St. Christopher School Curriculum

Pre-KindergartenKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade
Religion
  • Family life
  • God Made Me Special
  • Creation and Bible stories
  • Liturgical Services
  • The Holy Family
  • Prayer
  • Character development
  • Christian Outreach
  • Creation and Bible Stories
  • Liturgical Services
  • Baptism
  • The Holy Family
  • Prayer
  • Character Development
  • God Made Me Special
  • Christian Outreach
  • Religious holidays
  • Saints
  • Loving God
  • Baptism
  • Celebrating the Eucharist
  • Church community
  • Forgiveness
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Pentecost
  • God's Son as Jesus
  • Saints
  • Prayer
  • Christian Outreach (serving others)
  • Bible readings
  • Community
  • TheTen Commandments
  • Sacraments
  • Feasts and Seasons
  • The Mass
  • Saints
  • Our Catholic heritage
  • Christian outreach (serving others)
  • Prayer
  • Sacraments of Initiation
  • The Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
  • Reconciliation and Healing
  • Feasts and Seasons
  • How Christians Pray, Live, and Worship
  • Christian Outreach
  • Prayer
  • Parts of the Mass
  • The Ten Commandments stressed
  • Sacraments
  • Beatitudes
  • The Golden Rule
  • Works of Mercy
  • Christian Outreach
  • Daily Bible readings
  • Knowing basic prayers
  • Sacraments
  • Beatitudes
  • Saints
  • Prayer
  • Mass and Prayer Services
  • Christian Outreach
  • Steps for making morally right decisions
  • Learn how the Bible is organized
  • Old Testament and New Testament
  • Interpretation and comparison of Scripture
  • Liturgical year
  • What Catholics believe
  • Jesse Tree
  • Mass and Prayer Services
  • Christian outreach
  • Adopted priest and sister program
Religion
Reading and Language Arts
  • Comprehension
  • Letter recognition
  • Listening
  • Development of oral language
  • Comprehension
  • Letter recognition and phonics
  • Listening
  • Development of oral language
  • Development of reading skills
  • Appreciation of all types of literature
  • Journal writing
  • Development of phonemic awareness skills
  • Basic literary elements (title, author, setting, etc.)
  • Literature through poems and stories
  • Working vocabulary or words
  • Fantasy/ reality
  • Prediction
  • Cause/ effect
  • Sequencing
  • Main idea
  • Consonants/ vowels
  • Letter and numeral formation
  • Sounds
  • Capitalizaion and punctuation
  • Identify title, author, illustrator, and setting
  • Story summaries and book reports
  • Test taking strategies
  • Oral reading fluency and story vocabulary
  • Comprehension skills
  • The sentence
  • Parts of speech
  • Different parts of the Writing Process
  • Compare stories
  • Letter sounds and syllables
  • Vocabulary development
  • Dictionary skills
  • Comprehension skills
  • Predict and infer
  • Compare and contrast
  • Identify genre
  • Define and spell
  • Parts of speech, Parts of a sentence
  • Grammar skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Using the writing process
  • Match and Meaning
  • Fantasy/realistic fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Monthly book reports
  • Poetry and biographies
  • Poetry slam
  • Writing and enjoying poetry by Lewis Carroll, Frost, Eugene Field
  • Figurative language
  • Fact vs. opinion
  • Alphabetical order
  • Inferences and Prediction
  • Vocabulary and spelling
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Parts of speech
  • Proof reading/editing
  • Different types of writing
  • Oral presentations
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech
  • Develop good writing habits
  • Vocabulary usage and development
  • Figurative langauge
  • Predicting and Sequencing
  • Fact vs. opinion
  • Story elements
  • Dictionary and reference skills
  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech
  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Varied genres of literature
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary development
  • Spelling skills
  • Steps to teach writing/editing
  • Report writing/proofreading
  • Presentation skills
  • Monthly book reports
Reading and Language Arts
Math
  • Recognizing numbers 1-20
  • Sorting & classifying
  • Graphing
  • Patterns & problem solving
  • Basic shapes
  • Concepts 0-10
  • Positional concepts
  • Recognize numbers 1 - 30
  • Sorting and classifying
  • Graphing and estimating
  • Patterns and problem solving
  • Introduction to addition and subtraction
  • Basic shapes
  • Introduction to Time, Money, and Measurement
  • Concepts 0-10
  • Positional concepts
  • Sequencing events
  • Counting by 5's and 10's to 100
  • Numbers to 100
  • Adding and subtracting to 20
  • Basic fractions: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
  • Time
  • Problem solving
  • Use of graphs and charts
  • Measurement
  • Counting by 2's, 5's and 10's
  • Greater than and less than
  • Collections of coins to 50 cents
  • Addition and subtraction strategies facts to 20
  • Estimating and rounding to 10's
  • Greater than, less than and equal to
  • Add and subtract 2-digit numbers
  • Time, money and measurement
  • Data and graphs
  • Geometry
  • Fractions and probability
  • Place value to 1,000
  • Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers
  • Introduction to multiplication and division
  • Place Value and Money
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Time, Data, Graphs
  • Multiplication facts through 12
  • Division Concepts and Facts
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Fractions and Probability
  • Problem Solving
  • 2-digit multiplication
  • Review place value
  • Mastery of multiplication, addition and subtraction
  • Mental math
  • Division by 2-digits
  • Pre-algebra
  • Working with variables
  • Word problems
  • Review time and money
  • Rounding and estimation
  • Stress on fractions
  • Decimals
  • Metric and customary measures
