe and Georgia

  Plantations and Slavery

  Patrick Henry and the Stamp Act

  The "Boston Massacre" - The story of Crispus Attucks

  King George III and the Redcoats

  "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" - April 1775 - Concord

  The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776

  Betsy Ross and the New Flag

  The U.S. Constitution

  California Gold Rush

  Civil War

  Lee surrenders at Appomattox

  World War I

  Stock Market Crash-the Great Depression

  Japan attacks Pearl Harbor/U.S. enters World War II

  Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima/End of World War II

  Korean War

  Sputnik

  Vietnam War

  Neil Armstrong-first man on the moon
World History

  B.C. - Before Christ / A.D. - Anno Domini

  Ancient peoples of the Mediterranean

  Babylon, Greece, Alexander the Great

  Islam-Mohammed, Mecca, and Allah
Geography

  Map skills

  Local topography: drawing map of neighborhood

  Basic geography: oceans, continents

  World Geography

 The Mediterranean & The Roman Empire

  United States Geography

  The travels of the following explorers:
   - Leif Ericson 
   - Christopher Columbus 
   - Amerigo Vespuchi 
   - Coronado 
   - Hernando De Soto 
   - John Cabot 
   - Verrazano 
   - Jacques Cartier 
   - Henry Hudson 
   - Sir Walter Raleigh 

  Rivers and Mountains

Science

  Plant life
    Interrelationships of plants and animals 
    Indoor plants 
    How plants are alike and different 

  Observations of weather and seasons

  The Solar System
    The Sun-our principle source of energy 
    The Earth 
    The Moon 
    The Planets 
    The Stars 

  Simple experimentation

  Simple measurements

  Temperature

  Light

  Colors

  Senses

  Classification of living things

  Farm animals

  Care of pets

  Observing everyday things
 

Grouping and classification

  Living and non living things
Animals

  Wild and Domestic animals

  Pets

  Farm animals

  Zoo and circus animals

  Woodland animals

  Common birds

  Extinct animals
Plant and animal habitats

  Air and Treetop

  Forest

  Water

  Desert

  Underground

  The destruction of habitats
Seeds, bulbs, plants, and flowers

  Deciduous and Evergreen plants
Weather, the Atmosphere, and Seasons 
Time: Day and Night 
Matter and Volume 
Solids, liquids, and gases 
Air and Water 
Magnets 
Fire and temperature 
Thermometers 
Measuring lengths 
The Earth

  Its Surface

  Inside the Earth
Sun, moon, stars, and planets 
Simple machines 
Beginning experimentation 
Scientists

  Archimedes

  Nicolaus Copernicus

  Charles Drew

  Rachel Carson
 

Life Science

  Introduction to Biology

  Introduction to Botany

  Introduction to Zoology

  Useful and harmful animals

  Life cycle

  Birds and insects in winter

  Animal babies / Reproduction

  Animal defense of themselves and their young

  Plant and animal food

  Dinosaurs and other extinct animals

  Food chain

  Plant reproduction and growth

  Habitats and homes
Physical Science

  Introduction to Chemistry

  Introduction to Physics

  The Inclined Plane

  Wedges

  Pegs, Nails, and Screws

  Pulley

  Introduction to Engineering

  Introduction to Geology

  Introduction to Meteorology

  Weather and its effects on our Earth

  Effects of seasons on the lives of people, animals, and plants

  Climate

  Water cycle

  Air and atmosphere

  Light

  Iron and Steel

  Magnets and forces

  Compasses

  Lodestone and how to use a compass

  Finding your way without a compass

  Gravity

  Earth and sky

  Sun, Moon, and planets

  Simple constellations

  Exploring space
Scientists

  Thomas Edison

  Galileo Galilei

  Mae Johnson

  Florence Nightengale

Life Science

  Useful and harmful animals

  Life cycle

  Plants and animals of the desert

  Plants and animals of the sea

  Birds and insects in winter

  Common birds, trees and flowers

  Insects that work together: Ants and bees

  Animal babies

  Animal defense of themselves and their young

  Plant and animal food

  Dinosaurs and other extinct animals

  Food chain

  Plant reproduction and growth

  Forest plants

  Conservation of plants and animals

  Habitats and homes
Physical Science

  Weather and its effects on our earth
    Climate 
    Effects of the seasons on the lives of people, animals, and plants 

  Water cycle

  Water pollution

  Recycling

  Air and atmosphere

  Light and color

  Energy and its sources

  Force and work

  Static electricity

  Electric circuits
    Simple circuits 

  Metals and non-metals
    Iron and other metals 
    Alloys 
    Non-metals in the air 
    Carbon 
    Chlorine 

