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KINDERGARTEN EXPECTATIONS
 
 
reading
  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
  • Demonstrate comprehension of stories read aloud
  • Identify syllables and beginning, middle and ending sounds in spoken words
  • Produce all sounds associated with individual letters, and begin to produce sounds associated with multi-letter phonograms
  • Produce rhyming words
  • Blend sounds to begin to read words and instantly recognize basic high frequency words
  • Recognize and write correctly both capital and lowercase letters in the alphabet
  • 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
  • Read a level C book
 
 
MATH
 
MATH
 
By the end of Kindergarten, students will be able to:
  • Recognize numerals to 31
  • Count objects and describe quantities from 1-20
  • Write numerals 1-20
  • Rote count by ones to 100
  • Skip count by 2's to 20 and by 5's and 10's to 100
  • Identify, create and extend patterns
  • Describe, identify, compare, and sort shapes and solids (sphere, cube, etc.)
  • 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
  • Identify coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
  • Compare and order objects in terms of their measurement
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Read a calendar
  • Construct and answer questions about graphs
  • Use appropriate strategies to solve problems
social studies
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
 
science
 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 thematic units, we will be conducting simple investigations in order to discover more about the world we live in:
    • Five Senses
    • The Four Seasons/Weather
    • Apples
    • Pumpkins
    • Pond Life
    • Insects
    • Farm & Zoo Animals
    • Plants
    • Dinosaurs
technology
 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