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Kindergarten Ready?

Skill Objectives Profile

At Pre K Scholars, our goal is to meet or exceed standards for kindergarten readiness. Your child will be taught each of the concepts below within the program.

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LANGUAGE ARTS

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Recognize letters and learn the alphabet
  • Write the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase letters in random order
  • Identify the sounds of each letter of the alphabet (letter/sound connection)
  • Identify objects that begin with different letter sounds
  • Learn and practice proper scissor grasp
  • Develop reading readiness skills and strengthen fine motor skills through repeated experiences such as cutting, pasting, coloring, tracing, printing, etc.
  • Recognize the eight basic colors and color words (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black and brown)
  • Mix colors experimentally and understand that mixing two colors together may form a new color
  • Write their names
  • Know their telephone numbers and addresses
  • Be exposed to print concepts
  • Know that vowels play a special part in all words
  • Understand that letters are put together to make words
  • Understand that words are put together to make sentences
  • Be able to distinguish words from letters
  • Begin to decode letters in order to identify words
  • Understand that "whenever we read and whenever we write, we always go from left to right and top to bottom"
  • Acquire phonetic awareness by putting letters together and creating words
  • Read simple one syllable and high frequency words (sight words)
  • Read consonant-vowel-consonant words which will help them with beginning reading
  • Identify and produce rhyming words when prompted orally
  • Appreciate literature and understand the parts of a book (front, back, spine)
  • Understand journal writing (students will begin to manipulate letters and phonetically spelled words to write about people objects or events)
  • Understand concept vocabulary (under, over, top, middle, etc.)
  • Practice penmanship using the proper pencil grasp
  • Write uppercase and lowercase letters while attending to the form and spacing of the letters
  • Understand and follow one and two step oral directions
  • Share ideas and information while speaking audibly in front of a group

 

MATHEMATICS

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Recognize numbers 0 through 30
  • Understand the value of numbers 0 through 20
  • Understand the correlation between number recognition and number value
  • Practice writing numbers using proper form
  • Count objects (reinforcing one to one correspondence)
  • Use number sense and understand the concept of basic addition
  • Count sets of objects, identify their value and write the number
  • Add sets of object together to get a "total" amount
  • Compare two or more sets of objects in a group and identify which set is equal to, more than, or less than the other
  • Understand different types of measurement
  • Understand that rulers are used to measure the length of objects
  • Measure the length of objects in inches
  • Compare the lengths of objects to identify which object is longer or shorter (make comparisons)
  • Understand the concepts of a clock and that it provides the time
  • Identify the parts of a clock and identify the time to the nearest hour
  • Identify and describe common geometric shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, diamond and oval)
  • Explore beyond identifying shapes by using shapes to create pictures
  • Identify basic coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
  • Understand coin value and how 4 quarters equal a dollar
  • Use and compare measuring cups and measuring spoons for cooking
  • Use patterning (to reinforce visual sequential memory)
  • Identify, describe and extend simple patterns of objects
  • Sort and classify objects using one or more attributes
  • Graph information

 

SCIENCE

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Experiment with magnets
  • Use tools and strategies to perform simple science experiments
  • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations
  • Demonstrate scientific observations and predict different outcomes
  • Understand that a recipe is comprised of ingredients
  • Follow recipes (reinforcing the concepts of parts to a whole)

 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Interact with other children
  • Participate in small groups
  • Understand cooperative learning
  • Accept separation from parents and enjoy independent activities
  • Take pride in their work
  • Demonstrate responsibility by completing weekly home activities which they will in turn share with the class
  • Understand following directions and social rules (sit still, raise hand etc.)
  • Understand taking turns and waiting patiently
  • Understand appropriate listening and speaking behaviors

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Identify places on a map
  • Identify location and direction-related vocabulary
  • Recite and write their telephone numbers and street addresses
  • Understand cultural diversity
  • Recognize that communities are made up of ethnically diverse people
  • Recognize different occupations and understand the collaboration of goods and services in a community

 

HEALTH

Students will creatively learn to:

  • Understand basic nutrition
  • Recognize healthy vs. non-healthy snacks
  • Discuss the different ingredients in a recipe
  • Identify ways to stay safe in a community (learn their telephone numbers and house addresses)
  • Identify community workers that promote health

 

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