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.