Kindergarten Expectations

THINGS YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO KNOW BY THE END OF KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten speakers and listeners need to:

·         Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion

·         Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

Kindergarten readers need to:

·         Understand key details of a text

·         Identify characters, setting, and major events in a story

·         Retell familiar stories

·         Understand the purpose of an author and illustrator

·         Read emergent-level texts with purpose  and understanding

·         Understand Concepts of Print

·         Recognize and produce rhyming words

·         Know and apply grade-level phonic skills (blending and segmenting) and analysis in decoding words

·         Read common high-frequency words by sight (there are 38)

Kindergarten writers need to:

·         Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to create narrative, informational, and opinionated writing pieces.

·         Participate in shared research and writing projects

·         Demonstrate understanding of writing conventions-using correct grammar, using punctuation, capitalizing the first word in a sentence and the pronoun “I”

·         Spell simple words phonetically, using knowledge of sound-letter relationships

Kindergarten mathematicians need to: 

·         Count to 100 by ones and tens

·         Write numbers from 0-20.  Represent a number of objects with a written number 0-20

·         Compare numbers (>,<,=)

·         Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10 (using objects or drawings to represent the problem)

·         Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value

·         Describe and compare measure attributes (length or weight)

·         Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres