What will my child study in kindergarten?
English Language Arts
- 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 understanding
- 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.
- Studies domestic farm and zoo animals and life cycles
- Begins learning about senses
- Studies energy (e.g., hot, cold, and sound)
- Explores weather and seasons
- Identifies selected body parts
- Learns classroom, campus and bus safety
- Man-made object vs. nature
- Identifies major holidays and festivals.
- Identifies human adaptations to climate (e.g., clothing, shelter).