Kindergarten Curriculum

English/Language Arts

  • Understand features of print:  left to right, top to bottom
  • ID the parts of a book
  • Name and write upper and lower case letters and sounds
  • Rhyming words
  • Break words into syllables
  • Isolate beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words
  • Substitute/add sounds in words
  • Long and short vowel sounds
  • Read high frequency words
  • Read emergent level text for purpose and understanding
  • Answer questions about and retell stories
  • ID character, setting, and major events in a story
  • ID author and illustrators roles
  • Compare stories
  • Use a variety of writing styles including: informative writing, opinion writing, and personal narratives
  • Spell simple words phonetically
  • Write multiple sentences with proper spacing, capitalization, punctuation and meaningful content

Mathematics

  • Count to 100 by ones and tens
  • Count on from a given number
  • Write numbers 0-20
  • Represent a number of objects with a written number & count to answer how many
  • Count with one number and one object at a time
  • Understand counting means one more
  • ID if a group of objects is greater than, less than, or equal to another group
  • Compare two numbers
  • Addition and subtraction word problems within 10
  • Take apart numbers to 10 in more than one way
  • Find the number to make 10 when given a number
  • Add and subtract fluently within 5
  • Understand the concept of tens and ones
  • Describe/compare/contrast measurable features of objects
  • Put objects into categories and sort those categories by count
  • Name shapes no matter the orientation
  • Use terms of position: below, beside, etc.
  • ID 2 and 3 dimensional shapes
  • Use language to describe shapes' similarities and differences (corners, vertices, sides, etc.)
  • Create and model shapes in the environment and in other shapes


Social Studies

History

  • Students work with concepts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Describe the way people learn about the past
  • Order and identify events from own lives (crawling, walking, loss of first tooth, first day of school, etc.)

Geography

  • Recognize that maps and globes represent places
  • Identify and describe places in their immediate environment (school, home, playground)
  • Describe the way people use the environment to meet needs and wants (shelter, food, etc.)

Civics and Government

  • Identify our country's flag as an important symbol of the United States.
  • Explain why people do not have the right to do whatever they want (e.g to ensure safety, fairness)
  • Role of the citizen in American Democracy
  • Describe situations in which they have demonstrated self-discipline and individual responsibility (e.g caring for a pet, completing chores, following school rules)

Economics

  • Describe economic wants they have experienced
  • Distinguish between goods and services
  • Recognize situations in which people trade

Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement

  • Identify classroom issues
  • Use simple graphs to explain information for classroom issues
  • Compare their viewpoint about classroom issues with the viewpoint of another person
  • Express a position on a classroom issue
  • Develop and implement an action plan to address or inform others about a public issue
  • Participate in projects to help or inform others

 


Science

Senses

  • Learn that there are five senses
  • Use their senses to make purposeful observations about the world
  • Sort objects based on observable attributes including shape, size, color, sound, and smell

Force and Motion‚Äč

  • Make observations of a variety of moving objects, including falling objects and describe the motion and position of the object
  • Focus on pushes and pulls and how they affect the motion of objects
  • Observe how objects fall toward the Earth

Life Science

  • Recognize that living things have basic needs
  • Identify and compare living and nonliving things

Earth Science‚Äč

  • Describe how Earth materials contribute to plant and animal life
  • Identify Earth materials that occur in nature