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

Life Sciences

¨ 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.

Health Education

Physical Development

¨ Build finger dexterity.

¨ Use eye-hand coordination, visual perception, and tracking, and visual motor skills in play activities.


The Arts


¨ 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.

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