Five Forks Academy Curriculum

"Teaching Strategies GOLD, Objectives for Development & Learning; Birth Through Kindergarten is based on an extensive review of the most current research and professional literature in the field of early childhood education."

"Thirty-six objectives are organized into the nine areas of development and learning.

The first four are major areas of child development and learning:"

  • Social/Emotional
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Cognitive

tccs"The content learning that is usually identified in early learning standards are organized in the following five areas:"

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts

Objectives for Developmental & Learning



1. Regulates own emotions and behavior
• Manages feeling
• Follows limits and expectations
• Takes care of own needs appropriately

2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships
• Forms relationships with adults
• Responds to emotional cue
• Interacts with peers
• Makes friends

3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations
• Balances needs and rights of self and others
• Solves social problems



11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
• Attends and engages
• Persists
• Solves problems
• Shows curiosity and motivation
• Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

12. Remembers and connects experiences
• Recognizes and recalls
• Makes connections

13. Uses classifications skills
14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
• Thinks symbolically
• Engages in sociodramatic play

Science and Technology

24. Uses scientific inquiry skills
25. Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things
26. Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials
27. Demonstrates knowledge of Earth environments
28. Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks


4. Demonstrates traveling skills
5. Demonstrates balancing skills
6. Demonstrates gross-motor manipulatives skills
7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
• Uses fingers and hands
• Uses writing and drawing tools 


15. Demonstrates phonological awareness
• Notices and discriminates rhymes
• Notices and discriminates alliteration
• Notices and discriminates smaller and smaller units of sounds

16. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
• Identifies and names letters
• Uses letter-sound knowledge

17. Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
• Uses and appreciates books
• Uses print concepts

18. Comprehends and responds to books and other texts
• Interacts during read-alouds and books conversations
• Uses emergent reading skills
• Retells stories

19. Demonstrates emergent writing skills
• Writes name
• Writes to convey meaning


Social Studies

29. Demonstrates knowledge about self
30. Shows basic understanding of people and how they live
31. Explores changes related to familiar people or places
32. Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge


8. Listens to and understand increasingly complex language
• Comprehends language
• Follows directions

9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs
• Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary
• Speaks clearly

10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills
• Engages in conversation
• Uses social rules of language


20. Uses number concepts and operations
• Counts
• Quantifies
• Connects numeral with their quantities

21. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
• Understands spatial relationships
• Understands shapes

22. Compares and measures
23. Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

The Arts

33. Explores the visual arts
34. Explores musical concepts and expression
35. Explores dance and movement concepts
36. Explores drama through actions and language


English Language Acquisition

37. Demonstrates progress in listening to and understanding English
38. Demonstrates progress in speaking English