Preschool Standards & Assessments

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The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

a - Identify individual preferences in images when presented with visual examples such as picture books, cartoons, computer games, community, and home events

Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

c - Recognize basic characteristics and expressive features of art and design in relation to daily life

Visual Arts

Envision and Critique to Reflect

1 - Works of art can represent people, places, and things

a - Explain that works of art communicate ideas

Visual Arts

Envision and Critique to Reflect

1 - Works of art can represent people, places, and things

b - Tell a story about a work of art

Visual Arts

Relate and Connect to Transfer

1 - Artists have an important role in communities

b -  Identify some of the activities in which artists participate

Visual Arts

Relate and Connect to Transfer

1 - Artists have an important role in communities

c - Name some of the arts materials available to artists

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

b - Show an interest in people, things, and the world around them.

Approaches to Learning

6 - Application

Children use their prior experiences, sense and knowledge to learn in new ways.

a - Communicate about events and experiences.

Social and Emotional Development

5 - Sense of Community

Children increasingly demonstrate a sense of belonging to the program, family and community.

b - Demonstrate a growing understanding and appreciation of the relationships, people and places that make up their communities.

Creative Arts Expression

Art: The use of a range of media and materials to create drawings, pictures, or other objects.

Discusses one’s own artistic creations and those of others.

Creative Arts Expression

Art: The use of a range of media and materials to create drawings, pictures, or other objects.

Discusses one’s own artistic creations and those of others.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

Self, Family, & Community: The understanding of one’s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community, and respect for diversity.

Recognizes a variety of jobs and the work associated with them.