Educated through the pillars of faith and reason, our elementary students gain a solid foundation of knowledge to support them throughout their educational careers.  Every grade level advances the student's proficiency in mathematics, science, social studies, and reading/language arts—all of which are supplemented by our co-curriculars.

 

reading, english, & grammar

  • Letters and their sounds
  • Write letters
  • Understand cause and effect
  • Retell stories
  • Write first and last name
  • Draw, dictate, and write
  • Conventions of print (spacing, capitalization, and punctuation)
  • Singular vs. plural nouns
  • Recognize common types of text
  • Read to and with others
  • Recite and produce rhyming
  • Isolate beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Count syllables
  • Understand the parts of a book
  • Read emergent text with fluency and understanding
  • Read 25 high frequency words

religion

  • Bible stories
  • Identify Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
  • Lives of the saints
  • Participate in Mass
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • Learn prayers: The Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, Guardian Angel, and mealtime prayers
  • Pray the rosary
  • Making moral choices
  • Growing in virtue
  • We are made in the image of God and should care for each other

mathematics

  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s
  • Read and write numbers to 30
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Days of the week and months of the year
  • Identify coins
  • Sort objects and classify according to attributes
  • Construct and interpret graphs
  • Sums and differences using concrete objects 

social studies

  • Using maps and globes
  • Wants vs. needs
  • Goods and services
  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Rules and responsibilities at home and in school
  • Holidays and traditions
  • Past, present, and future
  • US celebrations
  • Identify as a member of the Catholic Church family

science

  • Learn about the body and how to take care of it
  • Four seasons and weather
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Comparing living vs. nonliving
  • Physical properties of matter
  • Making observations and predictions

 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Communities of family, school, city, state, and world
  • Continents and oceans
  • Globes and maps
  • Money
  • Caring for God’s creation
  • Natural resources
  • US symbols
  • National holidays
  • Ethnic traditions
  • Past, present, future
  • Pilgrims, Native Americans, pioneers
  • Famous US heroes

religion

  • Biblical stories and versus
  • Weekly Mass readings
  • The parts of the Mass
  • Mary our Mother
  • Saints and patron saints
  • Holy Family
  • Holy Trinity
  • Pope and Church leadership
  • Sin and God’s mercy and forgiveness
  • The sacraments
  • The commandments

Mathematics

  • Problem solving
  • Telling time
  • Counting money
  • Measuring with inches and centimeters
  • Computation 0-12 (addition and subtraction)
  • Graphing

reading, english, & grammar

  • Punctuating sentences and sentence structure
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Read and comprehension

science

  • Living and non-living, habitats, plants and animals life, life cycles, and food chains
  • Land, water, air, and weather
  • Observing matter
  • Movement and sound
  • Energy
  • Space and technology, day and night sky, science in our world
  • How we use our five senses
  • How we grow and change, staying safe and healthy

 
 

reading, english, & grammar

  • Read with fluency and accuracy for comprehension; self-correct
  • Identify key events, main ideas, and core elements to stories (both fiction and non-fiction)
  • Genres and identifying structure of texts
  • Personal knowledge to connect with textual information
  • Author’s purpose, similarities/differences of texts and characters
  • Reading graphs and written directions
  • Use reference materials: dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, table of contents, and online reference sources
  • Apply and reinforce decoding/phonics skills
  • Writing, sentence and paragraph structure and formation
  • Correct grammar and spelling usage
  • Apply alphabetical sequencing
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Create various types of writing, edit and revise written work, use descriptive language and develop voice within writing

religion

  • Sacraments, with emphasis on Sacraments of Initiation
  • Vocational Church community: pope, bishops, priests, deacons, nuns, laity, and their roles
  • Liturgical seasons and why we celebrate them
  • Saints and history of the Church
  • Bible stories
  • Learning new prayers, particularly the Morning Offering and Act of Contrition
  • Weekly Mass
  • Imitate Christ in our love for others
  • Friendship, forgiveness, learning to live a virtuous life
  • Service projects and interactions with Broomfield community
  • Sacramental reception preparation

math

  • Addition and subtraction to 20
  • Regrouping to the 100's place, numbers to 1000
  • Number sense: problem solving, using clues and deductive reasoning, communitive/associative properties
  • Fractions
  • Telling time within five minutes
  • Solid and plane figures, shapes and their elements
  • Estimating and measuring using both customary and metric systems for weight, liquid, and length

social studies

  • Rural, urban, and suburban areas and how they impact where/how people live
  • Maps, continents, oceans, hemispheres, map scales
  • Introduction to economics, producers, goods and services, jobs and how they provide for families
  • Traditions of various cultures, citizenship, American freedoms and symbols, leadership and government, laws
  • Personal ancestry and process of immigration, comparison of life 100 years ago to today
  • Native Americans
  • Cultural groups within communities, traditions and uniqueness of each person, parishes with ethnic character sharing Catholic values

science

  • Plants and animals life cycles, habitats, and food chains
  • Solar system, moon phases, continents, oceans and seasons, pollution and recycling
  • Experiments, recording data, experiment, create graphs to show information

