Yellow Group: Turning Three

Yellow group kiddos really get the hang of the daily routine and begin to thrive in particular elements, such as creative expression, early STEM, and emergent literacy as their particular strengths and preferences shine through.


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Yellow Group Daily Routine:

Development and Learning Objectives for the Yellow Group:

Language, Literacy and Creative Expression

Maths and Scientific Reasoning

Physical, Social and Emotional well-being

  Language, literacy and creative expression

Engages in music, art and dramatic play

1d. Starts to use art materials (such as crayons, paint, play dough etc.) to create representations of real / imagined objects, people, scenes

1e. Mimics dance moves of others

Receptive & Expressive vocabulary development

2e. Learns at least 1 new word per week

2f. Says the new word while pointing to the item and/or gesturing to indicate the action it relates to

Coherent expression of personal ideas, thoughts, feelings

3f. Expresses a full sentence of coherent thoughts in response to questions.

Response to Text

4b. Makes meaningful connections between parts of story and own experiences or experiences of others

4c. Pretends to be reading a storybook and/or plays as if reading aloud from a book while paging through and using pictures cues”

Phonological Awareness

5b. Identifies a sound within a word

5c. Compares word lengths

Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondence

6a. Identifies onset sounds (and letter link for own name)

Print awareness / concepts

7b. Names parts of a book (front cover, title, author, illustrator etc.)

  Maths and Scientific Reasoning

Verbal and object counting

10b. Tries to keep track of a small number of objects during a game, using counting and quantity matching.

10c. Counts in a ‘sing-song’ fashion up to 10; “chanter/reciter”

Numeral recognition, depiction and quantity correspondence (cardinality)

11a. Numeral recognition from 1 to 10

11b. Beginning understanding of cardinality (the ability to associate the numerals 1-5 with a correct corresponding quantity of objects)

Relative Magnitude and Measurement

12b. Indicates relative height of two people / objects (taller, shorter)

Shape recognition and manipulation

13c. Identifies kites, semi-circles, pentagons, hexagons and parallelogram

Position, Direction, Orientation, and Time

14a. Display understanding of the position of an object relative to themselves or another object from one perspective using spatial vocabulary such as ‘above’ , ‘below’, ‘beside’, ‘in front’, ‘behind’

14b. Describes the position of an object relative to themselves other objects from multiple perspectives

14c. Differentiates between ‘first’, ”middle’ and ‘last’ in the line

Classification and Repeat Patterning

15a. Identifies and continues a-b-a-b style patterns

15b. Groups physical objects based on simple observable characteristics (particularly colour)


16a. Routinely describes action plan prior to and during morning free choice activities

Hypothesis formation

17c. Comes up with ideas for the possible causes of observed phenomena with prompting / support.

  pHysical and social emotional wellbeing


18e. Self-soothes when upset; does not lash out on others

18f. Practices sharing and cooperates with peers during group activities

18g. Describes own feelings (in words) and identifies possible sources

Response to expectations

19d. s aware of (i.e. can describe) classroom routines and behavioral norms.

19e. Is able to identify own belongings and take care of them independently

Positive sense of self

20b. Describes personal attributes and strengths (what are you good at?)

Persistence in the face of challenges

21c. Engages in tasks above comfort level without prompting and seeks support when necessary

Gross motor coordination

22n. Catches a bean bag / ball two handed

22o. Kicks a ball towards intended target

22p. Hops or balances on one foot

Fine motor coordination

23i. Holds crayons or paint brushes to draw or paint effectively

23j. Uses scissors to cut simple paper shapes

23k. Navigates touchscreen of a tablet with swipes and taps

23l. Holds pencil with three point grip to write letter-like lines and shapes

23m. Ties shoelaces independently