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Curriculum – Kindergarten

Kindergarten
The students will …

LANGUAGE ARTS

  •  Concepts of print – recognize upper and lower case letters
  • be aware of left to right progression
  • recognize that meaning comes from print
  • develop awareness of letter, word, and sentence
  • Phonemic awareness/phonics -develop awareness of letter sound relationship
  • match letter, sound, and rhyming words
  • Appreciation of literature -attend to stories read orally
  • recognize stories have a beginning, middle and end
  • become aware of fiction and nonfiction selections
  • respond to stories and poems
  • learn to make predictions based on pictures and prior knowledge
  • Writing – experiment with written language
  • write stories using pictures and knowledge of phonics
  • participate in group writing activities
  • print alphabet and name
  • Speaking and listening – listen to stories
  • speak in complete sentences
  • participate in group discussions
  • retell stories in sequence
  • follow simple oral directions
  • participate in finger plays, nursery rhymes and dramatizations

MATH

  •  Use vocabulary to describe the position of objects
  •  Classify by size, color, and shape
  •  Recognize, copy, and create a pattern
  •  Use graphs and tables
  • Rote count to 100
  •  Recognize and write numbers to 20
  • Compare objects by length, weight, and capacity
  • Measure using non-standard units
  • Develop calendar skills
  • Tell, write, and show time to hour
  • Identify and count using penny, nickel, and dime
  • Identify and draw geometric shapes
  • Identify equal and unequal parts
  • Use manipulatives to add and subtract

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Learn about the school environment and the need for rules
  • Understand that family and school are groups
  • Learn that there are four seasons that affect people and nature
  • Understand that a globe is a model of the Earth and that we can use a map to find where we live
  • Recognize that calendars are a chart that show days, weeks, months, and holidays.

SCIENCE

  • Examine the characteristics of living things
  • Explore various kinds of movement affected by pushes and pulls
  • Identify properties of gravity Describe and identify various objects in the daytime/night sky

HEALTH

  • Explore relationships between family members and others
  • Learn simple safety procedures
  • Learn basic body and dental care
  • Practice cleanliness and good manners
  • Gain a simple awareness of drug and alcohol abuse

VISUAL ARTS

  • Hold and control a variety of art tools while creating
  • Identify different lines
  • Explore different art media
  • Recognize basic geometric shapes
  • Explore tactile and visual texture
  • Identify colors
  • Recognize and create patterns
  • Examine and describe ideas in art works

MUSIC 

  • Distinguish between singing and speaking voices
  • Recognize traditional game songs/nursery rhymes and repertory songs
  • Sing songs to reinforce classroom concepts (letters, phonics, numbers, counting)
  • Respond appropriately to a steady beat through singing, moving, and playing classroom instruments
  • Differentiate between loud/soft, fast/slow, and high low
  • Introduce appropriate performance etiquette

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Exhibit elements of selected movement skills-rhythmic and non-rhythmic
  • Experience activities involving body mechanics, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and agility
  • Display awareness of safety rules and socially acceptable behavior
  • Work cooperatively in a group by accepting the ideas of others
  • Understand the concept of play as part of fitness

LIBRARY 

  • Demonstrate proper library citizenship
  • Identify character and setting in a story
  • Select a book by author or interest according to the call number
  • Categorize books as fiction or nonfiction
  • Locate title on cover and title page