  • Place value, addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Number theory and fractions
  • Fractions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Decimals: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Geometry
  • Measurement topics, metric, area, and volume
  • Ration, proportion, and percent
  • Probability and statistics
  • Number sense, addition, and subtraction
  • Multiplication: Whole numbers and decimals
  • Divisiion: Whole numbers and decimals
  • Expressions and equations order of operations
  • Integers
  • Number theory and fractions
  • Fractions: Addition and subtraction
  • Fractions: Multiplication, division, and probability
  • Geometry
  • Ration, proportion and percent
  • Data and statistics
Math
Pre-KindergartenKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade
Science
  • Five senses
  • Plants
  • Weather
  • Health & hygiene
  • Ocean life
  • Five senses
  • Life cycle of the butterfly
  • Plants and animals
  • Weather
  • Health and hygiene
  • Ocean life
  • Arctic life
  • Living/ nonliving things
  • Matter
  • Habitats
  • Life cycles
  • Animal groups and behaviors
  • Plants
  • Animal groups
  • Weather and seasons
  • Sun, Earth and Moon
  • Sound and light
  • Nutrition
  • Energy and electrical safety
  • Recycling and conservation
  • Life cycles of plants and animals
  • Matter (solids, liquids, gases)
  • Forces and machines
  • Water and weather
  • Landforms
  • Bones and muscles
  • Experiments
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Solar system
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Plants and animals, ecosystems
  • Magnets and electricity
  • The solar system
  • Simple machines
  • Fossils
  • Water cycle
  • Dr. Geppetta and "Fit Kids"
  • Classifying organisms
  • Cells and body systems
  • Human body
  • Plants, ecosystem
  • Earth surface
  • Scientific process
  • Projects
  • Scientific method
  • Life science
  • Physical science
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Weather
  • Planets
  • Projects
Science
Social Studies
  • Seasonal & holiday trraditions
  • Awareness of cultural differences
  • Name, address, telephone number
  • Community helpers & careers
  • Calendar, current events & citizenship
  • Seasonal and holiday traditions
  • Awareness of cultural differences
  • Name, address, telephone number
  • Community helpers and careers
  • Calendar, cuurent events, and citizenship
  • Basic map skills
  • State of New Hampshire
  • Our country, history and states
  • Reinforcing the pride of our country
  • Country symbols
  • Community
  • Beginning map skills
  • Rules, Leaders and Cultures
  • Community
  • Introduction to government
  • The Earth
  • People and places in history
  • Map skills
  • Communities and georgaphy
  • Citizenship and government
  • American culture
  • Our nation's history
  • Map skills
  • Timelines, graphs, and diagrams
  • Economics
  • Map skills
  • Important historical figures
  • Longitude/latitude
  • Regions of the U.S.
  • NH history
  • Knowing states and capitals
  • Crops, citites, landforms
  • American people, American land
  • Geography of the United States
  • Early American cultures
  • Colonization of the New World
  • English Colonies
  • American Revolution
  • Forming a new government
  • Map skills
  • Map skills
  • Ancient civilizations in the Middle East and Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • History and geography of Western Europe
Social Studies
Music
  • Foster enjoyment in musical participation
  • Develop sense of melody, beat and rhythm with vocal singing and body movement
  • Foster enjoyment in musical participation
  • Develop sense of melody, beat and rhythm with vocal singing and body movement
  • Foster enjoyment in musical participation
  • Develop sense of melody, beat, rhythm with vocal singing
  • Introduce rhythm with simple percussion
  • Understand opposites in music, i.e. fast-slow, loud-soft, high-low, short-long
  • Foster enjoyment in musical participation
  • Develop sense of melody, beat, rhythm with vocal singing
  • Further musical skills via basic concepts of volume, pitch, tempo, and tone
  • Develop rhythmic skills through reading readiness activities
  • Foster enjoyment in musical participation
  • Develop sense of melody, beat, rhythm with vocal singing
  • Further musical skills via basic concepts of volume, pitch, tempo and tone
  • Develop reading music skills and apply through playing a melodic instrument
  • Listening to and distinguishing melody in music
  • Listening to and distinguishing meter in music
  • Develop vocal skills in conjunction with preparations for school liturgies and school musical
  • Develop reading music skills and apply through a melodic instrument
  • Listening to and distinguishing melody in music
  • Listening to and distinguishing meter in music
  • Listening to and distinguishing formin music
  • Develop vocal skills in conjunction with preparations for school liturgies and school musicals
  • Develop reading music skills and apply through a melodic instrument
  • Listening to and distinguishing Tone Color in music
  • Listening to and distinguishing style in music
  • Develop vocal skills in conjunction with preparations for school liturgies and school musicals
  • Develop reading music skills and apply through a melodic instrument
Music
Art
  • Develop basic process and motor skills (fine and gross)
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Open-ended art center
  • Develop basic processes and motor skills (fine and gross)
  • Develop an awareness of the "whole page"
  • Use of art through storytelling
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Arts Aware
  • Use of art to express their understanding of the natural world such as seasons, trees, birds, and insects
  • Arts Aware
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Drawing, painting, 3D paper construction, printing, paper weaving, clay and wire modeling
  • Small motor skills development
