4-Day Pre-K Curriculum**
- Cutting: Use scissors to cut on a straight line; Use scissors to cut on curved and zigzag lines; Use scissors to cut out a simple shape.
- Writing: Copy a circle, cross, square, and triangle; Print first and last name; Copy and print words; Draw a person with major body parts
- Do puzzle of 10 or more pieces using visual cues
- Pour from a small pitcher
- Converse on a classroom topic
- Build vocabulary and word concepts
- Relate meaningful experiences
- Create stories
- Predict outcomes
- Use the appropriate vocabulary to classify, compare, and contrast
- Follow 3-step directions
- Move to a beat in music
- Increase coordination and strength
- Express creativity in movement
- Galloping and skipping
- Walk down steps with alternating feet
- Make appropriate choices in a variety of situations
- Develop a positive self-image
- Show respect for others
- Use their own words to problem solve and resolve disagreements
- Identify situations that could lead to happiness or sadness
- Recognize first and last name
- Recognize simple and functional words
- Become aware of grammar and punctuation
- Make connections between books or stories and their own experiences and learning
- Follow rebus recipes
- Ask questions using interrogative words
- Associate letters with their sounds
- Recognizes uppercase and lowercase letters
- Distinguish the beginning letter of a word by its sound
- Exposure to blending of sounds into words
- Practice rhyming words
- Classify objects by one attribute into 3 categories
- Count to at least 20
- Groups items by 2's and 3's
- Correlate numerals with the correct number of objects
- Count 10 objects using 1-1 correspondence
- Recognize numerals 1 - 20
- Measure using standard and non-standard measurements
- Use math terms "more, less, greater than, few, equal to"
- Create, recognize, describe, and extend a pattern
- Observe and record results
- Chart and discuss weather patterns and changes daily
- Use senses to explore, record, and discuss different situations
- Experiment with a variety of art materials
- Move to the beat in music
- Listen to a variety of music genres
- Express creativity in movement
- Experiment with dramatic play
**4-Day Pre-K has the same Kindergarten readiness objectives as the 3-Day Pre-K because we are ultimately getting all of those students ready for kindergarten. However, the additional fourth day of 4-Day Pre-K allows the children extra fine motor development,more complex practical mathematic exposure, and the time to delve deeper into themes.
Teacher helper: Helps the teacher with various leadership responsibilities throughout the day.
Engine: Leads the class to the different rooms and locations throughout the day. Sets the example of expected behavior while in line.
Snack and Snack Helper: Brings snack for the class. Sets up the snack, with the snack helper. (Uses premath skills of 1-1 correspondence and counting)
Caboose: Walks at the end of the line and makes sure that all of the students are in line. Models appropriate line behavior.
Table Wiper: Sprays and wipes the tables to prepare for snack time.
Flag Person - Holds the flag while the students sing "Grand Old Flag." Models respect for the flag.
Weather Person - Observes the weather for the day and reads the thermometer to determine the temperature. Reports the conditions to the class using weather terminology.