St. Peter Catholic School
1st & 2nd Grades
The first and second grades are busy, active classrooms full of children reading, writing, learning math, discussing their learning, and expressing their faith. Students develop many skills, such as visualizing, comparing and contrasting, making connections, and determining the main idea to help them understand the material they are reading.
The Great Minds Math program is used to teach children to use higher level thinking skills, learn the basic facts, and continue to deepen that knowledge.
In Religion class students learn the basics of the Catholic Faith, such as learning the parts of the Church building, the parts of the Mass, the life of Jesus and the Holy Family, and memorizing basic prayers. Students also prepare for sacraments and study the weekly scripture readings. Students in these grades also go to one hour of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd each week.
Science, social studies, handwriting, and art are also taught as part of the weekly classroom schedule. Students attend music, physical education, and engineering classes two or three times a week. There are two music concerts each year.
3rd & 4th Grades
Students in grades 3-4 are offered a rigorous, experiential curriculum.
Daily Religion class comprises: church doctrine, the communion of saints, sacraments, the marks of the Church, memorized prayers, moral decision-making and scriptural reflection, the structure of the mass, the trinity, and saints as models for Christian living. Additionally, children participate in daily prayer, weekly liturgies, and the celebration of Sacraments.
The reading program emphasizes excellent children’s literature, nonfiction, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and study skills.
The math program at St. Peter’s Catholic School develops students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The science program teaches the children to observe, notice, compare, measure and hypothesize about experiential lessons. The topics in grades three and four are: physics of sound, magnetism, electricity, astronomy, Earth Science- rocks and minerals, water, the water cycle, Life Science – the human body, the human ear, plants, and butterflies.
Students study units in social studies focused on regions of the United States.
Students attend music twice a week and perform in two concerts each year.
Art instruction introduces students to accomplished artists and various pieces of art. Students then explore art using different art media, while listening to corresponding classical music.