Mrs. Renee Orr

Get to know our Art Teacher Renee Orr
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Art by Grade

This curriculum guide provides a glimpse of goals and activities. For more comprehensive information, please contact your child’s teacher or the school principal.

Students learn and explore factors that affect a healthy lifestyle. Students learn to:

  • Demonstrate physical fitness
  •  Display fundamentals of team work

Students have the opportunity to develop their God-given talents of creating and performing in the arts.

  • Students have the opportunity to express themselves in various art forms and develop an appreciation for art.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in music activities and develop an appreciation for music.

Students study, retain, and use information from a variety of sources. Students learn to:

  • Navigate applications
  • Recognize basic technology components, log on using a user name,
    password, and save work
  • Produce simple products
  • Practice Internet safety

Students have the opportunity to develop a foundation in the study of a world language. Students learn to:

  • Use target language to communicate and/or
  • Study country & culture of target language people

Students learn through stories, activities, Scripture, prayer, discussion, and reflection about their Catholic faith. Catholic teachings are discussed and integrated in all subject areas. The focus is on:

  • Church teachings
  • Celebrating Liturgy
  • Liturgical experiences/seasons
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer
  • Lives of the saints

Students will learn that all are called to holiness. As a family, that means that we gather as a Catholic Faith Community on weekends to give praise and worship to God by attending Mass.

Students acquire math skills through the use of hands-on experiences, technology, and Diocesan Standards. Activities include:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction
  • Place value Measurement
  • Time
  • Organizes and represents date (graphs)
  • Two- and three-dimensional shapes

Reading and literature, as in all truths, are best presented through the perspective of our Catholic faith. These standards are directed toward fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge of reading, from the alphabetic principle to comprehension. Skills include:

  • Phonic skills
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Guided and independent reading
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

The language arts skills of writing, speaking, and listening are used as the communication vehicle in the search for truth, beauty, and goodness. This
will increase sophistication in all aspects of language. Skills include:

  • Writing using 6+1 Traits
  • Using conventions of Standard English
  • Speaking
  • Listening

Science is the study of relationships in our earth’s systems. It fosters an appreciation for God’s Creation and the good of society. Students use hands-on activities to explore science in the world around them. They learn through observing, predicting, questioning and explaining. The focus is on:

  • Life science
  • Physical science
  • Earth/Space science
  • Engineering/Technology
  • Investigating & experimenting

Social Studies is the study of society and the relationship of individual members within society. The focus is on:

  • Awareness of local communities
  • Meeting needs through goods and services