Pre-Kindergarten 4 Class Goals and Objectives
Religion-Your Child Will:
Understand God’s unconditional love for each of us.
Understand and respect the Earth as God’s creation.
Learn to worship God through song, music, praise and prayer.
Learn to thank and talk to God through prayer.
Be exposed to God’s Word through Bible stories.
Language/Pre-Reading-Your Child Will:
Recognize and print his/her name.
Be exposed to the alphabet letters and sounds they make.
Be exposed to various forms of written language.
Become aware of the days of the week and months and seasons of the year.
Develop and demonstrate listening skills.
Be exposed to, develop an understanding of, and demonstrate spoken language.
Math Readiness-Your Child Will:
Count objects to 20.
Demonstrate number recognition to 10.
Demonstrate one to one correspondence.
Participate in various graphing experiences.
Be exposed to “mathematical vocabulary” Ex. more, less, large, small, over, under, around, between, beside, etc.
Recognize and name the basic shapes and basic colors.
Science-Your Child Will:
Practice observation skills.
Practice classification skills.
Observe cause and effect in the world around him/her.
Design and participate in simple experimentation.
Practice problem-solving and evaluation skills.
Social Studies-Your Child Will:
Expand his/her awareness of self.
Demonstrate an awareness of family structure and responsibility.
Develop an awareness of his/her community and helpers.
Practice and demonstrate self-help skills including using the bathroom, proper hygiene, dressing and eating.
Art-Your Child Will:
Experience his/her awareness of self.
Demonstrate creative self-expression.
Participate in multi-sensory experiences.
Music-Your Child Will:
Participate in musical activities including song, dance, instrumental, movement, games and self-expression.
Be exposed to and gain an appreciation for various types of music, including folk, classical, patriotic, religious, multi-cultural, patriotic, religious, multi-cultural, and traditional.
Fine Motor Skills-Your Child Will:
Demonstrate cutting on a straight line and a circle.
Develop proper hand position while using a pencil, crayon, and scissors.
Assemble puzzles of four or more pieces correctly.
Demonstrate buttoning, zipping, and buckling skills.
Practice applying and controlling glue.
Write his/her name, letters and numbers.
Gross Motor Skills-Your Child Will:
Practice tossing a ball into a basket.
Be able to follow a path on the ground and walk backwards.
Be able to stand on one foot and both feet.
Your Child Will:
Be able to share, take turns, and wait for short periods of time.
Demonstrate the usage of polite language, such as “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome.”
Practice good manners, such as covering his/her mouth when sneezing, washing hands after using the bathroom, and before snacks and meals.
Help to develop and adhere to classroom rules.
Demonstrate respect for the property of others.
Develop personal responsibility for his/her actions.
Your Child Will:
Demonstrate self-control consistent with his/her development level.
Practice coping skills and self-control in separating from family.
Experience and participate in transitions.
Participate in choice-making and decision-making activities.
Learn appropriate ways of expressing emotion through discussion, art, music and movement.
Participate in multi-cultural activities.