• What will my child study in kindergarten?

    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 understanding

    Writing

    • 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

    Math

    • 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.

    Science

    • 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).