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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Core Overview

English Language Arts


       I.  READING
           a. Comprehension
           b. Structure of Literature
           c. Foundational Skills
                    i. Print Concepts
                   ii. Phonemic Awareness
                  iii. Phonics
                  iv. Fluency


       II. COMPOSITION
           a. Types of Writing
                   i. Expository
                  ii. Explanatory
                 iii. Narrative
           b. Organization and Focus
           c. Penmanship


      III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING
           a. Comprehension
           b. Organization and Delivery


      IV. LANGUAGE
          a. Spelling and Vocabulary
          b. Grammar and Usage
          c. Punctuation


Mathematics


      I. OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
          a. Addition (within 20)
          b. Subtraction (within 20)


      II. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN
          a. Counting (to 120)
          b. Place Value (tens and ones)
          c. Comparing 2-digit numbers
          d. Addition and subtraction of 10s


     III. MEASUREMENT AND DATA
          a. Length
          b. Time
          c. Patterns
          d. Estimation


     IV. GEOMETRY
          a. Common 2D and 3D Shapes
          b. Partitioning Circles and Rectangles


      V. PROBLEM SOLVING
          a. Development of Skills
          b. Strategies

 

History-Social Science


       I. CITIZENSHIP
      II. NATIONAL AND STATE SYMBOLS
     III. OCCUPATIONS (PRESENT AND PAST)
     IV. LOCAL GEOGRAPHY/NEIGHBORHOODS
     V. CALENDAR AND IMPORTANT DATES
    VI. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
    VII. FAMOUS AMERICANS


Science


      I. PHYSICAL SCIENCES – PUSH, PULL GO
     II. LIFE SCIENCES – LIVING THINGS AND THEIR NEEDS
    III. EARTH SCIENCES – WEATHER AND SKY

 

                                                                                                                                                             10/2018

Kindergarten Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Identify Art Elements
    2. Naming Art Materials
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Make Patterns
    2. Shape
    3. Value
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Connections from past artwork to daily life
    2. Diversity of Times and Places
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Observation
    2. Application of new techniques
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Ergonomics and Safety
    1. Workstation Ergonomics
  2. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside
    2. Computer Parts Inside
    3. Computer Software
  3. Graphic Design
    1. AppleWorks Paint
  4. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Theatre Vocabulary
    2. Actor/character
    3. Cooperation
    4. 5 senses
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Performing a Role
    2. Oral Presentation Skills
    3. Song and Dance
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Retelling Myths/Fables/Fairytales
    2. Portraying Community Characters
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Audience Behavior/Response  to Live Performance
    2. View recorded perforemance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Theatrical Games
    2. Performance

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Icons/Symbols Representing Beat
    2. Basic Elements in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Role of Music in Daily Life
    2. Diversity of Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Corresponding Movements w/ Music
    2. Music Written for Specific Purposes
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Guided Listening
    2. Winter and Spring Sing Performances

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Health and Nutrition
    1. Safe and Unsafe Places
    2. Healthy Behavior
  5. Healthy Decision Making
    1. External Influences
    2. Effects on Physical Activities

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom