Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Curriculum

 

Kindergarten Curriculum Outline

 

By the end of the school year the students will be able to…

 

Language Arts

  • Read their names and locate in text.
  • Build and write their names.
  • Say the names of letters in their names.
  • Notice and talk about similarities and differences among letters.
  • Perform basic classroom routines.
  • Join in on poems, songs, rhymes, and chants.
  • Hear, identify and generate rhyming words.
  • Match rhyming pictures.
  • Match pictures of words that begin the same.
  • Say words to hear and clap syllables in a word.
  • Say words slowly to hear one sound.
  • Hear words in a sentence.
  • Hear and identify beginning sounds in words.
  • Match more pictures of words with the same sound at the beginning.
  • Match letters by looking at their features.
  • Say words slowly to hear more than one word.
  • Say most letter names.
  • Construct words in writing using known letter/sound relationships.
  • Recognize and match color words.
  • Identify first and last in a sentence and first and last letters in a word.
  • Hear and identify the last sound of words.
  • Make connection between names by letters, sounds, and letter patterns.
  • Write their names accurately and legibly.
  • Write some known high frequency words.
  • Answer questions after listening to a story.
  • Hold books correctly.
  • Understand that you read words from left to right.
  • Build words using the phonograms -at, -an, -ay, -and, -ake, and -ike
  • Put letters in alphabetical order.
  • Add s to the end of words.
  • Attempt to spell new words.
  • Make new words by changing the first and last letter.
  • Reading simple text.

 

Math

  • Sort objects by likeness.
  • Identify what makes an object different.
  • Sort objects based on color, shape, and size.
  • Solve problems by using logical reasoning.
  • Identify various three-dimensional (solid) figures.
  • Identify various two dimensional (plane) figures.
  • Identify and make patterns.
  • Solve problems by finding a pattern.
  • Identify positions such as above, below, top, middle, bottom, on over, under, inside, outside, in front, behind, left, right, between, before, and after.
  • Solve problems by following directions and acting out a problem.
  • Identify and make groups with as many as, more, or fewer objects.
  • Identify, show, and draw groups through 10 objects.
  • Use ordinal numbers first through tenth to identify position.
  • Solve problems by using a map.
  • Identify, show, and draw groups of 11 to 31.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 31.
  • Estimate groups using benchmarks of 10, 20, and 30.
  • Solve problems by using the Guess and Test strategy.
  • Survey and record data, complete and interpret picture graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs.
  • Explore fraction concepts, including one half and one fourth.
  • Explore events more likely, equally likely, or less likely to occur.
  • Solve problems by making a list.
  • Add numbers with sums of less than 10.
  • Add numbers in vertical form.
  • Complete addition sentences for sums of 10 or less.
  • Solve problems by writing a number sentence.
  • Subtract from 10 or less.
  • Complete subtraction sentences from 10 or less.
  • Subtract from 10 or less in vertical form.
  • Solve problems by choosing operation.
  • Recognize the value of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.
  • Count by 1s to find the value of a group of coins.
  • Trade and compare money amounts.
  • Add and subtract money amounts.
  • Solve problems by using a model, table, or graph.
  • Sequence events.
  • Read a calendar.
  • Tell and write time to the hour.
  • Compare the length, height, weight, and capacity of objects.
  • Use nonstandard units of length and measure.
  • Identify and count numbers to 100.
  • Count by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
  • Explore tens and ones.

 

Science

  • Life Requirements- Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
  • Identify that living things have basic needs.
  • Identify and compare living and nonliving things.
  • Share ideas about science through purposeful conversation.
  • Communicate and present findings of observations.
  • Develop strategies for information gathering (ask an expert, use a book, make observations, and conduct simple investigations.
  • Make purposeful observation of the natural world using the appropriate senses.
  • Generate questions based on observations.
  • Manipulate simple tools (for example: hand lens, pencils, balances, non-standard objects for measurement) that aid observation and data collection.
  • Construct simple charts from data and observations.

 

Units to be conducted to achieve these goals include: Study of Apples and pumpkins, The Five Senses, Animals, Plants, Space, and Living/Non-Living things.

 

Social Studies

  • Recognize that maps and globes represent places.
  • Use environmental directions or positional words (up/down, in/out, above/below) to identify significant locations in the classroom.
  • Identify and describe places in the immediate environment (e.g., classroom, home, playground).
  • Understand the difference between needs vs. wants.
  • Be familiar with the different types of jobs that people have.
  • Describe ways people use the environment to meet human needs and wants (e.g., food, shelter, clothing).
  • Describe situations in which they demonstrated self-discipline and individual responsibility (e.g., caring for a pet, completing chores, following school rules, working in a group, taking turns).
  • Understand the concept of a rule/law.

 

Religion

  • Understand that there is one God and that there are three Persons in the on God:Trinity.
  • Understand that God made the world and everything in it.
  • Learn why we are special to God.
  • Learn ways to show our love to God (i.e. following his commandments).
  • Understand that God loves everyone and we are to love everyone as well.
  • The church is God’s house on earth.
  • Understand what sin is and that we hurt ourselves, others, and God when we choose to sin.
  • All baptized people are members of God’s family.
  • We receive grace when we are baptized, which is God’s life in us.
  • We need to ask God and the person that we have hurt or disobeyed to forgive us when we sin.
  • We should forgive others as God forgives us.
  • Learn what is prayer and how we can do it.
  • Jesus is God the Son.
  • We celebrate Jesus’ birthday on Christmas.
  • Mary is the Mother of God.
  • Joseph was Jesus’ father on earth.
  • God brings us new life.
  • Jesus died for our sins, and we celebrate his Resurrection at Easter.

 

Handwriting

  • Write letters with the correct spacing.
  • Begin to form letters correctly.
  • Trace on a line accurately.
  • Left to right, top to bottom awareness.
  • Hold pencil correctly

 

Motor Skills

  • Cut on a line.
  • Complete puzzles.
  • Color inside the lines.