Areas of Study

Areas of Study

Math


By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:

Recognize numerals to 31 (to 10 by Oct, 20 by Dec, and 31 by May).

Count objects and describe quantities from 1-32 (7 By Oct, 21 by Feb, 31 by April)

Write numerals 1-20

Rote count by ones to 100 (to 30 by Dec, to 100 by March)

Skip count by 2's to 20 and by 5's and 10's to 100

Identify, create and extend patterns (by October)

Describe, identify, compare, and sort shapes and solids (sphere, cube, etc.) (by Dec)

Describe objects using positional language (over, under, above, below, etc.)

Use comparative language and describe a sequence of events and ordinal positions (first, second, third)

Identify half and whole

Use objects to model addition and subtraction (beans, buttons, cubes, etc.)

Compare and order objects in terms of their measurement

Read a calendar (month, day, date, year)

Construct and answer questions about graphs

Use appropriate strategies to solve problem

Language Arts


By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:

Listen for a purpose, focus attention on speaker, and follow 2-3 step directions

Retell and act out stories and rhymes

Participate through discussion and questioning by communicating ideas and information clearly

Demonstrate a basic understanding of book and print awareness (by Oct)

Demonstrate comprehension of stories read aloud

Identify syllables and beginning, middle and ending sounds in spoken words

Produce all sounds associated with individual letters (by Dec.), and begin to produce sounds associated with multi-letter phonograms

Produce rhyming words (by Oct)

Blend sounds to begin to read words and instantly recognize basic high frequency words (5-10 words by Oct, 25 words by Dec, 75 by March, 100 by May)

Recognize and write correctly both capital and lowercase letters in the alphabet (by Dec)

Demonstrate penmanship and fine motor skills when writing to record ideas and convey meaning while using correct spacing

Write name and other important words correctly (write first name correctly by Nov- the first letter capitalized and the rest lower case)

Read a level D (4) book

Science


By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:

Use their five senses and simple tools (such as hand lenses and balances) to make observations and gather information

Conduct simple investigations

Ask questions, gather information, and communicate finding from simple investigations

Demonstrate an awareness about the natural world around them including rocks, soil and water, season and growth, as well as properties and patterns of organisms, objects, and events

During the following units, we will be conducting simple investigations in order to discover more about the world we live in:

Five Senses/Me and My World

Matter and Energy

Force, Motion, and Energy

Earth and Space (My World and Beyond)

Life Systems ( Farm & Zoo Animals and Plants)

Social Studies


By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:

Identify United States and Texas flags

Identify similarities and differences among people

Identify customs, cultures and celebrations

Identify jobs in home, school and community

Understand the purpose of rules

Identify and understand Holidays throughout the year

Identify physical characteristics of places such as landforms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather

Use terms to describe location

Place events in chronological order

Technology

By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:

Use computer mouse, picture icons and keyboard appropriately

Start and exit programs

Understand and use technology vocabulary