Kindergarten

Teacher Websites:

Mrs. Eachus Ms. Primas Ms. Reitz
Mrs. Slavinski Mrs. Zrada Mrs. Fillmyer
     

Kindergarten Curriculum

English Language Arts

Language

  • Use active listening skills,eye contact, question, give feedback
  • Follow one and two step directions
  • Contribute knowledge to class discussion Listen and respond to ideas of others
  • Describe/explain ideas Express a complete thought and opinions
  • Retell an experience or sequence of events
  • Classify words and state their relationships (i.e. colors, numbers, animals)
  • Describe an object using three attributes in general and specific terms Use language to express spatial and temporal relationships (up, down, before, after, near, far)
  • Learn about different cultures through literature and discussion

Reading

  • Begin to use letter-sound matches to decode simple words
  • “reads” the pictures using book language
  • recognize that print contains a message
  • recognize visual and picture cues to construct meaning
  • recognize and produce rhyming words
  • understand that words are made up of one or more syllables
  • through rhythm blend sounds to make words
  • identify and match upper and lower case letters by name and distinguish them from numbers
  • recite the alphabet and identify initial consonant sounds
  • predict outcomes
  • identify main ideas
  • retell a main event from a story
  • identify a theme in a story (fiction and non-fiction) and relate it to a personal experience
  • sequence beginning- middle- end of the story
  • identify the characters, setting and plot of a story
  • comprehend main idea of basic non-fiction materials
  • learn and recite poems

Writing

  • sequence sentences
  • demonstrate an understanding that print carries a message
  • create individual or group stories and poems
  • add words, details or information during shared writing
  • print upper and lower-case letters of the alphabet
  • become aware of correct usage of upper and lower case letters
  • generate questions to explore a topic
  • participate in class story maps for reading and writing
  • retell information from a variety of sources (tapes, videos, speakers, texts)
  • publish, share and display written work

Mathematics

Number Sense and Operations

  • count to 110 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • count backwards from 25-0
  • skip counts by 2’s to 32
  • read and write numbers 0-100
  • count 1-25 objects
  • recognizes and names the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter
  • builds number families
  • create “Number Stories”

Patterns, Relations, and Algebra

  • identify an object using its attributes
  • identify, generate, continue, and copy patterns
  • sort and classify objects by color, shape, size and number

Geometry

  • Explore symmetry
  • Identify, describe, and use geometric shapes

Measurement

  • Compare attributes of length, volume, weight, area, time and money using appropriate language
  • Estimate length, weight, volume
  • Tell time to the hour (analog and digital Compare sizes of objects

Data Analysis, Probability and Statistics

  • Create a simple graph and share observations
  • Interpret graphs to answer questions
  • Explore concepts of probability
  • Draw conclusions about data using concrete objects, pictures, numbers and graphs

History and Social Science

  • My School and My Community
  • My Family, Myself and Others
  • Near and Far, Now and Long Ago

Science

Earth Science

  • Weather
  • Seasons

Life Science

  • Five Senses
  • Plants and Animals

Physical Science

  • Motion & Balance
  • Properties of Objects