Curriculum


PRE-K CURRICULUM

The goal at the end of each school year is for Pre-Kindergarten students to be fully prepared for the challenges of Kindergarten the following year. We focus on an array of academic, physical and self-help skills throughout the year.  Students begin to understand their role in the world around them as well as learn how to communicate effectively.

YEAR END GOALS

  • identify and write all upper and lowercase letters
  • recognize each letter sound
  • recognize rhyming words
  • proficiently write their first and last names using upper and lowercase letters
  • identify numbers 0-20
  • cut, glue, and hold a pencil properly
  • recognize shapes and colors
  • sort by category
  • create patterns
  • make the Sign of the Cross

As children show signs of becoming emerging readers and mastery of skills and concepts, our Pre-K teachers modify and differentiate their instruction accordingly to help fit the academic needs of the whole class.  Activities are tailored to meet the needs of students.  For example, the use of pencil grips, writing easels, pre-cut products, supplemental readers, shortening/lengthening assignments, and small group centers are utilized daily.

All students are required to take the KDI-II, a Kindergarten readiness entrance assessment, in February of their Preschool year. The Preschool uses the DIG (Develop, Inspire, Grow by Abrams Learning Trends) curriculum throughout the year.

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

The goal at the end of the school year is for the Kindergarten students to be fully prepared for the challenges of 1st Grade the following year. We focus on an array of academic, social, and religious goals throughout the year.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts –read fully at a DIBELS C-level
  • Writing –write and illustrate stories and informational paragraphs
  • Mathematics –add and subtract up to 10 fluently
  • Science –using five senses to explore everyday surroundings, understanding life cycle
  • Social Studies –study examples of community helpers and how they operate in the community
  • Religion –learn the Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, and prayer before meals

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts –Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin), Orton Gillingham, Fundations (Wilson)
  • Writing –Writer’s Workshop (Lucy Calkins), Deanna Jump, 6+1 Traits
  • Mathematics –Saxon Math and Deanna Jump
  • Science –Pearson Interactive Science
  • Social Studies –Deanna Jump, DeeDee Wills
  • Religion –We Believe (Sadlier)

All students progress at different rates with reading throughout the year. Kindergarten uses Daily 5, a framework designed to differentiate language arts skills. Additionally, center-based rotations are used to differentiate math instruction in small groups. Each student works on different skills with morning work bins. Flexible seating is utilized to keep instruction student-centered. By the end of the year, students should be able to complete activities independently and individually.

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

1ST GRADE CURRICULUM

The goal at the end of the school year is for the 1st Grade students to be fully prepared for the challenges of 2nd Grade the following year. We focus on an array of academic, social, and religious goals throughout the year.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts –decode words and read independently/fluently at a Level I
  • Writing –write and illustrate stories for a particular audience, develop main ideas
  • Mathematics – add and subtract up to 20 fluently, solve and create real world word problems
  • Science –develop ideas and questions about different soil components and properties, describe living things and their relationship to their environments
  • Social Studies –observe change in different social environments around them, explore the basic meaning of government
  • Religion –learn the Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, prayer before meals, Apostles Creed and Glory Be, first major exposure to the Bible, in particular Creation, Saints

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts –Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin) and Orton Gillingham
  • Writing –Journeys
  • Mathematics –Saxon Math
  • Science –Pearson Interactive Science & AIMS (Activities Integrating Math and Science)
  • Social Studies –Harcourt
  • Religion –Alive in Christ (Our Sunday Visitor)

1st Grade takes the strong base of reading gained in Kindergarten, and turns this into a true love for reading, via showcase events such as the Dr. Seuss Reading Caféand the Coffeehouse Poetry Café.Students are called to read in front of groups of people, beginning the journey to developing public speaking skills. First graders spend the year exploring the deeper meaning of what reading is all about and how it’s used in everyday life.

