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Ideal Curriculum Pre-K

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SUBJECT:  VISUAL ARTS

Pre kindergarten students will:

1. Express the creative “self” through making works of art.

2. Learn to respond to works of art with enjoyment

3. To become aware of how societies express values and beliefs through visual forms.

4. To become aware of others in groups and their drawings and art works

5. Talk about their own work and that of others, and tell others stories of art work

6. Learn about Color: Be able to recognize primary colors and know that all colors come from them.

7.  See the Design in their work:  Be able to identify shapes and be aware of size differences.

8.  Learn to recognize parts of a face and their location.

9.  Learn to fill the page.

10.  Learn about the basic idea of a base or horizon line.

11.  Learn to form a sculpture (e.g. paper, Styrofoam, clay, tin, wood, paper Mache, and found objects).

12.  Learn to assemble sculpture by cutting, bending, folding, tearing, piercing, overlapping, and balancing pieces.

13.  Learn to define the term jewelry.

  • Be introduced to simple jewelry construction using string, beads, pasta, buttons, paper, and natural materials.
  • Be aware of types of jewelry made in different cultures and times of history.

 

14.  Painting:

  • Learn proper use of brush, paint, water container, and cloth before painting, and clean up after painting.
  • Learn tempera painting by starting with big shapes of color and then adding details.
  • Learn watercolor painting by using wet on wet and dry brush techniques.
  • Use a good composition by filling in the paper and experimenting with shapes and lines.
  • Examine slides and prints of artists work and identify their style.

 

15.  Printing:

  • Learn that a print is a reverse image of an object, which is usually repeated more than once.
  • Be introduced to mono-printings and heat transfer method.

 

16. Stitchery:  Be introduced to the terms stitchery, needlepoint, and embroidery.

  • Use muslin, other fabrics, or plastic mesh in stitchery

 

Reading/Writing

 

Language Arts

Sequence of events

Recalling lyrics

Print and picture media

 

Written Expression

Tracing, copying, writing letters

Dictating stories

Left to right progression

 

Public Speaking/Listening

 

Presentation

Group discussion

Representing thoughts through words

 

Listening Skills

Following oral directions

Ignoring distractions

Sequence recall

Being comfortable as listeners

 

Math

 

Numbers & Relations

Number sense

Fractions

Addition & subtraction

Seriating

Comparing, classifying

 

Measurement

Inches, feet, yards,

Tsp, tbsp, cup

 

Data Analysis

Work problems

Graphing

Matching objects

 

Science

 

Seasons

Signs of season

Weather characteristic

Weather

Weather observation and recording

 

Animals

Birds

 

Magnets

Attraction

 

Senses

Dental Health

Shadows

Farm

Dinosaurs

Place in history

 

Social Studies

 

Self/Family Identity

Community Helpers

Holidays and Traditions

Native American/Pilgrims

Development of Early America

Thanksgiving celebration

 

Foreign Language

 

Spanish

Common phrases

Numbers 1-28

Traditional songs

Colors

Calendar vocabulary

Mexican culture awareness

 

Art

 

Color

Primary colors

Shape

Basic shapes

Drawing large and small shapes

Connecting shapes with lines

Concepts

Portrait

Landscape

Still life

Printing

Watercolors

Weaving

 

Music

 

Begins in Kindergarten

 

Computer

 

Begins in Kindergarten

 

Physical Ed/Health

 

Body Movement Awareness

Identifying body parts

Recognizing personal space

Movement

Developing vocabulary

Movement with relation to objects

Moving with flow and tempo of music

Traditional & Creative Games

Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle

Warm-up exercises

Practicing safety rules

Identifying babies for a healthy life

Motor Development

Fine motor of fingers and toes

Equilibrium

Projectile management

Locomotion

 

Social Skills

 

Classroom and Playground

Rules

Agreeing upon rules

Accepting limitations

Self-Awareness

Identifying, expressing feelings

Building confidence

Developing self control

Communicating needs

Citizenship

Sharing, taking turns

Following directions

participation

Independence

Playing alone & with a group

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

I.   Social Skills

            Team Games - examples:  Parachute, Trains and Tunnels, etc.

 

II.  Locomotor Skills

            Movement from one place to another

            Examples:  tag games, bee sting, etc.

 

III.  Manipulative Skills

             Reception and Propulsion Games

       Examples:  bowling, bounce and catch, etc.

 

IV.  Axial

             Fitness Activities and Games

             Examples:  Bear walk, George of the jungle, etc.

           

V.  Exploratory Rhythmics and Shapes

            Dance and Creative Movement - examples:  make letters of the alphabet, foot tag, etc.

 

VI  Tumbling

            Basic Gymnastics

            Examples:  somersault, forward and backward

 

 

 

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