Skills That We Learn in Kindergarten
Reading (Harcourt Storytown)
Recognizes lowercase letters
Gives the sound that each letter makes at the beginning of words
Provides a word that begins with each letter.
Blends CVC words (eg… cat, pig, map)
Segments CVC words into individual sounds.
Identifies simple rhyming words.
Recognizes the 44 Kindergarten Sight words.
Recognizes basic color words and number words to 10
Pronounces words using short or long vowel sounds
Uses plurals correctly when speaking (i.e. dog/dogs)
Language Arts/Writing (Harcourt Storytown)
Expresses an idea first through drawing, labeling and then through writing
Writes first and last name
Writes the letters of the alphabet using Zaner Bloser Manuscript
Knows that reading and writing uses a top to bottom and left to right progression on a page
Writes a simple sentence using a capital letter at the beginning and correct ending punctuation
Recognizes the parts of a book, and characters and setting in a story
Sequences the events of a familiar story
Categorizes pictures as person, animal, place or thing
Indentifies a familiar story as either fiction or nonfiction
Math (Harcourt Go Math!)
Sorts by color, size, shape
Patterning (copies, extends, creates)
Recognizes numbers 1-20
Recognizes ordinal numbers to 10
Counts aloud to 100 by 1's and 10's
Matches correct numbers of objects to each number
Identifying shapes including square, circle, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, , hexagon
Identifies solid shapes (cylinder, cone, sphere, prism)
Addition and subtraction (sums to 10) using manipulatives
Recognizes the time of day (morning, afternoon, evening)
Understands longer/shorter as a measurement of length and time.
Recites the days of the week
Creates movements using positional words (over, above, below, between, beside, under, next to)
We use Houghton Mifflin Social Studies curriculum
We use National Geographic Science curriculum.
We use Harcourt-Brace Health curriculum
Science vocabulary words include sun, moon, star, heat, force, habitat
· Science themes during the year include the Practice of Science, Five Senses, Observing Objects, How Things Move, Water Everywhere, Basic Land Forms, Plants and Animals, Florida Environments, Space
· Social Studies themes include America’s Symbols, Leaders at Home, School and in our Country, My Family, Long Ago, Wants and Needs, Holiday Traditions, Diversity, Transportation, Community Helpers, Map Skills
· Health Themes include My Body Inside and Out, Healthy Food Choices, Good Medicines/Bad Medicines, Keeping our Bodies Clean, Keeping Our Bodies Healthy, Fire Safety, What to do in an Emergency
Skills are based upon the National Common Core Standards (Math and English/Language Arts); Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (Science); Florida's Sunshine State Standards (Social Studies).