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

2ND GRADE CURRICULUM

The goal at the end of the school year is for the 2nd Grade students to be fully prepared for the challenges of Third Grade the following year. We focus on an array of academic, social, and religious goals throughout the year.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts –reading fluently at a Level K, clarifying questions through reading, acquiring comprehension skills
  • Writing –writing for various purposes and audiences, developing topics for writing, conducting research on a specific topic
  • Mathematics – adding and subtracting triple digits, evaluating two-part story problems, recognizing place values, comparing numbers, describing the relationship of time
  • Science –classifying living organisms, posing questions, investigating severe weather, studying different properties and their reactions
  • Social Studies –understanding people in our world through past history, develop timelines, understanding maps and globes, learn about productive/natural/capital resources
  • Religion –prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts –Journeys (Houghton- Mifflin) and Orton Gillingham
  • Writing –Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin)
  • Mathematics –Saxon Math
  • Science –Pearson Interactive Science
  • Social Studies –Indiana Social Studies People We Know
  • Religion –Alive in Christ (Our Sunday Visitor)

2nd Grade focuses on tying reading comprehension into public speaking opportunities through biography presentations in which students dress up like an influential character and present on a biography they have read. Students participate in centers in a variety of subjects where they move around the room and work in small groups. We also encourage each student to develop independent study skills necessary to advance to 3rd grade. The school and parish also host an all-day First Communion Retreat for our First Communicants that allows students to use their knowledge gained throughout the year to explore the true meaning of the sacrament just days before receiving it.

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

3RD GRADE CURRICULUM

3rd grade is a critical year, as students take the IREAD-3, a summative assessment used to measure foundational reading. A highlight of the year is the interactive science curriculum including an owl pellet dissection and owl prowl. Students perform a themed play at the end of the year for guests and other classes. Each month, Pre-K students join the 3rd graders to read their favorite stories together.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts- read fluently, use strategies to draw meaning of text, recognize and discuss elements of different text structures, make critical connections between texts, use a rich variety of vocabulary and sentences appropriate to text forms
  • Writing-write expressively in different forms including stories, poems, and reports, revise and edit writing
  • Math-read and write numbers up to 100,000, use place value to round, automaticity with addition and subtraction facts, create scaled pictures using bar graphs, pictographs, and tables
  • Science-process of scientific investigation, physical property of matter, energy, force, & motion, processes that shape the Earth, living organisms
  • Social Studies-explore their own community including important resources, identify leaders in the community, know the three branches of government, basic economic and mapping skills
  • Religion- liturgy and Sacraments, how to pray, how to live in community

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts- Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin)
  • Writing- Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin), 6+1 Traits of Writing
  • Mathematics- Saxon Math Intermediate
  • Science- Pearson Interactive Science
  • Social Studies- Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt
  • Religion- Sadlier

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

4TH GRADE CURRICULUM

4th grade uses a variety of texts, including realistic fiction, non-fiction, articles, fantasy, novels, and plays. Students read and write for different purposes and are able to use a text in order to find relevant information. Additionally, students practice speaking skills with their Saint reports participate in an annual class Christmas play. Writing skills integrated with technology are used for research projects in social studies and science.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts- usebasic grammar including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and conjunctions, recognize different forms literature, demonstrate fluency and comprehension
  • Writing-produce multi-paragraph writing for a myriad of purposed including letter writing, informative, persuasive, and narrative compositions
  • Mathematics-master basic arithmetic facts, solve multi-step problems, and compare fractions and decimals
  • Science-answer questions using the Scientific Method, make connections between the function of parts to the whole, and understand the role and contributions of scientists to society
  • Social Studies- connect the history of Indiana to the United States and to the World
  • Religion-deepen their relationship with God through understanding their roles and responsibilities as global Christians

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts- Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin)
  • Handwriting-Zaner- Bloser
  • Mathematics- Saxon Intermediate Math
  • Science-Pearson Interactive Science
  • Social Studies-Houghton-Mifflin (Indiana)
  • Religion-Alive in Christ (Our Sunday Visitor)

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

5TH GRADE CURRICULUM

5th grade is a critical year as students are preparing for middle school. Students build on what they learned in fourth grade by thinking and analyzing more deeply and refining the skills learned throughout their elementary years. Additionally, 5th graders become more independent in their learning and studying.  Research and writing are a large component in each subject.  Students explore science through hands-on lessons and get exposure to the middle school science lab.

