Kindergarten – November
English Language Arts
Reading and Literature
¨ 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
¨ 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.
¨ 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.
¨ 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.
¨ 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.
¨ 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.