 
 

reading, english, & grammar

  • Sentence structure, paragraph writing, grammar and punctuation
  • Parts of speech
  • Types of writing: narratives, poetry, reports, opinions
  • Cursive
  • Main ideas and supporting details
  • Cause and effect, predictions, compare and contrast, fact and opinion, point of view
  • Types of reading: myths, folktales, fairy tales, nonfiction, fiction, lives of the saints
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence diagramming

mathematics

  • Addition to three or more digits, with and without regrouping
  • Subtraction to four or more digits, with and without regrouping
  • Multiplication (single digits to facts of 12)
  • Division
  • Pictographs, line graphs, circle graphs
  • Continuation of time
  • Money
  • Units of measurement
  • Geometric polygons, area, perimeter
  • Fractions

social studies

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Colonial American history
  • Native Americans
  • What is culture?
  • National and cultural holidays

science

  • Human body systems
  • Planets
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Introduction to genetics

religion

  • The Creed
  • Continuation of the Sacraments
  • Sacramental reception preparation
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Jesus’ life
  • Lives of the saints
  • Daily rosary
  • Weekly celebration of the Mass and adoration

 
 

science

  • Kingdoms of life
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • More complex ecosystems
  • Human and animal adaptations
  • Weather, weathering and erosion
  • Air, weather, and water cycles
  • Matter
  • Forces
  • Energy

religion

  • Gospel history and stories
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • The Creed
  • The sacraments
  • The moral life
  • Prayer
  • Lives of the saints and the virtues for which to strive
  • Daily rosary
  • Weekly Mass and adoration

reading, english, & grammar

  • Comprehension
  • Types of sentences and how they are used
  • Parts of speech
  • Increasingly challenging chapter books
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Lives of the saints and other value-based literature

mathematics

  • Place value and comparing whole numbers
  • Operations of addition, subtraction, multi-digit multiplication, and long division
  • Fractions
  • Continued introduction to geometry
  • Measurement
  • Probability

social studies

  • History of the Americas and of the US
  • Geography and history of regions in the US
  • American government
  • American economy
  • Colorado history and geography
  • Historic figures from Colorado

 
 

READING, ENGLISH, & GRAMMAR

  • Parts of speech
  • Paragraph writing, increasingly challenging grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Book reports
  • Personal narratives, how-to articles, business letters, persuasive writing, research
  • Creative writing and poetry
  • Types of reading:  fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, biography, fantasy
  • Point-of-view, figurative language, sequencing, sensory description, compare & contrast
  • Identifying aim, purpose, audience, supporting details in writing
  • Note-taking

MATHEMATICS

  • Properties and rules in addition and subtraction
  • Estimation
  • Subtraction with borrowing
  • Multiplication and division properties, two and three digits
  • Divisibility rules and number sense
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Mixed number ordering
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Probability and statistics
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Geometric measurements
  • Introduction to algebra

science

  • Cellular life
  • Kingdoms, parents and offspring
  • Ecosystems and biomes
  • The universe, earth and its resources
  • Weather and weather patterns
  • Types of matter, physical and chemical changes
  • Force and energy

social studies

  • Themes of geography
  • Interrupt thematic, political, physical maps
  • Map projections and physical geography
  • Exploration and colonization of the New World
  • The role of the Church in expansion
  • Growth and formation of the US
  • Spread of Christianity in the New World
  • The structure of US government
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Constitution
  • Articles of Confederation
  • American civilization form the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

religion

  • Living the Gospel life
  • Understanding scripture passages
  • Lives of saints and their role in the Church
  • Sacraments
  • Sanctifying, actual and sacramental grace
  • Deepening one’s prayer life
  • The Beatitudes
  • Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Stewardship and Dignity of Human Life
  • Weekly liturgy and adoration
  • Daily rosary