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Our Lady of Lourdes Curriculum
 
Pre-K Curriculum

Pre-K Curriculum is aligned with Diocesan Curricular Standards
Language/Literacy, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught through thematic units in large group and small group. Children spend 120 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning that aligns with the weekly or monthly thematic unit.
Language/Literacy: Frog Street Press Program
Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Allelu! is taught in the classroom as a core course. Additionally, the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program is incorporated once a week. Children attend weekly Mass.
P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly
Music: 30 minutes twice weekly
Library: 30 minutes weekly
Art: 30 minutes weekly

Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Kindergarten Curricular Standards
Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught through thematic units in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 100 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning that aligns with the weekly thematic unit.
Reading: Rowland Reading SuperKids and SuperKids Club
Accelerated Reading
Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math
Science: Nancy Larson Science Program
Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Allelu! is taught in the classroom as a core course. Additionally, the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program is incorporated once a week.
Children attend Mass weekly
Writing: D’Nealian Handwriting
P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly
Music: 30 minutes twice weekly
Library: 45 minutes weekly
Art: 30 minutes once a week

First Grade Curriculum

First Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan First Grade Curricular Standards Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning that aligns with the weekly thematic unit. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading
Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math
Accelerated Math and Star Math Science: Nancy Larson Science Program
Social Studies: Harcourt-A Child's View
Writing: D’Nealian Handwriting Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Additionally,
the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program is incorporated once a week. Children attend Mass
weekly. P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Second Grade Curricular Standards Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading
Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math
Accelerated Math and Star Math Science: Nancy Larson Science Program
Social Studies: Harcourt-People We Know
Writing: D’Nealian Handwriting
Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Additionally,
the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program is incorporated once a week. Children attend Mass weekly. Catholic students take classes to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion. P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Third Grade Curricular Standards
Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math Accelerated Math and Star Math Science: Nancy Larson Science Program
Social Studies: Harcourt-Our Communities
Writing: D’Nealian Handwriting Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Additionally,
the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program is incorporated once a week. Children attend Mass weekly P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week

Fourth Grade
 
Fourth Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Fourth Grade Curricular Standards Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math
Accelerated Math and Star Math
Science: Nancy Larson Science Program
Social Studies: Harcourt-States and Regions-Mississippi Studies Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Children attend Mass weekly P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week
 
Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Fifth Grade Curricular Standards Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math
Accelerated Math and Star Math Science: Nancy Larson Science Program Social Studies: Harcourt-The United States
Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Children attend Mass weekly. P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week
 
Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum aligns with the Diocesan Sixth Grade Curricular Standards Reading/Language, Math, Handwriting and Social Sciences are taught in large group and small group. Children spend a minimum of 90 minutes a day in differentiated, center-based learning. Reading: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading/Language Arts Program
Accelerated Reading and Star Reading Math: Pearson Envision 2.0 Math Accelerated Math and Star Math Science: Nancy Larson Science Program Social Studies: Harcourt-Ancient Civilizations
Religion: Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ is taught in the classroom as a core course. Children attend Mass weekly. P.E.: 30 minutes twice weekly Music: 30 minutes twice weekly Library: 45 minutes weekly Art: 30 minutes once a week