Little World International School
Al Khobar

FOLLOWING ARE COMMON CURRICULUM GOALS FOR NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN.

Language Arts  

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  • Identifies all uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Demonstrates knowledge of beginning sounds by printing correct letter symbols with corresponding    pictures
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  • Orally tells what sound is heard at the beginning and end of word
  • Rhymes
  • Blends CVC sounds aloud to make a word
  • Prints alphabet letters legibly without a model
  • Uses writing (letters, picture, and words) to express own meaning
  • Count the number of sounds in a syllable and number of syllables in a word
  • Reads one syllable and common words by sight such as “the”, “I”, “is”
  • Demonstrates top to bottom, left to right progression
  • Distinguishes letters from words and words from sentences
  • Demonstrates comprehension of stories by orally retelling or acting out
  • Makes predictions
  • Identifies characters, setting, and main idea of a story
  • Prints name correctly “on line’
  • Writes from left to right and from top to bottom
  • Writes some simple CVC words spelled correctly and longer words phonetically (as they sound)
  • Orally state the names of the days of the week and months of the year
  • Identifies the eight basic colors and reads the corresponding color words
  • Understands and follows one and two step spoken directions
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Mathematics

 

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  • Demonstrates 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Sorts and classifies objects by position, shape, size, color, number of corners, etc.
  • Identifies, copies, extends, and creates patterns
  • Can count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
  • Identifies the five basic shapes (circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle)
  • Draws the five basic shapes
  • Identifies numerals (0-10)
  • Labels sets (0-10) with correct numeral
  • Compares sets of objects and uses the terms equal, more than, or less than correctly
  • Can count backwards from 10
  • Identifies coins (penny, nickel, dime)
  • Joins and separates sets of objects
  • Tells time to the hour
  • Identifies half versus whole
  • Divides sets of objects into equal group
  • Measures length with a variety of non-standard measurements
  • Compares measurements and uses the terms shorter, longer, taller, heavier, warmer, cooler, holds more, etc. correctly
  • Uses positional words to explain location (left, right, on, off, inside, between, above, below, etc.)
  • Interprets graphs

Fine Motor Skills

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  • •           Holds pencils and scissors correctly

  • Cuts on lines
  • Outlines and colors neatly within the lines


Gross Motor Skills

  • Hops on both feet together
  • Hops on one foot (left to right)
  • Marches
  • Gallops
  • Skips

 

Home Skills

  • Recites address from memory (including city and country)
  • Recites telephone number from memory (including area code)
  • Recites birth date
  • Demonstrates the ability to put on and fasten outer clothing (unassisted)
  • Tie shoe laces

 

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Social and Work Habits

  • Puts forth best efforts in work
  • Takes care of school materials
  • Uses self-control to follow school rules
  • Works independently 
  •             Completes work in a reasonable amount of time

  • Follows directions
  • Listens attentively to others
  • Stays on task
  •             Willingly participates in activities

 

Science Topics

  • Natural Sciences: animals, plants, weather, earth science, etc.
  • Physical Sciences: float and sink, etc.
  • Health and Safety: body parts, nutrition and food groups, five senses, fire safety, etc.

 

Social Studies Topics

  • Home: Self / Family/ Friends
  • Community: community helpers (e.g.: firemen, doctor, teachers etc.)