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KINDERGARTEN

READING & WRITING GOALS

WHEN PRACTICING LETTERS AND SOUNDS, I CAN...

-Name and write upper and lowercase letters

-Identify rhyming words

-Read common words (the, of you, she, my)

DURING STORYTIME, I CAN...

-Ask questions about the story

-Listen and take turns speaking during discussions

-Identify characters, settings, and major events

-Take part in shared reading, writing, research

-Recognize the person, place, thing or idea that an illustration shows

-Compare the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, such as fairy tales and folktales

WHEN SPEAKING, I CAN...

-Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

-Use a combination of drawing, speaking and writing to describe an event, give information about a topic or share an opinion

-Understand and use question words (such as who, what, where, when, why, how) in discussions

-State an opinion or preference about a book or topic (such as My favorite book is ...)

MATH GOALS

I CAN COUNT...

-Objects in a group

-To 100 by ones and by tens

-A set of objects to 20 and write numbers 1-20

-By adding/subtracting very small numbers using fingers, drawings or words

WHEN DOING MATH PROBLEMS, I CAN...

-Break up numbers less than or equal to 10 in more than one way (such as 9=6+3 or 9=5+4)

-Work with numbers 11-19 to gain an understanding of place value with objects or drawings

-Act out addition and math problems; draw diagrams to represent them

-Add/subtract small numbers very quickly

I CAN NAME AND UNDERSTAND...

-Shapes

-How to compare two written numbers to tell which is greater

-Which group of objects has more than the other(s)

SCIENCE GOALS

WHEN THINKING OF THE EARTH, I KNOW...

-It has seasons, and I can describe them

-The sun gives the Earth heat and light

-The difference between living and non-living things

-What happens when the sun’s light is blocked

-The difference in temperature between day, when the sun shines, and night, when it doesn't

-That organisms – living things including plants and animals – can be described and sorted by their physical characteristics

UNDERSTAND MOTION, AND...

-The different ways objects can move, and how it can be described using speed and direction

-That people must push harder to move their bikes, skateboards or scooters as they go faster or up a hill

WHEN SORTING, I...

-Understand that objects can be sorted by physical properties, which can be observed and measured

SOCIAL STUDIES GOALS

WHEN THINKING OF FAMILIAR PLACES AND LOCATIONS, I CAN...

-Identify my home address, school, and city

-Identify my school, cafeteria, and gymnasium

-Describe my surroundings and what people do in my surroundings

-Understand the difference between a map and globe and that they are tools for finding different places around the world

-Use words related to location, direction and distance such as up, behind and far

WHEN TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE, I CAN...

-Discuss differences and similarities in families and communities

-Discuss the different jobs they do, why people earn a living

-Recognize that they own things (such as backpacks, shoes, toys)

-Talk about concepts of fairness, justice, responsibility and rules, as well as explain and practice good manners

-Understand that people use money and that coins are currency

CAN UNDERSTAND CHANGE IN TIME AND...

-Discuss ways food, clothing, and shelter change in different environments

-Sequence a set of activities or event words such as past, present, future, days, weeks, months, years, first, next, last

-Ask questions, share ideas and discuss ideas about the past

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD?

READING AND WRITING

-Read to your child and have your child read to you every day for at least 15 minutes, and pick out new or complex words

-Encourage your child to tell you about his or her day at school

-Ask your child to retell a story in his or her own words by telling what happened first, second, third, etc

-Ask your child to think about what he or she learned from a book or article

-Look for opportunities in everyday places to build your child’s vocabulary

-Be sure your child has a library card. Your child should select books in which they are interested to develop a passion for reading

MATH

-Use everyday objects to allow your child to count and group a collection of objects

-Encourage your child to construct numbers in multiple ways. For example, what are some ways you can make 10? Answers might include 5+5, 6+4, 8+2, etc

-Have your child create story problems to represent the addition and subtraction of small numbers. For example: “Ann had eight balloons. Then she gave three away so she only had five left.”

-Encourage your child to stick with it whenever a problem seems difficult. This will help your child see that everyone can learn math

-Praise your child when he or she makes an effort and share in the excitement when he or she solves a problem or understand something for the first time