FIND it Fast


   Elementary School

FIND it Fast
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
Social Studies
  • Identifies major holidays and festivals.
  • Identifies human adaptations to climate (e.g., clothing, shelter).