K4 Curriculum

Language Arts

Listens with understanding to conversations and stories

Shares information and ideas in complete, coherent sentences

Follows three simple oral directions

Identifies auditory differences and likenesses (rhyming words)

Uses language for a variety of purposes

(making requests, expressing feelings, describing differences and similarities)

Identifies letters in name

Recognizes name in print

Identifies upper case letters (A-Z)

Identifies visual likenesses and differences

Predicts what will happen next in a story

Retells information after hearing it read

Recognizes the association between the spoken and written words

Shows an interest in books

Imitates reading while turning pages from front to back

Demonstrates left to right progression

Demonstrates top to bottom progression

Engages in group writing projects

Dictates stories from personal experience

Writes in a variety of forms to convey meaning

(scribbling, letter-like forms, letters)

Communicates full name

Communicates address (house number, street, city, and state)

Communicates birth date


Identifies circles

Identifies triangles

Identifies squares

Identifies rectangles

Identifies ovals

Identifies diamonds

Identifies octagons

Demonstrates understanding of relative positions

(up, down, over, under, etc.)

Uses basic comparison words

(bigger, faster, longer, etc.)

Sorts objects using one, two, or three attributes

Recognizes and duplicates ABC patterns

(red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue)

Seriates several objects (shortest to longest, etc.)

Shows interest in numbers and counting

Participates with group counting to 30

Counts orally to 20

Uses one to one correspondence

Counts to recognize how many are in a set

Identifies numerals 0-15

Recognizes ordinal positions: first, second, third, and last

Identifies pennies

Identifies nickels

Identifies dimes

Identifies quarters


Identifies the five senses

Uses senses to observe, classify, and order objects with a variety of characteristics

Identifies differences between living and nonliving things

(basic needs of living organisms are food, shelter, water, and sunlight)

Identifies basic concepts associated with night/day and seasons

Uses common weather vocabulary

(rainy, snowy, sunny, windy)

Expresses wonder and asks questions about natural happenings

K4 Curriculum

Social Studies

Recognizes self and others as having shared and different characteristics

Demonstrates an awareness of likenesses and differences in families

Recognizes community workers and increases awareness of the jobs they perform

Understands beginning geographic concepts

Recognizes maps

Knows that the globe is a model of the Earth

Distinguishes between land and water masses on globe and maps

Personal and Social Development

Separates from parents without reluctance

Exhibits appropriate emotional behaviors

Uses materials purposefully and respectively

Takes responsibility for own behavior and actions

Follows rules and routines

Manages transitions

Sustains attention to task over a period of time

Participates as part of the classroom community

Takes turns

Cooperates with children during group physical activities

Shows empathy and caring for others

Uses socially acceptable ways to resolve conflict

Respects adult authority

Uses appropriate skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings

Physical Development

Uses balance and control to perform gross motor tasks:





throws and catches a ball

Performs fine motor tasks

Begins to practice self-help skills (buttoning, zipping, etc.)

Manipulates small objects

Cuts with scissors

Begins to control drawing and writing tools

Takes care of personal hygiene

K4 Curriculum

The Arts

Use a variety of art materials to express ideas and feelings

Shows interest and appreciation for work of others

Participates in group music experiences

Sings a variety of simple songs

Participates in creative movement and drama activities