Kindergarten – 5th Grade

K-2th Grades Highlights

Kindergarten Sample Report Card

Grades 1-2 Sample Report Card

Grading Scale:    Outstanding      Satisfactory       Needs Improvement      Unsatisfactory

Daily Reading Blocks

Daily Religious Instruction & Prayer

Writing Centers

Weekly Mass & Monthly Mission Days

STAR Early Literacy (Kindergarten); STAR Reading/Math (1st & 2nd Grades)

Teaching Assistants to help with Small Group & Individual Work

iPads for Centers and Differentiation

Accelerated Reader

SMART Boards

Weekly Spanish, Art, Music, PE, Library, & Technology Class

Small Class Sizes (19:1 Average)

Extended Daycare Ministry –  7-8AM & 3:30-6PM each school day

 


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Kindergarten Feast

Kindergarten   

uses Hands-On, Listening, and Small Group Activities to Develop Reading, Math, Phonics, and Writing Skills.

  • Class and Small-Group Reading Instruction and Math instruction with Differentiated Centers
  • Interactive Smart Board Participation
  • Study Trips to enhance Curriculum such as Kelsay Farm and Clowes Hall
  • Weekly School Mass accompanied by Middle School Students
  • Thanksgiving Feast which reenacts the First Thanksgiving with food, dress, and games.
  • Costume Parade and Trick-or-Treating with other Archdiocese Kindergarteners at Cardinal Ritter High School.
  • Dr. Seuss unit with Green Eggs and Ham, Creative Writing Activities, and Crafts
  • Weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent
  • Kindy 500
  • Weekly reading with 3rd grade Book Buddies

 


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First Grade Butterflies

First Grade

emphasizes Foundational Reading, Writing, Phonics, and Math Skills.

  • Reading Differentiation using Leveled Readers, Reading Aloud to Adults, and Accelerated Reader Quizzes.
  • 6+1 Traits of Writing used to Instruct Writing Across the Curriculum, including Journals, Individual, and Published Class Books.
  • Spelling Words based on Weekly Phonics Lessons.
  • Poetry from Maurice Sendak and Other Authors Studied.
  • Math Focuses on Daily Math Facts and Problem-Solving Skills.  Centers and Games Differentiate Learning.
  • Social Studies and Science are Integrated through-out the Reading and Religion Curriculum, along with Writing, Experiments, and Poetry.
  • Students Learn and Recite Basic Prayers.  They lead all-school Mass twice per year and attend the Stations of the Cross during Lent.
  • Study trips to Orchard, Nutcracker Ballet, Hendricks Regional Hospital, and the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Second Grade First Communion

Second Grade

continues Developing the Skills from First Grade to Propel Students toward Third Grade.

  • First Communion and First Reconciliation Preparation
  • Lead Three All-School Masses throughout the year.
  • Oral & Written Animal Reports develop Writing and Presentation Skills.
  • Cursive Writing Instruction
  • Small Group and Individual Differentiation in Reading and Math.
  • Science and Social Studies Classes with Hands-On Activities.
  • Religious Instruction includes Daily Prayer Recitation.
  • Study Trips include Clowes Hall and Eagle Creek Park, as well as, other locations.

 


Grades 3-5 Highlights

Grades 3-5 Sample Report Card

Grading Scale:   

A (95%-100%)        

B (94%-86%)         

C (85%-76%)        

D (75%-70%)         

F (69% and below)

Daily Reading Blocks

Daily Religious Instruction & Prayer

Weekly Mass, Monthly Mission Days & Class Service Opportunities

Consistently high ISTEP & IREAD3 Scores

Differentiated Math & Reading

 STAR Reading/Math

Accelerated Reader

SMART Boards

Classroom Cart of Chromebooks (3rd & 4th)

1:1 Computers (5th)

Bi-Weekly Spanish Class (3rd & 4th)

Spanish 3-day Weekly Program  (5th)

Weekly Art, Music, PE, Library & Technology Class

5th Grade Weekly Enhanced Technology or Band Class

Small Class Sizes (19:1 Average)

Extended Daycare Ministry –   7-8AM & 3:30-6PM each school day


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Third Grade – Field Trip to the One-Room Schoolhouse

Third Grade

moves from Learning to Read to applying those skills and Reading to Learn.

  • Book Buddies with lower grade
  • Study trips to Wonder Lab and One Room Schoolhouse
  • Presidents Reports
  • Cereal Box Book Reports
  • Access to Class Set of Chromebooks
  • Switch Classes for Religion, Science, and Social Studies
  • Twice-weekly Spanish Classes & Weekly Technology Class
  • Class Novel Projects
  • Create Time-lines
  • Student-created Treasure Books
  • Sponsors Mission Project in October

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Fourth Grade – Corydon Field Trip to Marengo Cave

Fourth Grade

starts developing Independent Learning Skills necessary for success at Upper Grade Levels.

  • Homework Parties & Incentives; 6-week party and class-wide celebrations
  • Study Trips to Conner Prairie, Corydon, and Marengo Cave
  • Famous Hoosiers Project
  • Saints Project
  • Hosting Halloween and Valentine Grams
  • Environmental Speakers visit classroom
  • Prison Ministry Speaker
  • Student-created Treasure Books
  • Daily Rosary in months of October & May
  • Access to class set of Chromebooks
  • Switch classes for Math, Science, and Religion or Reading/LA and Social Studies
  • Spanish Class meets 2-days per week

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Fifth Grade – Field trip to JA Biztown

Fifth Grade

develops skills necessary for students to be successful in middle school, including independently working and time management.

  • Challenger Learning Center
  • JA Biztown
  • Year-long class service projects
  • Hands-on Science experiments and projects, such as owl pellets, lava lamps, ecosystem model, life-sized body systems
  • Marian University Science Fair
  • Reading Fair
  • Explorer Projects
  • Yoga ball chairs
  • Creative board games
  • Writing research papers
  • Homework Club
  • Club Dojo
  • 1:1 touchscreen Acer Aspires (tablet/notebook in one)
  • Spanish Class meets 3 days per week
  • Choice of Band or Music and Technology Class meets twice per week

 

K-5 Class Schedules