Kindergarten

Kindergarten Standards Quarter 1

General Curriculum

  • Distinguish difference between vowels and consonants
  • Understand calendar concepts
  • Distinguish information text from entertaining text
  • Identify individual phonemes in words (CCV, CVCC)
  • Recognize and spell high frequency words
  • Apply letter-sound knowledge to decode phonetically regular words quickly and accurately
  • Use new vocabulary appropriately
  • Retell the main idea and events in a story
  • Identify characters and setting in a story
  • Distinguish between cause and effect and fact or fiction
  • Communicate effectively when relating experiences and retelling stories
  • Edit writing for correct use of end punctuation
  • Participate in writing simple stories, poems, and rhymes
  • Introduction to journal writing
  • Identify, describe, and apply addition and subtraction as inverse operations
  • Compare and order whole numbers at least to 100
  • Represent two digit numbers in terms of ones and tens
  • Tell time to the hour and half hour
  • Counts by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 25s to 100

Art History

  • Discuss how different works of art communicate information about a particular culture
  • Use various art media and real imaginary choices to create artwork
  • Use the art-making process to communicate personal interests and self-expression
  • Reflect on and discuss various possible meanings in works of art
  • Draw from observation, experience, or imagination
  • Understand that pictures tell a story
  • Exercise gross and fine motor control
  • Work with art tools and materials appropriately
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colors and color mixing
  • Describe choices made in self artwork
  • Understand art and why people have made art in the past
  • Identify original artworks
  • Follow classroom rules

Spanish

  • Recite the alphabet by rote
  • Recognize A-Z (upper and lower)
  • Distinguishes letter sounds
  • Converse in Spanish
  • Recall sight words for spelling test
  • Listen attentively
  • Follow directions in Spanish
  • Recall facts from weekly concepts taught
  • Use imagination to create short skits/plays in Spanish
  • Read simple words
  • Use common Spanish phrases to communicate and solve problems
  • Understand calendar concepts
  • Count 1-100 by rote
  • Comprehend and utilize number concepts using Spanish math games

Music & Drama

  • Understand the impact of the history of music and the influence on composers
  • Basic knowledge of the keyboard
  • Interpret notes and their values
  • Basic knowledge of music terminology and incorporate appropriate terms to music compositions
  • Performs a steady beat
  • Imitate simple rhythm patterns played by the teacher or a peer
  • Echo simple melodic patterns
  • Respond to specific, teacher-selected musical characteristics in a song or instrumental piece
  • Sing simple melodic patterns and songs in a group
  • Identify composers, their eras, and their impact in the world of music
  • Respond to and explore music through creative play and found sounds in the music classroom
  • Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language, and numbers
  • Associate and identify words of action or feeling with watching or performing simple dances
  • Discover movement through exploration, creativity, and imitation
  • Identify and respond to feelings expressed in movement pieces
  • Create a story about everyday events involving family members and/or pets using body movements, sounds, and imagination
  • Share opinions about a story with classmates
  • Demonstrate the use of sign language
  • Follow classroom rules and instruction given by the teacher

Gymnastics

  • Run with speed
  • Skip with alternating legs
  • Use correct form single with a straddle roll
  • Backward roll on incline mat
  • Walk forward on beam
  • Walk sideways on beam
  • Dip on the balance beam
  • Demonstrate proper bridge form
  • Introduction to vaulting
  • Tuck , straddle, hang on bar for at least 5 seconds
  • Demonstrate correct sit-up form

Sports

  • Understand basic baseball rules and regulations including: pitch, hit, bunt, run bases, catch, positions, teamwork
  • Understand basic football rules and regulations including: throw, catch, positions, kick, teamwork
  • Understand basic soccer rules and regulations including: kick, scoring goals, offense/defense, positions, teamwork

Kindergarten Standards Quarter 2

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Decode base words and inflection endings
  • Recognize high frequency and familiar words in context
  • Identify common, irregular words, compound words, and contractions
  • Use context clues
  • Relate new vocabulary to prior knowledge
  • Identify common synonyms and antonyms
  • Arrange events in sequence
  • Pre-write by generating ideas from multiple sources
  • Pre-write by discussing the purpose for a writing piece and organizing ideas using a simple web, map, or list
  • Draft writing by maintaining focus on a single idea and supporting details
  • Produce, illustrate, and share a variety of compositions
  • Order counting numbers and represent on a number line
  • Use properties such as commutative, associative, and additive identity to add whole numbers
  • Recall basic facts of addition and subtraction
  • Tell time to the minute
  • Use appropriate language when telling time (quarter past, half past…)

Art History

  • Experiment with tools and techniques as part of art-making process
  • Explore art from different time periods and cultures as sources of inspiration
  • Explore everyday objects that have been designed and created by artists
  • Describe visual imagery used to complete artwork
  • Know that works of art express an idea
  • Recognize similarities and differences in works of art from a variety of sources
  • Use a variety of art products and tools
  • Experience art that has been created for specific purposes
  • Identify artworks in a variety of styles
  • Identify art belonging to specific artists, places, and cultures
  • Follow directions for safety procedures and explain the importance in the art room

Spanish

  • Recall detailed facts from stories read in Spanish
  • Speak clearly and uses proper pronunciation
  • Follow classroom rules without frequent reminders
  • Read “on-level” books fluently
  • Locate several Spanish speaking countries on a map and globe
  • Count by 10s and 5s in Spanish
  • Master top 100 Spanish high frequency words
  • Understand climate and physical features of various Spanish speaking countries

Music & Drama

  • Respond to a piece of music and discuss individual interpretations
  • Describe how people participate in music
  • Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of genres and cultures
  • Discuss how music is used for celebrations in America and other cultures
  • Describe changes in tempo and dynamics within a musical work
  • Sing songs in an appropriate range
  • Recognize various instruments by sight
  • Share opinions about selected pieces of music
  • Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of differences in musical ideas
  • Respond to changes in tempo and dynamics within musical examples
  • Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or peers
  • Respond to a variety of music through singing, movement, and expression
  • Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel
  • Perform creative movement in a specific order
  • Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics
  • Create a story and act it out, using a picture of people, animals, or objects as the inspiration
  • Identify elements of an effective performance
  • Exhibit appropriate audience etiquette and response
  • Use simple acting techniques to portray a person, place, action, or thing
  • Describe and discuss how to work together as actors
  • Participate in conversational vocabulary in sign language

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position
  • Practice proper cartwheel form
  • Perform a bridge then push up into position
  • Pose at the finish
  • Perform at least 3 pull ups on bar
  • Introduction to vaulting
  • Squat and jump off
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Introduction to Winter Sports rules and regulations including: skiing, hockey, skating, bobsledding
  • Understand basic kickball rules and regulations
    including: kick, run the bases, pitch, catch, positions, teamwork
  • Understand basic dodge ball rules and regulations including: throw, catch, dodge, positions, teamwork

Kindergarten Standards Quarter 3

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Use meaning of individual words to predict meaning of unknown words
  • Identify a text’s features (title, subheadings, captions, illustrations) and use them to make predictions, and establish a purpose for reading
  • Locate specific information by using organizational features (graphs, charts, signs)
  • Draft writing by organizing details into logical sequence that has a beginning, middle, and end
  • Write in a variety of informational/ expository forms
  • Write a simple report with a title and at least three facts, using informational sources (research)
  • Solve 2 digit addition and subtraction problems
  • Distinguish attributes and properties of shapes such as number and length of sides and vertices
  • Compare and order objects according to descriptors of length, weight, and capacity
  • Identify, combine, and compare money values

Art History

  • Describe the differences between using one’s own ideas, using someone else’s ideas as one’s own, and drawing from inspiration from the works of others
  • Gather clues to help interpret and reflect on works of art
  • Describe where ideas or products can be found in stores
  • Identify the connections between visual art and other content areas
  • Create works that express feelings, moods, emotions, and personality
  • Demonstrate use of patterns and textures
  • Demonstrate use of horizon line, foreground, and background
  • Use specific elements of art and principles of design to communicate an idea
  • Know that art subject matter can be imaginary or real
  • Work alone and demonstrate self-responsibility

