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Elementary Grade Curriculum Goals

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First Grade


 

Math

  • Morning Calendar and Morning Math
  • Ordering and Counting Numbers to 120
  • Place Value (Tens and Ones)
  • Greater Than/Less Than to 120
  • 10 More/10 Less/1 more/1 Less From any Given Number
  • Counting by 5,10, 2 to 120
  • Addition and Subtraction with Word Problems
  • Adding Double
  • Adding Three Numbers
  • Telling Time
  • Fact Families
  • Math Facts
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Reading Graphs
  • Fractions
  • 2-Digit Addition
  • Geometry

Social Studies

  • People Everywhere
  • Our Earth and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Map Skills and Rules
  • Earth Day
  • The First Thanksgiving
  • Chinese New Year
  • Community Jobs
  • Learning about the Past
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Needs and Wants
  • Government and Leaders
  • Fire Safety
  • Presidents Day
  • Columbus Day

Encore - Art

  • Pumpkin Sculpture, Scare Crow Landscape Concepts
  • Cezzanne Still Life, Thankful Heart Mixed Media, Madonna And Child
  • 3d Snowman Heads, Growing Heart Paintings, Watercolor Mittens, Printmaking
  • Balancing Birds, Miro, Blossoming Trees, Paper Mache

English

  • Short Vowels
  • Diagraphs/Short Vowels
  • Diagraph Blends - Long and Short Vowels
  • Common Long Vowel Patterns; R Influenced Vowel Patterns
  • Sentences;Write A Class Story and Write Basic Sentences
  • Nouns/Special Nouns/Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives/Capitalization/Puncuation
  • What do Authors and Illustrator Do?
  • Write Informative/Explanatory Reports (Bats & Spiders)
  • Write Narrative Letters to Teacher About Books
  • Write A Story/Publish on Computer
  • Knowing Yourself as a Reader/Taking Care of Books
  • Developing Reading Strategies
  • Developing Comprehension Strategies with Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories
  • Accelerated Reader Comprehension Testing
  • Story Elements (Title, Author, Characters and Setting)
  • Story Sequencing
  • Story Comparisions/Point of View
  • Character Feelings & Traits
  • Star of the Week/Show and Tell/Reading Student Made Books to Class
  • Play: Who's In Rabbit's House

Encore - Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Music, Tempo
  • Expression, Instruments, Dynamics
  • Being Creative With Music Music
  • Form, Music Theory, Reading Music Notation And Performing On Rhythm Instruments, Rhythm, Being Expressive While Using Classroom Instruments, And Using Movement With Songs

Science

  • What is a Scientist?
  • Forest
  • Desert
  • Ocean
  • Wetlands Habitats
  • Life Cycle of Animals and Plants
  • Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gases)
  • Living and Non-Living
  • Plants and Animals
  • Speed
  • Magnets and Sound
  • Earth's Land
  • Rock and Soil
  • Energy

Religion

  • We Belong to the Church
  • Saints
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • The Holy Spirit
  • First Christians
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Jesus is God's Son
  • Lent/Easter
  • Love Another
  • Word of GoD
  • Eucharist
  • Family Life
  • May Crowing
  • Praise God
  • Advent/Christmas
  • Pentecost
  • God is Our Father
  • The Church Seasons
  • Christians Help All
  • Baptism
  • Forgiveness
  • Service Project: Cards for Elderly, Monthly St. Camillus Visits

Encore - Physical Ed

  • Scoops/Ogo Disc
  • Jump Rope Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Low Org Games
  • Balance Skills
  • Juggling Skills
  • Strength Condition
  • Kickball/Tag
  • Cooperative Games

Encore - Technology

  • Review Turning Computer On, Signing In And Logging Off, Using Symbaloo, Logging In/Out of a Website
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Copy And Paste Practice
  • Using a Website App to Draw a Picture and Type a Sentence
  • Printing From a Website App
  • Using a Website App to Create a Word Cloud
  • Creating a 2 slide Power Point-Title Slide, Information Slide
  • Using a Website App to Create Class Books and Individual Books
  • Introduction Of Google Drive-Google Docs, Google Slides

Library

K4 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.

