Language Arts Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

WRITING / ORAL AND WRITTEN CONVENTIONS / SPELLING

LISTENING AND SPEAKING / LISTENING

  •  Be able to state name, age, gender
  • Recognize printed first name

Follow a two-step oral direction

READING/BEGINNING READING SKILLS/PRINT AWARENESS

READING / BEGINNING READING SKILLS / PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

  • Recognize and name a variety of environmental print e.g. McDonalds, Coca Cola, etc.
  • Properly handles a book (Turn pages, track left to right, top to bottom)
  • Choose a book independently, based on interest
  • Enjoy doing “pretend readings” of familiar books and making up a story to match drawings (in English and in home language)
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Repeat simple rhyming words, songs and finger plays
  • Begin to understand that letters are combined to make words

 READING/BEGINNING READING SKILLS/PHONICS

READING/BEGINNING READING/STRATEGIES

  • Identify the common sounds that letters represent
  • Experiment with new language sounds, make up new words
  • Understand that illustrations carry meaning
  • Predict what might happen next in text based on cover, title and illustrations
  • Ask and respond to questions about text read aloud (who, what, where, why)
  • Describe events and action in stories and gestures

READING/VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

READING/COMPREHENSION OF LITERARY TEXT/THEME AND GENRE

  • Identify and name familiar environmental sounds and match with associated pictures
  • Begin to use adjectives to describe what is seen, heard, touched, etc
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Repeat simple rhyming words, songs and finger plays
  • Know many words and the opposite of those words (tall/short, smooth/rough, light/heavy)

READING/COMPREHENSION OF LITERARY TEXT/POETRY

READING/COMPREHENSION OF LITERARY TEXT/FICTION

  • Respond to rhythm and rhyme in poetry through identifying a regular beat e.g. clapping, stomping
  • Recall and retell/dramatize simple stories

READING/COMPREHENSION OF INFORMATION TEXT/CULTURE AND HISTORY

 READING/COMPREHENSION OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT/EXPOSITORY TEXT

  • Identify the topic of an informational text read aloud
  • Retell important facts in a text,heard or read
  • Understands that illustrations convey meaning
  • Use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text

READING/COMPREHENSION OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT/PROCEDURAL TEXTS

READING/MEDIA LITERACY

  • Follow pictorial directions
  • Explain the meaning of specific signs (traffic signs, warning signs)
  • Understand main idea or message in visual media

 WRITING/WRITING PROCESS

WRITING/LITERARY TEXTS

  • Share writing with others
  • Dictate thoughts to an adult to record on paper
  • Be exposed to a variety of literature

WRITING/EXPOSITORY AND PROCEDURAL TEXTS

WRITING/ORAL AND WRITTEN CONVENTIONS/CONVENTIONS

  • Dictate or write information for lists, captions or invitations
  •  Use adjectives to describe what is felt, touched, tasted, etc
  • Observe print and writing as a form of communication

WRITING/ORAL AND WRITTEN CONVENTIONS/HANDWRITING,CAPITALIZATON AND PUNCTUATION

WRITING/ORAL AND WRITTEN CONVENTIONS/SPELLING

  • Hold large crayons with fingers rather than fists
  • Scribble in large and free movement
  • Begin to write letter-like forms and attempt to write from left-to-right and top-to-bottom in English writing
  • Attempt to reproduce letters (or characters depending on home language) by copying one or more letters (or characters)
  •  Be able to state name, age, gender
  • Recognize printed first name

WRITING/RESEARCH/RESEARCH PLAN

 LISTENING AND SPEAKING/LISTENING

  • Ask questions: who,what,when,and why
  • Ask more difficult questions that need more information and clarification (“Why does __ happen?”)
  • Use more abstract words to understand their world (use words like "think", "know", "guess")
  • Respond appropriately to show understanding of messages in conversation
  • Follow a two-step oral direction
  • Follow three-step directions
  • Produce expected responses to different types of requests

LISTENING AND SPEAKING/SPEAKING

LISTENING AND SPEAKING/TEAMWORK

  • Respond to questions (who, what, where, why)
  • Share information and ideas by speaking audibly and clearly using the conventions of language
  • Participate in short conversations with expected words and phrases
  • Ask or gesture for a request to be repeated or clarified
  • Provide expected responses to "wh" questions (who, what, where, when, why), as well as other question forms (how, if/then, etc.)
  • Use multiple words to describe and communicate feelings
  • Use approximately 4000+ words in home language or in English by 48 months
  • Participate in group discussions, share ideas and experiences with those in the group
  • Ask a question and wait for an answer from others
  • • Let others know when they are interrupted by saying “It’s my turn.”


