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 ...)
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...
-How to compare two written numbers to tell which is greater
-Which group of objects has more than the other(s)
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
-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