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Pre-K Curriculum

Sequential Order of Thematic Units:

  • Classroom Introduction and Social Skills
  • All About Me
  • Signs of fall
  • Fire Safety
  • Farm to Table
  • Halloween
  • Immigrants
  • Native Americans
  • Thanksgiving
  • Our Families
  • Holidays Around the World
  • Signs of winter
  • Castles and Kingdoms
  • Chinese New Year
  • Our Bodies, Our Health
  • Community Helpers
  • Transportation
  • Signs of spring
  • Earth Day
  • Planting

 

Social Curriculum: The students will…

  • Continue to develop problem solving, peer relationships and social interaction skills.
  • Identify feelings and emotions.
  • Continue to develop strategies for dealing with their feelings and emotions.
  • Utilize strategies from the Solutions Program developed by the Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning in their daily interactions with peers (http://csefel.vanderbuilt.edu/resources/strategies.html).

 

Handwriting Curriculum: The students will…

  • Develop beginning handwriting skills.
  • Be exposed to upper case letter formation.
  • Be exposed to lower case letter formation.
  • Be exposed to the Handwriting Without Tears approach to letter formation. (http://www.hwotears.com/whyitworks)

 

Math Curriculum: The students will…

  • Sort objects by one or more attribute (color, size, shape, texture, category, etc.)
  • Count to 10 (or more).
  • Identify number symbols 1-10 (or more).
  • Identify written numbers 1-9 (or more).
  • Write numbers 1-5.
  • Identify a square, circle, triangle, and rectangle.
  • Identify top, bottom, middle, above, below, over, under, left and right.
  • Identify things that occur before, after and in-between.
  • Sequence an activity.
  • Recognize missing items.
  • Begin to match written numbers to corresponding number of items.
  • Distinguish many, few, more, less and equal.
  • Be exposed to the concepts of parts (whole and half).
  • Use nonstandard forms of measurement.
  • Use a scale.
  • Use rulers and measuring cups to explore mathematical relationships to measurements.

 

Language Curriculum: The students will…

Upon Entering Pre-K Students Should be Able to:

  • Name most of the letters in the alphabet.
  • Name some of the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in their name.
  • Perceive beginning sounds.
  • Recognize their own name.
  • Discriminate between letters and numbers.
  • Understand the purpose of writing.

 

In Pre-K the students will…

  • Participate in Journal writing (in self made books, on art work or in designated journals).
  • Illustrate ideas and concepts through pictures, dictation and beginning writing.
  • Be introduced to the concept of left to right and top to bottom progression in a book.
  • Continue to develop the shapes of the letters in the alphabet.
  • Write their own name.
  • Recognize their own name and a friend’s name.
  • Demonstrate an understanding that each book has a title, author and illustrator.
  • Be exposed to their own phone number.
  • Be exposed to their address.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the emergency phone number 9-1-1.
  • Identify beginning sounds.
  • Follow multiple step directions.
  • Sequence a story.
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension during teacher directed read aloud lessons.
  • Hold a book properly and pretend to read, recite memorized passages and possibly begin to recognize familiar sight words.
  • Be exposed to the concept that words are made up of letters and sentences are made up of words.
  • Build on rhyming and oral word families.
  • Make predictions in stories based on pictures and logic.