January Curriculum Guidelines
English Language Arts
Reading and Literature
¨ Encourage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book.
¨ Listen to several books by the same author or using the same illustrator.
Patterns & Relations
¨ Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.
Science & Technology/Engineering
¨ Observe and identify the characteristics of needs of living things: humans, animals, and plants.
¨ Investigate, describe, and compare the characteristics that differentiate living from non-living things.
¨ Observe and describe plants, insects, and animals as they go through predictable life cycles.
History and Social Science
¨ Talk about the qualities we value in a person’s character such as honesty, courage, courtesy, willingness to work hard, kindness, fairness, trustworthiness, self-discipline, loyalty, and personal responsibility.
¨ Build finger dexterity.
¨ Use eye-hand coordination, visual perception, and tracking, and visual motor skills in play activities.
¨ Listen to, imitate, and improvise sounds, patterns, or songs.
¨ Listen to storytellers and watch puppet shows.
¨ Use dramatic play, costumes, and props to pretend to be someone.