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



Kindergarten Feast


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


Butterflies (6)

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.


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 which reinforce science and social studies standards.


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


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

Fourth Grade – STEM Connection @ Moore Road Farm

Fourth Grade

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

  • Homework Parties & Incentives and class-wide celebrations
  • Study Trips to Conner Prairie, STEM Connection @ Moore Road Farm, Indiana State Museum, Indiana State Capital Building
  • Famous Hoosiers Project
  • Saints Project
  • Student-created Treasure Books
  • Laptop computers
  • Spanish Class meets 2-days per week
  • Book Buddies with lower grades
  • Indiana Science Initiative Hands on Science Kits
  • Eli Lilly Science Coach helps facilitate science curriculum
  • Science Design Challenge-Sail Cars


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.

  • Year-long class service projects
  • JA Biztown
  • 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


2017-2018 K-8 Class Schedules