• Kindergarten Curriculum Highlights
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    LITERACY
    Reading/Speaking/Listening

    Use memory to retell a story

    Use reading strategies for word recognition and comprehension

    Identify and match beginning and ending consonant letter sounds

    Apply background knowledge to understand literature

    Speak on topic and in complete sentences during class discussions

    Recognize rhyming words

    Recognize and identify upper and lower case letters

    Blend vowel/consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables

    Read kindergarten sight words

    Demonstrate directionality of print

    Recall a story sequence and predict the outcome

    Analyze a story with questions and comments

    Read independently at appropriate level


    WRITING

    Write a simple sentence

    Use a drawing to complement written work

    Spell high frequency words correctly in context

    Understand proper usage of upper and lowercase letters

    Demonstrate awareness of end punctuation

    Write first and last names using upper/lower case letters

    Compose a short story with a beginning, middle, and end


    FINE MOTOR

    Grips writing tools correctly

    Trace on a line

    Cut on a line


    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Appreciate cultural differences

    Understand the role of community members

    Exhibit respect through cooperative and collaborative work

    Explain the difference between wants and needs

    Define ways to be a friend

    Explain the necessity of rules

    Develop the concept of geography through maps and globes


    SCIENCE

    Classify animals by observable characteristics

    Use senses to make observations

    Summarize data gained through careful observations

    Observe physical properties of objects

    Classify objects by observable properties

    Explore earth, life and physical sciences


    MATH

    Use manipulatives to develop number sense including one-to-one correspondence  

    Count and read numbers to 100 in random order

    Write numbers to 100

    Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s

    Skip count by 2’s and 5’s

    Group objects by size, shape, and color

    Recognize and continue a simple pattern

    Recognize that a graph is a way to show information

    Solve simple addition and subtraction equations

    Estimate and problem solve using everyday situations

    Demonstrate an understanding of number stories using manipulatives

    Create a number sentence to demonstrate the understanding of a story problem

    Tell time to the hour

    Recognize basic 2 and 3 dimensional geometric shapes


    HEALTH & WELLNESS

    Identify basic safety practices

    Correlate good hygiene and nutrition with a healthy lifestyle

    Demonstrate making good choices

    Identify good and bad consequences of choices they make

    Identify characteristics of a responsible and respectful student


    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Perform basic loco-motor movements of walk, run, gallop, jump, hop and skip

    Move safely among other students

    Perform basic manipulative and non-manipulative skills

    Perform skills alone and with a group


    ART

    Recognize a variety of art terms using the word wall.

    Recognize Rembrandt, O’Keefe, Oldenburg, Martinez, Picasso, Mondrian, Pollack, Monet, Cassatt and their works

    Recognize art from the African culture and Cubism movement

    Use a variety of media to create 2-D and 3-D art work.


    LIBRARY

    Review parts of a book

    Recognize the difference between author/illustrator

    Begin story sequencing

    Begin to learn the difference between fiction/non-fiction

    Complete a mini research project together as a class

    SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

    Accept responsibility for behavior

    Begin and stay on task

    Complete a task in a reasonable amount of time

    Follow simple, three-step oral directions

    Play with 4-5 children fairly in cooperative play

    Respect others and their property

    Demonstrate problem solving skills

    Demonstrate more consistent independent behavior

    Develop the skills of being responsible, sharing, helping and caring

    Seek help when needed

    Define responsibility

    Share attention with others


    GUIDANCE

    Identify the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor

    List and demonstrate the rules for class discussions

    List the jobs parents have and jobs seen at school

    Discuss what to do if a stranger is bothering them

    Describe how people work together to achieve a goal

    Express their needs, wants, and feelings in healthy and appropriate ways

    Show appreciation to others

    List what to do if someone is abusing them

    Show what to do when they are involved in a conflict

    Identify the appropriate persons from whom a child can safely take medicine

    Identify feelings and act on them appropriately


    MUSIC

    Demonstrate singing on pitch

    Demonstrate a steady beat

    Accomplish echo singing

    Distinguish between high/low, fast/slow, loud/soft, up/down, long/short

    Recognize vocal sounds we can make ourselves

    Become familiar with call and response songs


    COMPUTERS

    Understand what a computer is and parts of computer

    Move a mouse accurately

    Locate enter, delete/backspace, space bar, shift keys on a keyboard

    Log on and off computer

    Use components of a computer system, related vocabulary and grade appropriate software.