Pre-K

Pre-K Standards Quarter 1

General Curriculum

  • Name all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize and produce words that rhyme
  • Recognize and recall the one to one correspondence between letters and sounds
  • Use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly
  • Describe common objects and events in both general and specific language
  • Identify and sort common words into basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, food)
  • Use language correctly to express spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., up/down, before/after)
  • Relate new vocabulary to prior knowledge
  • Select materials to read for pleasure
  • Pre-write by connecting thoughts and oral language to generate ideas
  • Pre-write by drawing a picture about ideas from a story read aloud or generated through class discussion
  • Draft writing by creating a group draft, scripted by the teacher
  • Print upper and lowercase letters
  • Understand directions for performing tasks 3-4 steps
  • Uses complete sentences when speaking
  • Understand the concept of writing and identifying numerals
  • Identify and duplicate simple number and non-numeric repeating and growing patterns
  • Describe, sort and re-sort objects using a variety of attributes such as shape, size, and position
  • Recognize the five senses and related body parts
  • Make observations of the natural world and know that they are descriptors collected using the five senses
  • Recognize that learning can come from careful observation

Art History

  • Explain how art-making can help people express ideas and feelings
  • Create and discuss works of art that convey personal interests
  • Describe ways in which artists use their work to share knowledge and life experiences
  • Draw from observation, experience, or imagination
  • Understand that pictures tell a story
  • Exercise gross and fine motor control
  • Work with art tools and materials appropriately
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colors and color mixing
  • Describe choices made in self artwork
  • Understand art and why people have made art in the past
  • Identify original artworks
  • Follow classroom rules

Spanish

  • Recite alphabet by rote
  • Recognize letters (upper and lower case)
  • Distinguish letter sound
  • Counts 1-100 by rote
  • Count by 5s to 100
  • Speak clearly and use proper pronunciation
  • Sing and listen to songs in Spanish
  • Recall vocabulary from weekly concepts taught
  • Participate in Spanish dances
  • Participate in educational Spanish games
  • Act out plays/skits in Spanish

Music & Drama

  • Basic knowledge of music terminology and incorporate appropriate terms to music compositions
  • Imitate simple rhythm patterns played by the teacher or a peer
  • Echo simple melodic patterns
  • Respond to specific, teacher-selected musical characteristics in a song or instrumental piece
  • Sing simple melodic patterns and songs in a group
  • Identify composers, their eras, and their impact in the world of music
  • Respond to and explore music through creative play and found sounds in the music classroom
  • Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language, and numbers
  • Associate and identify words of action or feeling with watching or performing simple dances
  • Discover movement through exploration, creativity, and imitation
  • Identify and respond to feelings expressed in movement pieces
  • Create a story about everyday events involving family members and/or pets using body movements, sounds, and imagination

Gymnastics

  • Run with speed
  • Skip with alternating legs
  • Use correct form single with a straddle roll
  • Backward roll on incline mat
  • Walk forward on beam
  • Walk sideways on beam
  • Dip on the balance beam
  • Demonstrate proper bridge form
  • Introduction to vaulting
  • Tuck , straddle, hang on bar for at least 5 seconds
  • Demonstrate correct sit-up form

Sports

  • Understand basic baseball rules and regulations including: pitch, hit, bunt, run bases, catch, positions, teamwork
  • Understand basic football rules and regulations including: throw, catch, positions, kick, teamwork
  • Understand basic soccer rules and regulations including: kick, score goals, offense/defense, positions, teamwork

Pre-K Standards Quarter 2

All previous standards including:

General Curriculum

  • Identify, blend, and segment syllables in words
  • Identify initial, final, and medial phonemes in (CVC) words (e.g., fat)
  • Blend and segment individual phonemes
  • Begin decoding words in isolation and in context
  • Make predictions about text
  • Retell the main idea
  • Draft writing about familiar topic
  • Revise draft writing
  • Write from left to right and top to bottom
  • Provide adequate letter and word spacing when writing
  • Solve problems using cardinal and ordinal numbers through 20
  • Count to 100 by 5s, 10s and 2s
  • Solve word problems involving joining and separating situations
  • Explore the Law of Gravity
  • Recognize the repeating pattern of day and night
  • Sort objects by observable properties
  • Investigate that things move in different ways

Art History

  • Explore everyday objects that have been designed and created by artists
  • Describe visual imagery used to complete artwork
  • Know that works of art express an idea
  • Recognize similarities and differences in works of art from a variety of sources
  • Use a variety of art products and tools
  • Experience art that has been created for specific purposes
  • Identify artworks in a variety of styles
  • Identify art belonging to specific artists, places, and cultures

Spanish

  • Recognize sound at beginning and end of a word
  • Understands the similarities and differences between various cultures
  • Follows two to three step directions in Spanish
  • Recognizes 1-50 at random
  • Recognizes flags of many Spanish speaking countries
  • Count by 5, 10s, and 2s to 100
  • Recite the days of the week and month of the year in relation to the calendar
  • Locate Spanish speaking countries on a map or globe

Music & Drama

  • Sing simple unison songs, with and without accompaniment
  • Sing simple songs in unison with accurate pitch, rhythm, and appropriate tone quality
  • Echo rhythmic patterns on simple rhythm instruments
  • Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of steady beat
  • Recognize various instruments by sight
  • Share opinions about selected pieces of music
  • Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of differences in musical ideas
  • Respond to changes in tempo and dynamics within musical examples
  • Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or peers
  • Respond to a variety of music through singing, movement, and expression
  • Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel
  • Perform creative movement in a specific order
  • Use imagination to act out familiar situations
  • Demonstrate use of stage space using dramatic play
  • Discover new ways to move by using imitation and imagery
  • Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics
  • Participate in conversational vocabulary in sign language

