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

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/