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Pre-Kindergarten Goals

 

Approaches to Learning

September - By the end of September, students will actively and confidently engage in play as a means of exploration and learning.

October - By the end of October, students will exhibit curiosity, interest, and willingness in learning new things and having new experiences.

November - By the end of November, students will approach tasks, activities and problems with creativity, imagination and/or willingness to try new experiences or activities. 

December - By the end of December, students will demonstrate increased persistence. 

January -By the end of January, students will being to choose materials/props and use them in novel ways to represent ideas, characters, and objects. 

February -By the end of February, students will actively engage in problem solving. 

March - By the end of March, students will seek assistance when the next step seems unclear or appears too difficult.

April - By the end of April, students will being to seek our connections, relations, and assistance from peers and adults to complete a task.

May - By the end of May, students will begin to self-select play activities and demonstrate spontaneity.

June - By the end of June, students will participate in multiple play activities with the same materials. 

 

Physical Development and Health

September - By the end of September, students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of safety rules. 

October -  By the end of October, students will use senses to assist and guide learning. 

November - By the end of November, students will engage in a variety of physical fitness activities.

December - By the end of December, students will begin to demonstrate eye-hand coordination and dexterity needed to manipulate objects.

January - By the end of January, students will being to demonstrate basic personal care and hygiene skills.  

February - By the end of February, students will use senses to assist and guide learning. 

March - By the end of March, students will use sensory information to plan and carry out movements.

April - By the end of April, students will use materials such as pencils, paint brushes, eating utensils and blunt scissors effectively.

May - By the end of May, students will combines a sequence of large motor skills with and without equipment.

June - By the end of June, students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of health habits. 

 

Social and Emotional Development

September - By the end of September, students will understand and follow routines and rules.

October - By the end of October, students will demonstrate and continue to develop positive relationships with significant adults.

November - By the end of November, students will develop positive relationships with peers.

December - By the end of December, students will begin to demonstrate pro-social problem solving skills in social interactions.

January - By the end of January, students will begin regulating his/her responses to needs, feelings and events.

February - By the end of February, students will recognize himself/herself as a unique individual having his/her own abilities, characteristics, feelings and interests.  

March -By the end of March, students will express feelings, needs, opinions, and desire in a way that is appropriate to the situation. 

April - By the end of April, students will display accomplishment, contentment, and acknowledgement when completing a task or solving a problem by himself/herself.

May - By the end of May, students will develop close friendships with one or more peers.

June -By the end of June, students will adapt to change. 

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

September - By the end of September, students will describe familiar people, places, things and events, and with prompting and support, provide additional detail. 

October - By the end of October, students will display emergent reading behaviors with purpose and understanding (e.g., pretend reading.)

November - By the end of November, students will actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. 

December - By the end of December, with prompting and support students will ask and answer details(s) about a text.

January - By the end of January, students will demonstrate an emerging understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds (phonemes).

February - By the end of February, students will demonstrate a growing receptive vocabulary.

March - By the end of March, with prompting and support, students will engage in a picture walk to make connections between self, illustrations, and the story.

April - By the end of April, with prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

May - By the end of May, students will with prompting and support can describe the role of an author and illustrator.

June - By the end of June, with prompting and support students will compare and contrast two stories relating to the same topic. 

 

Cognition and Knowledge of the World

September -  By the end of September, students will develop a basic awareness of self as an individual, self within the context of family, and self within the context of community. 

October - By the end of October, students will asks questions and makes predictions based on observations and manipulation of things and events in the environment.

November - By the end of November, students will express oneself and represents what he/she knows, thinks, believes and feels through visual arts. 

December - By the end of December, students will analyze, compare and sort two and three dimensional shapes and objects.

January - By the end of January, students will demonstrate interest and awareness about a wide variety of careers and work environments.

February - By the end of February, students will observe and describe characteristics of earth and space.

March - By the end of March, students will begin to acquire knowledge about the physical properties of the world.

April - By the end of April, students will observe and describe characteristics of living things. 

May -  By the end of May, students will develop an understanding of how people and things change over time and how to relate past events to their present and future activities. 

June - By the end of June, students will create and build shapes from components (e.g. sticks and clay balls).