Classroom Curriculum Overview


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History & Social Science

Science

Rules

Fairness

Classroom responsibilities

Teamwork

Occupations

Planting & gardening

Weather

Insects

Microscope

Balance scales

Ramps, gears & pulleys

Predictions

Observation

Cause & effect

Natural vs. human made

Language

Letter sounds

Name Writing

Phonemic awareness building activities

Vocabulary building

Emergent writing skills (bead threading, scissors, grasp)

Mathematics

Count aloud to 20

First, next, last

Before, after. 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Whole & half

Shapes

Repetitive patterns

Measurement

 
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Arts

Circle time

Songs & finger play

Dramatic play

Exploring textures in artwork

Health

Potty training

Body Parts

Body awareness & strength

Left & right sides of body

Nutrition

Hygiene 

 

4 & 5-Year-Old Pre-K/Kindergarten Prep

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History & Social Science

Learn basic economic concepts (buying, selling, producing & consuming)

Construct & describe simple maps

Understand words for location and direction (take a right, bear left, etc...)

Understanding of time in relevant activities (timelines, count down days, using hourglass)

Talk about qualities we value in a person's character such as courage, hard work, trustworthiness

Identify important American symbols such as the American flag and pictures of current president

 

 

Science & Technology

Identify characteristics of local weather

Investigate living & non living things

Describe plants, insects & animals through life cycles

Describe seasonal changes in plants & animals

Explore & compare liquids & solids

Learn various actions such as pushing, pulling, twisting, rolling

Experiment with balance

Sensory play with natural & manmade objects

Demonstrate proper use of tools & materials

Explore & identify simple machines (ramps, pulleys, gears & levers)

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Mathematics

Names of numbers in contexts

Ability to recognize written numbers

Ability to write numbers

Count aloud 1-20

Understanding of simple word problems

Use concrete objects to solve simple addition/subtraction

Understand whole & half

Examine, manipulate and identify U.S coins

Recognize, describe & reproduce patterns

Estimate in a meaningful way (how many steps?)

Language

Ability to write

Recognize capitol & lowercase letters

Write & recognize first & last name

Read aloud from Dolch Site Word List (at, the, one)

Sound out & decode small beginning level words (hat, cat)

Add details or changes to published or class-made stories

 

 

 

 
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Physical Development

Discuss various aids and accommodations used by people for the activities of daily life.

Use thumb & forefinger to "pincer grasp" pencils in proper form

Practice personal hygiene and safety measures (washing hands, food prep, cleaning surfaces)

Practice independence & self help skills (manipulate fasteners on clothing, help serve snack, pour liquids into a cup)

Talk about when someone gets hurt and rules for universal precautions.