Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Dance

Movement, Technique, and Peformace

1 - Demonstrate simple phrases of movement in time and space

a - Practice how to move with action movements to action words (movement vocabulary) using simple non-locomotor body actions such as bend, stretch, twist, turn, shake, and stretch, and simple locomotor body actions such as travel, jump, run, hop, and roll

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

3 - Child names a movement and engages in it to music.

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.

Develops motor control and balance for a range of physical activities, such as walking, propelling a wheelchair or mobility device, skipping, running, climbing, and hopping.

Dance

Movement, Technique, and Peformace

1 - Demonstrate simple phrases of movement in time and space

b - Explore movement in personal and general space using shape, size, level, direction, stillness, and transference of weight (stepping)

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Physical Health and Development

2 - Gross Motor

Children increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance and coordination.

b - Demonstrate body and space awareness to move and stop with control over speed and direction.

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.

Dance

Movement, Technique, and Peformace

1 - Demonstrate simple phrases of movement in time and space

c - Explore how to move using qualities of movement

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

1 - Child moves to music.

No Match

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.

Dance

Movement, Technique, and Peformace

1 - Demonstrate simple phrases of movement in time and space

d - Perform simple phrases of movement to experience movements in sequence, rhythm, and relationships

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

4 - Child creates and repeats a two-movement pattern to music.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

b - Use movement and a variety of musical styles to express feelings and to understand and interpret experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Moves to different patterns of beat and rhythm in music.

Dance

Create, Compose and Choreograph

1 - Translate simple ideas and stories into movement

a - Explore with movement that expresses different feelings in personal and general space

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

b - Use movement and a variety of musical styles to express feelings and to understand and interpret experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Uses creative movement to express concepts, ideas, or feelings.

Dance

Create, Compose and Choreograph

1 - Translate simple ideas and stories into movement

b - Experience different shapes, sizes, levels, and directions to make simple patterns of movements in space and time

Mathematics

23 - Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

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4 - Copies simple repeating patterns

No Match

Mathematics

1 - Play

Children engage in play to develop their mathematical thinking and problem solving.

c - Experiment with patterns and shapes.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Uses creative movement to express concepts, ideas, or feelings.

Dance

Create, Compose and Choreograph

1 - Translate simple ideas and stories into movement

c - Select some movements out of many, and create a simple movement phrase to encourage self-expression

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

4 - Child creates and repeats a two-movement pattern to music.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Uses creative movement to express concepts, ideas, or feelings.

Dance

Create, Compose and Choreograph

1 - Translate simple ideas and stories into movement

d - Use sensory stimuli and real-life situations as an impetus for moving and creating original work

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

a - Engage in spontaneous imaginative play using a variety of materials to dramatize stories and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Physical Health and Development

1 - Play

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

b - Use their sesnse to explore materials and experience activities.

Physical Health and Development

5 - Senses

Children increase their understanding of the use of their eyes, ears, fingers, nose and mouth and how the senses work together.

c - Combine and use different senses depending on the activity.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Dance

Historical and Cultural Context

1 - Recognize dances from around the world

a - View dances from around the world, and explore the country of origin

Social Studies

32 - Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge

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The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

d - Begin to notice differences in the arts from a variety of cultures.

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.

Understands similarities and respects differences among people.

Dance

Historical and Cultural Context

1 - Recognize dances from around the world

b - Explore dance as a way for people to express themselves

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Uses creative movement to express concepts, ideas, or feelings.

Dance

Historical and Cultural Context

1 - Recognize dances from around the world

c - Demonstrate how people in different cultures move in similar and different ways

Social Studies

30 - Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

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The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

c - Appreciate and demonstrate respect for the work of others.

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

d - Begin to notice differences in the arts from a variety of cultures.

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.

Understands similarities and respects differences among people.

Dance

Historical and Cultural Context

1 - Recognize dances from around the world

d - Explore occasions for dance across different cultures

Social Studies

30 - Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

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The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

d - Begin to notice differences in the arts from a variety of cultures.

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.

Understands similarities and respects differences among people.

Dance

Historical and Cultural Context

1 - Recognize dances from around the world

e - Explore shapes, levels, and patterns in a dance, and describe the actions

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Mathematics

1 - Play

Children engage in play to develop their mathematical thinking and problem solving.

c - Experiment with patterns and shapes.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Expresses what is felt and heard in various musical tempos and styles.

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

1 - Observe and identify different dance genres

a - Experience the joy of seeing and responding to dance

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

b - Enjoy participating in a variety of art experiences.

No Match

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

1 - Observe and identify different dance genres

b - Demonstrate movement to express emotion

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

b - Use movement and a variety of musical styles to express feelings and to understand and interpret experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

Creative Movement & Dance: The use of the body to move to music and express oneself.

Uses creative movement to express concepts, ideas, or feelings.

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

1 - Observe and identify different dance genres

c - Describe what is seen and felt in a movement by speaking or drawing a picture

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

d - Plan, work cooperatively and create drawings, paintings, sculptures and other art projects.

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

a - Begin to understand and develop a vocabulary to share opinions about artistic creations and experiences

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Creative Arts Expression

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

Creates artistic works that reflect thoughts, feelings, experiences, or knowledge.

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

2 - Attentively observe a dance performance

a - View a performance with attention

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

c - Appreciate and demonstrate respect for the work of others.

No Match

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

2 - Attentively observe a dance performance

b - Clap to show joy and appreciation of a dance

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

c - Appreciate and demonstrate respect for the work of others.

No Match

Dance

Reflect, Connect and Respond

2 - Attentively observe a dance performance

c - Draw on paper the movement seen in the space of a particular dance work

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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No Match

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

d - Plan, work cooperatively and create drawings, paintings, sculptures and other art projects.

Creative Arts Expression

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

Creates artistic works that reflect thoughts, feelings, experiences, or knowledge.