Curriculum

Teaching Objectives  |  Topics & Concepts

The Sensory Readiness Curriculum used by the Little Brick Schoolhouse Preschool opens the door to an exciting learning experience. Through integrating the five senses in each unit, your child will be delighted with the music, dramatic play, role playing, art, kitchen fun, science, American sign language and movement that will be offered. Of course a great emphasis is placed on fine and large motor skill development, alphabet awareness, phonetics and pre-math activities. Lastly, socialization is incorporated into each learning unit.

Teaching Objectives [Top]

WRITING SKILLS:

  1. Hold a pencil properly
  2. Recognize his/her name when printed
  3. Write his/her name with correct pattern strokes
  4. Write the alphabet using proper line spaces for upper and lowercase letters
  5. Write numbers 0-10

ALPHABET / PHONICS SKILLS:

  1. Learn letters in alphabetical order
  2. Recognize printed letters on a page
  3. Basic phonic sounds of letters
  4. Long—short & hard—soft sounds of some letters
  5. Some blended sounds (th. ch. st. etc.)

BASIC COLOR SKILLS:

  1. Identify and name 8 basic colors
  2. Recognize color names
  3. Identify colors of objects in the classroom
  4. Primary colors (red, yellow, and blue)
  5. Mixing colors (green, orange, and purple)
  6. Awareness of color in creative play

BASIC SHAPES SKILLS:

  1. Visually identify 6 basic shapes
  2. Name basic shapes
  3. Draw basic shapes
  4. Identify shapes in the classroom

LISTENING SKILLS:

  1. Following verbal 3 step instructions
  2. Waiting for direction
  3. Lengthen attention span
  4. Exploration of music and music appreciation

NUMERALS, COUNTING & PRE-MATH SKILLS:

  1. Count 0 - 10
  2. Visually recognize 0 - 10
  3. Understand number combination 10 - 20. etc.
  4. Simple addition
  5. Simple subtraction

SMALL MOTOR SKILLS:

  1. Cutting straight lines and curves
  2. Tie shoe laces, string large beads
  3. Zip, snap, and button clothes
  4. Proper pencil control

LARGE MOTOR/MOVEMENT SKILL:

  1. Catching and throwing
  2. Kicking a ball
  3. Jumping and hopping (one foot - both feet)
  4. Learning rhythm during musical movement

ASL - SIGN LANGUAGE:

  1. Recognize ASL manual alphabet
  2. ASL fingerspell his/her own name
  3. Handsign numbers 0—10
  4. Understand and sign simple phrases

SOCIAL_SKILLS:

  1. Cooperative play
  2. Creative self-directed play
  3. Creative exploration
  4. Increase language development
  5. Build good character traits and values
  6. Emotional self-control
  7. Expression of ones own feelings
  8. Self—control when angry or upset
  9. Self—management
  10. Recognition of others feelings and needs

Topics & Concepts [Top]

  • Alphabet Knowledge & Awareness
  • Animals: Land, Air& Water
  • Art Thematic Skill Projects
  • ASL- American Handsign Language
  • Calendar (Days of the week & Months)
  • Character Building & Value Training
  • Classification & Groupings
  • Color Recognition
  • Coloring Skills
  • Community Awareness
  • Concept Reviews
  • Cooking & Food Activities
  • Craft Suggestions
  • Creative Learning Centers & Activities
  • Creative Play Suggestions
  • Discovery Discussion
  • Evaluations
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Families & Relationships
  • Feeling & Emotions
  • Following Directions
  • Field trip Suggests & Options
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • Homes/Life Styles & Cultures
  • Human Relation
  • Introduction to the Arts
  • Introductions to Classical Music
  • Language Development Activities
  • Large Motor Development
  • Listening Skills
  • Literature (Age Appropriate)
  • Left & Right Hand Awareness
  • Manipulation Games & Activities
  • Manners Awareness
  • Math Sets
  • Music Basic Concepts
  • Music & Movement Activities
  • Musical Ear Training
  • Number Sequences & Counting
  • Number Writing
  • Original Music & Stories
  • Pencils Skills
  • Perception
  • Phonemics Awareness
  • Phonics (Introduction Basics)
  • Physical Development & Movement
  • Plants/Trees
  • Pre-Math Activities
  • Pre-Reading Skills
  • Pre-Writing Activities
  • Respect for Others and Property
  • Safety Awareness
  • Small Motor Development
  • Science/Physical & Life Science
  • Science Projects
  • Scissor Skills
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Sensory Awareness Learning Centers
  • Shape Recognition
  • Show-n-Tell Guides
  • Special Holidays
  • Time Management
  • The Four Seasons
  • The Five Senses
  • Transportation
  • Weather
  • Zaner—Bloser Manuscript