Math *Numerals 1-30 *Counting Objects to 10 *One to One correspondence of objects *Sorting by various attributes-color, shape, size *Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC *Sizes-small, medium, large *Shapes-square, rectangle, circle, triangle, diamond, heart, oval, star *Matching symbols, shapes, patterns, etc. *Same and Different *More, Less, Same *Time: Day and Night *Money: Explore through games, songs, and pretend play
Literacy *Exposure to alphabet, letter names and sounds *Recognize, spell, write first name *Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly *Retell familiar stories *Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences *Answer questions about stories *Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays *Concepts of print:left to right direction, holding book right-side-up *Build new vocabulary *Build listening skills *Strengthen visual discrimination *Sequencing *Develop fine motor skills
Science *Explore science tools: magnets, magnifying glasses, etc. *Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations *Observe insect life *Observe plant growth *Observe weather and plant life during each season *Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities *Identify basic colors and explore color mixing *Make observational drawings and dictation *Explore the world with the five senses *Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat *Name the parts of a body
Creative Arts *Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc. *Use a variety of art materials: crayons, paint, colored pencils, markers, chalk, clay, etc. *Experiment with mixing paint colors *Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum *Participate in movement songs and dances *Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythm *Use a variety of children's instruments *Participate in dramatic play *Dramatize familiar stories *Act out the movements and sounds of animals
Social Skills *Practice problem solving skills in social situations *Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects *Share classroom materials with the group *Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners *Communicate his/her needs *Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, fasten clothing, use kleenex, etc. *State personal information: first and last name, age, school name *Explore types of work and workers *Explore modes of transportation *Participate in projects to help others in need
Technology *Use computer programs to create picture stories *Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag *Use the internet to explore kid-friendly websites
Religion *Listen to Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories *Recognize that plants, animals, and human beings are God's creation *Recognize that God created families to love and take care of each other *Learn about God's love *Listen to stories of the life of Jesus *Learn Jesus' teachings to love God and one another *Recognize the holiness of Mary *View symbols of our faith such as: water, the cross, wheat, bread, grapes, etc. Social Studies *Recognize that there are many kinds of families *Name different jobs people have *Explore varieties of houses *Learn about needs of a family (shelter, clothing, food, each other)
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