Three Year Old Goals

Goals for the Three Year Old Class

Social Skills – Children will further develop their ability to interact with their teachers and peers through:

      - Engagement in solitary and parallel play

      - Participation in group activities

      - Adjusting to classroom routines and following directions

      - Learning to play well and empathizing with others

      - Developing appropriate manners and respect for others

Cognitive and Language Skills – Children will enhance their listening and speaking skills as well as pre-reading and writing including:

      - Understanding and following directions

      - Communication and sharing ideas with their teachers and peers

      - Expanding their vocabularies and improving sentence structure

      - Phonics skills including letter and sound recognition

      - Phonemic awareness

Mathematical Skills - Children will learn age-appropriate mathematical and problem-solving skills including:

      - Counting and quantifying

      - Recognizing and sequencing patterns

      - Identifying and sorting simple shapes and objects

      - Measurement and comparison

Scientific Thinking - Children are encouraged to learn about their environment through observation, asking questions, and drawing conclusions through activities such as:

      - Planting and gardening

      - Water play

      - Experimentation with various materials

      - Predicting and recording information using drawing, maps and charts

Judaic Studies - A positive Jewish identity and familiarity with Jewish celebrations and traditions will be cultivated through:

      - Celebrating and learning about Shabbat and Jewish Holidays

      - Reciting Jewish prayers

      - Developing their Hebrew vocabularies and learning Jewish songs

      - Learning the meaning of tzedakah (charity), derech eretz (how to treat others) and other mitzvot

Arts - Children will gain appreciation for the arts through:

      - Using art to express their imagination and creativity

      - Incorporating music into their classroom routines

      - Experimenting with various art materials

      - Exploring sensory and gross motor activities

Physical Skills - Children will develop fine and gross motor skills through age-appropriate activities and play such as:

      - Water and dramatic play

      - Dancing to music

      - Gym activities and games with assorted sports equipment

 

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