Grade Level Goals and Expectations

KINDERGARTEN OBJECTIVES

By the end of kindergarten children should be able to:

Language Arts

Reading

·        - Recognize letter-sound relationships

·        - Recognize grade-appropriate sight words

·        - Identify and generate rhyming words

·        - Use a reading strategies when confronted with an unknown word

·        - Blend and segment words

·        - Read on a C level in the A-Z reader

Comprehension

·        - Identify characters, setting, events, problem and solution in the story

·        - Sequence story events

·        - Make predictions in a story and ask appropriate questions regarding the story

·        - Compare and contrast stories and characters in the story

·        - Understand main idea and details

Writing

·        - Write legibly using correct letter shape, size and spacing

·        - Express ideas in at least 2 sentences using inventive spelling and known sight words

·        - Interpret own writing

·        - Write a sentence using a capital letter, punctuation mark, and finger spaces

·        - Write an expository and narrative piece and managing to stay on topic

Speaking and Listening

·        - Listen effectively by looking at speaker and sitting quietly

·        - Responds to and asks appropriate questions

·        - Speaks effectively with using appropriate volume

·        - Participate in class discussions

Mathematics

Numeration

·        - Complete and produce patterns

·        - Recognizes and writes numbers 0-20

·        - Count by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100

·        - Ordinal numbers

Operations

·        - Solve simple addition and subtraction problems

Measurements

·        - Sort objects using varying attributes

Geometry

·        - Identify shapes

·        - Put shapes together to form a picture

 Science

·        - Identify the five senses

·        - Learn about living things

·        - Learn features of the night and daytime sky

·        - Identify how things move

·        - Identify how animals communicate and how they camouflage themselves

·        - Identify states of matter

·        - Learn about the life cycle of animals

 Social Studies

·        - Identify helpers that live in our community

·        - Name the months of the year

·        - Name the four seasons

·        - Identify different holidays celebrated in the United States

·        - Recognize a map and what it is used for