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Preschool Curriculum

# Preschool Curriculum

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PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM
LANGUAGE ARTS
The learner will:1.

Recognize that text is read from left to right and top to bottom2.

Understand that pictures and symbols have a meaning and that print carries amessage3.

Identify letters, including those in own name4.

Connect some letters to their sound5.

Make predictions and inferences in literature6.

Begin to develop phonological awareness8.

Identify sound patterns in literature9.

Explore different types and purposes of literature (magazines, poetry, letters, etc.)10.

Attempt written language using approximations of letters or known letters torepresent written language12.

Improve listening and communicative skills by dictating stories and experiences13.

Retell information from a story14.

Link past knowledge to new knowledge15.

Hold writing utensils and other supplies in the correct manner (scissors)16.

Correctly write his/her first name17.

Listen with understanding and respond to directions and conversations18.

Communicate needs, ideas and thoughts19.

Use drawing and writing skills to convey meaning and information.
MATH
The learner will:1.

Use concepts that include number recognition, counting, and one-to-onecorrespondence2.

Count with understanding3.

Solve simple mathematical problems4.

Explore quantity and number

5.

Use manipulatives to illustrate quantities and numerical operations6.

Make comparisons7.

Demonstrate a beginning understanding of measurement8.

Construct a sense of time through participation in daily activities9.

Show understanding of and use comparative words10.

Sort and classify objects11.

Recognize, duplicate and extend simple patterns12.

Begin to recognize and label geometric shapes and structures in the environment13.

Begin to order objects in series or rows14.

Find and name locations with simple words15.

Represent data using concrete objects, pictures and graphs16.

Make predictions17.

Gather data
SCIENCE
The learner will:1.

Use all five senses to explore their surroundings2.

Collect and interpret information3.

Make observations and comparisons4.

Describe change5.

Use scientific tools such as thermometers, magnifying glasses, etc. for investigation6.

Become familiar with the use of devices incorporating technology7.

Make predictions9.

Use common weather-related vocabulary10.

Identify basic concepts associated with night/day and seasons11.

Begin to understand basic safety practices
SOCIAL STUDIES
The learner will:1.

Recognize the reasons for rules2.

Participate in voting as a way of making choices3.

Develop an awareness of roles of leaders in their environment

4.

Identify community workers and the services they provide5.

Begin to understand the use of trade to obtain goods and services6.

Recall information about the immediate past7.

Locate objects and places in familiar environments8.

Express beginning geographic thinking9.

Recognize similarities and differences in people10.

Understand that each of us belongs to a family and recognize that families vary
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT and HEALTH
The learner will:1.

Engage in active play using gross motor skills2.

Engage in active play using fine motor skills3.

Coordinate movements to perform complex tasks4.

Follow simple safety rules while participating in activities5.

Participate in developmental activities related to physical fitness6.

Exhibit increased endurance7.

Follow rules and procedures when participating in group physical activities8.

Demonstrate the ability to cooperate with others during group physical activities9.

Participating in simple practices that promote healthy living and prevent illness10.

Identify body parts and their functions11.

Act independently in caring for personal hygiene needs12.

Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants and feelings13.

Use socially acceptable ways to resolve conflict14.

Participate in activities to learn to avoid dangerous situations
FINE ARTS
The learner will:1.

Investigate the elements of dance2.

Investigate the elements of drama3.

Investigate the elements of music4.

Investigate the elements of the visual arts5.

Describe or respond to their own creative work or the creative work of others6.

Participate in dance activities