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Religion:

This year the students will be developing themselves spiritually through daily prayers, petitions offered, and personal petitions. Along with prayers the students will have daily homework to review what was taught to reinforce and help the students grow closer to God. Weekly, the students will be tested on the material taught.  During this year their spirituality will grow through multiple projects and through a visit to a convalescent home, where they will enhance their lives by helping others.  This year the students will be learning about the sacraments, prayers and performing plays for the different holidays celebrated. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what the students will be learning.


Prayers: Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed   and Sign of The Cross
Projects: Illustrator/Author of stories, Personal Journal
Text: Faith First www.faithfirst.com


Language Arts: (Includes Reading, English, Writing, and Spelling)


Reading:

Vocabulary and word analysis are a couple of areas where the students develop their reading aloud with others and by themselves. During this process the children will develop a love of reading, which starts the process of being able to write and express their thoughts and ideas.

Text: Houghton Mifflin 
Novels: See Reading List
Reading Program: Accelerated Reader (See attach information)


English:

In this area the students will be able to format sentence structure using nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns.....Students focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and capitalization.

Text: Houghton Mifflin


Writing:

The students write clear, coherent sentences, and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Through this writing process they begin forging their writing skills through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing of their work. In this process they consider their audience and purpose for writing.

Writing Program: Writing Traits
Major Writing Projects in Language Art:  Personal Narrative, Character Descriptions, Directions, Book Reviews, Fantasy and Adventure Stories.


Spelling:

Our main focus here is word recognition, vocabulary, and developing the student’s skills in sounding out and writing of words. Pre-tests are every Monday, and tests are on every Friday. Also, the students place their words in sentences, stories, definitions, and ABC order to name a few.


Math:

In this subject there is a deeper understanding of place value through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. The students will develop math skills to help them move forward and master this concept with time. The students are tested every 5 lessons. (Once A Week)

Text: Saxon http://www.saxonpublishers.com


Social Studies:

In this subject the students learn how to make connections to the past, emphasizing the physical and cultural landscapes, including the study of American Indians and the arrival of immigrants, as well as focusing on the immigrants’ impact on forming our society as a Melting Pot.


Text: Houghton Mifflin
Projects: President Report, Pilgrim and Native American Indian Project, and Immigrant Project

www.enchantedlearning.com


Science:

In this subject we are taken through three major units. We look at Earth Science to learn about planets, sun, and earth's moon. Secondly, we learn about Life Science, which includes studying about our ecosystem, organisms, and other living things within our environment. Finally, we learn about Physical Science, studying matter, energy, and how both affect our world. We learn about light and sound. Both travel in many directions and our source of being.

Text: Discovery Works
Projects: Planet Report, Moon Observation, And Plants Observation



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