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

Leigh Woods and Katie Regan

 
 

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

Barb Flesher and Leslie Da Silva

 
 

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

Cassondra Anderson and Sari Finn

 
 

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