PK3 Curriculum

Below you will find a comprehensive list of what your child will learn or review over the course of a year in PK3:


  • Hold a crayon correctly.
  • Draw using different colors.
  • Clean and take care of self and materials used in activities.
  • Identify tools needed for an art project.
  • Use tools in an appropriate manner.
  • Return materials to their proper place.
  • Develop the ability to work alone or in small groups.
  • Show interest in the artwork of others.
  • Show pride of accomplishment.
  • Hold scissors properly.

Literacy / Language Arts

  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Give his / her first and last name.
  • Speak in clear and complete sentences.
  • Communicate basic needs appropriately.
  • Participate in appropriate role play.
  • Take an active part in group activities.
  • Take turns in a discussion.
  • Demonstrate attentive listening skills without interrupting.
  • Follow simple oral directions.
  • Listen and repeat words, phrases, and simple sentences.
  • Attempt to write part or whole first name.


  • Count orally from 1 to 10.
  • Recognize numerals 1 to 5 in random order.
  • Recognize the difference between numbers and letters.
  • Construct models with blocks and puzzles.


  • Listen and respond to music.
  • Sing alone and with others.
  • Develop a repertoire of songs to be sung from memory.
  • Identify a favorite song.
  • Recognize familiar songs when played or sung.

Health, Safety, and Physical Education

  • Use playground equipment appropriately.
  • Demonstrate body-space awareness and personal control.
  • Develop self-help skills.
  • Dress self with minimal help.
  • Wash hands before eating, after toilet, after outside playtime, after coughing, sneezing, nose blowing, or when asked.
  • Use toilet facilities appropriately.
  • Use tissue to blow nose, and dispose of it properly.
  • Clean up personal space after lunch, snack time, etc.
  • Stand in line appropriately.
  • Take turns with guidance when playing games.
  • Respect the abilities of others.
  • Recite his / her first and last name.
  • Follow school rules.


  • Recognize his / her own goodness.
  • Recognize Jesus as a friend and teacher.
  • Exhibit the ability to share, care for, love, and forgive others.
  • Recognize the love others have for her/him.
  • Discuss that God’s love makes him/her special.
  • List some of the people who love him/her.
  • Use Jesus as a role model.
  • Recognize that all God’s creation is good.
  • Acknowledge that everything/everyone is created by God.
  • Begin to accept responsibility for our world and all living things.
  • Experience signs and symbols of church, i.e. Sign of the Cross, genuflecting, kneeling, bowing, tabernacle, blessing with holy water.
  • Acknowledge that Mary is the Mother of Jesus.
  • Experience that God speaks to us through the Bible and its stories.
  • Know that prayer is talking and listening to God.
  • Recite simple prayers, i.e. The Sign of the Cross, meal blessing, Angel of God, Hail Mary, etc.
  • Know that God listens to our prayers.
  • Listen respectfully to God’s word.
  • Verbalize spontaneous, personal prayers.
  • Discuss that he/she may pray at any time or in any place.
  • Discuss that each person has feelings.
  • Discuss ways to express sorrow, anger, happiness, and love.
  • Identify own feelings.
  • Express feelings and emotions in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Respect the feelings of others.
  • Realize that God loves us and forgives us.
  • Practice ways to forgive others.
  • Discuss consequences of inappropriate behavior.


  • Observe changes in weather.
  • Discuss appropriate dress for various weather.
  • Observe the changes in the seasons.
  • Observe the difference between day and night.

Social Studies

  • Use vocabulary such as before and after.
  • Sing and rhyme to explore vocabulary associated with calendar, i.e. day, week, month, year.
  • Demonstrate awareness of location and direction by using vocabulary like up, down, far, close, above, inside, outside, next to, over, and under.
  • Discuss the relationship between weather and dress.
  • Recognize the flags of the United States and Colorado.
  • Recognize the importance of rules and laws.
  • Be responsible for personal items.
  • Respect others and their property.
  • Cooperate with others.
  • Show kindness toward others.
  • Take an active role in class i.e. standing up for self.
  • Identify needs, i.e. shelter, food, parents, etc.
  • Realize that resources are limited.
  • Realize that we must not waste.
  • Realize that we must keep our Earth safe and clean.
  • Accept responsibility for classroom jobs and assignments.