This year we are in full implementation of the Common Core Standards. Click icon above for more information.
LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
Concepts About Print:
The student must be able to correctly identify the 26 uppercase letters and the 28 lowercase letters (fancy a and g included).
The student must be able to read and understand a grade level 4 text book. The student must be able to pass the comprehension questions after reading the text.
The student must be able to produce the correct sounds for all uppercase and lowercase letters.
The student must be able to separate spoken words into individual sounds. For example, if I give them the word hat, they must be able to separate it into the sounds, /h/a/t/.
The student must also be able to combine sounds to produce a word. For example, if I say the sounds /s/o/f/t/, they must be able to blend the sounds together and say the word soft.
A. Children will be in charge of their bodies, their voices and their actions.
B. Children will follow school and classroom rules.
C. Children will follow directions and strive for quality work. They will be expected to complete class work on time.
D. Children will learn to be responsible for getting their homework packets on Mondays and returning the packet on Friday. They can empty their own backpacks and take care of their school supplies.
E. Children will learn to be part of a group and learn cooperation skills. They will learn to participate in group activities such as art, music and sharing.
F. Children are expected to be kind to each other and to talk out differences.
G. Children will feel good about THEMSELVES!
The student will be able to write their first name legibly with the correct formation of letters. The student will learn fine motor control with a correct pencil grip along with cutting and coloring skills. The student will learn large motor control along with balance and coordination.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES
The student will have the opportunity to learn about many science and social study themes. A sample of these follows:
Weather Animals and habitats
Seasons Community helpers
American Symbols Water cycle
Holidays Plant life cycle
Farm Five Senses
The student must be able to understand and retell familiar stories. The student must also be able to identify character, setting and important events in a story. Be sure to take the time to discuss what is happening in a story as you read to your child. Often it is the discussion that brings the story to life for a child.
The student must write upper and lower case letters with correct form and spacing. The student writes moving left to right and top to bottom. The student writes about experiences using phonetically spelled words but should write kinder sight words correctly.
Listening and Speaking:
The student will recite rhymes, short poems and songs. They will learn to speak in complete and coherent sentences as they participate during group discussion times. They will also learn listening skills while peers are speaking and learn to understand and follow one and two-step directions.
A. Children will be able to correctly identify numbers to 30 and write numerals to 20.
B. Children can count to 100 correctly by ones and also by 10’s.
C. Children are able to count numbers with 1:1 correspondence.
D. Children will be able to perform simple addition and subtraction problems within 10.
E. Children will be able sort objects into sets and be able to describe set differences.
F. Children will be able to identify the following basic shapes: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, and rhombus.
G. Children will be able to identify the following geometric solids: cone, cube, sphere and cylinder.
H. Children will be able to identify groups that have more than, less than and are equal.
I. Children will be able to compare objects using length, weight and capacity.
Decoding and Word Recognition
Here are the high frequency words kinders need to know by the end of the year!