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Pre-Kindergarten Goals

 

Approaches to Learning

September 2018- By the end of September, students will actively and confidently engage in play as a means of exploration and learning.

October 2018- By the end of October, students will exhibit curiosity, interest, and willingness in learning new things and having new experiences.

November 2018- 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 2018- By the end of December, students will demonstrate increased persistence. 

January 2019-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 2019-By the end of February, students will actively engage in problem solving. 

March 2019- By the end of March, students will seek assistance when the next step seems unclear or appears too difficult.

April 2019- By the end of April, students will being to seek our connections, relations, and assistance from peers and adults to complete a task.

May 2019- By the end of May, students will begin to self-select play activities and demonstrate spontaneity.

June 2019- By the end of June, students will participate in multiple play activities with the same materials. 

 

Physical Development and Health

September 2017- By the end of September, students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of safety rules. 

October 2017-  By the end of October, students will use senses to assist and guide learning. 

November 2017- By the end of November, students will engage in a variety of physical fitness activities.

December 2017- By the end of December, students will begin to demonstrate eye-hand coordination and dexterity needed to manipulate objects.

January 2018- By the end of January, students will being to demonstrate basic personal care and hygiene skills.  

February 2018- By the end of February, students will use senses to assist and guide learning. 

March 2018- By the end of March, students will use sensory information to plan and carry out movements.

April 2018- By the end of April, students will use materials such as pencils, paint brushes, eating utensils and blunt scissors effectively.

May 2018- By the end of May, students will combines a sequence of large motor skills with and without equipment.

June 2018- By the end of June, students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of health habits. 

 

Social and Emotional Development

September 2017- By the end of September, students will understand and follow routines and rules.

October 2017- By the end of October, students will demonstrate and continue to develop positive relationships with significant adults.

November 2017- By the end of November, students will develop positive relationships with peers.

December 2017- By the end of December, students will begin to demonstrate pro-social problem solving skills in social interactions.

January 2018- By the end of January, students will begin regulating his/her responses to needs, feelings and events.

February 2018- By the end of February, students will recognize himself/herself as a unique individual having his/her own abilities, characteristics, feelings and interests.  

March 2018-By the end of March, students will express feelings, needs, opinions, and desire in a way that is appropriate to the situation. 

April 2018- By the end of April, students will display accomplishment, contentment, and acknowledgement when completing a task or solving a problem by himself/herself.

May 2018- By the end of May, students will develop close friendships with one or more peers.

June 2018-By the end of June, students will adapt to change. 

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

September 2017- By the end of September, students will describe familiar people, places, things and events, and with prompting and support, provide additional detail. 

October 2017- By the end of October, students will display emergent reading behaviors with purpose and understanding (e.g., pretend reading.)

November 2017- By the end of November, students will actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. 

December 2017- By the end of December, with prompting and support students will ask and answer details(s) about a text.

January 2018- By the end of January, students will demonstrate an emerging understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds (phonemes).

February 2018- By the end of February, students will demonstrate a growing receptive vocabulary.

March 2018- 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 2018- 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 2018- By the end of May, students will with prompting and support can describe the role of an author and illustrator.

June 2018- 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 2017-  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 2017- 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 2017- By the end of November, students will express oneself and represents what he/she knows, thinks, believes and feels through visual arts. 

December 2017- By the end of December, students will analyze, compare and sort two and three dimensional shapes and objects.

January 2018- By the end of January, students will demonstrate interest and awareness about a wide variety of careers and work environments.

February 2018- By the end of February, students will observe and describe characteristics of earth and space.

March 2018- By the end of March, students will begin to acquire knowledge about the physical properties of the world.

April 2018- By the end of April, students will observe and describe characteristics of living things. 

May 2018-  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 2018- By the end of June, students will create and build shapes from components (e.g. sticks and clay balls).