Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

a - Identify individual preferences in images when presented with visual examples such as picture books, cartoons, computer games, community, and home events

The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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No Match

Approaches to Learning

2 - Curiosity

Children demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to participate in tasks and challenges.

b - Show an interest in people, things, and the world around them.

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Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

b - Use age-appropriate vocabulary to describe works of art

Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

6 - Describes and tells the use of many familiar items

Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Approaches to Learning

6 - Application

Children use their prior experiences, sense and knowledge to learn in new ways.

a - Communicate about events and experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

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

Discusses one’s own artistic creations and those of others.

Visual Arts

Observe and Learn to Comprehend

1 - Artists and viewers identify art in daily life

c - Recognize basic characteristics and expressive features of art and design in relation to daily life

The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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No Match

Social and Emotional Development

5 - Sense of Community

Children increasingly demonstrate a sense of belonging to the program, family and community.

b - Demonstrate a growing understanding and appreciation of the relationships, people and places that make up their communities.

No Match

Visual Arts

Envision and Critique to Reflect

1 - Works of art can represent people, places, and things

a - Explain that works of art communicate ideas

The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

Approaches to Learning

6 - Application

Children use their prior experiences, sense and knowledge to learn in new ways.

a - Communicate about events and experiences.

Creative Arts Expression

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

Discusses one’s own artistic creations and those of others.

Visual Arts

Envision and Critique to Reflect

1 - Works of art can represent people, places, and things

b - Tell a story about a work of art

The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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Creative Representation

J - Drawing and painting pictures

3 - Child draws or paints something and explains what it stands for.

No Match

Creative Arts Expression

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

Discusses one’s own artistic creations and those of others.

Visual Arts

Invent and Discover to Create

1 - Create works of art based on personal relevance

a -  Use trial and error to create works of art that arrive at a desired outcome

Cognitive

11 - Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

b - Persists

6 - Plans and pursues a variety of appropriately challenging tasks

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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

2 - Creative Expression

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

e - Demonstrate care and persistence when involved in art projects.

Approaches To Learning

Persistence & Attentiveness: The ability to begin and finish activities with persistence and attention.

Resists distractions, maintains attention, and continues the task at hand through frustration or challenges.

Visual Arts

Invent and Discover to Create

1 - Create works of art based on personal relevance

b -  Use art materials safely and with respect in any environment

Social-Emotional

1 - Regulates own emotions and behaviors

b - Follows limits and expectations

6 - Manages classroom rules, routines, and transitions with occasional reminders

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Social and Emotional Development

3 - Self-control

Children increase their capacity for self-control.

b - Begin to accept the consequences of their behavior. Use materials purposefully, respectfully and safely.

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.

Creativity

3 - Tools

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

b - Select and use a variety of tools to approach tasks.

No Match

Visual Arts

Invent and Discover to Create

1 - Create works of art based on personal relevance

c - Create visual narratives from familiar stories and subject matter

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

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.

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.

Visual Arts

Relate and Connect to Transfer

1 - Artists have an important role in communities

a - Explain what an artist does and who an artist can be

Social Studies

30 - Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

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No Match

Social and Emotional Development

5 - Sense of Community

Children increasingly demonstrate a sense of belonging to the program, family and community.

b - Demonstrate a growing understanding and appreciation of the relationships, people and places that make up their communities.

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.

Recognizes a variety of jobs and the work associated with them.

Visual Arts

Relate and Connect to Transfer

1 - Artists have an important role in communities

b -  Identify some of the activities in which artists participate

Social Studies

30 - Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

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The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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No Match No Match

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.

Recognizes a variety of jobs and the work associated with them.

Visual Arts

Relate and Connect to Transfer

1 - Artists have an important role in communities

c - Name some of the arts materials available to artists

The Arts

33 - Explores the visual arts

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No Match No Match No Match