• Our Kindergarten Curriculum

    Mathematics
    QUARTER 1
    Count numbers to 10
    Count/Compare numbers to 10
    Identify and describe shapes
    Measurable Attributes of objects
    QUARTER 2
    Count numbers/sets to 20
    Classify/sort objects by number
    Model add/subtract within 10
    Apply add/subtract to 10
    QUARTER 3
    Representations of numbers to 20
    Add/subtract to 10/Fluent to 5
    Identify/model...2-D 3-D shapes
    Describe/compare attributes
    QUARTER 4
    Count/Compare objects to 20
    Compose/Decompose 11-19
    Solve add/subtract within 10
    Counting/sorting objects

    English Language Arts
    UNIT 1
    In this unit students learn about the exciting new world of school.  Students will be exposed to a variety of texts about school.  Through the use of drawing, writing, and collaborative discussions with others, students will relate their own feelings and experiences to those of characters in literature. 
    UNIT 2
    In this unit students will observe patterns in their everyday world.  Collaborative discussions will encourage students to ask and answer questions about key details in text. Using informational text with graphics and illustrations, students will learn that patterns are all around them and serve many purposes.  In writing students will use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events.  
    UNIT 3
    The stories in this unit address age appropriate challenges that students may encounter in school or in life. Through asking and answering questions about key details, students will communicate their comprehension of text.  In writing students will make connections between characters and events in their own lives.
    UNIT 4
    In this unit, students will understand that the ocean affects their lives, and the lives of others. Students will investigate oceans and oceanic life by reading informational text and participating in inquiry activities. Students will narrate, draw, or write about the facts they learn throughout their reading and exploration.
    UNIT 5
    In this unit student will read fiction and non-fiction text that demonstrate examples of perseverance. Through retelling stories (oral, written, or drawn) students will understand the importance of key details in relationship to the main events and purpose of a story. Students will learn to add details in their personal writing to strengthen their storyline. 
    UNIT 6
    In this unit students will learn about the physical properties of shadows by reading informational and narrative text. Students will use key details to retell a story or explain a specific concept. They will participate in a shared research and writing project.
    UNIT 7
    In this unit students will read a variety of selections that teaches them the value of teamwork in reaching a goal. Using both informational and narrative texts, students will compare and contrast key story elements as they build this concept of team work.  Students will learn to use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish their written work.
    UNIT 8
    In this unit students will compare similarities and differences of key story elements in fiction and non-fiction texts about plants. Students will describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.  They will write explanatory text in which they provide information about the topic. 
    UNIT 9
    In this unit students will read a variety of text and identify the main idea. Students will strengthen their reading skills as they move from early emergent text to emergent text. In literature discussions students will practice supporting their responses with evidence from the text. They will explore a number of books by an author and express opinions about them in writing.
    UNIT 10
    In this unit students will continue to refine their reading skills and strategies. Through close reading and class discussion, students will practice constructing new meaning from what they read.  Students will participate in shared research activities and write about what they have learned.
     
     
     
    Science
    QUARTER 1
    Earth systems
    Structures and functions
    QUARTER 2
    Earth Systems
    Forces and Motion
    QUARTER 3
    Earth Systems
    Matter, Properties
    QUARTER 4
    Earth Systems
     
    Social Studies
    Roles of a citizen
    Change over time
    Maps and our surroundings
    Human environment interaction
    Basic economic concepts
    Roles of the citizen
    Similarities and differences