- Reading for enjoyment and information.
- Recognizing basic sight words.
- Sounding out words for fluency.
- Using visual clues to decode unfamiliar words.
- Rereading for meaning.
- Predicting an action in a story.
- Recalling facts and details of stories.
- Recognizing plurals and compound words.
- Mastering manuscript handwriting.
- Using complete sentences in writing.
- Knowing when to use capital letters and end punctuation.
- Sounding out words for own writing.
- Including a beginning, middle, and end in own writing.
Listening and Speaking:
- Retelling stories.
- Asking questions.
- Being an attentive audience member.
- Performing skits or musicals.
- Using technology to support learning.
- Counting, sorting, identifying, or drawing math problems.
- Making decisions about how to solve problems, record data, and gather information.
- Building upon children’s natural curiosity of numbers and to give them experiences with the world around them.
- Memorizing basic prayers like the Glory Be.
- Understanding all creation comes from God.
- Becoming comfortable with scientific thinking.
- Observing changes in the physical world, and the way living things interact with their environments.
- Classifying differences and noticing patterns that appear in the world.
- Exploring different types of matter.
- Going on nature walks to observe changes and patterns in nature.
- Observing butterfly lifecycles.
- Identifying continuity and change in the different environments around them.
- Explaining the meaning of government; explaining why rules and laws are needed.
- Identifying the basic characteristics of maps and globes.
- Explaining how people in the school and community use goods and services and make choices as both producers and consumers.
- Understanding their interactions with other individuals and groups; taking responsibility for resolving conflicts and working respectfully with others.
- Discovering a new language and new ways to express oneself.
- Appreciating the value of learning a second language.
- Practicing language skills through stories, songs, games, videos, and dances.
- Acquiring functional oral Spanish skills by speaking and listening.
- Incorporating Catholic traditions and prayers into Spanish instruction
- Knowing art as a language of knowing and communicating.
- Growing in the identification, understanding and application of the elements of art.
- Introducing relevant cultures and artists.
- Reviewing and solidifying the portfolio emerging from all their works.
- Increasing student awareness of the art and architecture in our school grounds and neighborhood.
- Singing on pitch and expressively.
- Playing instruments in a group with a steady beat and using correct technique.
- Experiencing music from a variety of cultures and historical eras through singing, dancing, and listening.
- Developing fitness, skills, knowledge, and confidence.
- Understanding how to be an effective teammate.
- Growing of leadership skills.
- Having fun.
- Introducing iPads as learning tools.
- Learning about internet safety.
- Using applications to enhance and deepen classroom learning.
- Finding homework on website.
- Learning technology vocabulary.
- Reading passages and answering questions: test taking skills and practice.
- Programming Bee-bots.