Kindergarten – November

English Language Arts

Reading and Literature

Beginning Reading

¨ Students will demonstrate understanding of the

forms and functions of written English: recognize

that printed materials convey provide information or

entertaining stories; know how to handle a book

and turn the pages; identify the covers and title

page of a book; recognize that, in English, print

moves left to right across the page and from top to

bottom; identify upper- and lower-case letters;

recognize that written words are separated by

spaces; recognize that sentences in print are made

up of separate words.

¨ Students demonstrate orally that phonemes exist

and that they can be isolated and manipulated:

understand that a sound is a phoneme, or one

distinct sound; understand that words are made up

of one or more syllables; recognize and produce

rhyming words; identify the initial, medial, and final

sounds of a word; blend sounds to make words.

¨ Students will use letter-sound knowledge to identify

unfamiliar words in print and gain meaning: know

that there is a link between letters and sounds;

recognize letter-sound matches by naming and

identifying each letter of the alphabet; understand

that written words are composed of letters that

represent sounds; use letter-sound matches to

decode simple words.


Number Sense and Operations

¨ Use objects and drawings to model and solve

related addition and subtraction problems to ten

¨ Estimate the number of objects in a group and verify


Science and Technology/Engineering

Earth and Space Science

Earth*s Materials

¨ Students will recognize that water, rocks, soil and

living organisms are found on the earth*s surface.

¨ Students will understand that air is a mixture of gases

that is all around us and that wind is moving air.

The Weather

¨ Students will describe the weather changes from

day to day and over the seasons.

The Sun as a Source of Light and Heat

¨ Students will recognize that the sun supplies heat

and light to the earth and is necessary for life.

Periodic Phenomena

¨ Students will identify some events around us that

have repeating patterns, including the seasons of

the year, day and night.

History and Social Science

Civics and Government

¨ Give examples that show the meaning of the

following concepts: authority, fairness, justice,

responsibility, and rules.


Physical Health


¨ Students will identify the key nutrients in food that

support healthy body systems (skeletal, circulatory)

and recognize that the amount of food needed

changes as the body grows.

¨ Students will use the USDA Food Guide Pyramid and

its three major concepts of balance, variety, and

moderation to plan healthy meals and snacks.

¨ Students will recognize hunger and satiety cues and

how to make food decisions based upon these


¨ Students will describe personal hygiene and safety

measures used in preparing foods.

The Arts



¨ Students will sing independently, maintaining

accurate intonation, steady tempo, rhythmic

accuracy, appropriately produced sound (timbre),

clear diction, and correct posture.

¨ Students will sing expressively with appropriate

dynamics, phrasing and interpretation.

¨ Students will sing from memory a variety of songs

Representing genres and styles from diverse cultures

and historical periods.


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