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Scope and Sequence of Footsteps

Drum set

Prereading

  • Language acquisition and development
  • Recognition of alphabet letters
  • Phonemic awareness of alphabet sounds /a/–/z/
  • Letter-sound recognition of medial short-vowel sounds; initial and final consonants
  • Optional beginning reading strand for eager learners

Listening and Literature

  • Traditional literature; realistic and fanciful prose and poetry, nursery rhymes
  • Vocabulary development and enrichment
  • Auditory memory; sound by direction, pitch, tempo and volume; rhyming words
  • Listening questions to develop literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative comprehension
  • Dictation of group-writing experiences; sentence completions; sequencing of stories

Handwriting

  • Correct posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
  • Prewriting skills; finger tracing and pencil tracking of left-to-right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig-zag, and curved line
  • Uppercase and lowercase PreCursive alphabet; numerals 0–12

Mathematics

  • Number recognition 0–20; counting to 100; shape recognition; pattern sequencing; color sequencing
  • Calendar, clock, coins, measurement, dot patterns, number sets, number line, ordinals, fractions
  • Position words

Heritage Studies

  • Concepts of God’s plan for the child and his family
  • Patriotism, patriotic symbols, holidays
  • Community helpers, transportation
Teaching Tree

Science

  • Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals; animal families and animal homes
  • Hands-on: experiments, cooking, weather, space, magnets

Art

  • Art suggestions and craft activities correlated with unit themes

Motor

  • Fine and gross motor development activities; games, action rhymes and action songs

Music

  • Songs, rhymes, and musical games
  • Additional music strand to complement lessons through movement, rhythm instruments, retelling of story, games, and songs
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