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position
  • Practice proper cartwheel form
  • Perform a bridge then push up into position
  • Pose at the finish
  • Perform at least 3 pull ups on bar
  • Introduction to vaulting
  • Squat and jump off
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Introduction to Winter Sports rules and regulations including: skiing, hockey, skating, bobsledding
  • Understand basic kickball rules and regulations including: kick, run the bases, pitch, catch, positions, teamwork
  • Understand basic dodge ball rules and regulations including: throw, catch, dodge, positions, teamwork

Pre-K Standards Quarter 3

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Determine fact or fiction
  • Identify the author’s purpose in text
  • Identify multiple literary forms (fairy tales, fables, tall tales)
  • Retell important facts from text
  • Edit writing by letter/sound relationship
  • Create narratives by writing and drawing
  • Recite short poems, rhymes, and songs with repeated patterns
  • Identify, name, describe, and sort 3-D shapes
  • Compare and order objects using measurable attributes
  • Demonstrate full understanding of time using identifiers (after/ before, day/week, shorter/ longer)
  • Observe and create a visual representation of an object which includes it’s major features
  • Observe that things that make sound vibrate

Art History

  • Gather clues to help interpret and reflect on works of art
  • Describe where ideas or products can be found in stores
  • Identify the connections between visual art and other content areas
  • Create works that express feelings, moods, emotions, and personality
  • Demonstrate use of patterns and textures
  • Demonstrate use of horizon line, foreground, and background
  • Use specific elements of art and principles of design to communicate an idea
  • Know that art subject matter can be imaginary or real

Spanish

  • Sound out and write three letter words
  • Introduce some sight words
  • Appropriately uses yesterday, today, and tomorrow in relation to the calendar
  • Recalls facts from stories read in Spanish
  • Identifies art, holidays, and culture of Spanish speaking countries
  • Identifies opposites

Music & Drama

  • Echo melodic patterns on various instruments
  • Identify similarities and differences in melodic phrases, rhythmic patterns, and songs
  • Recognize various instruments by sight and sound
  • Organize instruments into categories
  • Explore movement possibilities to solve problems by experiencing tempo, level, and directional changes
  • Refine gross and fine motor skills through repetition
  • Create sounds or movement freely with props, instruments, and found sounds in response to various music styles or elements
  • Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures and genres
  • Explore the use of instruments and vocal sounds to replace or enhance specified words or phrases in
    children’s songs, poems, stories, and chants
  • Understand theatrical terms and stage etiquette
  • Compare a story that is read to one that is acted out
  • Apply knowledge of sign language through musical performance

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position for 2 seconds
  • Practice proper cartwheel formation from handstand position
  • Perform a bridge – push up – lift one leg up
  • Perform at least 5 pull ups on bar
  • Perform basic vaulting exercises
  • Demonstrate Arabesque
  • Squat and jump off
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Understand the Summer Olympic Games, History, events, ceremonies, and traditions
  • Understand the History of the Games
  • Introduce students to all 26 sports
  • Understand the ceremonial procedures (opening and closing)
  • Introduction to Track & Field events, rules and regulations including: running relays, long jump, high jump, marathon mile
  • Introduction to Basketball rules and regulations including: dribble, shoot, bounce pass, teamwork, positions

Pre-K Standards Quarter 4

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Identify the purpose of nonfictional text
  • Edit for use of capital letters
  • Edit for correct use of end punctuation
  • Produce, illustrate and share a finished piece of writing
  • Participate in writing a simple story, poem, rhyme or song lyric
  • Interpret the physical world with geometric shapes
  • Distinguish between odd and even
  • Observe plants and animals and describe how they are alike and how they are different
  • Collaborate with a partner to collect information

Art History

  • Compare artworks from different cultures, created over time, to identify differences in style and media
  • Identify places in which artworks may be viewed by others
  • Recognize and demonstrate relief print
  • Create balanced compositions

Spanish

  • Recognize 1-100 at random
  • Use appropriate spelling/pronunciation when writing
  • Use resources for writing (word wall, picture dictionary, books)
  • Use appropriate spelling and punctuation when writing

Music & Drama

  • Share different thoughts or feelings people have about selected pieces of music
  • Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom
  • Explain the work of a composer
  • Identify various sounds in a piece of music
  • Identify, visually and aurally, pitched and unpitched classroom instruments
  • Perform simple songs and accompaniment
  • Express preferences from among a teacher selected set of musical pieces and dances
  • Use movement to express a feeling, idea, or story
  • Dance to music from a wide range of cultures and genres
  • Pretend to be a character from a given story
  • Exhibit age-appropriate dramatic play behaviors
  • Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position for 2 seconds
  • Practice cartwheel – handstand – land in lunge position
  • Perform a bridge – push up – alternate leg lifts
  • Perform at least 6 pull ups on bar
  • Perform basic vaulting exercises
  • Demonstrate arabesque
  • Squat and jump off without stopping
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Introduction to volleyball rules and regulations including: serve, set, block, spike, teamwork, and positions
  • Introduction to cycling rules and regulations including: safety, as it pertains to the Olympic Games