YEAR END GOALS

  • Language Arts- read and comprehend fiction and non-fiction literature, use content-specific words and phrases, determine two or more main ideas, combine information from different sources, study eight parts of speech, master spelling and vocabulary words
  • Writing- write narratives, write persuasive compositions, conduct short research assignments, poetry
  • Mathematics- express simple algebraic expressions, interpret data from graphs, identify place value, solve real world problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions & mixed numbers, geometry
  • Science- design and construct models, define problems, explain interactions of the four spheres, explain the patterns in the solar system, write hypotheses, study weather patterns, examine organisms and their relationships/interactions
  • Social Studies- compare and contrast the Native American regions and dwellings, examine political and geographical regions of the United States, research European explorers and early settlements, study the beginnings of the United States through the Revolutionary War and the Constitution
  • Religion- study of Revelation, the Trinity, Church Life, and Sacraments

CURRICULUM

  • Language Arts- Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin), Wordly Wise
  • Writing– Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin)
  • Mathematics- Holt McDougal
  • Science- Pearson Interactive Science
  • Social Studies- Harcourt
  • Religion- Alive in Christ (Our Sunday Visitor)

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE CURRICULUM

The middle school science program features a full science lab where our students engage with scientific equipment and tools. Students participate in hands-on activities that foster collaborative work with classmates.

6th Grade Science Themes

  • Motion and Energy
  • Understanding Sound and Light Waves
  • Exploring the Universe
  • Ecosystems and Biomes

7th Grade Science Themes

  • Energy and Forces
  • Understanding Matter
  • The Structure of Earth
  • Mineral Differentiation and the Rock Cycle
  • Plate Tectonics and Landform Formation
  • Cell Structure and Function

8th Grade Science Themes

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Earth’s Systems: Weather, Climate, Natural Resources
  • Cell Structure and Reproduction
  • Genetics and Heredity

CURRICULUM

  • McGraw Hill Education Indiana iScience Program

Applications of the Scientific Inquiry Process and the Engineering Design Process are woven into the topics studied in each grade level. Students of all grades work progressively to develop lab skills, pose scientific and engineering questions, develop testable hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and form conclusions that are supported by data. Students also learn how to create accurate and neat graphs and tables to display their data.

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS

Our middle school language arts program develops reading, writing, and grammar skills and exposes our students to various forms of literature and writing styles. The writing process is embedded in every formal writing assignment as well as tied to reading assignments. Multiple forms of reading, which focus on the same topic or theme, are used together in order to form comparisons and analyze how each author develops or structures ideas.

Reading Fiction, an Introduction to Creative Writing, and Literary Analysis

  • Narratives, Poetry, and their Literary Techniques
  • Literary structural elements and their interaction in a text
  • Analyze specific text sections and the impact it has on the overall plot/theme (8thgrade)
  • Analyzing and evaluating choices made by authors
  • Informational essays, literary analysis essays, and different forms of creative writing

Reading Non-fiction, Argumentative Writing, and The Research Process

  • Rhetoric and propaganda techniques
  • Central Idea development
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Memoirs (7thgrade) and Nonfiction (8thgrade)
  • Research paper (MLA format)
  • Text Evidence (8thgrade)

CURRICULUM and SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS (*Novels are Subject to Change)

6th Grade

  • Write Source SkillsBook and Writing & Grammar
  • Wordly Wise Book 7
  • GreatBooks Roundtable
  • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
  • D’Aulaires’ of Greek Mythology
  • Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Poe Reader
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7th Grade

  • Write Source SkillsBook and Writing & Grammar
  • Wordly Wise Book 8
  • GreatBooks Roundtable
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Poe Reader
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Red Scarf Girl
  • The Outsiders
  • The Giver

8th Grade

  • Write Source SkillsBook and Writing & Grammar
  • Wordly Wise Book 9
  • GreatBooks Roundtable
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Pearl
  • Various novels about the Holocaust
  • Excerpts from Shakespearean plays

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

The middle school mathematics program builds on the strong foundation from Kindergarten-5thgrade.  Students build new mathematical ideas and experiences drawing from the connections and relationships with mathematics they learned in elementary school.  All students engage in a three-year course study ending in Algebra, meant to challenge students and prepare them for high school.