2nd Grade


 

Math

  • Addition Strategies
  • Understanding Addition and Subtraction
  • Place Value - Numbers to 100
  • Basic Addition/Subtraction
  • Adding & Subtracting 2 Digit Numbers
  • Facts Sets 1-14
  • Counting Money
  • Graphs
  • Subtraction Strategies
  • Mental Addition & Subtraction
  • Numbers & Patterns to 1,000
  • Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Time and Temperature

Social Studies

  • Groups/Cities/Community
  • Columbus
  • Land/Water
  • World Families
  • Presidents
  • Needs/Wants/Goods/Services,
  • Jobs/Careers
  • Income/Budgets
  • Maps
  • Safety/Health
  • Holidays
  • Dr. King, Jr.
  • Customs/Traditions
  • Personal Timeline
  • Life Long Ago
  • Safety/Health
  • Ancestors
  • Government

Encore - Art

  • Self Portraits, Vangogh Lines/Color, Contour Line Drawing, Watercolor
  • Collage, Ten Little Beasties Creative Monsters, Nativity Sets
  • Fauvist Animals Painting,paper Mache, Heart Drawings/Mixed Media , Tar Beach Dream Work
  • Pysanky Eggs, Monet Unit, Monarch Symmetry, Clay Snails

English

  • High Frequency Words
  • Cause & Effect
  • Verbs/Verbs with Singular & Plural Nouns/ Helping Verbs
  • Sequence
  • Prefixes & Suffixes/ Comparative Endings/ Word Sorts/ Spelling
  • Digraphs, Word Sorts/Spelling
  • Inflected Endings/ Consonants/ Consonant Patterns/ Short Vowels
  • Author's Purpose
  • Long Vowels/Syllable Patterns
  • Plot & Theme
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Review All Strategies
  • Using Capital Letters/ Quotations Marks/Prepositions
  • Character/ Setting/Main Idea/ Details
  • Parts of a Book
  • Compare/ Contrast
  • Picture Graphs/Index
  • Practice Lower-Case Cursive Writing
  • Pronouns/ Contractions/Using Commas
  • Practice Upper and Lower Case Cursive Letters
  • Review Manuscript Printing
  • Practice Reading Cursive Writing
  • Diagrams/ E-mail/ On-Line Reference Sources
  • Tables
  • Reference & Personal Sources
  • Different Kinds of Sentences
  • Draw Conclusions
  • Adjectives/ Adverbs
  • Proper/ Plural/ Possessive Nouns
  • Accelerated Reader 
  • Chapter Headings/ Encyclopedia

Encore - Physical Ed

  • Scoops/Ogo Disc
  • Jump Rope Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Low Org Games
  • Balance Skills
  • Juggling Skills
  • Strength Condition
  • Kickball/Tag
  • Cooperative Games

Science

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Physical Science
  • Forces
  • Motion
  • Space/Technology
  • Plants/Animals
  • Land/Water/Air
  • Matter/Energy
  • Sound
  • Technology in our World

Religion

  • Church/Sacraments/Baptism
  • Saints
  • Creation
  • Advent
  • Lent/Stations of the Cross/Holy Week
  • First Reconciliation/Act of Contrition Prayer
  • First Eucharist/After Communion Prayer/First Communion Retreat/First Communion Service Project
  • Mary/Rosary
  • Service Project - House of Peace Food Boxes, Baptism Cards for CK Babies
  • Psalms/Prayer/Rosary/Service
  • Christmas
  • Ten Commandments/Choices/Free Will
  • Family Life/Personal Safety
  • Parts of the Mass/Liturgy of the Word/Liturgy of the Eucharist

Encore - Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Music, Tempo
  • Expression, Being Creative With Music, Instruments, Dynamics
  • Music Theory, Music Staff, Music Alphabet, Note Names, G Clef, Quarter Notes, Whole Notes, Quarter Rests, And Whole Rests. Students Will Be Composing Their Own Music And Playing It On Musical Instruments

Encore - Technology

  • Review Turning Computer on, Signing In and Logging Off, Using Symbaloo, Logging In/out of a Website, and Turning Computer Off
  • Using Google Chrome-Signing In and Saving Passwords
  • Copy and Paste Practice
  • Using Software and a Website App to Draw a Picture and Add Text, Saving, and Printing
  • Using a Website App To Create a Word Cloud
  • Using a Website App to Create a Graph
  • Using Google Drive-Creating a New Doc or Slides Presentation, Sharing
  • Google Docs-Changing Fonts, Alignment
  • Google Slides-Adding a Theme, Changing Fonts, Inserting an Image
  • Completing a Graphic Organizer Template
  • Introduction to email

Library

K4 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.

