exploration, enjoyment, observation, and self-expression are guiding principles. Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color,Texture and Pattern; 2-D and 3-D materials and techniques: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, collage, traditional crafts.DRAMA AND MUSIC:
These subjects are taught collaboratively to reinforce common skills and objectives. Emphasis on cooperation and communication through language and creative movement; integrated lessons include storytelling, pretend play, improvised dialogue, singing, listening, and instrument playing; use of graphic visual notation and tactile manipulatives for early reading and representation of music; vocal and instrumental improvisation and composition.
An introduction to health and wellness is integrated in various ways throughout the Pre-K curriculum.
Listening and communication skills, comprehension, sequencing stories and events, dictation, phonemic awareness: identify and write uppercase letters, letter sound association, isolate beginning and ending sounds of some words, generate rhymes, recognize environmental print. Fine-motor skills: proper pencil grip, tracing, cutting with scissors, create representational drawings.
Count by ones to at least 50, identify and write numerals 0-30, one to one correspondence, left to right justification, recognize and reproduce simple and complex patterns, arrays, and geometric pattern blocks, understand and interpret classroom graphs, sorting and classifying, beginning measurement, and problem-solving strategies to complete multi-step tasks.
Demonstrate age-appropriate locomotor skills: walk, run, hop, skip, jump, slide, leap. Demonstrate age-appropriate manipulative skills: throw, catch, kick, dribble, strike. Understand spatial and body awareness. Actively participate in all the activities. Show cooperation with peers. Listen to directions and follow through. Understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
Introduction to scientific vocabulary: experiment, observation, and prediction. Exploration of the natural world: question causes and effects, seasons, water/sand table, weighing, measuring, volume, nutrition, cooking, life cycle of praying mantis/frogs/ladybugs, space: moon, earth, sun, and constellations; the Design Process.
I’m Me, I’m Special, our families, our classroom, our school; our community helpers; transportation; construction.TECHNOLOGY
Exposure to varied, supportive curricular software; use technology to reinforce language arts, math, science, social studies, and 1-to-1 iPad program. Introduction to robotics and coding concepts by working with KIBO robots and Kodable.
Exposure to French through a range of materials and activities: familiar vocabulary learned through songs, storytelling, videos, games, hand motions, and dance; development of listening and speaking skills.