Fine Arts Standards
South Dakota's Fine Arts Standards are divided by Dance (creating, performing, responding, connecting), Media Arts (creating, producing, responding, connecting), Music (creating, performing, responding, connecting), Theatre Arts (creating, performing, responding, connecting), and Visual Arts (creating, presenting, responding, connecting). Several of these standards are closely connected and can be addressed by a single activity or task. Below is the Standard codes for Math. K = Kindergarten
- K.DA: Teaching dance gives students a grounded understanding of the history of cultures, kinesthetic awareness, fitness techniques, and allows learning to happen through multiple avenues.
- K.MA: Media arts standards are intended to address the diverse forms and categories of media arts, including: imaging, sound, moving image, virtual and interactive.
- K.MU: The goal of music education is to develop musically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of music participation/enjoyment. A musically literate individual also exhibits responsible personal and social behaviors and respects themselves, others, and their environment.
- K.TH: Theatre arts education builds multiple kinds of literacy and offers unique perspectives on other disciplines which require creative solutions. A theatre arts education empowers the individual to strive for accomplishment that cultivates a possible society which invests in the future of our children, our communities and civilization.
- K.VA: The visual arts have roots in every culture and historical period throughout the world. They reach across stereotypes, religion, socioeconomics, and prejudices allowing everyone to be more globally connected.
The following activities revolve around the SD Kindergarten Fine Arts content standards but also include other Kindergarten standards as well as the SD Early Learning Guideline and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domain goals. These activities are based on kindergarten-level development and can be used to support preparing your child for kindergarten. Keep in mind that all children are unique in their development and progress at different rates.