Students in the primary grades develop skills that will provide them with the tools to engage in deeper thinking abilities as they move from one grade level to the next. Teachers engage the students in projects, activities, role play, presentations, experiments, etc., which enhance their learning and encourage the desire to learn.
In addition to their regular math classes, students in the primary grades have an additional 10 minute math period built right into their daily schedule. This time is utilized to help the students memorize their math facts. It is our goal that they will no longer be counting on their fingers to figure out their math facts. All children in first through third grades utilize IXL Learning.
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First Grade CurriculumSecond Grade CurriculumThird Grade CurriculumFirst through Third Religion, Art & MusicPhysical Education 1-2Physical Education 3
Handwriting- Manuscript focusing on proper formation
Writing- Introduction to the Narrative and Expository styles of essay writing- Utilization of proper punctuation, capitalization, parts of speech, word forms, and spelling based on phonics patterns- Demonstration of organization of main ideas and details in writing assignments
Earth Science- Study of the relationship of the moon, sun and Earth- Weather and seasons- Natural resources- Caring for God's creation
Life Science- Plants and animals- How needs are met- Functions of parts
Our Country- Citizenship- American values- Christian beginnings- Leaders- Holidays- Symbols- Historical figures- Geography
Oral Language (Speaking, Listening, Discussion)- Memorization of Bible verses- Presentation of both written and oral book reports and research projects- Demonstration of the ability to follow instructions- Identification of details in oral stories
Data/Statistics- Read and interpret tables and graphs- Identify outcomes- Geometry measurement- Geometric shapes- Symmetry- Value of money and coins- Measuring length and temperature- Telling time
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Oral Language (Speaking, Listening, Discussion)- Presentation of both written and oral book reports and research projects- Demonstration of the ability to give and follow verbal instructions- Identification of details in stories
Physical Science- Cycles on Earth and in space- Forces in motion- States of matter- Energy- Nature of Science- Hands-on experiments
At Conn-Area Catholic School our main focus is teaching our children to be "Centered in Christ." From preschool through sixth grade, our goal is to have each child build a greater relationship with Jesus. We want them to make his teachings the focus of every decision they make so that when they become the leaders of the future, he will be the guidance they turn to for direction.
For more information, we encourage you to view the Diocesan Religion Curriculum.
Art is a wonderful way to express your thoughts and feelings. It is an opportunity to think in a different way, as the children consider color, texture, shape, contrast, content, and style. It taps into a different part of the brain. In 2017-18, we will be adding pottery to our art curriculum. We look forward to developing the program even further for our students.
Music is a must in the elementary school. We believe music has such a wonderful impact on student learning that we provide our students with music classes twice a week. Children learn basic music skills, as well as singing, playing the bells, and acting as cantors at the Masses. The children are involved in two musical productions - an Advent/Christmas Program and a Spring Musical Program. All grade levels from preschool through sixth grade are involved.
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