• What will my child be learning in Kindergarten?

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    Common Core

    English /Language Arts /Reading

    *Recognize that print represents spoken language
    *Hold a book right side up and turn pages in correct direction
    *Identify letters of the alphabet, upper and lower case
    *Demonstrate one-to-one correlation between spoken and printed word
    *Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
    *Ask and answer questions about a story
    *Retell story, including key details about characters and setting
    *Determine meaning of words from how they are used in context
    *Determine whether a story is realistic or fantasy
    *Identify title, author, and table of contents in a book
    *Make predictions based on title, cover, illustrations, and text
    *Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and


    *Use a combination of drawings, dictating and writing to compose
    opinion pieces, informative/explanatory text, and/or narrate a single event

    *Add details and strength to writing, with guidance and support

    Speaking and Listening

    *Participate in group conversations with diverse topics
    *Confirm understanding of a story or text read aloud
    *Ask and answer questions to get information or seek help
    *Describe familiar people, places, things and/or events
    *Speak and express thoughts clearly



    *Know number names and the count sequence
    *Count to tell the number of objects
    *Write numbers 0 to 20
    *Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand
    subtraction as taking apart and taking from

    *Work with numbers 11–19 to gain foundations for place value
    *Describe and compare measurable attributes
    *Classify objects and count the number of objects in categories
    *Identify and describe shapes
    *Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes


    *Study domestic farm and zoo animals and life cycles
    *Learn about 5 senses
    *Study energy (e.g., hot, cold, and sound)
    *Explore weather and seasons
    *Identify selected body parts
    *Learn classroom, campus, and bus safety
    *Man-made object vs. nature

    Social Studies

    *Identify human adaptations to climate (e.g., clothing, shelter)
    *Describe similarities and differences in family traditions and

    *Identify major holidays and festivals