SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

Primary Grades

A student who graduates from St. Martin of Tours Academy is expected to be:

  • An active Catholic Christian is someone who . . .

    •  learns about God

    • respects the rights of others

    • is aware of the needs of others

    • has learned to appreciate all of God’s creation and gifts

  • A diligent learner is someone who:

    • feels a sense of importance and worth for who they are

    • learns what is taught

    • takes pride in doing quality work

    • is able to follow directions and work alone

    • has developed intellectual curiosity and creativity

    • is able to work well with others

  • A lifelong learner is someone who:

    • feels an excitement and a joy for learning

    • is willing to take a risk

    • works to his/her ability and does quality work

    • is responsible for his/her own learning

  • An integrated learner is someone who:

    • feels intelligent and confident while learning.

    • shows responsibility and manages his/her own life

    • is proud of his/her own accomplishments and appreciates the accomplishments of others

  • An effective communicator is someone who:

    • can express ideas clearly and with confidence

    • has good listening skills

    • learns to use the computer to communicate and express ideas

    • respects other people’s thinking

Intermediate Grades (4-8)

A student who graduates from St. Martin of Tours Academy is expected to be:

  • An active Catholic Christian who:

    • has a foundation in Catholic teaching

    • internalizes a system of values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ

    • has global awareness and a concern for social justice

    • recognizes and responds to needs within the community

    • values and respects all of God’s creation and diversity in all peoples

  • A diligent learner who:

    • has developed and uses higher level thinking skills

    • exhibits basic learning skills

    • is able to assess individual strengths and needs for growth

    • can work collaboratively in the learning process

    • has developed resourcefulness and independence in work habits

    • takes pride in achievement

  • A lifelong learner who:

    • embraces circumstances in life as opportunities for growth

    • retains an enthusiasm for learning

    • is motivated to reach full academic and creative potential

    • has developed study skills and lifetime learning habits

  • An integrated individual who:

    • has discovered feelings of intelligence and power of management

    • has developed responsibility and self-discipline

    • has confidence and sense of self-worth

    • is comfortable in taking risks

    • affirms accomplishments in self and others

  • An effective communicator who:

    • can express thoughts clearly and confidently

    • has good listening skills

    • utilizes technology as a tool of communication

    • respects varying points of view and perspectives

LIFE SKILLS
As applied in the classroom, St. Martin Academy teaches life skills along with class curriculum such as:
  • habit of reflection, prayer, expressions of gratitude (journaling)

  • good manners, politeness (using words: “please”, “thank you”, “excuse me”)

  • helping out those who need assistance

  • to include, (and never exclude), others in activities, games, etc.

  • acceptance of another’s opinion, response, etc. (no laughing at mistakes)

  • focus on assigned task / awareness (meta-cognition)

  • waiting to be called on without interrupting and/or shouting out

  • willingness to risk and to be actively involved in learning activities

  • listening to the one speaking, (teacher or peer), without hand up, interrupting

  • response to direction, one & two bells (“stop-power”)

  • coming to class each day with required supplies (paper, pencils, etc.)

  • keeping class materials together, organized and in correct place

  • remembering to take home items needed at end of day

  • remembering assignments, supplies needed, and other tasks

  • taking care of textbooks (covered), library books, reference and other materials

  • sharing responsibility for upkeep of classroom, desk, shelves, etc.

  • carefulness / neatness / organization in preparation of papers, writing, headings, etc.

  • resourcefulness in regard to finding necessary materials, beginning tasks, etc.

  • ability to evaluate own work, follow rubrics, find and correct mistakes

  • taking care of all school areas /property (restrooms, play and lunch areas, walkways)

  • taking care of personal property (jackets, lunch containers, back packs, etc.)

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