# Aligning Curriculum with the Pre-Kindergarten Standards. Pre-Kindergarten Standards and Indicators by Key Learning Area

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3 L 1.4 Develop increasing understanding of letter knowledge A. Show progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds B. Identify at least 10 letters of the alphabet, especially those in their own name C. Increase ability to notice the beginning letters in familiar words L 1.5 Use different forms of writing such as drawing, letter-like forms, invented spelling and conventional forms A. Use scribbles to communicate in writing B. Use recognizable drawings to express thoughts, feelings and ideas C. Use letter-like forms, letters or random letter strings to express thoughts, feelings and ideas D. Write own name and other meaningful words E. Explore letter sound associations while writing L 1.5 Understand that writing is a way of communicating for a variety of purposes A. Represent stories and experiences through pictures, scribbles, letter-like forms, dictation and play B. Understand that writing serves a variety of purposes C. Approximate writing to communicate effectively for different audiences and purposes Logical Mathematics LM 2.1 Learn about numbers, numerical representation, and simple numerical operations A. Use counting and numbers as part of play and as a means for determining quality B. Count up to ten objects in meaningful context with emerging one-to-one correspondence C. Understand number concepts, vocabulary, quantities and written numerals in meaningful ways D. Begin to use language to compare numbers of objects with terms such as more, less, greater than, fewer, equal to E. Develop increased abilities to combine, separate, and name how many concrete objects F. Use ordinal numbers to describe the position of objects (first, second, third) G. Begin to solve problems using numbers LM 2.8 Understand patterns, relations and functions A. Recognize how things are alike (comparisons) and identify objects that belong together (classification) B. Sort, categorize, classify and order objects by one attribute C. Sort, categorize, classify and order objects by more than one attribute D. Order objects by properties (e.g. from small to large, lightest to darkest) E. Explain why and how objects are organized F. Recognize, describe and extend patterns LM2.9 Develop concepts of space and shape A. Recognize name, describe, build, draw and compare two and three dimensional shapes B. Put together and take apart increasingly more difficult shapes C. Determine whether or not two shapes are the same size and shape D. Recognize geometric shapes in books, artwork, and the environment E. Understand directionality, order, and positions of objects, using words such as up, down, over, under, top, bottom, inside, outside, in front of, behind F. Show an awareness of symmetry LM 2.3 Develop and use measurement concepts A. Demonstrate awareness of measurement attributes (length, volume, weight, area, time and temperature) B. Develop an awareness of seriation. Compare attributes such as length (shorter-taller), size (bigger-smaller), weight (heavier-lighter), in everyday situations C. Use standard and non-standard measures in everyday situations LM 2.6 Represent and interpret data A. Gather information about themselves and their surroundings B. Contribute data for simple graphs C. Organize and display data on graphs using objects and picture LM 2.5 Reason, predict and problem solve A. Make predictions based on observations and information B. Use simple strategies to problem solve C. Tell others how to solve a problem D. Understand that there is more than one way to solve a problem E. Develop the ability to compare/contrast solution strategies F. Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas 2/08 Page 3 of 13

4 Personal Social PS 3.1 Develop self concept A. Is aware of self and one s own preferences B. Show independence in a wide range of activities C. Know and state independent thoughts and feelings D. Attempt new experiences with confidence and independence E. Show pride in accomplishments PS 3.2 Develop self regulation A. Recognize and label feelings B. Express feelings, needs, opinions, and wants that are appropriate to the situation C. Understand consequences of own behavior D. Follow rules and routines in classroom and other settings E. Use materials with purpose, safety and respect F. Pay attention as required by the task G. Make transitions between activities H. Follow adult directions I. Wait before acting in required situations PS 3.3 Develop social interactions A. Trust familiar adults and close peers B. Enter into and initiates play with peers C. Enjoy playing with a specific other child in a variety of activities D. Respond with empathy to children who are upset and in need E. Seek help from peers and adults when needed F. Respect the feelings, rights and belongings of others G. Cooperate in small and large group activities H. Play cooperatively with 2-3 peers for a sustained time I. Take turns in games and tasks J. Share materials when appropriate K. Resolve conflicts with peers with increasing skill PS 3.4 Develop self care and self reliance A. Choose materials and activities independently B. Put away materials on own C. Show increasing self reliance in self-care activities (e.g. toileting, grooming, dressing, eating) D. Recognize situations that are unsafe and behave accordingly Physical Health PH 10.4 Develop gross motor coordination A. Demonstrate control of large body movements B. Exhibit developing balance, strength and stamina C. Demonstrate spatial awareness D. Demonstrate coordination of body movements E. Combine large motor movements with the use of equipment F. Combine a sequence of large motor skills G. Perform a variety of movement skills alongside and with a partner H. Engage in physical activity PH 10.5 Develop fine motor control A. Demonstrate control, strength and dexterity to manipulate objects B. Demonstrate spatial awareness C. Demonstrate eye-hand coordination D. Demonstrate increasing control with writing and drawing implements PH 10.1 Engage in healthy and safe practices A. Demonstrate positive body image B. Demonstrate good hygiene C. Demonstrate basic disease prevention skills D. Demonstrate an awareness of healthy lifestyle practice E. Understand the roles of health care and safety providers F. Demonstrate increasing responsibility for self help tasks G. Identify and avoid risk taking practices H. Recognize and follow basic safety rules I. Exhibit knowledge about foods and nutrition J. Demonstrate awareness of good nutritional practices 2/08 Page 4 of 13

