Over the course of the year students will explore each of the following educational objectives. Reading and Phonemic Awareness Auditory Discrimination: rhyme, generate rhyme, sound segments, sound blending, letter-sound relationships, beginning sounds, ending sounds, middle sounds and syllable. Visual Discrimination: first name, colors, shapes, numbers, letters/upper/lower, last name, letter/word/sentence and sight words. Introduction of chapter classic books utilizing costumes and props. Primers, Library books and programs Monthly all school commonality learning excursions
Sort object based on size, shape, color, weight, texture.
Identify solids, liquids, gas.
Recognize solids have a definite shape and liquids and gases take the shape of their container.
Observe and record weather changes day to day and over seasons.
Identify characteristics of the earth’s surface (water, soil, rocks).
Understand the sun supplies heat and light and is necessary for life.
Air is all around us. Wind is moving air and is a mixture of gases.
Identify the repeated patterns of events around us (seasons, day and night).
Explore the concept of recycling and conservation of natural resources.
Life cycle of plants
Recognize plants look like their parents.
Seasonal changes in plants
Identify plant needs
Life cycle of an animal
Animals look like their parents
Animal habitats provides basic needs
Identify animal needs.
Describe ways animal habitats provide basic needs.
Be Able To:
Group living and non-living things.
Explain and explore using the five senses.
Recognize that humans are living things that need food, air, water and shelter.
Identify calendar time: days, weeks, months.
Different means of transportation- today and in the past.
Explore why we celebrate patriotic and national holidays
Explore stories, pictures, celebrations and music of other cultures.
Explore the family, school neighborhood, state, country.
Know that people in the U.S. vote for their leaders.
Identify careers that are helpful for family, school and community.
Describe and show respect for rules at home, school and community.
Recognize that all people have needs and wants that they meet by sharing, trading and using money to buy goods and services.
Explore the globe as a model for the earth.
Recognize a map of the U.S.
Recognize that many kinds of plants and animals live on the earth.
Music The Ability To:
high and low sounds
sing same Differentiate:
Between talking and singing-calling-speaking and whispering.
Perform a dance to a musical selection
Use of movement in playing games.
Tempo changes in movement with steady beat
Play non-pitched instruments loudly and softly
Teach singing the scale
Verbal, symbolic and physical representations of a number. Counting:
One to one
Identify Quarter, nickel, penny.
Add and subtract concrete objects.
Greater than- Less than-Same as.
Line graph- Bar graph
Patterns and extending them.
Sort and classify objects
Describe and explore:
Benefits of play and exercise
Germs- in spreading disease
Feelings and moods
Medicines belong in safe places.
Healthy and unhealthy foods
Family- likenesses and differences
Healthy products- soap, shampoo, toothpaste
Acceptable and unacceptable behavior
Risky behavior- guns, needles, fire, gangs, poisons, seat belts, helmets, body fluids
Demonstrate appropriate ways to say “NO”
Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Identify - nurse, doctor, dentist
Demonstrate appropriate use of painting tools and supplies
Sculpturing with clay-coil-slab
Primary colors and secondary colors
Elements of design-for-line-pattern
Language of texture-concept.
Have art supplies handy to create original art work
Awareness of: Sculpture, paint, photography, collage, pottery, weaving-
Art appreciation -“Masters.”