Language Arts Phonics/Spelling

  • Participates in singing and rhyming games
  • Notices language patterns
  • Expands vocabulary by naming wide range of objects in classroom, illustrations, multimedia presentations
  • Participates in discussions with others and gives opinions


  • Listens to and discusses stories
  • Demonstrates understanding of story by dramatization/using puppets/retelling
  • Recognizes that written words have meaning


  • Refines motor skills necessary for writing
  • Tells/repeats a story to others

Public Speaking

  • Asks questions when necessary
  • Answers when spoken to
  • Uses words when playing with others
  • Speaks with age-appropriate clarity
  • Learns to use appropriate level of voice (i.e., indoors vs. outdoors)


  • Recognizes shapes, patterns
  • Uses math in real-life situations (i.e., cooking, sharing)

Physical Education

  • Learns to warm up the body
  • Learns simple stretches
  • Balances on a hard surface
  • Balances on a balance beam
  • Learns all of the various movements there are such as: walking, running, skipping, galloping, and jumping
  • Learns various tagging games
  • Follows simple games with one or two rules
  • Increases awareness of personal and open space
  • Learns how to throw properly
  • Learns how to basket catch
  • Learns basic rules and techniques for the following sports: soccer, basketball, baseball and football

Social Studies

  • Identifies characteristics of self and others
  • Identifies similarities and differences between self and others


  • Begins to understand the basics of scientific inquiry through sensory experiences
  • Describes concrete objects and sensory emergence
  • Identifies basic external body parts and five senses
  • Understands how things change over time by observing plant growth, butterfly emerging


  • Child learns simple greetings, rhymes, and songs
  • Demonstrates understanding of story in rhyme and songs by arm and hand gestures and body language
  • Recognizes written words have meaning


  • Learns basic vocabulary which complements learning in all areas
  • Gives simple greetings
  • Sings simple songs


  • Completes art projects relevant to curriculum through many different media
  • Begins to hold and use art tools correctly


  • Sings simple songs with class
  • Begins to coordinate movements to songs and music
  • Explores fundamentals of rhythm through physical movement

Computer and Technology

  • Demonstrates optimal posture and position at the computer
  • Identifies computer hardware
  • Demonstrates appropriate mouse skills

School Skills

  • Sits with other children and teacher when appropriate
  • Follows simple directions
  • Uses restroom independently

Thinking Skills

  • Begins to observe and identify specific characteristics of a concrete object