Language Arts

Pre K3

Topic

Category

Standard

Quarter

UNIT 1: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Review of First Grade Skills

1st

Understand Math Strategies (fact families)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Fluently add/subtract within 20

1st

Solve One-Step Word Problems

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Use addition/subtraction within 100 to solve word problems

1st

Understand Mental Math Strategies (Make a ten)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Fluently add/subtract within 20

1st

Understand Even and Odd Numbers

Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Number and Operations in Base Ten

Count within 1000; skip-counting; determine if group of objects has even/odd members

1st

Add Using Arrays

Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Number and Operations in Base Ten

Count within 1000; skip-counting; use addition to find the total number of objects in rectangular arrays

1st

Solve Two-Step Word Problems

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Use addition/subtraction within 100 to solve word problems

1st

UNIT 1 Interim Assessment

UNIT 2: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

Add Two-Digit Numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Count within 1000; fluently add/subtract with 100; mentally add 10 or 100 to a give number

1st

Subtract two-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Count within 1000; fluently add/subtract with 100; mentally add 10 or 100 to a give number

1st

Solve one-step word problems with two-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten; Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Use addition/subtraction within 100 to solve word problems; fluently add/subtract within 100 using strategies

2nd

Understand three-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Count within 1000; skip-count by 5’s, 10’s. and 100’s; “hundred” bundle; the numbers refer to hundreds (and 0 tens/ones)

2nd

Read and write three-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Read and write numbers to 100 using base-ten numerals, numbers names, expanded form

2nd

Compare Three-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Compare 2 three-digit numbers using symbols

2nd

Add Three-Digit Numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Add/subtract within 1000 using strategies; explain why addition/subtraction strategies work

2nd

Subtract three-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Add/subtract within 1000 using strategies; explain why addition/subtraction strategies work

2nd

Add several two-digit numbers

Numbers in Operations in Base Ten

Add numbers based on place value and properties of operations

2nd

UNIT 2 Interim Assessment

UNIT 3: Measurement and Data

Understand Length and Measurement Tools

Measurement and Data

Measure the length of objects using tools

2nd

Measure Length

Measurement and Data

Measure the length of objects using tools

2nd

Understand Measurement with different units

Measurement and Data

Measure the length twice using different units

3rd

Understand estimating length

Measurement and Data

Estimate length using units

3rd

Compare lengths

Measurement and Data

Measure then compare lengths of objects

3rd

Add and subtract lengths

Measurement and Data; Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Use addition/subtraction to solve word problems involving lengths; represent numbers on a number line

3rd

Understand reading and making line plots

Measurement and Data

Represent measurement of whole numbers on a number line and by making a line plot

3rd

Draw and use bar graphs and picture graphs

Measurement and Data

Draw a graph to show data; solve/compare information

3rd

Tell and write time

Measurement and Data; Number and Operations in Base Ten

Skip-count by 5s; tell/write time using analog/digital clocks to the nearest 5 minutes

3rd

Solve problems involving money

Measurement and Data; Number and Operations in Base Ten

Skip-count by 5s, 10s, 100s; solve word problems using money and symbols

3rd

UNIT 3 Interim Assessment

Recognize and Draw Shapes

Geometry

recognize/draw shapes with specified attributes

3rd

Understand Tiling in Rectangles

Geometry

Partition a rectangle into rows/columns

4th

Understand Halves, Thirds, and Fourths in Shapes

Geometry

Partition circles/ rectangles into equal shares

4th

UNIT 4 Interim Assessment

Diagnostic

Introduction to Multiplication/ division

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Identify patterns on multiplication table; Interpret products/ quotients of whole numbers

4th


Mathematics Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

 NUMBERS OPERATIONS

ALGEBRA

  • Use sets of concrete objects to represent quantities given in verbal or written form through ten
  • Count by ones to ten or higher
  • Describe the concept of zero- the empty set
  • Understand number concepts up to 3
  • Arrange sets of objects in one to one correspondence
  • Identify first and last in series
  • Understand that numbers are used in our daily lives
  • Use numbers to describe how many objects are in a set through five using verbal and symbolic descriptions
  • Apply numbers and counting concepts to daily life (count the number of children at school today)

  • Describe qualitative change, such as students growing taller
  • Describe, model and extend AB and ABC patterns
  • Identify, extend and create patterns of sounds, physical movement and concrete objects
  • Analyze how both repeating and growing patterns are generated

 GEOMETRY

MEASUREMENT

  • Identify, draw, compare and sort two-dimensional shapes
  • Describe attributes and parts of two-dimensional shapes
  • Use words that indicate where objects are in space e.g. above, below, inside, over, under, in, on, first, last
  • Recognize and extend objects to reproduce simple patterns of concrete objects
  • Complete a simple puzzle of 3-7 pieces
  • Compare and order 2 or 3 concrete objects by size e.g. small, smaller, smallest
  • Categorize time intervals and use language associated with time in everyday situations- morning, after snack, etc.
  • Read a calendar using days, weeks and months
  • Use tools to measure items (scoop into bucket, string to determine length or height) •

