Young Threes

Math Objectives

  • Understand that numbers are used to denote quantity: “two birds”
  • Count to 10 by memory
  • Understands order “first”, “last”
  • Classifies objects by size, color, shape
  • Identify shapes (circle, square, triangle, heart, star, oval, rectangle, diamond)
  • Compares groups by attributes: alike/different, taller/shorter
  • Recognize simple A-B patterns

 Scientific Processes

  • Develop concept of weather
  • Identify body parts

Health and Safety

  • Learn how to wash hands properly
  • Become bathroom independent

Fine Motor Development

  • Develop pincer grip with pencils or crayons
  • Assembles very simple puzzles
  • Plays with play dough
  • Begins to learn self-help skills (zip, button, and snap)

Gross Motor Development

  • Walk in line without rope assistance by Christmas

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

Art

  • 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
  • Looks at books with interest
  • Takes turns in conversations
  • Repeats sounds, words and phrases [finger plays, songs]
  • Answers simple questions in group time
  • Participates in group discussions, songs, and conversations
  • Develops vocabulary by listening to familiar selections read aloud
  • Sing the abc’s
  • Recognize some letters
  • Recognize their name
  • Share books, Bible stories, poems, and finger plays with students
  • Model reading behaviors to students

Older Threes

Math

  • Number recognition and concept to 10
  • Count to 20
  • Understands first, second, and last
  • Recognize, repeat, and create A-B patterns
  • Classifies objects by size, color, shape, design
  • Identify shapes
  • 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

Science

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

Art

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

Fine Motor Development

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

Social Studies                                                         

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

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
  • Model reading behaviors
  • Use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning or predict events in a story
  • Retell or act out events in stories
  • Predicts logical outcome of story
  • Handles books appropriately
  • Takes turns in conversations
  • Repeats sounds, words and phrases [finger plays, songs, poems]
  • Asks and answers questions of who, what, when, where, why, how
  • Recognize that signs in urban environment convey meaning: McDonald’s golden arches
  • Develop vocabulary by listening to read alouds
  • 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