Rogers Pre-K Curriculum

  • (Meets approved Arkansas Better Chance for School Success (ABCSS) curriculum requirement)

    Houghton Mifflin: Big Day for Pre-K

    Curriculum Goals and Objectives:

    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.