Math Objectives

  • Understand that numbers are used to denote quantity: “two birds”
  • Count to 20 by memory
  • Identify shapes (circle, square, triangle, heart, star, oval, rectangle, diamond)
  • Understands first, second, and last
  • Recognize, repeat, and create A-B patterns
  • Classifies objects by size, color, shape, design
  • Matches objects
  • Compares groups by attributes: alike/different, taller\shorter, more\less
  • Identify which of two objects is longer or shorter using a non-standard measuring tool
  • Answer simple questions about a graph

 Scientific Processes

  • Identify body parts
  • Use senses to make comparisons
  • Develop awareness of nature and the world
  • Develop concept of seasons and weather

Health and Safety

  • Learn how to wash hands properly
  • Become bathroom independent

Fine Motor Development

  • Develop pincer grip with pencils or crayons
  • Assembles simple puzzles
  • Learns self-help skills (zip, button, and snap)
  • Manipulates play dough; finger paints
  • Copies simple shapes
  • Stacks blocks up to nine high

Gross Motor Development

  • Jumps on two feet
  • Runs
  • Climbs
  • Hops
  • Crawls

Citizenship and Social Studies

  • Develops awareness of holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)
  • Develop an awareness of community helpers
  • Participates in the Great Expectations curriculum (monthly character trait, eight expectations, pledges, and Bible verses)


  • Introduce colors (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, black, brown, white)
  • Introduce and experience skills with various art materials
  • Begin to learn how to use scissors
  • Begin to learn how to use glue

Reading and Language Arts

  • Respond to directions and questions
  • Participates in group discussions, songs, and conversations
  • Can sit through a 15 minute group time
  • Looks at books with interest
  • Takes turns in conversations
  • Repeats sounds, words and phrases [finger plays, songs]
  • Answers simple questions in group time
  • Develops vocabulary by listening to familiar selections read aloud
  • Sing the abc’s
  • Asks and answers questions of who, what, when, where, why, how
  • Recognize that signs in urban environment convey meaning: McDonald’s golden arches
  • Be able to say the alphabet
  • Begin to recognize and form letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize own name when printed
  • Begin to print own name
  • Share books, Bible stories, poems, and finger plays with students
  • Model reading behaviors to students