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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Core Overview

English Language Arts

  1. Reading
    1. Comprehension
    2. Structure of Literature
    3. Foundational Skills
      1. Print Concepts
      2. Phonemic Awareness
      3. Phonics
      4. Fluency
  2. Composition
    1. Types of Writing
      1. Expository
      2. Explanatory
      3. Narrative
    2. Organization and Focus
    3. Penmanship
  3. Speaking and Listening
    1. Comprehension
    2. Organization and Delivery
  4. Language
    1. Spelling and Vocabulary
    2. Grammar and Usage
    3. Punctuation

Mathematics

  1. Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    1. Addition (within 20)
    2. Subtraction (within 20)
  2. Number and Operations in Base Ten
    1. Counting (to 120)
    2. Place Value (tens and ones)
    3. Comparing 2-digit numbers
    4. Addition and subtraction of 10s
  3. Measurement and Data
    1. Length
    2. Time
    3. Patterns
    4. Estimation
  4. Geometry
    1. Common 2D and 3D Shapes
    2. Partitioning Circles and Rectangles
  5. Problem Solving
    1. Development of Skills
    2. Strategies

History-Social Science

  1. Citizenship
  2. National and State Symbols
  3. Occupations (Present and Past)
  4. Local Geography/Neighborhoods
  5. Calendar and Important Dates
  6. Continuity and Change
  7. Famous Americans

Science

  1. Physical Sciences
    1. Physical Properties
    2. States of Matter: Liquid and Solid
    3. Evaporation
  2. Life Sciences
    1. Plants
    2. Animals
    3. Human Body
  3. Earth Sciences
    1. Weather
    2. Seasons
    3. Landforms & Resources
  4. Investigation and Experimentation
    1. Observation
    2. Describing Properties
    3. Comparing and Sorting
    4. Communicating Observation

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