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Shenker Academy environmental curriculum for 12-18 months old students promotes excellence in developmental and academic skills through instilling language foundations, basic learning skills, and conceptual development of the child. Students participate in center based learning, and reconvene 3-5 times per day for a Circle Time, when teachers read various books, and engage the students in learning.

Curriculum

Academic Skills/Content Mastery (12-18 Months)

 

 

Language Arts

Semester 1

Semester 2

Listening & Verbal Expression
1.1

Follows oral directions

   
1.2

Using oral communication

   
1.3

Points to body parts and name them

   
Literacy & Reading Readiness
1.1   Familiar with rhymes and songs learned    
1.2

Describes pictures & objects with words

   
1.3

Draws on grade level

   
1.4 Participates in group discussions during circle times    
1.5 Able to answer questions verbally    
1.6 Able to retell and sequence parts/full story    
1.7 Identifies Alphabet letters    
Writing Skills
1.1 Scribbles    
1.2 Grasps writing tools correctly    
1.3 Draws lines, shapes    
       
 

Fine Motor Skills

Semester 1

Semester 2

1.1 Uses pencil correctly    
1.2 Uses crayons correctly    
1.3 Uses glue correctly    
1.4 Uses scissors correctly    
1.5 Uses paint brush, stamps, and shape cutters correctly    
1.6 Participates in movement activities    
 

Mathematics

Semester 1

Semester 2

1.1 Sorts objects according to similar attributes    
1.2 Completes puzzles correctly    
1.3 Extends a repeating pattern    
1.4 Counts forward to __________    
1.5

Identifies more, fewer, or same

   
1.6

Draws two-dimensional shapes

   
1.7

Identifies two-dimensional shapes

   
1.8 Matches objects by size, colors, etc.    
1.9 Identifies plants, animals, objects    
1.10 Creates patterns    
 

Sciences

Semester 1

Semester 2

1.1 Identifies colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, brown, black, pink, gray    
1.2 Investigates the five senses    
1.3 Understands and describes size and weight    
1.4 Investigates patterns in everyday life (weather and routines)    
 

Ancillaries

Semester 1

Semester 2

Fine Arts
1.1 Uses variety of tools and accessories to express fine arts (scissors, paint brush, glue, etc.)    
1.2 Completed a personal/class project inspired by famous artwork    
Languages
2.1 Participates in sign language enrichment classes    
2.2 Participates in Hebrew/Spanish enrichment classes    

 

Personal & Social Development

 

Character Development

Semester 1

Semester 2

1.1 Shows respect for people and property    
1.2 Participates in group activities    
1.3

Takes care of personal needs

   
1.4

Exhibits self-control

   
1.5

Gets along with other children and shares

   
1.6

Listens and follows directions

   
1.7

Works quietly

   
1.8

Has satisfactory attention span

   
1.9

Completes tasks within reasonable time

   
2.0

Puts best effort

   
2.1

Works independently

   
2.2

Displays self-control

   

 

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