Students will grow in their faith by attending mass weekly. They will also focus on learning the lives of saints and of Mary. They will learn the Apostles Creed, the Sacraments, and Acts of the Apostles. They will participate in the Family Life program, Stewardship Fridays, and the celebration of Reconciliation.
Students will read 90 minutes per day. They will also cover the following topics: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehensions, ability grouped instruction, literary genres, and literature circles.
Students will focus on covering the following topics: number sense, place value, addition and subtraction with regrouping, multiplication, division, geometry, algebra, fractions, decimals, graphing coordinates and charts, problem solving, and SMART board lessons.
Students will do hands-on experiments in all areas of science where predictions are formulated and outcomes are discussed. A close look at earth science is covered, including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, minerals, and erosion and weathering. Life Science focuses on the ecosystems, plants, and animals. Lastly, magnetism and electricity are covered in physical science.
Students will focus on types of communities near and faraway, such as urban, suburban, and rural communities. They will also study Native American Indians, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Early American settlements, inventions, map skills, continents, immigration, and world cultures. In addition, students will also participate in Junior Achievement.
Students will practice their keyboarding skills the first 15 minutes of class., They will focus on understanding Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and introduction to Microsoft Excel. They will do research on the web. They will also have fun learning by playing reading and math games.
Students will learn about intermediate rhythms, intermediate note values, and both clef notes. They will be introduced harmony. They will practice singing, drumming, and purposeful movement (marching, swaying, stomping, and clapping) combined for music events.
Students will focus on art elements, vocabulary, art appreciation, unique creations, faith-based holiday projects, and cross-curricular projects.
Indiana State Standards are incorporated into games and exercises. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and teamwork, respecting others, trying many types of sports, and making healthy life choices.