Overall Standards of Learning for the whole Kindergarten Year
Units and Themes:
The Kindergarten Team teaches all of the required Standards of Learning through thematic units throughout the school year. Each theme typically will take about 2 weeks and the children will be learning not only their reading, writing and math, but also about the specific science, social studies and health content as well. Art projects, hands-on activities, stories and songs will all revolve around the current theme.
Some theme examples are: Apples, Pumpkins, Fall Trees, Thanksgiving, Animals in Winter, Holidays Around the World, Arctic Animals, Water Cycle, Magnets, Our Community, Mapping Around the World, Taking Care of the Earth and Spring Flowers.
* Cooperate with others
* Feel secure and happy in school
* Exhibit self control
* Assume responsibility
* Work independently
* Display an understanding of classroom rules
* Display respect for others and school property
* Display coordination when running, hopping, and galloping
* Display control when using crayons, scissors, pencils, and brushes
* Show ability to zip, button, and tie
Special Note: Social Skills and Motor Skills are assessed for the purpose of the
English and Language Arts
* The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language. (K.1)
* The student will use listening and speaking vocabularies. (K.2)
- Begin to ask how and why questions.
* The student will build oral communication skills. (K.3)
* The student will hear, say, and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) of spoken language. (K.4) - Divide words into syllables.
* The student will understand how print is organized. (K.5)
* The student will demonstrate an understanding that print makes sense. (K.6)
* The student will develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles. (K.7)
* The student will demonstrate comprehension of fiction and nonfiction. (K.8)
- Identify the topics of nonfiction selections.
* The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons or nonstandard units of measure, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (shorter, longer), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder). (K.10)
* The student will add and subtract whole numbers, using up to 10 concrete items. (K.6)
* Given two sets containing 10 or fewer concrete items, the student will identify and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of members as the other set, using the concept of one-to-one correspondence. (K.1)
* The student will tell time to the hour, using an analog or digital clock. (K.9)
* The student identify the instruments used to measure length (ruler), weight (scale), time (clock, calendar), and temperature (thermometer). (K.8)
* The student will investigate and describe the results of dropping a two-colored counter or using a multicolored spinner. (K.16)
* The student will recognize the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and that the President is the leader of the
* The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow one to seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about one’s surroundings (the five senses). (K.2)
* The student will investigate and understand that magnets have an effect on some materials, make some things move without touching them, and have useful applications. (K.3)
* The student will investigate and understand that water flows and has properties that can be observed and tested. (K.5)
* The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. (K.6)
* The student will investigate and understand simple patterns in his/her daily life: weather; shapes and forms of seeds, cones, and leaves; animal and plant growth; and home and school routines. (K.8)
* The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time, and rates may be fast or slow. (K.9)
* The student will investigate and understand that materials can be reused, recycled, and conserved. (K.10)