DATA ANALYSIS

 PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Match objects that are alike
  • Identify basic colors, red, blue, green, yellow
  • Classify objects by color, size, shape, use and attribute
  • Construct graphs using real objects or pictures
  • :Use real objects to solve problems

REASONING AND PROOF

COMMUNICATION

  • Justify his or her answer using objects, words, pictures, numbers and technology
  • Communicate mathematical ideas using objects, words, pictures, numbers and technology

Technology Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

FORMS OF MEDIA

  • Identify basic parts of a computer (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.)
  • Use vocabulary associated with computer parts and procedures
  • Start and shut down the computer properly
  • Open and exit programs
  •  Locate the enter key and space key
  • Understand and use basic mouse functions (point, click, drag, etc.)
  • Play age-appropriate games (software, internet)
  • Use technology to express and create their own ideas
  • Recognize that information is accessable through the use of technology

  • Experience opportunities to listen to stories (tape, CD, ebook, computer, etc.)
  • Experience classroom activities using an interactive white board (Smartboard, Promethium Board, etc.)
  • Recognize and know the use of classroom technology (digital camera, response devices, tablets, DVD, iPads)
  • Identify the telephone, iPhone, cell phone, etc. as means of communication
  • Use software applications to create and express their own ideas

Science Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

  • Explore and describe objects as natural and objects made by humans (stone, wood, plastic, styrofoam, etc.)
  • Observe that all matter has properties such as size, shape, color, texture (salt, flour, sponges, sandpaper, etc.)
  • Sort, graph or clarify objects based on one or more properties (heavy/light, hard/soft, etc.)
  • Explore problems by manipulating materials and simple tools (magnets, hand lens, etc.)
  • Identify and compare similarities and differences of materials and organisms
  • Gather information, make observations and compare with prior experience (plant a bean, observe and discuss daily)
  • Make simple predictions about experiments
  • Share observations of nature with teacher and classmates (weather, sky, etc.)

  • Identify organisms as living or non-living
  • Sort animals by environment (ocean, desert, home, etc.)
  • Recognize that living things need water, food and air
  • Recognize that plants and animals have life cycles and depend on each other
  • Compare difference and similarities of animals (fish live in water, dogs and cats have fur, etc.)
  • Observe that things can change (size, weather, etc.)
  • Use patterns such as growth and seasons to predict what happens
  • Recognize that we can use our senses to investigate the world around us
  • Be exposed to the fact that we can change our environment in ways that can be beneficial or detrimental for ourselves and other organisms
  • Observe and discuss changes in weather

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Observe safety measures on playground equipment and at school
  • Identify safety signs such as poison, stop sign and traffic lights
  • Respond appropriately to fire and weather drills
  • Demonstrate how to get help from a trusted adult (police, firefighter)
  • Be aware that medicine should be taken under the supervision of an adult (parent, nurse)
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate clothing according to weather and activities
  • Use the toilet independently
  • Wash hands with soap after toileting and before eating
  • Develop an awareness of good foods to eat
  • Be aware that exercise keeps us healthy
  • Alert a caregiver when another child is in an unsafe situation or try to stop an unsafe behavior

Social Studies Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

FAMILY AWARENESS

BASIC NEEDS

  • Begin to describe family members using words that differentiate members (mom, dad, brother, etc.)
  • Role play various family members in dramatic play
  • Look at photographs of families and begin to describe similarities and differences
  • Identify/discuss family traditions
  • Identify the "basic needs" of all human beings (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Look at and describe photographs of various food, clothing and shelter that people use around the world

ENVIRONMENT

COMMUNITY

  • Identify common events and routines at home and at school, e.g. breakfast, lunch, dinner, recess
  • Identify common features of home and school
  • Identify common features of the local landscape (buildings, roads, parks, etc.)
  • Create simple drawings of home, school, community
  • Categorize time intervals using words such as tomorrow, today, yesterday
  • Be aware of and follow classroom schedules and routines/manage transitions
  • Identify school helpers (principal, teacher, nurse, custodian)
  •  Identify community helpers (police, firefighters, paramedics, bus drivers)
  • Role play various community helpers/school helpers
  • Participate in classroom jobs and begin to demonstrate classroom responsibility
  • Be able to speak about familiar community places and activities, such as going to church, post office, or grocery store

ECONOMICS

HISTORY

  • Share experiences detailing shopping experiences with their families
  •  Participate in role playing in either a store / restaurant setting
  • Describe the colors in the United States and Texas flags
  • Point to the flag of the United States and the Texas flag when requested
  • Describe similarities and differences between the U.S. flag and the Texas flag
  • Become aware of the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Become aware of national and state holidays

CULTURE

  • Begin to show representation of people and self through drawings
  • Begin to recognize that people speak in different languages
  • Identify similarities and differences among people in a group
  • Participate in classroom discussions about family customs and traditions
  • Identify through pictures different customs and traditions
  • Participate in classroom activities that highlight seasonal holidays
  • Recognize that they attend a Catholic school
  • Recognize that Catholic School Week is a special time
  • Begin to notice how people’s skin color, hair color, and abilities are different or the same
  • Enjoy joining others in cultural celebrations


Fine Arts Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

ART EXPLORATION

CREATIVE SELF-EXPRESSION

  • Use and investigate a variety of art materials. (crayons, paints, clay, markers, etc.)
  • Mix colors to make other colors
  • Use & investigate activites for sensory separation (sand, water, rice, etc.)
  • Create representations of real life structures
  • Use play dough to roll, squeeze and/or flatten
  • Introduce vocabulary words that pertain to art tools and art forms (paint brushes, sculpture, etc.)
  • Introduce art from various cultures
  • Introduce differences between photographs and illustrations
  • Use oral language to describe art work
  • Use art as a form of self expresison and creativity
  • Use a variety of materials in creating art
  • Identify the 8 basic colors (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, black)
  • Create stories, words or experiences through dramatization

MUSIC APPRECIATION

  • Participate in musical activities which include songs, finger plays, rhymes, following the beat and movement
  • Sing songs about concepts learned in the curriculum e.g. planting seeds, counting
  • Explore and play with various instruments
  • Listen to various genres of music
  • Respond to various tempos through creative movement and dance
  • Listen to different tones, volumes, and tempo variations in music


Social-Emotional Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Request help from an adult
  • Separate willingly from parent.
  • Choose and participate in classroom activities.
  • Follow oral directions from teachers
  • Work at his/her own speed on tasks that have been introduced and practiced.
  • Assume responsibility for personal belongings.
  • Attempt to solve their own problems in an appropriate way (using words vs. actions, report to teacher)
  • Work towards completion of projects and tasks
  • Exhibit age-appropriate self control (quiet voice, keep hands and feet to self, etc.)
  • Begin to identify their feelings (sad, happy, angry, etc.)
  • Able to sit and listen attentively for 10 minutes
  • Demonstrate proper eating ettiquette and use of eating utensils
  • Regulate own behavior when reminded by teacher
  • Begin to recognize self as part of a group
  • Participate in group activities
  • Develop a sense of personal space and rights of others
  • Listen when others speak
  • Work and play cooperatively with other children
  • Begin to identify feelings in others (sad, happy, etc.)
  • Demonstrate concern and sympathy for classmates
  • Know and follow class and school rules
  • Accept consequences for inappropriate behavior
  • Assist in keeping work and play areas clean

Physical Development Scope and Sequence

Key Topics in Pre K3:

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

  • Synchronize leg & hand motion (run, hop, jump, skip, gallop, climb, catch, throw, bounce, kick balls, etc.)
  • Stand on one foot for 2-3 seconds
  • Demonstrate nonlocomotive movements (bending, pulling, pushing, stretching, hugging, etc.)
  • Perform movement activities to music & group games
  • Maintain balance when sitting, kneeling and standing in various positions. (forward, backward, sideways)
  • Run at even pace
  • Climb stairs at an even pace, using rail for support
  • Crawl on hands and knees
  • Balance object in hands while walking
  • Kick or throw a large ball toward another child or adult
  • Climb a small jungle gym
  •  Run more confidently and ride a tricycle
  • Use hand and finger to manipulate various classroom materials (scissors, glue, beads, puzzles, etc.)
  • Hold drawing and writing utensils in a conventional grip (with fingers instead of fist)
  • Manipulate and shape molding clay, play-doh, etc
  • Manipulate blocks, legos, beads, pegs
  • Build with blocks vertically and horizontally
  • Stack blocks up to 9" high
  • Trace and draw recognizable pictures and shapes
  • Accomplishes self-help tasks (zipping, buttoning, snapping, etc.)
  • Assemble simple wooden puzzle
  • Handle or squeeze delicate or tiny objects between thumb and forefinger
  • Copy simple shapes and write some letters and numbers
  • Feed self relatively neatly

PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Be aware that our bodies need rest in order to have energy
  • Participate in healthy care routines, such as using a tissue to wipe own nose, covering mouth when coughing, and brushing teeth
  • Feed themselves with fork and spoon without assistance
  •  Choose their own clothes to wear