First Grade Curriculum

Catholic Identity Statement

To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
--Pope Francis

Catholic School

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

St. Peter and St. Paul School is a Catholic School approved by the Local Ordinary (Canon 803). This means that means that we provide authentic Catholic teaching and opportunities for community worship and participation in the sacraments. St. Peter and St. Paul School promotes evangelization and service to the community. 

It is our goal to develop the following abilities in each subject area:

Students will:
  • explore the world in order to learn about and respect God's creation
  • retell Scripture in their own words, through art and creative expression
  • participate in Liturgical/Sacramental celebrations and Catholic traditions
  • pray formally and informally alone and with others
  • contribute to service projects locally and globally
  • demonstrate knowledge of simple liturgical gestures
  • experience the faith community of the classroom, school, parish, and neighborhood
  • learn doctrine through the understanding of grade level ACRE (Assessment and Catechesis for Religious Education) vocabulary

Family Life
Students will:
  • recognize that all people are unconditionally loved by God
  • relate that God cares for everything He created and we must also care for it
  • tell how family members help and show their  love for one another
  • identify special gifts given by God in each family member
  • show how trust is part of friendship

Student will:
  • Participate in Lesson 3: Boundaries
  • Participate in Lesson 4: Telling Someone You Trust
  • Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
  • Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and following family rules

Students will:
  • think clearly and solve problems in math (classify, compare, etc.)
  • talk and write clearly about math (present, explain, etc)
  • make careful plans and use them (brainstorm, organize, etc.)
  • use math to solve daily life problems (observe, collect data, etc.)
  • sort objects by simple attributes 
  • recognize and extend patterns
  • use data to create tables, picture and bar graphs, etc.
  • compare and measure length, weight, and volume with standard tools
  • use manipulatives (clocks, coins, shapes, etc.) or drawings to model problems
  • read, write, and compare numbers to 100
  • count to 100 by 1s, 2s, and 5s, and 10s and make reasonable estimates
  • understand the place value of ones, tens, and hundreds
  • add and subtract combinations to 20 using various strategies
  • add and subtract two digit numbers without regrouping
  • add a series of 3 single digit numbers
  • write a number sentence to solve a word problem
  • identify and describe common plane and solid geometric objects