**Must be 4 by September 1st


  • Begins to associate number concepts, vocabulary, quantities, and written numerals in meaningful ways.  
  • Identifies and writes numbers 0-15
  • Counts backward from 10
  • Count to 100
  • Counts by tens to 100
  • Identify, name and describe a variety of shapes
  • Uses position words (above, below, up, down, in, out, over, and under with accuracy)
  • Compare and order objects
  • Describe similarities and differences between objects
  • Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger (5 is bigger than 4 and 10 is bigger than both of those numbers)
  • Compare sets and explains which has more/less or equivalent quantities
  • Use ordinal number to order objects first through third
  • Identify the days of the week and months of the year.
  • Verbally explain a graph
  • Sorts and groups objects into a set and explains verbally what the objects have in common
  • Recognize patterns, repeat them, and explain them verbally.  
  • Measure objects using nonstandard units of measurement
  • Develop an awareness of simple time concepts within his/her daily life (e.g., yesterday, today, tomorrow; morning, afternoon, night

Social and Personal Goals

  • Plays, works and interacts easily with others.
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately.  
  • Develops confidence and stands up for own rights.  
  • Shows respect for others and their property.  
  • Recognizes and expresses own feelings and respond appropriately.  
  • Develops increasing abilities to give and take in interactions; to take turns and to interact without being overly submissive or directive.  
  • Seeks assistance when appropriate.  
  • Demonstrates emerging awareness and respect for culture, ethnicity, abilities and disabilities.  
  • States full name, age, and name of parent or guardian.  


Fine Motor Skills

  • Demonstrates increased control of hand and eye coordination (using beads, crayons, paint brushes, and puzzles).
  • Demonstrates increasing control of small muscles in hands
  • Uses a pencil correctly

Social Studies

  • Develop awareness of community helpers
  • Identify rules at school and possible consequences of not obeying rules
  • Develop awareness of holidays and identify symbols of common holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
  • Participates in the Great Expectations curriculum (monthly character trait, expectations and Bible verses)


  • Know primary colors and secondary colors
  • Introduce and experience skills with various art media
  • Use scissors properly
  • Use glue properly

Reading and Language Arts

  • Participates in group discussions, songs, and conversations
  • Can sit through a 15 minute group time
  • Listen to stories being read aloud
  • Listens and responds to Bible stories

 Print Awareness

  • Understand concepts about print
  • Understand that printed materials provide information.
  • Distinguish letters from words.
  • Recognize and name all capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Phonological/Phonemic Awareness

  • Know some letter sounds
  • Identify and produce simple rhyming pairs.
  • Identify and count syllables in spoken words.
  • Distinguish onset (beginning sound(s)) and rimes in one-syllable words.
  • Recognize ending sounds in spoken words.
  • Recognize the same sounds in different words.
  • Begin to blend phonemes to form a word.



  • Increase personal vocabulary by listening to a variety of text and literature.
  • Use new vocabulary and language in own speech and writing.
  • Uses self-help language


  • Read familiar texts emergently, not necessarily verbatim from the print alone.


  • Use pre-reading skills (e.g., connecting prior knowledge to text, making predictions about text and using picture clues).
  • Retell, reenact or dramatize a story read to the student or by the student.
  • Make predictions and confirm after reading or listening to text.
  • With prompting and support describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear


  • Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.
  • Place events in sequential order by telling the beginning, middle and ending.
  • Summarize main points and events of a simple story.


  • Develops understanding that writing is a way of communicating for a variety of purposes
  • Construct journal entries using illustrations and beginning writing skills
  • Uses random letters to convey message/story
  • Print using left to right progression moving from the top to the bottom of the page (Uses writing like behavior)
  • Print his/her first name
  • Writes some letters
  • Uses beginning letter to represent a word
  • Dictate a story about an exciting event or experience