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HOW WE MOVE

Pre- Kindergarten
Summary: Students will use their own bodies to explore motion and patterns.  They will experiment with movement as a tool to reinforce concepts related to location and space.  Emphasis will also be placed on movement as a form of creative expressive and response to rhythm and music.

TEKS Directly Addressed:
Language and Communication Skills
II.D.5.
Child uses category labels to understand how the words/objects relate to each other.

Math
V.C.3.
Child demonstrates use of location words (such as "over", "under", "above", "on", "beside",
"next to", "between", "in front of", "near", "far", etc.).

V.E.3.
Child recognizes and creates patterns.

Science
VI.A.2.
Child investigates and describes position and motion of objects.

Fine Arts - Music
VIII.B.2.
Child responds to different musical styles through movement and play.

Physical Development
IX.A.1.
Child demonstrates coordination and balance in isolation (may not yet coordinate consistently with
a partner).
IX.A.2.
Child coordinates sequence of movements to perform tasks.

Kindergarten

Summary: Students will use their own bodies to explore force, motion and energy.  They will use their senses as a tool for observation as they experiment with movement as a tool to reinforce scientific concepts and as a mode of creative expression.  Emphasis will be placed on shape, relationships in space and pathways.

TEKS Directly Addressed:
(5) Matter and energy.  The student knows that objects have properties and patterns.  The student is expected to:

   (A)  observe and record properties of objects, including relative size and mass, such as bigger or smaller and heavier or lighter, shape, color, and texture;

(6)  Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy, force, and motion are related and are a part of their everyday life. The student is expected to:

   (C)  observe and describe the location of an object in relation to another such as above, below, behind, in front of, and beside; and

   (D)  observe and describe the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.

1st Grade TEKS Addressed:

(2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:

   (A) ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world;

   (B) plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations such as ways objects move;

(5) Matter and energy. The student knows that objects have properties and patterns. The student is expected to:

   (A) classify objects by observable properties of the materials from which they are made such as larger and smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture; and

(6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that force, motion, and energy are related and are a part of everyday life. The student is expected to:

   (C) describe the change in the location of an object such as closer to, nearer to, and farther from; and

   (D) demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and    down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow