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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten!


This year's curriculum includes. . .


  • recognizing and naming 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters
  • knowing sounds for all 26 letters
  • producing rhyming words
  • segmenting and blending consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words
  • decoding and recognizing first 25 sight words
  • working on fluency and expression
  • checking for understanding of the story/text to build comprehension
  • reading a variety of texts
  • expressing ideas with others


  • using pictures to tell stories
  • labeling pictures with salient sounds
  • stretching words to hear beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • writing for a variety of purposes
  • applying knowledge of structures and conventions 
  • writing and revising independently
  • forming letters to make writing readable (Handwriting Without Tears)

Word Work

  • isolating beginning sounds
  • segmenting and blending words
  • rhyming words
  • learning word families
  • working on basic conventions: capitalization and punctuation


  • recognizing numerals 1-20
  • identifying arrays to 10
  • adding and subtracting within 10
  • developing an understanding of place value within 100
  • understanding the relationship of addition and subtraction

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • U.S. Symbols, icons, and traditions
  • Life long ago and today
  • Community Helpers


  • Trees
  • Weather (Seasons)
  • Water Cycle
  • Animals 2 x 2