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What We Learn

What we Learn in Kindergarten

These standards are based on the COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, a nationwide initiative to align state standards.


Reading and Writing

Understand features of print: left to right, top to bottom

ID the parts of a bookABC in 3D

Name and write upper and lower case letters and sounds

Rhyming words

Break words into syllablesCover of a handwriting practice paper notebook

Isolate beginning, middle and ending sounds

Substitute/add sounds in words

Long and short vowel sounds

Read high frequency words

Read emergent level text for purpose and understanding

Answer questions about and retell stories

ID character, setting, major events in a storyID author and illustrator rolesCompare stories

Write personal narratives, opinion pieces and informational report

Spell simple words phoneticallyCartoon stack of books

Write multiple sentences with proper spacing, capitalization, punctuation and meaningful content

Recognize appropriate uses for nouns and verbs and use singular and plural correctly

Use inflections and affixes correctly (-ed, -ing, un-, pre-, etc...)



Count to 100 by ones and tens

Count on from a given number

123 in 3DWrite numbers 0-20

Represent a number of objects with a written number and count to answer how many

Count one number and one object at a time

Understand counting means one more

ID if a group of objects is greater than, less than, or equal to another group

Compare two written numbers

Drawing of a diamond, triangle, oval, square, circle, and rectangleAddition and subtraction word problems within 10

Take apart numbers to 10 in more than one way

Find the number to make 10 when given a number

Add and subtract fluently within 5

Put together and take apart numbers up to 19 (i.e. 18=8+10)

Understand the concept of tens and ones

Describe/compare/contrast measurable features of object

Put objects into categories and sort them by count

Photograph of a toy to learn counting 1-10Name shapes no matter the orientation

Use terms of position: below, beside etc...

ID 2 and 3 dimensional shapes

Describe shapes based on corners, vertices, sides…

Create and model shapes in environment