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Kindergarten Curriculum

Reading and Writing


  • Recognize all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet

  • Recognize all letter sounds

  • Identify consonants and vowels

  • Long and short vowel sounds

  • Syllables

  • Identify and spell CVC words

  • Recognize word families

  • Digraphs

  • Blends

  • Rhyming

  • Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs

  • Word Order

  • Retelling

  • Character Identification

  • Identify Beginning/Middle/End of a story

  • Problem and Solution

  • Cause and Effect

  • Sequence Events

  • Identify different types of text

  • Compare and Contrast

  • Main idea and details

  • Making connections: text to text, text to self and text to world

  • Making predictions

  • Visualize stories without frequent picture clues (chapter book read alouds)

  • Uses strategies to identify unfamiliar words

Writing: Kindergarten uses Handwriting without Tears® to focus on the multi-sensory aspects of proper letter formation and pincer grip, creating a strong foundation for the ongoing development of writing skills

  • Handwriting without Tears® program

  • Label important aspects of a drawing

  • Blends sounds to create words

  • Uses a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose opinion, narrative and informational pieces

  • Add details to strengthen illustrations as needed

  • Uses realistic colors to demonstrate characters and setting

  • Add details to strengthen illustrations as needed

  • Punctuation and grammar (capital letters, periods, question marks, exclamation points

  • Uses sight word knowledge to compose sentences

  • Writes appropriately on lines

  • Differences between fiction and nonfiction writing

  • Presents writing with peers

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  • Counting to 100 by ones and tens

  • One to one correspondence

  • Number Formation 1-20

  • Representing numbers in a variety of ways (tens frame, tally marks, base 10, and pictures)

  • Sorting objects by similarities and differences

  • One more, one less

  • Greater than, Less than

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Word Problems

  • Applications to Real Life Situations

  • Collecting and organizing Data

  • Measurement (Height, Length, Weight, Big/Small, and Heavy/Light)

  • Geometry (2D and 3D shapes)

  • Problem Solving

  • Mental Math

  • Place Value (tens and ones)

  • Number Bonds

  • Positional Words

Social Studies
  • Citizenship

  • Now and Then (with a focus on the Mayflower Voyage, Pilgrims, the First Thanksgiving and Native Americans)

  • Holidays Around the World

  • Community

  • Geography

  • Living and Nonliving things

  • Force and Motion

  • Matter

  • Weather

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