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Curriculum for Kindergarten

Arizona college and career readiness standards for kindergarten

These are the key skills your child will be learning this year.

Language Arts

Phonological Awareness

·       First sound

·       Rhyming words

·       Syllables

Print Concepts

·       Letter names

Phonics and word recognition

  • Decode words
  • Letters sounds – short vowel sounds and long vowel sounds
  • Match upper and lower case letters
  • 50 sight words

Comprehension

·       Answer questions about a story or an informational text

Writing

·       Spelling – spell words using consonant-vowel and consonant-vowel-consonant

·       Accurately write grade level words

·       Correct letter formation

  • Narrative (stories)
  • Opinion (why you like or dislike something)
  • Informative/explanatory (reports)
  • Conventions – grammar, punctuation, spelling

Math

 

Counting

       Read, write, and model numbers to 20

       Count to 100 by 1’s and 10s

       Count forward from any given number from 1-99

       Understand the relationship of numbers (1 to 1 correspondence, how many?)

       Compare sets of objects and numerals 1 -10 – greater than, less than, equal to

Operations and algebraic thinking

       Add and subtract fluently– facts (0-5) and fact families

       Solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10

       Compose, decompose, and find equivalent forms of numbers to 10

 

Number Operations in Base Ten

       Know teen numbers are 10 and some more ones (11 = 10 and 1), 11-19

Measurement and Data

       Describe measurable attributes of objects (length, width, weight)

       Compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common

       Classify, sort and count objects

Geometry

       Identify and describe 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes

       Analyze, compare, create and compose 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes (number of sides, vertices)

 

Science

       Know the difference between living and nonliving things

       Name the parts of the body (head, arm, leg …)

       Five senses

       Weather

       Earth, plants, animals, magnets

 

Social Studies

       Wants and needs

       Maps/oceans

       American symbols

       Holidays

       History - cultures

 

Please check out these Parent Resources:

·      What Every Student Should Know and Be Able to Do – http://www.mpsaz.org/tl/parents

·      Math Resources for Families - http://www.mpsaz.org/ssrc/math/math_el/links

·      How Parents Can Help - http://www.mpsaz.org/basicskills/elementary/ela_parent_resources/

·      Homework Help – http:://www.doyourhomeworkarizona.org/