Curriculum – Kindergarten

During the Kindergarten Grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in their Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Utilize book handling skills and concepts of print
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds
  • Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
  • Read with purpose and understanding

Reading Informational Text

  • Identify main ideas and details with prompting and support
  • Ask and answer questions about key details  with prompting and support
  • Make connections between 2 pieces of information with prompting and support
  • Identify parts of a book, (title, author) and parts of a text,( beginning and end of a book)
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words with prompting and support
  • Answer questions to describe the relationship between illustrations and the text
  • Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text with prompting and support
  • Use illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between 2 texts on the same topic with prompting and support; read or read aloud
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words or phrases

Reading Literature

  • Retell stories and  key details
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • With prompting and support identify characters, setting and  major events in a story
  • Name author and illustrator and the role of each
  • Recognize common types of texts
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text
  • Make a connection between illustrations and text in a story
  • Compare and contrast the experiences of characters in stories
  • Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently
  • Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding

Writing

  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose text
  • With support, develop ideas that relate to the chosen topic
  • Make logical connections between drawing, dictation and writing
  • With support, add details in illustrations and dictate/write using descriptive words
  • Compose stories that describe real or imaginary experiences or events
  • Compose informational pieces
  • Compose opinion pieces about familiar topics
  • Focus on the topic
  • Capitalize the first word in  a sentence
  • Use end punctuation
  • Spell simple words phonetically
  • With guidance and support, respond to questions and suggestions from classmates to strengthen writing
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing in collaboration with peers
  • Participate in individual or shared research projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversation
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media
  • Ask questions to understand or clarify what a speaker says
  • Share stories, experiences and interests speaking clearly to be understood
  • Use conventions of standard English when speaking

MATHEMATICS – GRADE K CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the Kindergarten year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in the Mathematics Classroom:

 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Attend to precision
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Model with mathematics
MATHEMATICAL COMMUNICATION
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Look  for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
  • Represent, count, write and compare numbers to 5
  • Represent, count, write and compare numbers to 10
  • Add and subtract within 10
  • Represent, count, and write 11 to 19
 
  • Represent, count and write 20 and beyond

 

 
OPERATIONS & ALGEBRAIC THINKING N/A
GEOMETRY N/A N/A
  • Use models for both two and three dimensional shapes to describe circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, sphere, cube, cylinder, and cone. Use models to describe above, below, beside, next to, in front of and behind
 
MEASUREMENT & DATA N/A N/A N/A
  • Compare length, height, and weight
  • Classify objects by color, shape, size
  • Create graphs using objects and read a graph

 

Skills are on-going; the concepts are listed in the quarter they are introduced.