6 SC 3.3 Acquire knowledge about the characteristics of living things A. Recognize the difference between living and nonliving things B. Notice changes in living things over time C. Understand that plants and animals have life cycles D. Notice similarities and differences and categories of plant and animals SC 3.4:Acquire knowledge about the physical properties of objects A. Describe, compare and categorize objects, based on their properties B. Explore simple machines C. Explore, identify and describe changes that occur over time D. Use five senses to explore the world E. Experiment with the effect of their own actions on objects F. Understand that tools perform specific functions SC 3.4:Acquire knowledge about the earth and space A. Understand changes in the environment, including weather and seasonal changes B. Investigate properties of rocks, soil and water C. Explore the characteristics of the sun, moon, stars and clouds D. Understand the importance of natural resources; that the environment provides for the needs of the people E. Show beginning understanding of how human activities may change the environment F. Participate in a variety of activities that preserve the environment Social Studies SS 7.3 Develop an understanding of self within a community A. Identify similarities and differences of personal characteristics B. Demonstrate an appreciation of one s own characteristics and those of others and others cultures C. Display an awareness of his/her role as a member of a group, such as the family or the class D. Show understanding of how individuals work together to achieve group goals E. Recognize how things are spatially related to one another F. Describe the characteristics of where s/he lives and visits G. Identify location and direction H. Develop a beginning understanding of maps as representations of actual places SS 8.1 Develop understanding of past, present and future A. Demonstrate understanding of the sequence of event B. Understand how things, people and places change over time C. Demonstrate an ability to connect new ideas to past experiences SS 6.1 Develop an understanding of the role of consumers A. Demonstrate knowledge about community workers and their roles B. Demonstrate an awareness of the uses of money C. Develop an understanding of how goods and services are produced and distributed 2/08 Page 6 of 13

7 Alignment Grid Kindergarten Standards Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources Approaches to Learning AL 1 Demonstrate initiative and curiosity AL 2 Demonstrate engagement and persistence AL 3 Demonstrate reasoning and problem solving AL 4 Demonstrate flexibility, risk-taking and responsibility AL 5 Demonstrate imagination, creativity and invention Creative Arts 9.1 Use a variety of visual art forms for creative expression and representation 2/08 Page 7 of 13

8 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources 9.2 Express self through movement and music 9.3 Participate in a variety of dramatic play experiences 9.4 Show a developing appreciation of a variety of art forms Language and Literacy RL 1.6 Develop and expand listening and understanding skills (Receptive Language) EL 1.6 Communicate ideas, experiences and feeling for a variety of purposes (Expressive Language) C 1.3 Comprehend information from written and oral stories and texts (Comprehension) L 1.1 Develop and understanding of the sounds of language (Phonological Awareness) 2/08 Page 8 of 13

9 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources L 1.1 Develop and expand awareness of concepts of print L 1.2 Develop book knowledge and appreciation L 1.4 Develop increasing understanding of letter knowledge L 1.5 Use different forms of writing such as drawing, letter-like forms, invented spelling and conventional forms L 1.5 Understand that writing is a way of communicating for a variety of purposes Logical Mathematics LM 2.1 Learn about numbers, numerical representation, and simple numerical operations LM 2.8 Understand patterns, relations and functions 2/08 Page 9 of 13

10 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources LM 2.9 Develop concepts of space and shape LM 2.3 Develop and use measurement concepts LM 2.6 Represent and interpret data LM 2.5 Reason, predict and problem solve Personal Social PS 3.1 Develop self concept PS 3.2 Develop self regulation PS 3.3 Develop social interactions 2/08 Page 10 of 13

11 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources PS 3.4 Develop self care and self reliance Physical Health PH 10.4 Develop gross motor coordination PH 10.5 Develop fine motor control PH 10.1 Engage in healthy and safe practices Program Partnerships PP 1 Work closely with parents to advance their child s development and learning in the program and at home, as well as help parents gain confidence and competence as their child s primary teacher. Have written procedures that are consistently implemented to assure that the objectives are met. PP 2 Connect parent to necessary and appropriate community services that may help the child and/or family. Have written procedures that are consistently implemented to assure that the objectives are met. 2/08 Page 11 of 13

12 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources PP 3 Work with parent to identify strengths and needs of their child to facilitate successful transition for the child from one setting to another. Have written procedures that are consistently implemented to assure that the objectives are met. PP 4 Work with parents to participate in governance of the program, being informed of ECE services and establishing effective services for children in the community. Have written procedures that are consistently implemented to assure that the objectives are met. Science SC 3.2 Demonstrate understanding of the process of scientific inquiry SC 3.3 Acquire knowledge about the characteristics of living things SC 3.4 Acquire knowledge about the physical properties of objects SC 3.5 Acquire knowledge about the earth and space 2/08 Page 12 of 13

13 Learning Standard Where Standard Is Covered in Curriculum Where Standard Is Addressed in other Resources Social Studies SS 7.3 Develop an understanding of self within a community SS 8.1 Develop understanding of past, present and future SS 6.1 Develop an understanding of the role of consumers 2/08 Page 13 of 13

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