St. Anthony School Kailua

Elementary 3-5


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The 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade teachers are dedicated to providing our children with the tools they will need to thrive in the 21st century. We want our children to go beyond memorization of facts and dates. The students are being taught to think for themselves, to solve their problems with their words and their minds, and to respect themselves and others. We pride ourselves on the rich diversity of our families. Each of us has intrinsic value as a human being. Each of us has something to contribute. Each of our children can achieve their goals. Realization of these values of mutual respect and interdependence assists our students in reaching their potential academically, socially, and spiritually.

  • 3rd Grade

    The highlights of third-grade center around the individual student’s growth in personal responsibility and ability to work as a team member. As students learn to keep track of increasing amounts of information, they are also given the opportunity to both offer and receive support from their peers. Individual and team project work spans all core subjects and includes regular use of Literature circles, Readers’ theater casts, proofreading partnerships, Science projects, and Math and Spelling-drill teams. Third-grade teachers at St. Anthony Parish School emphasize Language Arts. Students rotate through reading, writing, and phonics centers in order to improve their comprehension, fluency, accuracy, expression, and vocabulary. Math is taught using the spiraling approach of Saxon curriculum. Math concepts and computation skills are reinforced with daily facts practice, written practice problems, and occasional hands-on problem-solving. Social Studies and Math–even Language Arts and Literature– are integrated in a fourth quarter Economics unit that culminates with a student-run fair. Third-grade learning at St. Anthony Parish School is an exciting, challenging adventure.

    Science

    • How Plants Grow
    • Types of Animals
    • Where Living Things Are Found
    • Living Things Depend on One Another
    • Exploring Heat
    • Exploring Light
    • Exploring Electricity
    • General Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Social and Emotional Health Behaviors

    Social Studies

    • Geography and Map Skills
    • English Colonies
    • The Start of America
    • Colony and State Reports
    • Introduction to Government
    • Economics
    • Current Events Reporting

    Religion

    • Personal and Parish Prayer
    • The Bible
    • Jesus’ Followers
    • Christian Stewardship
    • Living as a Christian Community
    • Catholic Social Teaching
    • The Creed
    • The Seven Sacraments
    • Saint Reports
    • Preparation for and Celebration of the Mass
    • Preparation for and Celebration of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter

    Language Arts

    Reading

    • Accelerated Reader Program
    • Literature Circles
    • Novel Units
    • Reader’s Responses
    • Scholastic Current Events
    • Readers’ Theater
    • Listening to Literature

    Writing

    • Key Word Outlines
    • Paragraph Writing
    • Personal Narratives
    • Explanatory Speeches
    • Persuasive Letters
    • Comparative Essays
    • Expository Writing
    • Creative Writing Stories
    • Poetry
    • Current Events Reports
    • Daily Journal Prompts
    • Cursive Handwriting

    Grammer & Phonics

    • Continuing Phonics
    • Weekly Spalding Spelling
    • Nouns
    • Verbs
    • Pronouns
    • Subject Verb Agreement
    • Adjectives and Adverbs

    Math

    • Calendar and Time
    • Patterns
    • Temperature
    • Fractions
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Pictographs and Bar Graphs
    • Place Value
    • Rounding and Estimation
    • Money
    • Directions and Scale Maps
    • Measuring Length and Weight
    • Comparisons
    • Probability
    • Rectangles, Squares, and Parallelograms
    • Polygons, Triangles, and Angles
    • Multiplication and Division
    • Perimeter, Area, and Volume
    • Symmetry
    • Geometric Solids

     

  • 4th Grade

    Fourth grade is a transition year for the students to develop their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. They learn to be responsible, collaborate with peers to problem solve, and develop the confidence they need to be life-long learners. We hope each student will grow emotionally, socially, and academically this year. This year students will switch to the A, B, C, D, or F letter grade scale for core subjects.

    Our Hawaiian Studies and culminating Big Island trip are an exciting and essential part of our fourth grade curriculum. This trip provides real experiences related to all content areas. The activities we engage in will bring all the sights, sounds, and experiences to life for our students. This extends growth by expanding our students’ world and provides a framework for their learning.

    Religion

    We Believe

    • Growing in Jesus Christ
    • The Commandments Help Us to Love God
    • The Commandments Help Us to Love Others
    • We Are Called to Holiness

    Family Life

    • God’s Gift of Family
    • God’s Gift of Self
    • God’s Gift of Life
    • God’s Gift of Love
    • God’s Gift of Community

    Language Arts

    Reading

    • Focus on Reading Comprehension Strategies
    • Responding to Literature
    • Independent Reading
    • Literature Circles

    Spalding

    • differentiated spelling lists using Spalding’s The Writing Road to Reading

    Writing

    • Narrative & Expository writing using the 6 traits of writing rubric
    • Journaling

    Math

    • Numbers & Operations in Base Ten
    • Operations & Algebraic Thinking
    • Numbers & Operations – Fractions
    • Measurement & Date
    • Geometry

    Social Studies

    Hawaiian History

    • The Islands Were Born
    • Hawaiian Life had Many Laws
    • Hawaiians Farmed & Fished
    • Hawaiians Made Many Things
    • Hawaiians Fought Wars
    • Hawaiians Played Sports & Games
    • Hawaiians Loved Stories & Music
    • Big Island Trip

    Science

    • Scientific Method
    • Volcanoes
    • FOSS Kit Soils, Rocks, & Landforms

     

  • 5th Grade

    St. Anthony School fifth graders work together as a family unit throughout the school year. Literature circle groups, writing partners, and other project-based learning activities, provide many opportunities for students to collaborate with one another and become confident problem solvers. Students also learn skills and strategies to prepare them to become independent middle school students in 6th grade. Some exciting events that S.A.S fifth graders take part in are a production of the Live Stations of the Cross, the D.A.R.E. Program, Preschool Reading Buddies, and the five day, hands on, science program Starbase Atlantis at Pearl Harbor.

    Science

    • Scientific Inquiry
    • Scientific Method
    • From Single Cell to Body Systems
    • Heredity/Genetics
    • Space and the Solar System
    • Forces, Motion, and Energy
    • Health and Fitness
    • Starbase Atlantis Program
    • D.A.R.E Program

    Social Studies

    • Native Americans of North America
    • Life in the Eastern Hemisphere and Exploration
    • Early Explorers and Columbus
    • Early European Settlements of North America
    • English 13 Colonies
    • The Spanish in North America
    • The French in North America
    • The French and Indian War
    • The American Revolution
    • The Constitution of the United States

    Religion

    • History of St. Anthony School and Church
    • Human Need for God based on Revelations and Faith
    • Read, Understand, Interpret, and Apply Scripture
    • Catholic Dogma, Doctrine, and Principles
    • The Holy Trinity
    • The Church
    • Holidays and the Liturgical Year
    • Prayer
    • Vocations
    • The 7 Sacraments
    • The 10 Commandments
    • Morality
    • Community Service
    • Mary and the Saints

    Language Arts

    • Spelling
    • Grammar
    • Writing Process
    • Personal Narratives
    • Persuasive Writing
    • Explanatory Writing
    • Expository Writing
    • Comparative Writing
    • Story Writing
    • Poetry
    • Journaling
    • Book Making

    Literature Skills

    • Comprehension
    • Accuracy
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Expression
    • Critical Thinking
    • Literary Analysis, Interpretation, and Appreciation

    Literature Genres

    • Fiction (realistic, historical, science)
    • Nonfiction
    • Mystery
    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Poetry
    • Periodicals/Newspapers
    • Scholastic Magazine
    • Internet Articles/Research
    • Plays/Reader’s Theatre
    • Public Speaking

    Math

    • Add, subtract, multiply, divide: whole numbers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers
    • Place value to hundred billions
    • Expanded form and notation
    • Comparing/ordering numbers, decimals, fractions
    • Prime/composite numbers
    • Factors, multiples, GCF, LCM
    • Square roots
    • Order of operations
    • Inverse operations
    • Simplifying fractions
    • Estimation
    • Ratio and proportional reasoning
    • Patterns, relations, and functions
    • Variables, expressions, and equations
    • Geometric Terms
    • Lines, angles
    • 2 and 3-dementional figures
    • coordinate geometry
    • Measurement: US customary and metric (length, area, volume, mass, weight, capacity)
    • Temperature and Time
    • Data Collection and representation (graphs)
    • Data set characteristics
    • Probability
    • Problem Solving
    • Using mathematical tools
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