Third Grade


 

Math

  • Place Value
  • Rounding
  • Adding and Subtracting within 1,000
  • Fractions/3.NBT.1/3.NBT.3
  • Customary and Metric Measurement
  • Multiplication/Division
  • Measurement of Area/Perimeter/Volume
  • Geometry
  • Time
  • Money
  • Graphing

Social Studies

  • Geography of the U.S.
  • U.S. Citzenship
  • Native Americans,
  • Immigration, 
  • U.S. Government
  • American Revolution
  • Civil War
  • Economics

Religion

  • Chapters 1-6 Exaltations of the Holy Cross
  • Chapters 7-12 St. Nicholas/St. Lucy
  • Chapters 13-15 St. Patrick
  • Chapters 16-20 St. Brigid of Kildare
  • Types of Prayer and St. Francis of Assisi
  • Advent/ Lent
  • Family Life
  • St. Francis of Borgia and Pope Francis
  • Christmas & Easter Stories
  • Mary the Mother

Encore - Art

  • Work Inspired By Klimt, Paul Klee Picasso Style Witches
  • Clay Work, Fanciful Owls, Stained Glass Nativity
  • Snowman Huddles, Jim Dine Hearts, Wire Sculpture Fish
  • Weaving, Family Portraits , Sun Images

Library

  • K4 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.

English

  • Intro Reading Response Journals:
  • Unit 1 - Stories Charlie McButton (Story Elements) What About Me?/Kumak's Fish Supermarket
  • Unit 2 - Stories: My Rows and Piles/Penguin Chick/Iwanna Iguana/Purdy's Problem
  • Unit 3 - Stories: Seeing Stars/ A Symphony of Whales/ Around One Cactus/ Tops and Bottoms/ Amazing Birds/ How Do You Raise a Raisin/ Pushing Up the Sky
  • Unit 4 - Stories: The Man Who Invented Basketball/ Hottest Coldest,Higher Deepest/ Rocks in His Head/ America's Champion
  • Unit 5 - Stories: Fly Eagle Fly/ Suki Kimono/ I Love Saturdays /G oodbye 382
  • Unit 6 - Stories: Jalapeno Bagels/ Me and Uncle Romie/ The Story of the Statue of Liberty/ Talking Walls/ Two Bad Ants/ Atlantis/ Happy Birthday
  • Sentences/ Capitalization
  • Nouns/ Proper Nouns/ Pronouns
  • Narrative Writing
  • Verbs/ Letter Writing; Writing Directions
  • Adjectives/ Adverbs
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Pronouns/ Persuasive Writing/ Poetry/ Story Writing

Encore - Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Music
  • Expression, Movement With Songs, Dynamics, Tempo
  • Music Theory, Music Staff, Music Alphabet, Note Names, G Clef, Quarter Notes, Whole Notes, Quarter Rests, And Whole Rests. Students Will Be Composing Their Own Music And Playing It On Musical Instruments.

Science

  • Scientific Process & Experiments
  • Life Science: Animals/Plants
  • Life Cycles
  • Force & Energy
  • Ecosystems
  • Water
  • Simple Machines/PowerPoint Project
  • Solar Energy: Solar Cookers and Solar Ovens
  • Plants and Animals Living Together
  • Weather
  • Animal Research Project
  • Earth Day Activities
  • Earth Structure and Changes

Encore - Physical Ed

  • Scoops/Ogo Disc
  • Jump Rope Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Low Org Games
  • Balance Skills
  • Juggling Skills
  • Strength Condition
  • Kickball/Tag

Encore - Technology

  • Using Google Chrome, Saving Passwords, Adding Bookmarks
  • Google Drive-Review Creating a Google Doc or Slides Presentation and Sharing, Creating a Folder, Moving Docs into a Folder
  • Searching for Information on the Internet Using Kiddle and Google
  • Google Slides-Adding a Theme, Changing Backgrounds and Layouts, Changing Fonts,  Inserting Images and Videos, Transitions, Citing Sources
  • Google Docs-Changing Fonts, Alignment, Tabs to Indent, Copying And Pasting, Inserting An Image, Printing
  • Introduction to Google Classroom
  • Participating In An Online Project By Jen
  • Completing a Graphic Organizer Template
  • Completing an Online Webquest
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Using a Website App to Create a Word Cloud
  • Google Sheets-Fill in a Data Table with Given Data And Insert A Graph
  • Organizing Email
  • Typing-Homerow
 

