Early Years 2

Communication & Literacy

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Recognizes and produces rhymes
  • Explains ideas and shares thinking
  • Recognizes different sounds in words

INTERPRETING TEXT

  • Chooses books for pleasure
  • Recognizes own name in print
  • Recognizes high frequency words from the environment
  • Uses a variety of strategies to understand books (picture cues, asking questions, etc)
  • Beginning to recognize key letters and sounds

PRODUCING TEXT

  • Writes own name
  • Writes simple messages with known words and letters, symbols and pictures
  • Beginning to show emergent spelling behavior

PRINT CONCEPTS

  • Shows an interest in books and reading
  • Knows how to turn pages and use a book

Numeracy & Reasoning

NUMBER

  • Understands 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Can count sets of objects to 10
  • Can count backwards from 10
  • Subitize groups to 5
  • Recognizes numbers in print

SHAPE

  • Names common shapes
  • Uses shapes in their drawing
  • Spatial and geometry reasoning

PATTERNS

  • Sorts and classifies objects into groups
  • Notices and names patterns

DATA

  • Uses tally marks

MEASUREMENT

  • Can compare attributes of two or more objects (longer, heavier, etc)

Motion & Perception

LOCOMOTION

  • Coordinates arms and legs when running
  • Hops and skips without assistance
  • Jumps with two feet over objects

BALANCE

  • Walks on beam without assistance using proper technique
  • Swings and climbs in play

EYE/HAND/FOOT COORDINATION

  • Can throw overhand
  • Tracks objects with eyes
  • Dribbles and bounces a ball with one or two hands

FITNESS

  • Able to push/pull with increasing strength
  • Stretches body with flexibility
  • Performs physical activities for longer periods of time without getting tired

Social Well Being & Sense of Self

PLAY

  • Wants to play with friends
  • Likely to agree to rules
  • Takes turns
  • Shares with others
  • Cooperates
  • Plays various roles from life
  • Participates in socio-dramatic play

INTERACTIONS

  • Uses a positive tone of voice and body language
  • Gives and receives compliments and criticism
  • Listens to others and responds
  • Developing an understanding of honesty
  • Helps people

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • Participates in song, dance, acting
  • Copies drawings
  • Can keep a beat

Personal & Emotional

EMOTIONAL

  • Aware of own emotions
  • Can make choices and decisions
  • Shares personal experiences
  • Calms self after being upset
  • Aware of others feelings

ATTITUDE

  • Developing the ability to be persistent
  • Interested in trying new experiences
  • Adapts to changes in the learning environment

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Follows one step instructions
  • Demonstrates a positive self image
  • Takes care of personal belongings
  • Shows independence in preparing for activities and making transitions
  • Cares for own toilet needs