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1 Topics Supporting Themes Classroom Activities Demonstrated Skills Social and emotional Literacy and language skills All about me, family, friendship and feelings, thanksgiving, character education Character education Cooperative play groups and free play Daily routine/schedule Positive reinforcement and classroom management techniques Teachers encourage independence and promote self confidence Character education driven classroom rules Classroom job chart Throughout all themes Letter of the week Letter recognition and sounds Letter song of the week Daily stories related to themes Rotating classroom library of books Magnet letters Stamps Stories on tape/cd Computer Writing line types and tracing letters Literacy games Arrives and departs in a routine fashion Accepts changes to daily schedule Demonstrates trust in adults and caregivers Asserts needs Takes responsibility for classroom environment Follows classroom rules Plays cooperatively in groups Shares and takes turns Begins to resolve conflicts Considers the feelings of others Seeks help when needed Can identify emotions Participates in classroom activities Follows directions Retells a story Recites ideas to accompany drawings Answers questions about stories Can repeat 4-7 word sentences Begins to predict what will happen next Focuses for the duration of an age appropriate book Applies new vocabulary/information to an

2 Letter matching games Puzzles Global awareness Holidays, multicultural, community helpers, earth day, Olympics, Celebrations of holidays around the world transportation Stories of other cultures Multi-cultural cooking activities Pretend play Puppets Mathematics Throughout all themes Number recognition Counting Calendar Counting and patterning bears Sorting by size, shape, color Counting and positional word songs Shapes Measuring Graphing 1:1 correspondence activity Recognizes and identifies letters by name Follows two-step directions Can ask simple questions Infers from illustrations in a story Imitates the act of reading/writing in play Uses scribble writing and letter like forms Uses 5-6 word sentences Recites alphabet Recognizes own name Recites sounds of some letters Recognizes cultural diversity Notices differences and similarities Uses real and imaginary objects in pretend play Counts from 1-10/20 (Jan/June) Can match 1:1 corespondence Can identify most numbers 1-10/20 Can sort and classify based on shape, size, weight, color Can demonstrate positional terms Begins to use comparative words related to shape, color, size Can identify basic geometric

3 Science and nature Self-help skills and healthy habits Gross motor Apples, pumpkins, five senses, animals, hibernation, solar system, insects, earth day, ocean, dinosaurs, weather, forest, seasons, camping All about me, family, dental health, healthy habits Matching numerals to quantities Puzzles Computer Sensory bins Seasons/calendar Animals Magnets Magnifying glasses Experimenting with light/color Experimenting with sound Experimenting with density Experimenting with motion Classroom jobs Hand washing Helps to dress self Helps to clean classroom Learns personal information Meal/snack time Throughout all themes Climber Playground KinderGym/ Free Gym Walks shapes Can complete simple A-B-A-B color or shape patterns Can match related pictures or objects Identifies colors Begins to investigate cause when something unexpected happens Refers to past and future with an understanding of present Identifies days of the week and some months Identifies body parts Dresses self with some assistance Can say first and last name Can say own age Attempts to put on shoes Washes hands using proper hand washing techniques Cleans toys independently Can feed self with a fork and spoon Can drink from a cup unassisted Begins to identify healthy choice foods Walks up and down stairs Can hop on one foot Can balance on one foot Can throw a small ball

4 Fine motor Sensory Cognitive Music and movement Circle songs Throughout all themes Manipulatives Blocks Puzzles Tracing Coloring Painting Play dough Lacing Sensory centers Hand/finger plays Paper cutting My five senses, throughout all themes Sand Rice Water Ice/snow Paper Feathers Slime/putty Flour Shaving cream Beads throughout all themes Dramatic/pretend play Finger plays and songs Thematic centers Sensory bins Alphabet matching games Climbs ladders on playground equipment Walks along a line, stepping off occasionally Pedals a tricycle around objects Can kick a ball forward Displays hand preference Can complete simple puzzles Builds block towers using at least five blocks Can place small objects in a container Begins to cut with scissors Holds a marker or crayon with thumb and two fingers Uses scribble writing and letter like forms Experiments with sound/noise Begins to identify textures Engages in water/sand play Finds multiple uses for classroom objects Uses real and imaginary objects in pretend play Continues an activity until own

5 Character and YMCA core values Puzzles Blocks Center rotations Throughout all themes Classroom rules Transition times Cooperative play groups goal is reached Plans ways to use objects to preform multi-step tasks Expects people and objects to respond to actions in particular ways Remains on task for 8-10 minutes Continues a simple task to completion Offers a play theme and scenario Is able to share and take turns Helps clean up Treats others with kindness Shows respect to teachers and peers Exhibits self confidence

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