6th Grade Mathematics Themes

  • Integers
  • Four Functions with Integers
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division with Negative Numbers
  • Metrics & Customary Measurement
  • Banking
  • Geometry

7th Grade Mathematics Themes

  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Graphing
  • Percentages and Proportions
  • Variable Usage
  • Word Problems with Variables

8th Grade Mathematics Themes

  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Sketching & Interpreting Graphs
  • Systems of Linear Equations

CURRICULUM

  • Holt McDougal Mathematics

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES

Our middle school social studies program explores World History and US History. Students engage in topics through stations, jigsaw activities, and research-based projects. Additionally, students use higher level thinking skills and incorporate literacy skills throughout.  Rubrics and flexible grouping are utilized to meet students’ needs.

6th Grade Themes

  • compare the history, geography, government, economic systems, current issues, and cultures of the Western World
  • emphasis on Europe, North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean region

7th Grade Themes

  • explore the history, geography, government, economic systems, current issues, and cultures of the Eastern World
  • emphasis on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and Oceania region

8th Grade Themes

  • United States history
  • review of early history, including Revolution and Founding Era
  • principles of the United States and Indiana constitutions and other founding documents
  • explore national development, westward expansion, and social reform movements
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • explore relationships to modern issues and current events

Literacy in History Skills (All Grades)

  • read and comprehend history/social studies texts
  • analysis of primary and secondary sources
  • write informative texts
  • use technology to produce writing
  • conduct short research assignments

CURRICULUM

6th Grade: Holt-McDougal Eastern World

7th Grade: Holt-McDougal Western World

8th Grade: Holt-McDougal United States History

All Grades: iPads

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL THEOLOGY

Our middle school theology program focuses on religious instruction and faith formation of our students.  The students study the Bible and the Catechism to deepen their understand of the faith and form a personal relationship with God. Additionally, students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation throughout middle school and receive the sacrament in the fall of their 8thgrade year. Community service is a vital part of our 7th and 8th Grade theology program, with students completing service hours and reflecting on their service.

6th Grade Themes

  • Familiarize students with the Bible
  • Familiarize students with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Overview of the Old Testament
  • Rosary prayers and mysteries
  • Liturgical Year
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Parts of the Mass

7th Grade Themes

  • Familiarize students with the Bible
  • Familiarize students with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Overview of the New Testament
  • Theology of the Body Chapters 1-4
  • Rosary prayers and mysteries
  • Liturgical Year
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Spanish Mass
  • Community Service (12 hours)

8th Grade Themes

  • Familiarize students with the Bible
  • Familiarize students with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Overview of Church history
  • Confirmation Program
  • Theology of the Body Chapters 5-8
  • Rosary prayers and mysteries
  • Liturgical Year
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Community Service (24 hours)

CURRICULUM

  • Bible-The New American Bible Revised Edition (Fireside)
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church-First Edition
  • Alive in Christ (Our Sunday Visitor)
  • Decision Point by Matthew Kelly (Dynamic Catholic) *7thgrade
  • Theology of the Body-Ascension Press *7thgrade & 8thgrade
  • Confirmation Book-Bishop Rhoades (Our Sunday Visitor) *8thgrade

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

TECHNOLOGY

Our technology program includes weekly computer classes in our computer lab with our technology teacher.  Our lab has 30 Mac desktops and tables for collaborative small groups.  Additionally, we have 4 iPad carts and 2 laptop carts that circulate in the classrooms.  Students engage in cross curricular activities that integrate technology with math, social studies, language arts, science and more.

