Core Knowledge Foundation Preschool Sequence

Core Knowledge Foundation Preschool Sequence

Movement and Coordination

Goal:  Refine physical attention and relaxation

Goal:  Develop and refine gross motor skills

Goal:  Develop and refine eye-hand coordination skills

Goal:  Play group games

Goal:  Use the body expressively

 Autonomy and Social Skills

 Goal:  Establish a sense of self and personal responsibility

 Goal:  Function and work constructively in a group setting using appropriate social skills

 Work Habits

 Goal:  Develop memorization Skills

 Goal:  Develop Independent Work Habits

 Language and Literacy

Oral Language

 Goal:  Understand and use nonverbal features of communication

 Goal:  Understand and use language to communicate

  Goal:  Understand and use language to think:  organize, relate and analyze information

  Goal:  Understand use increasingly varied and complex vocabulary and syntax

Nursery Rhymes

Goal:  Develop memorization skills

Goal:  Listen to nursery rhymes, poems, finger plays and songs and respond with appropriate gestures

Goal:  Develop a sense of rhyme

Storybook Reading and Storytelling

Goal:  Listen to stories read aloud

Goal:  Participate in stories read aloud

Goal:  Develop a notion of “story schema”

Goal:  Demonstrate an awareness of book and print (written language) organization

Emerging Literacy Skills in Reading and Writing

Goal:  Develop an awareness of written matter/print in everyday surroundings and its many uses.

Goal:  Develop an awareness of the structure of print

Goal:  Develop phonemic awareness

Goal:  Develop the fine motor skills and strokes used in writing

Mathematical Reasoning and Number Sense

Goal:  Sort and classify objects or pictures of object

Goal:  Duplicate and continue linear patterns

Goal:  Perceive and recognize shapes and sizes

Goal:  Use simple measurement skills and seriate objects

Goal:  Quantify groups of objects

Goal:  Compare written numerals

Goal:  Develop an understanding of addition and subtraction

Goal:  Identify money

 Orientation in Time

  Goal:  Understand and use the language of time

  Goal:  Establish reference points in time

  Goal:  Demonstrate an awareness of the passage of time and of periods of time as “the past,”    “the present,” or “the future.”

 Orientation of Space

  Goal:  Understand and use the language of space

  Goal:  Establish reference points in actual and represented space

  Goal:  Use simple maps of familiar environments

  Goal:  Demonstrate an understanding of basic geographic concepts

 Scientific Reasoning and the Physical World

 Goal:  Demonstrate an initial understanding of the living world

 Goal:  Demonstrate an initial understanding of the elements of the material world

 Goal:  Select and use tools

 Goal:  Demonstrate use of the scientific reasoning cycle

Music

Goal:  Listen to and discriminate differences in sound

Goal:  Imitate and produce sounds

Goal:  Listen to and sing songs

Goal:  Listen to and move to music of different styles and periods

 Visual Arts

Goal:  Attend to visual detail of objects and images

Goal:  Explore and create, using various art forms, media and techniques

Goal:  Develop an appreciation for art

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