How to Track the Progress of Your Little Ones in Homeschool: Rising 4 year old Scope and Sequence

It’s a challenge to know what you’re rising 4 year old, or preschooler should know. I’ve compiled lists from large curriculum brands such as Abeka, and Sonlight, and more… and came up with a list of my own, see below. I will keep posting every so often so you know how we are achieving these goals this year!

Understands big and little.
Understand long and short.
Matches shaped or objects based on size.
Colors and Shapes
Recognizes and names primary colors.
Recognizes circles.
Recognizes rectangles.
Matches shapes or objects based on shape.
Copies shapes.
Counts 1-100
Understands 1-20
Knows what number come before and after in the 1-20 sequence
Can add up to 10
Opposites and prepositions
Dot patterns
Number line
Understands day and night.
Knows age and birthday.
Reading the clock, or parts of the clock
Reading Readiness
Remembers objects from a given picture.
Recognizes name
Recognizes picture for short and long vowels and consonants
Blends one and two-vowel words
Vocabulary development and enrichment
Writing Readiness
Prints own first name.
Writes vowels and consenants in upper and lower case
Forms letters, blends and words in cursive
Correct posture and pencil hold, paper placement
Finger tracing and pencil tracking of right to left, vertical, horizontal, zig zag and curved lines
Poetry, memory and recitation
26 poems and finger plays in memory
Language development and listening skills
color words
community helpers
Simple reading comprehension
Dictation of group writing experiences, sentence completion, sequencing of stories
Serve as their scribe as they begin to practice creative writing. Imitate good writing during weekly copywork exercises.
Spiritual Habits and Faith Building
Boyhood of Jesus
Good Samaritan
Include memory verses and hymns/choruses
David – obedience
Esther – courage
Elisha – kindness
Joseph – responsibility
Timothy – thankfulness
Paul – contentment
Wise Men – Generosity
Paul’s nephew – honesty
Elijah – prayer
Jesus- forgiveness
Noah – trust
Josiah – respect
Abraham – patience
Motor Skills
Is able to run.
Is able to walk a straight line.
Is able to jump.
Is able to hop.
Is able to alternate feet walking down stairs.
Is able to march.
Is able to stand on one foot for 5-10 seconds.
Is able to walk backwards for five feet.
Is able to throw a ball.
Pastes objects.
Claps hands.
Matches simple objects.
Touches fingers.
Able to button a garment.
Builds with blocks.
Completes simple puzzles (5 pieces or less).
Draws and colors beyond
 a simple scribble.
Able to zip a zipper.
Controls pencil and crayon well.
Cuts simple shapes.
Handles scissors well.
Able to copy simple shapes.
Creative Movement
Position and Direction
Understands up and down.
Understands in and out.
Understands front and back.
Understands over (on) and under.
Understands top, bottom, middle.
Understands beside and next to.
Understands hot and cold.
Understands fast and slow.
Listening and Sequencing
Follows simple directions.
Listens to a short story.
Listens carefully.
Recognizes common sounds.
Repeats a sequence of sounds.
Repeats a sequence of orally given numbers.
Retells simple stories in sequence.
Understands first this, then that
Understands if this, then that
Imitation activities
Social-Emotional Development
Can be away from parents or primary care givers for 2-3 hours without being upset.
Takes care of toilet needs independently.
Feels good about self.
Is not afraid to go to school.
Cares for own belongings.
Knows full name.
Dresses self.
Knows how to use handkerchief or tissue.
Knows own sex.
Brushes teeth.
Crosses residential street safely.
Asks to go to school.
Knows parents’ names.
Knows home address.
Knows home phone number.
Enters into casual conversation.
Carries a plate of food.
Maintains self-control.
Gets along well with other children.
Plays with other children.
Recognizes authority.
Shares with others.
Talks easily.
Likes teachers.
Meets visitors without shyness.
Puts away toys.
Able to stay on task.
Able to work independently.
Helps family with chores.
Character traits
Habit development
Puts Shoes Away
Helps clear table
Helps set table
Picks up toys
Wipe Bathroom Sinks
Take out recycling
Pair socks
Helps put clothes away
Wipes table after eating
Helps Water Garden
Puts clothes in hamper
Helps carry items
Unload Dishwasher
Dusts with feather duster
Swiffers, sweeps or mops, vaccums floor
Move clothes from washer to dryer
Folds Towels in half and quarters
Make bed with help
Wipes cabinets
Wipes baseboards
Feeds pets with help
Wipes table after eating
Follows directions
Eye Hand coordination
Colors, shapes
Fine motor skills in drawing, coloring, cutting and gluing
Creative Expression
Picture study
Knows Traditional fun songs, sings and listens to them
Singing and listening to outside teacher
Copying a beat
Ear training
Composer Study
Identifies A-G in order, and knows treble and bass clef signs
Start reading while playing
Just develops a love of music
Starts to connect musical expression with emotions – learns to play or appreciate music from the heart
Finds music is a way to worship God and soften his heart
Can start to play simple tunes for an audience (mini performance)
Familiar stories
Observation skills
Hands on learning
Seasonal changes of animals and plants
Animal families
Nature study
Animals, plants and the way things move. Experiments and hands-on activities.
Patriotic Symbols and Holidays
Pledge of Allegience
Discover fascinating differences (and similarities) between people around the world.
Life skills and handicrafts
Stewardship – money
Put hand on arm before interrupting
Thank you
Cover Mouth when sneezing/coughing
Ask before taking
Sorry for real
Knock before entering
If you bump into somebody, immediately say “Excuse me.”
Sit Quietly
Talk with mouth empty
Don’t make fun
Be Helpful
Hold Doors Open
Ladies first
Shake hands with eye contact
Stand for women
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
When you have spent time at your friend’s house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there’s a response — before entering.
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
Don’t pick your nose
As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes,” do so — you may learn something new.
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do
Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
Don’t reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
10-20 minutes for structured activities and about 30 minutes for unstructured

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