Pre-K Skills

  • Navigate the computer
  • Mouse usage

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Skills

  • Navigate the computer
  • Mouse usage
  • Typing/Keyboard Usage

2nd Grade and 3rd Grade Skills

  • Typing/Keyboard Usage
  • Basic Coding
  • Digital Citizenship

4th Grade and 5th Grade Skills

  • Typing/Keyboard Usage (with Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring)
  • Basic Coding
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Google Slides
  • Research
  • Skype (5th Grade only)

Middle School Skills

  • Typing/Keyboard Usage (with Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring)
  • Basic Coding (with Progress Monitoring)
  • Word Processing
  • Google Slides
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Economic Mall (8th Grade only)
  • Advertising through commercials and print
  • Budgeting
  • Profit margins
  • Expenditures

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

ART

Our art program teaches art techniques and vocabulary as well as use of different mediums to create works of art.  All students study artists and focus on sculpture, tempura paint, and oil pastels. Our state-of-the-art facility includes a space for creating, a carpeted space for instruction, and a kiln room.

Pre-K Skills

  • Colors
  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Cutting
  • Gluing

Kindergarten Skills

  • Color mixing
  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Watercolors
  • Intro to Weaving

1st Grade Skills

  • Tracing
  • Tempura Paint
  • Value
  • Color Temperature
  • Paper Weaving

2nd Grade Skills

  • Positive/Negative Space
  • Self-portraits
  • Chalk Pastel
  • Fiber Weaving

3rd Grade Skills

  • Sewing
  • Color Temperature
  • Tint
  • Self-portraits
  • Weaving in the Round

4th Grade Skills

  • Alternative Painting Materials
  • Line
  • Chalk Pastel
  • Indiana Artists
  • Form
  • Printing
  • Weaving in the Round
  • Plaster Sculpture
  • Collage

5th Grade Skills

  • Paper Mache Sculpture
  • Weaving on the Loom
  • Game Desing
  • Rule of Thirds/Drawing
  • Unity
  • Repetition
  • Collage
  • Mobiles

6th Grade Skills

  • Radial Symmetry
  • Origami
  • Landscape Painting
  • Perspective
  • Drawing
  • Advertising

7th Grade Skills

  • Tessellations
  • Repetition
  • Pattern
  • Intensive Paint Color Study
  • Meditative Art
  • Ink Block Printing

8th Grade Skills

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Art about Self
  • Plaster Sculpture
  • Functional Sculpture
  • Ink Block Printing
  • Op Art

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

MUSIC

Beginning in Pre-K, students are taught to play a variety of percussion and melodic instruments. Students learn to read music and are exposed to phrasing, rhythm, harmony, and tempo. Classroom projects that include performances are implemented throughout the year. During these performances, students exhibit their comprehension of different musical concepts.  Through singing age-appropriate and seasonal songs, listening and reading music, and playing both rhythmic and melodic instruments and composition, students deepen their understanding of music.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Skills

  • Move to and identify beat
  • Perform and read simple rhythm patterns using the Kodaly method
  • Perform and read simple melodic patterns using solfege
  • Identity same or different tone colors, voices, and timbres
  • Recognize and imitate concepts of soft/loud, fast/slow, short/long, and high/low
  • Study a variety of musical works

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade Skills

  • Read and perform complex rhythm patterns using standard notation
  • Classify orchestral instruments into four families
  • Sing 2-part harmony using patterns with melody
  • Compose a variety of short rhythmic and melodic pieces
  • Play and compose music for recorders using 2-part and 3-part harmony (4thgrade and 5thgrade)
  • Listen to and analyze a variety of musical works

6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade Skills

  • Explore and compose music using the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, tone color, texture, and form
  • Study composers and various forms of music from each period of music history
  • Understand through composition and performance the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
  • Improvise and perform melodies, rhythms, variations, and accompaniments
  • Compose and perform numerous pieces of original music in order to have hands-on experience with music of all varieties

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

LIBRARY CURRICULUM

Our library is a multi-purpose facility where students learn, study, read, write, integrate technology and more.  In addition to checking out books, students learn library skills like the Dewey Decimal System, identifying different genres, research skills, and writing bibliographies.  Students in grades 4-7 participate in the Accelerated Reader program.

Pre-K Themes

  • Library Behavior
  • Storytime with Parents
  • Book Check-out and Return

Kindergarten Themes

  • Book Care
  • Storytime with Kindergarten themes and author focus
  • Caldecott Book Award
  • Parts of a book
  • Book check-out and return

1st Grade Themes

  • Storytime
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Program
  • Distinguishing Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Shelving Fiction
  • Parts of a Book
  • Book care
  • Book choice
  • Book check-out and return

2nd Grade Themes

  • Storytime
  • Genres
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Program
  • Sections of the Library
  • Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Text Elements
  • Shelving Fiction
  • Call numbers
  • Book choice
  • Book care
  • Book check-out and return

3rd Grade Themes

  • Storytime
  • Genres
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Program
  • Shelving Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
  • Informational Text Features
  • Dictionary and Encyclopedia Practice
  • Book Selection

4th Grade Themes

  • Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Program Instruction
  • Book Selection: Writing and reading reviews
  • Newbery Award and Books
  • Dewey Decimal System Project
  • Reference Books Practice
  • Library Catalog
  • Simple Bibliography

5th Grade Themes

  • Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Program
  • Book Selection: Using online tools
  • Newbery Award and Books
  • Dewey Decimal System Review
  • Reference Books Practice
  • Finding and documenting multiple sources

Middle School Themes

  • Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Program (6th and 7th Grade)
  • Book Selection: using online tools and databases
  • Locating and using multiple sources
  • Plagiarism
  • MLA Bibliographic Format
  • Analyzing Nonfiction/Fiction/Biography (6th and 7th Grade)
  • Study Skills (6th and 7th Grade)
  • Independent Reading

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

SPANISH CURRICULUM

Students in grades Pre-K through 8th Grade study the Spanish language and culture. Pre-K through 5th Grade Spanish is an introduction to the language while 6th Grade- 8th Grade covers high school level Spanish I over the three years. Students are exposed to a variety of cultural themes as well.

Pre-K Skills

  • Basic Introductions
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Family

Kindergarten Skills

  • Basic Introductions
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Family Vocabulary
  • Animal Vocabulary

1st Grade and 2nd Grade Skills

  • Basic Introductions
  • Soy/Estoy
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Numbers
  • Colors
  • Family Vocabulary
  • Animal Vocabulary
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Body Part Vocabulary
  • Basic Verbs
  • Alphabet Sounds and Syllables

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade Skills

  • Introductions
  • Ser and Estar and their use
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Gustar
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Colors
  • Family Vocabulary
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Verbs
  • Body Part Vocabulary
  • Alphabet Sounds and Syllables
  • Physical Description (5th Grade)
  • Tener and its use (5th Grade)
  • Tener expressions (5th Grade)

Middle School

  • Introductions
  • Ser and estar and their use
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Gustar
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Adjectives
  • Family and House Vocabulary
  • Tener
  • Classroom Vocabulary
  • -ar, -er, and -ir verbs (regular and irregular)
  • Shopping Vocabulary
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Sports Vocabulary
  • Stem-changing verbs
  • Health Vocabulary
  • Direct and Indirect Objects
  • Airport Vocabulary
  • Present Progressive
  • Season Vocabulary
  • Preterite

 

 

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Physical education classes utilize the gymnasium as well as the soccer field and outside track. Students participate in Physical Education one, two, or three times a week, depending on grade level.  Students in grades 6thgrade through 8thgrade study Health in addition to P.E.  8thgraders have the opportunity to learn CPR during their final trimester.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Skills

  • Locomotor Skills
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Balance

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade Skills

  • Locomotor Skills
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Balance
  • Fitness
  • Game Skills (2ndand 3rdGrade)
  • Jump Rope (3rdGrade) 

4th Grade and 5th Grade Skills

  • Recheck Skills
  • Game Skills
  • Sports Skills
  • Fitness Test

Middle School

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Game Skills
  • CPR (8th Grade)

 

Christ the King School utilizes the ACE curriculum from the Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend which is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards.  Christ the King School is accredited by AdvancEd.