Preschool Standards & Assessments

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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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No Match

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.