Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Music

Expression of Music

1 - Peform Expressively

a - Use voices expressively when speaking, chanting, and singing

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

Children will use verbal and non-verbal language to express and communicate information.

a - Communicate needs or thoughts through nonverbal gestures, actions, expressions and words. Participate in communication around a topic.

No Match

Music

Expression of Music

1 - Peform Expressively

b - Sing a variety of simple songs and singing games

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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No Match No Match

Creative Arts Expression

Music: The use of voice and instruments to create sounds.

Participates in music activities, such as listening, singing, or performing.

Music

Expression of Music

1 - Peform Expressively

c - Demonstrate fundamental performance skills such as correct posture and behavior

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Movement and Music

P - Singing

5 - Child sings a song with five or more pitches

No Match No Match

Music

Expression of Music

2 - Respond to rhythmic patterns and elements of music

a - Move to music of various tempos, meters, dynamics, modes, genres, and styles

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Movement and Music

N - Feeling and expressing steady beat

0 - Child pats, taps, or pounds briefly or without steady movement.

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.

Music

Expression of Music

2 - Respond to rhythmic patterns and elements of music

b - Move or use body percussion to demonstrate awareness of beat and tempo

The Arts

35 - Explores dance and movement concepts

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Movement and Music

N - Feeling and expressing steady beat

4 - Child maintains a steady beat to music for 1216 beats.

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.

Music

Expression of Music

2 - Respond to rhythmic patterns and elements of music

c - Match movement to rhythmic patterns

Mathematics

23 - Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

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6 - Extends and creates simple repeating patterns

Movement and Music

N - Feeling and expressing steady beat

1 - Child engages in a steady movement.

Mathematics

1 - Play

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

b - Use counting and number vocabulary as a part of play.

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.

Music

Creation of Music

1 - Improvise movement and sound responses to music

a - Improvise sound effects to accompany play activities

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Creative Representation

K - Pretending

0 - Child imitates the sound or action of a person or animal.

Creativity

1 - Play

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

c - Use musical instruments and tools from various art forms as props in dramatic play.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

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

c - Participate in musical activities using a variety of materials for expression and representation.

Creativity

3 - Tools

Children use a variety of tools and art media to creatively express their ideas.

a - Experiment with different tools to creatively express and present ideas.

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Music

Creation of Music

1 - Improvise movement and sound responses to music

b - Use improvised movement to demonstrate musical awareness

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Movement and Music

O - Moving to music

1 - Child moves 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.

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.

Music

Theory of Music

1 - Describe and respond to musical elements

a - Use an individual vocabulary to describe music

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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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.

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

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Music

Theory of Music

1 - Describe and respond to musical elements

b - Use body movement to respond to dynamics and tempo

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Movement and Music

N - Feeling and expressing steady beat

0 - Child pats, taps, or pounds briefly or without steady movement.

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.

Music

Theory of Music

2 - Recognition of a wide variety of sounds and sound sources

a - Use personal vocabulary to describe sources of sound

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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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.

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

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.

Music

Theory of Music

2 - Recognition of a wide variety of sounds and sound sources

b - Use invented symbols to represent musical sounds and ideas

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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Literacy

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop early reading and writing skills.

a - Use symbols and forms of early writing to create more complex play.

Literacy

2 - Early Writing

Children demonstrate an interest and ability to use symbols to represent words and ideas.

d - Use scribbles, shapes, letter-like symbols and letters to write or represent words or ideas.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

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

c - Participate in musical activities using a variety of materials for expression and representation.

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.

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

1 - Demonstrate respect for music contributions

a - Describe appropriate listening during a musical selection, live or recorded

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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No Match

Language Development and Communication

2 - Listening and Understanding

Children develop skills in listening and in understanding language.

a - Listen and understand stories, songs and poems.

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

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

2 - Express feeling responses to music

a - Create movements in response to music

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

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.

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

2 - Express feeling responses to music

b -  Participate freely in music activities

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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No Match No Match

Creative Arts Expression

Music: The use of voice and instruments to create sounds.

Participates in music activities, such as listening, singing, or performing.

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

2 - Express feeling responses to music

c - Talk about expressing feeling in music

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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No Match No Match

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses language to express ideas and needs.

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

3 - Recognition of music in daily life

a - Use examples such as music from cartoons, computer games, community, and home events

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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No Match No Match No Match

Music

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

3 - Recognition of music in daily life

b - Use a personal vocabulary to describe music from diverse cultures

The Arts

34 - Explores musical concepts and expression

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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.

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

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.

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses increasingly complex and varied vocabulary.