  • Arts Aware
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Drawing, watercolor, collage, clay modeling
  • Exploration of shadows
  • Arts Aware
  • Study of primary and secondary colors
  • Seasonal crafts
  • Study of line, color, texture, proportion, symmetry
  • Pencil drawing
  • Art lessons to draw animals
  • Model artist, i.e. Grandma Moses
  • Arts Aware
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Watercolors
  • Arts Aware
  • Integration of art to enhance curriculum
  • Watercolors
  • Arts Aware
Art
Pre-KindergartenKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade
Library
  • Care for and handle library materials properly
  • Listen to stories
  • Return books to proper location on the shelf
  • Return books in good condition
  • Demonstrate library etiquette
  • Care for and handle library materials properly
  • Listen to stories attentively
  • Introduce public speaking
  • Review all points instructed in kindergarten
  • Understand and describe the purpose of the library
  • Understand the proper procedure for checking out books
  • Return books to the proper location on the shelf
  • Cumulative review of all prior instruction
  • Recognize the organization of the library
  • Understand the basic parts of a book
  • Understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction
  • Begin to identify literary genres
  • Cumulative review of all prior instruction
  • Understand and identify literary genres
  • Biographies/autobiographies
  • Cumulative review of all prior instruction
  • Cumulative review of all prior instruction
  • Recognize various genres
  • Introduce Dewey Decimal System
  • Identify various reference materials (hard copy)
  • Cumulative review of all prior instruction
  • Proper use of reference materials (encyclopedia, atlas, almanac)
  • Introduce the card catalog
  • Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
  • Proficiency test on all cumulative subject matter
  • Expand usage of reference materials
  • Locate and interpret information
  • Review card catalog and the Dewey Decimal System
  • Final proficiency test on all cumulative subject matter (understanding of the usage of the library and its contents)
Library
Physical Education
  • Movement skills such as skipping, hopping
  • Rhythmic activities
  • Safety, sportsmanship and consideration of others
  • Movement skills such as running, skipping, hopping
  • Learn and appreciate endurance through low organized games and activities
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Muscle endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Movement skills such as running, skipping, hopping
  • Learn and appreciate endurance through low organized games and activities
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Muscle endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Tossing, catchingand kicking skills
  • Manipulative skills using hoops, balls, jump ropes
  • Mastering basic locomotors skills and changing direction. Spatial awareness
  • Large group low organizational games
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Muscle endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Tossing, catching and kicking skills
  • Endurance training, manipulative skills, group cooperation games, and large group games
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Muscle endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Large group games involving strategy and sport skills
  • Team building challenge games/group games
  • Muscle endurance
  • Strength training
  • Speed and agility
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Competitive and cooperative large group games
  • Team building challenge games/group cooperation games
  • Muscle endurance
  • Strength training
  • Speed and agility
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
  • Competitive and cooperative large group games based on sport skills and fitness
  • Team building challenge games/group cooperation games
  • Muscle endurance
  • Strength training
  • Speed and agility
  • Flexibility
  • Safety, sportsmanship, and consideration of others
Physical Education
Computer
  • Develop basic mouse and keyboard skills
  • Access and use educational software
  • Develop basic mouse and keyboard skills
  • Access and use educational software
  • Develop mouse and keyboard skills
  • Access and use of educational software
  • Proper handling of CD's and printers
  • How to start and stop programs
  • Introduction to punctuation, alphabet keys and number keys
  • Word tools
  • Internal parts of the computer
  • Intro to word processing
  • Turn PC on and off
  • Access and use educational software
  • Learn how to save files
  • Introduction to punctuation, alphabet keys and number keys
  • Word tools
  • Learn how to retrieve files
  • Introduction to internet research
  • Access and use educational software
  • Word processing
  • Intro to spreadsheets
  • Typing
  • Internal parts of the computer
  • Saving and retrieving files and use of folders
  • Basic spreadsheet skills
  • Basic word processing skills
  • Internet safety and research skills
  • Internal parts of the computer
  • Internet safety and ethics
  • Develop spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint presentation, and word processing skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of internet research skills
  • Basic computer terminology
  • Keyboard skills
  • Internal parts of the computer
  • Internet safety and ethics
  • Develop spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint presentation, and word processing skills
  • Keyboard skills developed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of internet research skills
  • Internal parts of the computer
Computer
Pre-KindergartenKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade
Interactive Play
  • Kitchen
  • Blocks
  • Open-ended art
  • Sensory table
  • Manipulatives
  • Piano
Interactive Play