• Our kids maybe small, but we have big learning to do. This is a list of all the skills that Kindergarten is expected to have mastered by the end of the school year.

    Reading

    * Develop capacity to explore and learn from and about texts.

    * Apply systematic phonics instruction.

    * Connect what they know from their own experiences to texts before, during, and after a read-aloud.

    * Make connections between texts.

    * Visualize making sense of language and deepentheir understanding and enjoyment of poems and stories.

    * Wonder and ask questions before, during, and after a read-aloud to make sense of a text.

    * Identify features of expository texts and use those features to deepen understanding.

    * Identify features of nonfiction texts and use those features to deepen understanding.

    * Make inferences to think more deeply about narrative texts.

    * Read independently for sustained periods of time.

    * Write daily for various purposes and audiences.

    * Generate ideas for writing.

    * Choose writing topics.

    * Extend writing and add details totell more.

    * Read a leve D6 with little support.

    Writing

    * Confer with the teacherabout reading and writing processes.

    * Revise and edit pieces of writing.

    * Publish pieces of writing.

    * Read and share published pieces with the class.

    * Write for sustained periods of time.

    * Learn about elements of craft and/orgenre from published works.

    * Learn and apply elements from a variety of genres.

     

    Math

    •Know number names and count sequence.

    •Count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s

    •Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

    •Read and write numerals and represent a number of objects from 0 to 20.

    •Compare numbers; equal to, greater than, less than, one more than.

    •Work with numbers 0-20to gain foundations for place value.

    •Understand addition as putting together or adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart or taking from.

    •Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    •Work with time, days of the week,and money(recognize penny, nickel, dime, quarter).

    •Analyze plain shapes (2-D) and solid figures(3-D); squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders and spheres.

    •Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.

    Science

    *Describe observation of size, shape, color, or mass of objects

    •Investigate how different strengths or different strengths or different directions of pushes or pulls affect an object’s motion

    •Use data to describe how the motion of an object has changed

    •Use data to describe how sunlight affects Earth’s surface

    •Develop a model to describe a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area

    •Make observations to describe patterns between the needs of plants and animals

    •Use observations to describe the amount of light available during each season

    •Use observations to describe weather conditions and patterns over time

    •Use evidence to describe how the needs of plants and animals can drive change in the environment they live

    •Identify a model showing a relationship between the needs of plants and animals and the places they live

    •Identify a solution to reduce human impact on the environment

    •Communicate information or design ideas and/or solutions about a situation people want to change

    •Develop a model to describe how the shape of an object helps it function to solve a given problem

    •Make and record observations to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how two objects perform

    Social Studies

    Gain an increased awareness of themselves and the world around them. The concepts of social studies; history, government, economics, geography, culture and service are introduced.

    *The children learn to differentiate between past and present, *recognize the difference betweenwants and needs

    *identify American symbols

    *value the importance of rules in the classroom, school and community.

    *In kindergarten the foundation is laid for geographic study by the introduction of maps and globes and learning about different cultures.