Spanish

  • Begin journal writing
  • Understand basic sentence structure
  • Use resources for writing (picture dictionary, word wall, books)
  • Recognize verbs
  • Use appropriate spelling and punctuation when writing
  • Tell time to the hour and half hour

Music & Drama

  • Create a musical performance that brings a story or poem to life
  • Collaborate with others in a music presentation and discuss what was successful and what could be improved
  • Perform and compare patterns, aurally and visually, found in songs, finger plays, or rhymes to gain a foundation for exploring patterns in other contexts
  • Collaborate with others to develop and present a scene from familiar stories
  • Describe characters and plot development discovered during dramatic play
  • Demonstrate how the parts of the story go together by acting out a story with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Understand theatrical terms and stage etiquette
  • Compare a story that is read to one that is acted out
  • Apply knowledge of sign language through musical performance

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position for 2 seconds
  • Practice proper cartwheel formation from handstand position
  • Perform a bridge – push up – lift one leg up
  • Perform at least 5 pull ups on bar
  • Perform basic vaulting exercises
  • Demonstrate Arabesque
  • Squat and jump off
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Understand the Summer Olympic Games, History, events, ceremonies, and traditions
  • Understand the History of the Olympic Games, introduce students to all 26 sports, understand the ceremonial procedures (opening and closing)
  • Introduction to track & field events, rules and regulations including: running relays, long jump, high jump, marathon mile
  • Introduction to basketball rules and regulations including: dribble, shoot, bounce pass, teamwork, positions

Kindergarten Standards Quarter 4

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Determine meanings of unfamiliar words by using a beginning dictionary
  • Organize information found in nonfiction text through charting, listing, mapping, or summarizing
  • Revise by evaluating the written draft for: repetitive text, common spelling patterns, and appropriate capitalization
  • Write narratives that include a main idea based on real or imagined events, characters, and sequence of events
  • Use simple reference materials to locate and obtain information
  • Identify relationships between the digits and their place values through the thousands, including counting by tens and hundreds
  • Compare and order multi-digit numbers through the thousands
  • Estimate solutions for various math concepts

Art History

  • Understand basic components and draw basic human figures
  • Compare artworks from different cultures, created over time, to identify differences in style and media
  • Identify places in which artwork may be viewed by others
  • Recognize and demonstrate relief print
  • Create balanced compositions
  • Identify examples in which artists have created works based on cultural or life experiences

Spanish

  • Act out multiple literary genres in Spanish
  • Begin writing original stories and skits
  • Proof read written mistakes and make corrections
  • Act out original plays in Spanish
  • Identify variances in art, holidays, and culture of Spanish speaking countries
  • Develop and understanding of conjugating verbs orally
  • Tell time to the minute

Music & Drama

  • Sing and play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory
  • Share different thoughts or feelings people have about selected pieces of music
  • Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom
  • Explain the work of a composer
  • Identify various sounds and instruments in a piece of music
  • Use appropriate music vocabulary
  • Distinguish stage space from audience space to show understanding of the physical relationship between audience and actor in performance
  • Discuss what worked well and what didn’t work well after acting out a story

Gymnastics

  • Hold in a handstand position for 2 seconds
  • Practice cartwheel – handstand – land in lunge position
  • Perform a bridge – push up – lift one leg up then the other
  • Perform at least 6 pull ups on bar
  • Perform basic vaulting exercises
  • Demonstrate Arabesque
  • Squat and jump off without stopping
  • Demonstrate proper push up position and form

Sports

  • Summer Olympic Games (continue)
  • Introduction to volleyball rules and regulations including: serve, set, block, spike, teamwork, positions
  • Introduction to Cycling rules and regulations including: safety, as it pertains to the Olympic Games