Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

2 - Follows simple directions related to position (in, on, under, up, down)

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

4 - Follows simple directions related to proximity (beside, between, next to)

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

6 - Uses and responds appropriately to positional words indicating location, direction, and distance

Health and Physical Education

Movement Competence and Understanding in Physical Education

2 - Demonstrate balance

b - Demonstrate the relationship of under, over, behind, next to, through, right, left, up, down, forward, backward, and in front of by using the body and an object.

Reading and Writing

Oral Expression and Listening

1 - Conceptual understanding conveyed through vocabulary words can occur using a variety of modalities

b - Begin to identify and use special concepts (first/last, over/under, etc.)

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

a - Use positional phrasing. Phrases to include but not limited to: over and under, here and there, inside and outside, up and down

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

d - Follow directions to arrange, order, or position objects

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

1 - Child moves or places an object as requested.

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

1 - Child moves or places an object as requested.

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

2 - Child uses a position word.

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

2 - Child uses a position word.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

a - Describe and name common shapes found in the natural environment.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

b - Use language to understand the arrangement, order and position of objects that are on top of, next to, on the bottom, underneath, beside and in front of other objects.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

b - Use language to understand the arrangement, order and position of objects that are on top of, next to, on the bottom, underneath, beside and in front of other objects.

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to understand healthy behavior and develop their physical bodies.

d - Initiate activities that challenge their bodies in new ways.

Physical Development & Health

Gross Motor Skills: The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

Understands movement concepts, such as control of the body, how the body moves (such as an awareness of space and directionality), and that the body can move independently or in coordination with other objects.

Language Development

Receptive Language: The ability to comprehend or understand language.

Comprehends increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Understands directionality, order, and position of objects, such as up, down, in front, behind.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Understands directionality, order, and position of objects, such as up, down, in front, behind.

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

8 - Uses and makes simple sketches, models, or pictorial maps to locate objects

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

b - Understands shapes

2 - Matches two identical shapes

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

b - Understands shapes

4 - Identifies a few basic shapes (circle, square, triangle)

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Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

b - Understands shapes

6 - Describes basic two- and three dimensional shapes by using own words; recognizes basic shapes when they are presented in a new orientation

Math

Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships

1 - Shapes can be observed in the world and described in relation to one another

a - Match, sort, group and name basic shapes found in the natural environment

Mathematics and Science

Y - Sorting objects

2 - Child sorts a collection into smaller groups of similar objects.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

a - Describe and name common shapes found in the natural environment.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

c - Group objects according to their shape and size.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Recognizes and names common shapes, their parts, and attributes.

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

b - Understands shapes

8 - Shows that shapes remain the same when they are turned, flipped, or slid; breaks apart or combines shapes to create different shapes and sizes

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