K-2 Curriculum

Believe and Read

We're excited to be participating in Believe and Read, a Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) program. CSCOE, a nonprofit organization with a two-part mission of achieving excellence and increasing enrollment in Catholic preschool to eighth-grade schools, has named Transfiguration a Believe and Read school. Believe and Read seeks to transform the lives of thousands of students by bringing a best-in-class literacy program to Catholic elementary schools across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Powered by CSCOE, and in partnership with Groves Academy and Cretin-Derham Hall Catholic High School, the goal of Believe and Read is to ensure every student is at or above grade level reading – because we believe that God calls every child to greatness.  Take a look at their video below for moer information.  We hope you are as excited as we are to bring this great program to Transfiguration!


More detail coming soon!

First Grade

In First Grade we enhance our curriculum by learning about and celebrating Christmas and Holiday’s Around the World, count up to and celebrate the 100th day of school, participate in the Flat Stanley Project, write, polish, illustrate and publish a story into a book, attend field trips on a rotating basis to the Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patch, Children’s Theater, Minnesota Zoo, and the Children’s Museum.  We love being friends with our 7th grade Mass buddies!

Second Grade

Second Grade is a very special year! Students learn and prepare for two sacraments. In January, students celebrate their First Reconciliation, and in the spring their First Holy Communion. Throughout the year, students build and deepen their knowledge from the previous years in all academic areas. In reading, we have a strong focus on comprehending the stories we read and developing fluency in our reading. Students are taught to write and read in cursive. In the spring, students learn to write their first research paper on an animal.