Fourth Grade


 

Math

  • Numbers and Operations in Base 10
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Numbers & Operations - Fractions
  • Decimal Notation
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry
  • Place Value
  • Problem Solving All Operations
  • Add/Subtract Large Numbers
  • Multiplication/Division

Social Studies

  • Thinking Like a Historian
  • Wisconsin's Physical Geography
  • Wisconsin's First People
  • The Fur Trade
  • Territory to Statehood
  • Immigration
  • Wisconsin Industry
  • Wisconsin: 1900 to Present
  • Evidence/ Artifacts/ Sources
  • Maps
  • Paleo through Mississipian People
  • Explorers & Missionaries
  • Treaties
  • English/ African American/ German/ Finnish/ Polish/ Hispanic/ Hmong
  • Transportation Evolution
  • Changes in Schools/ Roads/ Travel
  • The Ice Age
  • The French/British/ Americans
  • The Lead Rush
  • Mining/ Lumber/ Farming
  • Manufacturing/ Processing/ Labor
  • The Depression/World Wars/ Civil Rights
  • Wisconsin's 5 Regions
  • The Black Hawk War
  • Natural Resources
  • The Progressives and Fighting Bob La Follette
  • Guest Speaker: Civil rights with Mr. Jerry
  • Projects: Evaluating Personal Artifacts/ Laminated Map Work and Glacial Landforms Model/ Effigy Mounds Model & Paragraph/ Wisconsin Indian Research Project, Welcome to Wisconsin Brochure/ Lumberjack Breakfast/ Transportation Timeline/ First in Wisconsin
  • Field Trip to Madison/ State Capitol and Museum Visits

English

  • Booktalks
  • Spelling Contracts
  • Compare/Contrast-Generalization
  • Story Elements
  • Sequencing
  • Grammar Focus - Sentence Structure/ Nouns/ Pronouns/ Adjectives/ Verbs/ Adverbs/ Prepositions/ Interjections
  • Author's Purpose
  • Differentiated Reading Groups/ Trade Books/ Large Group Literature Units/ Small Group Literature Circles/ Biography Large Group/ Independent Study
  • Basal Reader
  • Review Reading Skills and Strategies/ Independent Reading Project
  • Personal Narrative
  • Opinion Essay
  • Living Wax Museum Biography Project
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Steps in a Process Paper/ Demonstration Speech (How-To Project)
  • Journal Writing

Religion

  • The Goodness of God
  • Jesus Is the Son of God
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Family Life
  • The Church
  • Social Justice
  • Creation
  • The Cruxifiction
  • Penticost
  • The Sacraments
  • Vocations
  • Prayers of Praise and Thanks
  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Reconciliation
  • The Eucharist
  • The Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • The New Commandment
  • Lent
  • Forgiveness
  • Works of Mercy
  • Lord's Prayer
  • Advent
  • God's Will
  • Disciples in the World

Science

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Animals and Plants
  • Research Project: Animal Adaptation Booklet
  • Rocks and Minerals - Research Project: Rock and Mineral Newspaper
  • Properties of Matter
  • Matter and Heat
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Project: Build an Inference Board Using Simple Circuits
  • Cell Structure/Classification/Kingdoms of Living things/Adaptations
  • Fieldtrip to Zoo: Animal Adaptation Lab
  • Layers of the Earth/Mineral and Rock Properties and Identification
  • Identifying Matter/Measuring Matter/Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Thermal Energy/Conduction/Convection/Radiation
  • Static & Current Electricity/Building Circuits
  • Environmental Education/Taking care of our Earth

Encore - Art

  • Extensive Figure Unit, Drawing And Collage, Cubist Skeletons
  • Work Of Kandinsky, Paper Quilling
  • Bookmaking, Pastel Fish, Optical Art
  • Blue Period Self Portraits, Aztec Suns

Encore - Music

  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Music, Theory, Dyamics, Tempo
  • Introduction To Recorder, Reading Notes, Playing The Recorder
  • Karate Book 1 & 2, Testing For Belts, Working In Small Groups And With Partners, Harmony

