During the course of the year, students will focus on learning about the Seven Sacraments. They will learn about the Liturgical year and mass parts. They will memorize basic prayers used in the Catholic Religion. Students will also attend mass weekly, will participate in creating service projects, and participate in the Family Life program.
Students will explore short stories and nonfiction excerpts from reading text, will study various novels in the classroom, learn about and create a variety of writing styles, daily fluency practice, monthly reading logs, periodic hands-on book reports, and journal writing.
Students will be challenged with daily problem solving, grow in their mastery of number sense, and focus on the following topics: multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, probability, geometry, algebra, and be involved in enrichment activities.
Students will focus on the topics of physical science, earth science, and life science. They will explore the Scientific Method and problem solving through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments.
Students will study the history of the United States from the Native Americans to the Revolutionary War. They will examine the Constitution and other historical documents, practice their map skills, and work in groups to complete hands-on projects.
Students will practice their keyboarding skills the first 15 minutes of class. They will focus on understanding Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel. They will further explore Microsoft PowerPoint by creating a presentation after doing research on the web. They will also have fun learning by playing reading and math games.
Students will blend their voices in a group, learn and use appropriate posture, warm-ups and breathing techniques, develop sight reading skills using solfege, and perform exercises in music notation and composition.
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. An emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for others. They will develop the skills needed in many different types of sports. They will make self-assessment and goal setting for physical fitness and learn to make healthy life choices.