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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No Match

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.