Kindergarten Curriculum Highlights



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.