  Magnets and forces

  Compass

  Gravity

  Solar system
    Sun 
    The Terrestrial planets 
        Mercury 
        Venus 
        Earth 
        Mars 
    The Asteroids 
    The Gas Giants 
        Jupiter 
        Saturn 
        Uranus 
        Neptune 
    Pluto and beyond 

  Simple constellations

  Exploring space

  Machines and their inventors
Scientists

  Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace

  John Muir

  Jane Goodall

  Edward Jenner

  Elijah McCoy
 

Health / Safety

  The body's need for rest and sleep

  Major body parts

  Hearing and vision care

  Dental care

  Personal hygiene

  Good clothing habits

  Basic food groups

  Good eating habits

  Emotions

  Friends

  Safety outside of home
P.E.

  Skipping

  Galloping

  Small apparatus

  Ball throwing and kicking

  Jumping rope

Health / Safety

  Personal hygiene

  Good eating habits

  Dental health

  Exercise and rest

  Dressing for weather and activity

  Safety rules outside of the home
P.E.

  Skipping

  Galloping

  Small apparatus

  Ball throwing and kicking

  Jumping rope

  General physical fitness
 

Health / Safety

  The Human Body

  Cells

  Tissues and organs

  Systems: Parts that work together

  The Digestive system

  Personal cleanliness

  Dental hygiene

  Basic food groups

  A balanced diet

  Vitamins and Minerals

  Neighborhood safety
P.E.

  General physical fitness

  Continuation of development of large motor skills

Health / Safety

  The Human Body
    Nervous system 
    Reflexes 
    Sight 
    Hearing 

  Proper balance of activities

  Healthful leisure activities

  Prevention and control of diseases

  Personal cleanliness

  Dental hygiene

  Nutrition

  Basic food groups

  Communicable diseases

  Preventive measures against disease

  Neighborhood and community safety

  Community health services

  Simple first aid

  Home safety hazards

  Health related to food, shelter, and clothing
P.E.

  General physical fitness

  Continuation development of large motor skills

  20 minutes of recorded activity per day

Art/Drama

  Dramatize a story

  Role playing
 

Art

  Sensory awareness

  Symmetry and Patterns

  Portraits

  Architecture and Sculpture
Drama

  Simple pantomimes and dramatic play

Visual Art

  Points and Lines in Paintings

  Mass and Line in Sculpture

  Mass and Line in Architecture

  Different kinds of buildings

  Moving in and out of pictures

  Depth

  The importance of light

  Light and lines help us pay attention in pictures
Drama

  What is Drama?

  Drama in Early times

  Comedy and Tragedy

  Performing your own dramas

Visual Art

  Elements of Art

  Lines make shapes

  Shapes with curved and straight lines

  Lines that show emotion

  Paintings about ideas

  Shapes in architecture

  Shapes and rhythm

  Horses in art

  Pictures like puzzles

  Slow and fast rhythms in art

  Murals and frescoes

  Shapes that frame a picture

  Pattern and texture

  Art projects for the liturgical year

  String art
Drama

  Sensory awareness

  Create dramatic portrayals of people

Music

  Listening to music

  Body movement to music

  Playing percussion instruments

  Marching in time to music
Singing Church Hymns

Listening to vocal and instrumental music

  Folk Music

  Classical Music

  Mozart

  Jazz
Melody, Rhythm, Harmony 

  Body movement to music 

  Playing percussion instruments 

  Marching in time with music 

  Introduction to: Folk Dancing, Ballet, Tap Dancing 

Musical Instruments

  Percussion

  Stringed

  Wind

  Keyboard

  Electronic
Making Music

  Melody is a series of notes that go Up and Down

  Musical scales

  The Scale and octaves

  Length of notes

  Dynamics
Patriotic Music

  The Star-Spangled Banner

  America

  This Land is Your Land

  America, the Beautiful
Religious Music

  Gregorian Chant
Popular Music

  Take Me Out to the Ball Game

  Listening to different types of music
    African and Latin Rhythms 

  Body movement to music

  Instruments that keep rhythm: percussion instruments

  Rhythm:
    2 beats: mag-ic 
    3 beats: won-der-ful 
    4 beats: Mis-sis-sip-pi 

  Meter

  Tempo

  Notation: how music is written down

  Common meter - 4/4 time

  Eighth, Quarter, Half, Whole notes and rests

  Staff
    The Grand Staff 
    Treble of G clef 
    Bass of F clef 
    Lines and spaces on the staff 

Index
Primary
Intermediate
Junior High
High School