Grade Level Goals and Expectations


By the end of kindergarten children should be able to:

Language Arts


  • Recognize letter-sound relationships
  • Recognize grade-appropriate sight words
  • Identify and generate rhyming words
  • Identify number of syllables in a word
  • Manipulate and delete syllables in a word
  • Blend and segment words
  • Use a reading strategies when confronted with an unknown word
  • Read on a C level in the A-Z reader


  • 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


  • Write legibly using correct letter shape, size and spacing
  • Express ideas in at least 4 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 while 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



  • Complete and produce patterns
  • Recognizes and writes numbers 0-20
  • Count by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100


  • Solve simple addition and subtraction problems


  • Sort objects using varying attributes


  • Identify 2D and 3D shapes
  • Put shapes together to form a picture


  • Identify the five senses
  • Learn about living things 
  • Learn features of the night and daytime sky
  • Identify how things move
  • Identify how animals survive
  • 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
  • Name their own phone number and address