Pre-K4 Skills

Catholic Formation

  • Understand basic attributes of God
  • Recognize the story of creation
  • Know basic Old Testament figures, such as Adam and Eve, Jonah, Noah, Daniel, and Moses
  • Know simple reasons for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter
  • Know basic New Testament stories
  • Develop a love for Blessed Mother Mary
  • Develop a love for Christ

Language Arts

  • Maintain sustained attention
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Retell and sequence stories
  • Participate in choral recitation
  • Use effective public speaking skills on grade level
  • Orally present with expressions, clarity, and in complete sentences
  • Decode one-syllable words
  • Effectively use phonemic awareness
  • Use book and print awareness
  • Understand the English cueing system
  • Use reading strategies to read simple text · Respond to text read
  • Use comprehension skills
  • Understand various types of literature: fairy tales, short stories, fables, legends
  • Understand elements of a story
  • Develop fine motor skills and use writing utensils properly
  • Use lined paper properly
  • Copy words and sentences
  • Choose a topic for a story and add details


  • Solve various one step story problems
  • Order numbers 1-20
  • Estimate numbers of objects in a set
  • Predict likelihood of events
  • Count, read and write numbers 1-50
  • Recognize sets
  • Use ordinal positions 1st-10th
  • Compare quantities up to 20
  • Use computation vocabulary
  • Know fact families up to 10
  • Add and subtract whole numbers up to 10
  • Write number sentences
  • Understand basic measurement concepts
  • Understand basic temperature concepts such as cold, hot, warm, etc.
  • Understand money values
  • Understand clock concepts and read analog facts to the hour
  • Understand basic geometry concepts, such as position, orientation, figures: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, star, cross and solids: blocks, marbles
  • Identify various simple patterns
  • Collect, sort, classify, organize, compare and contrast, represent and interpret data


  • Understand basic historical concepts
  • Understand broad categories of time such as long ago, present, today
  • Compare and contrast yesterday and today
  • Use terms for location
  • Reconstruct the recent past
  • Develop knowledge of historical figures
  • Acquire information from historical source
  • Communicate the past


  • Understand basic location and direction
  • Use a simple globe and map
  • Use a simple political and world map
  • Identify various places on a map and globe such as land and water
  • Know basic land formations
  • Know basic water formations
  • Identify community characteristics
  • Identify features of earth


  • Develop basic concepts of the scientific process
  • Identify and define variables in an experiment
  • Develop scientific thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation, application, questioning, communication and problem solving
  • Develop basic scientific habits such as curiosity, creativity, cooperation, initiative, perseverance
  • Use simple scientific tools

Physical Education

  • Understand basic physical activity concepts
  • Participate in physical activities
  • Understand movement concepts and principles
  • Develop gross motor skills
  • Develop small motor skills
  • Develop team building skills
  • Understand physical activity provides enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction