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Preschool Learning Objectives

Expectations for the end of the year! 

3-4 year olds

Becoming a more functional member of the classroom community and developing the beginning foundation for all areas of education.

Language Arts

Reading and Writing

  • Realizing that sounds connect to letters
    • Letters in their name
  • Identify their own name
  • Follow two step commands
    • “Put your coat on and line-up”
  • Beginning to scribble write
    • Taught by writing center and watching others write their name on their art projects
  • Pretend write
    • Given opportunities and materials to practice

Math

  • Count to 10
    • Counting kids, objects, snack, etc.
    • Songs with numbers
  • Matching by one characteristics
    • Color or shape
    • Done in the classroom with games and sorting materials at the manipulative center
  • Counting objects one by one to 10
  • May begin to recognize written numbers
  • Identify colors

Socialization

  • Start to have play themes with others
  • Increased imaginative play
  • Begin to take turns and share
  • Understand the concept of gender

Emotional

  • Ability to recognize different feelings
  • Beginnings of empathy
  • Using words to state feelings

Physical

  • Sitting as part of an activity for 10 minutes
  • Beginning to use scissors
  • Basic proper use of writing utensils
  • Help with household tasks

4-5 year olds

Becoming more independent through development of academic concepts and problem solving skills.

Language Arts

Reading and Writing

  • Beginning to write recognizable letters: Letters in name
  • Recognizing more letters and sounds
    • Pretend writing, scribble writing with some letters
    • Write name on their art, writing table
  • Reading by pictures in the book, memorization
  • Begin to grasp that pictures and symbols represent real objects
  • Recall address and phone number

Math

  • Number patterns: Red, blue, red, blue, etc.
  • Counting to 20: Calendar, counting objects in room, counting games etc.
  • Simple addition and subtraction: “We have 10 kids here and we need 11, how many are we missing?”
  • Group according to 2 characteristics: Color & shape
  • Understands number and space concepts: More, less, bigger, in ,under, behind, etc.

Socialization

  • Friendships develop
  • Longer lasting play with others, more involved
  • Sharing and turn taking
  • Generating solutions to conflict: “I will give you this if you give that to me.”

Emotional

  • Develops more empathy
  • More confidence stating their needs and feelings

Physical

  • Sits for 10-15 minutes actively engaged
  • Greater accuracy with scissors and writing utensils
  • Pump a swing
  • Greater awareness of their space
  • Dress independently and tie shoes
  • Can cut on a line
  • Draw a body

How We Teach Reading, Writing, And Math at Bright Adventure Preschool

Reading and Writing

Language Arts

  • Reading to children
  • Having books always available
  • Words labeling objects in the classroom
  • Names on cubbies
  • Checking themselves in by looking for their names (3-4) or writing their name (4-5)
  • Name collar
  • Picking jobs by picture of the job
  • Dictating stories regarding the pictures they drew- verbal words relate to written words that relate to the
    picture they drew
  • Writing names on papers as the child is ready
  • Writing centers- This offers different types of writing materials, tape, books, envelopes, scissors, staplers
  • Relating letters to actual objects- Letter boxes that contain objects that relate to the letter
  • Writing letters as a group
  • Songs/Movement/Finger plays
  • Sounds as they relate to names
  • Letter books
  • Letter games
  • Books on tape

Math

  • Counting
    • Calendar
    • Number of students, snack, lining- up objects in the room, etc
  • Games
    • Matching
    • Sorting
    • Pattern boards
    • Number games
  • Open-ended art activities
    • Write number then draw that amount
  • Shapes
    • Building blocks
    • Exposure in the classroom
    • Games
    • Activities
    • Exploring with balance
    • Matching
  • Songs/Movement/Finger plays