CURRICULUM:

Religion:

As Christians, the children will continue to nurture their role as one of God's children, in being responsible for their actions, and treating others as God would treat you. Study time is centered around the sacraments, and parts of the Mass. Participation in monthly school masses also helps foster that "St. Peter's feeling of family" that many families have come to appreciate over the years.

STRAND I – MESSAGE:

The students will learn how the Sacraments and Scriptures deepen their Christian life.

STRAND II – WORSHIP:

The students will learn how the Eucharistic celebration and prayer deepen their relationship with Christ and the Christian community.

STRAND III – COMMUNITY:

The students will learn how the saints and holy people are models of Christian living.  The students will learn why the Sacraments are critical to the worshipping community. 

STRAND IV – SERVICE:

The students will learn how to imitate Jesus’ service, mission and ministry to others, especially the poor and vulnerable.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

*Literature:  The Common Core Standards in Literature offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

*Foundational Skills:  These standards are directed toward fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system. These foundational skills are not an end in and of themselves; rather, they are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of types and disciplines. Instruction should be differentiated: good readers will need much less practice with these concepts than struggling readers will. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.

*Writing:  The Writing standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications. Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. The expected growth in student writing ability is reflected both in the standards themselves and in the collection of annotated student writing samples.

*Speaking and Listening:  The Speaking and Listening Standards for K–5 offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

*Language:  The Language Standards for grades K–5 offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. Beginning in grade 3, there are many skills and understandings that are particularly likely to require continued attention in higher grades as they are applied to increasingly sophisticated writing and speaking. 

MATH:

In Grade 5, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
  • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships.
Number and Operations in Base Ten:
  • Understand the place value system.
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
Number and Operations—Fractions:
  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Measurement and Data:
  • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
Geometry:
  • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.
Mathematical Practices:
  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

SCIENCE:

Overviews:  These are the science disciplines: Earth and space sciences, physical sciences, and life science. Overlaying all the content standards and embedded in each discipline are science inquiry and applications. These are the overarching ideas that connect the strands and the topics within the grades. Themes illustrate a progression of increasing complexity from grade to grade that is applicable to all the strands.

The Common Core Standards and Model Curriculum for Science Education serve as a basis for what all students should know and be able to do in order to become scientifically literate citizens equipped with knowledge and skills for the 21st century workforce and higher education. Ohio educators are provided with the content and expectations for learning upon which to base science curriculum at each grade level. The PreK-8 documents are designed to provide guidance for educators who have the responsibility to teach science to Ohio students. 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Strands  The four disciplines within the social studies: History, Geography, Government and Economics