Rogers Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Houghton Mifflin: Big Day for Pre-K

(meeting approved Arkansas Better Chance for School Success (ABCSS) curriculum requirement).

Curriculum Goals and Objectives:

Area of Development I:   Social/Emotional Development

Sense of Self:

  • Shows ability to adjust to new situations.
  • Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults.
  • Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately.
  • Stands up for rights.

Responsibility for Self and Others
  • Demonstrates self-direction and independence.
  • Takes responsibility for own well being.
  • Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials.
  • Follows classroom routines.
  • Follows classroom rules.

Pro-social Behavior
  • Plays well with other children.
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately.
  • Shares and respects the rights of others.
  • Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts.

Area of Development II:   Physical Development

Gross Motor
  • Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping).
  • Shows balance while moving.
  • Climbs up and down.
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle).
  • Demonstrates throwing, kicking, and catching skills.

Fine Motor
  • Controls small muscles in hands.
  • Coordinates eye-hand movement.
  • Uses tools for writing and drawing.

Area of Development III:   Cognitive Development

Learning and Problem Solving
  • Observes objects and events with curiosity.
  • Approaches problems flexibly.
  • Shows persistence in approaching tasks.
  • Explores cause and effect.
  • Applies knowledge or experience to a new context.

Logical Thinking
  • Classifies objects.
  • Compares/Measures
  • Arranges objects in a series.
  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them.
  • Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence.
  • Shows awareness of position in space.
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence.
  • Uses numbers and counting.

Representation and Symbolic Thinking

  • Takes on pretend roles and situations.
  • Makes believe with objects.
  • Makes and interprets representations.

Area of Development IV:   Language Development

Listening and Speaking
  • Hears and discriminates the sounds of language.
  • Expresses self using words and expanded sentences.
  • Understands and follows oral directions.
  • Answers Questions.
  • Asks Questions.
  • Actively participates in conversations.

Reading and Writing
  • Enjoys and values reading.
  • Demonstrates understanding of print copies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print.
  • Comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other texts.
  • Understands the purpose of writing.
  • Writes letters and words.