Encore - Physical Ed

  • Fitness Test/ Flag Football
  • Volleyball, Eclipse Ball
  • Scooter Ball, Balance Skills
  • Juggling Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Tag Games/Kickball
  • Chineese Jump Rope

Encore - Technology

  • Review Using Google Chrome-saving Passwords, Adding Bookmarks
  • Google Drive-Sharing and Share Settings, Creating Folders, Color Coding Documents, Moving Documents
  • Typing Skills-Beginner Lessons on Typing.Com
  • Google Docs - Review Alignment, Copying And Pasting, and Inserting an Image, Making a Copy of a Document, Line Spacing, Inserting a Drawing or Word Art, Inserting a Table
  • Google Slides-Review Changing Backgrounds and Layouts, Inserting a Video, Transitions, and Citing Sources, Inserting a Table, Cropping an Image
  • Google Sheets-Create a Data Table from Given Data and Insert A Graph
  • Google Classroom-Assignments and Commenting
  • Creating a Graphic Organizer

Library

  • K4 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.
 

Fifth Grade


 

Math

  • Numerical Expressions
  • Decimal Place Value/Adding/Subtracting
  • Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers
  • All Operations with Decimals
  • Measurement Conversions
  • All Operations with Fractions
  • Coordinate Planes
  • Geometry
  • Review of all Fractions

Social Studies

  • Regions in the US
  • State Capitals
  • Native American Tribes
  • Exploration
  • European Settlement in North American
  • Geography of 50 States
  • American Revolution
  • Colonial Times
  • Creation of the United States of America
  • War of 1812
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction

Encore - Art

  • Kaliedoscope Name Designs,one Pt. Perspective
  • Foreshortening Self Portraits, Color Theory Work, Mixing Media
  • Clay, Coiling Concepts, Native American Parfleche
  • Earth Day Mandalas, Watercolor Birds, Large Scale Paper Flowers, Celtic Inspired Art

English

  • Challenges in Nature: How do people overcome challenges in nature?
  • Ethical Principles: When is it okay to break the rules?
  • Personal Challenges: How do people achieve greatness?
  • Helping Others: What impact does helping others have on our world?
  • Cultural Influences: How does a culture influence the actions and beliefs of its people?
  • The Sentence
  • Nouns
  • Mystery Writing
  • Verbs
  • Poetry
  • Adjectives
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • State Research Writing
  • Adverbs and Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Autobiographies

Encore - Music

  • Rhythm, Meter, Composers, Melody, Harmony, Theory, Writing Music Analysis, Genre, Artist, Instruments, Style, Ear Training, Instruments
  • Analyze And Write In Our Notebooks, Singing Songs For The Spring Concert, Using Dynamics, Expression, Movement, Rhythm, Articulation, And Breathing Some Students Will Be Working On Solos, Duets, Or Small Ensembles For Singing Parts In The Spring Concert

Science

  • Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Weather and Atmoshpere
  • Human Body
  • Ecosystems and Biomes
  • Energy
  • Space
  • Force

Religion

  • God's Gift of Life
  • Baptism and Confirmation
  • Eucharist
  • Advent and Christmas
  • Lent and Easter
  • Family Life/Optional: Persons of Worth
  • Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
  • Holy Orders and Matrimony

Encore - Physical Ed

  • Fitness Test/Flag Football
  • Volleyball, Eclipse Ball
  • Scooter Ball
  • Balance Skills
  • Juggling Skills
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Tag Games/Kickball
  • Softball

Encore - Spanish

  • Our 5th Grade - Middle School Spanish curriculum, Amistades Futuras, is one of the only comprehensive middle school Spanish curriculums in the nation.
  • See more information on the program.

Encore - Technology

  • Google Drive - Creating, Organizing, and Color Coding Folders
  • Typing Skills-Intermediate Lessons on Typing.Com
  • Google Classroom-Assignments and Commenting
  • Google Docs - Review Line Spacing, Inserting A Drawing or Wordart, and Inserting a Table, Margins, Headers, Inserting a Link
  • Google Sheets-Collecting Data to Create a Data Table and Insert an Appropriate Graph for Data
  • Using Creative Web 2.0 Tools, (I.E. Make Belief Comics)
  • Creating A Prezi Presentation - Editing Path, Adding Images and Videos, Zoom and Transitions

Library

  • K4 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.