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Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

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Drama

Topic: Creative Expression

General Learning Objective

The child explores self-expression through creative thought and through language, art, movement, music and drama.

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Explores and expresses ideas, perceptions, feelings and
    thoughts in a variety of forms; e.g., art, music, drama and
    movement 
  • Uses imagination creatively in dramatic play; e.g., story,
    puppets, role-play and mime  
  • Explores familiar materials in new ways 

Topic: Creative Expression

General Learning Objective

The child becomes aware of various forms of expression. 

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Becomes aware of why and how ideas are communicated
    through art, music, movement and drama

English Language Arts

General Learning Objective

1. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1 Discover and explore

Express ideas and develop understanding

  • Share personal experiences prompted by oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about ideas, experiences and familiar events

Experiment with language and forms

  • Talk and represent to explore, express and share stories, ideas and experiences

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Listen to experiences and feelings shared by others

Combine Ideas

  • Connect related ideas and information

Extent Understanding

  • Express interest in new ideas and experiences

General Learning Objective

2. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

Use prior knowledge

  • Connect oral language with print and pictures
  • Understand that stories, information and personal experiences can be recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed
  • Expect print and pictures to have meaning and to be related to each other in print and other media texts

Use comprehension strategies

  • Ask questions and make comments during listening and reading activities
  • Recall events and characters in familiar stories read aloud by others

Use phonics and structural analysis

  • Identify and generate rhyming words in oral language

2.2 Respond to Text

Experience various texts

  • Participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as picture books, fairy tales, rhymes, stories, photographs, illustrations and video programs
  • Listen and view attentively

Construct meaning from texts

  • Relate aspects of oral, print and other media texts to personal feelings and experiences
  • Talk about and represent the actions of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about experiences similar or related to those in oral, print and other media texts

Appreciate the artistry of texts

  • Experiment with sounds, words, word patterns, rhymes and rhythms

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Experience a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Develop a sense of story through reading, listening and viewing experiences
  • Identify the main characters in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

General Learning Objective

3. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

Specific Learning Objectives

3.1 Plan and Focus

Focus Attention

  • Attend to oral, print and other media texts on topics of interest
  • Make statements about topics under discussion

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Evaluate information

  • Share new learnings with others

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share ideas and information about topics of interest

Review research process

  • Share information-gathering experiences

General Learning Objective

4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

Specific Learning Objectives

4.1 Enhance and Improve

Expand knowledge of language

  • Experiment with rhymes and rhythms of language to learn new words

4.3 Present and Share

Demonstrate attentive listening and viewing

  • Make comments that relate to the topic being discussed

General Learning Objective

5. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others.

Specific Learning Objectives

5.1 Respect Others and Strengthen Community

Relate texts to culture

  • Explore oral, print and other media texts from various communities

Health

Topic: Personal Health

General Learning Objective

Wellness Choices
Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others.

Specific Learning Objectives

W–K.1

  • Describe ways, and make choices, to be physically active daily

W–K.5

  • Recognize that nutritious foods are needed for growth and to feel good/have energy; e.g., nutritious snacks

Topic: Life Roles and Career Development

General Learning Objective

Life Learning Choices
Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges

Specific Learning Objectives

L–K.6

  • Demonstrate awareness of the ways in which people take care of responsibilities in the home and school

Music

Topic: Creative Expression

General Learning Objective

The child becomes aware of various forms of expression. 

Specific Learning Objectives
  • Becomes aware of why and how ideas are communicated through art, music, movement and drama

Social Studies

Topic: K.1  I Am Unique

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the multiple social, physical, cultural and
linguistic factors that contribute to an individual’s unique identity. 

Specific Learning Objectives
  • K.1.1 Value their unique characteristics, interests, gifts and talents (I)
  • K.1.2 Appreciate the unique characteristics, interests, gifts and talents of others:
    • Appreciate feelings, ideas, stories and experiences shared by others (C, I) 
  • K.1.3 Examine what makes them unique individuals by exploring and reflecting upon the
    following questions for inquiry:
    • What are my gifts, interests, talents and characteristics? (I)
    • How do my gifts, interests, talents and characteristics make me a unique individual? (I) 

Topic: K.2 I Belong

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the characteristics and interests that unite
members of communities and groups. 

Specific Learning Objectives
  • K.2.4 Examine the characteristics and interests that bring people together in groups by
    exploring and reflecting upon the following questions
    :
    • How does living and participating in your community affect your sense of belonging? (CC,I) 
  • K.2.5 Examine ways in which people create a climate of cooperation by exploring and reflecting
    upon the following questions for inquiry:
    • In what ways can people contribute to a group or community? (CC)

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives
  • K.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:
    • Consider ideas and information from varied sources
    • Compare and contrast information provided