Kindergarten Curriculum Scope and Sequence
- Develop phonemic awareness
- Develop phonics skills
- Develop invented spelling as a step towards conventional spelling
- Scan print and recognize letters
- Develop sound-symbol correspondence
- Advance through a series of leveled reading books
- Develop early reading strategies (predictable patterns, picture clue, memory, retelling)
- Use of authentic reading strategies such as environmental text (words and names around the classroom, schedules, rules, signs and logos.)
- Reflect on read alouds and stories (respond in pictures, letters and words)
- Reading buddy program with fifth and sixth graders
- Series of leveled workbooks to develop phonics skills
- Partner reading, independent reading and small group reading
- Write independently in their writing journals
- Organize thoughts and verbal language to share personal stories and opinions through the writing
- Write for a variety of purposes and audiences
- Create class and individual books around given themes, concepts or reflections
- Develop their understanding of spelling conventions and writing mechanics through teacher-directed mini lessons and in context shared reading and writing
- Distinguish between upper and lower case letters
- Letter formation
- Write simple words
- Cards and letters
- Reflections of Service Learning Projects
LISTENING AND SPEAKING
- Author’s Chair
- Shared Readings
- Class Meeting
- Calendar and Class News
- Share Results and Findings
- Role Playing
- Participate in daily read-aloud (morning message, poems, songs and chants.)
- Express opinions and develop critical thinking skills in class discussions about literature
- Sequencing number
- Rocker Balance
- Telephone Book
- Spin a Number (1-10 and 11-20)
- Monster Squeeze Game
- Number Books
- Using cent sign
- Slate writing
- Number stories
- Interrupted counts
PATTERNS/ FUNCTIONS AND SEQUENCES
- Attribute Blocks
- Counting patterns
- Patterns all around
- Patterns with color
- “What’s My Rule?”
- Class Patterning
- Follow my pattern
EXPLORING DATA AND CHANCE
- Birthday graph
- Graphs throughout the year
MEASUREMENT AND MONEY
- Class heights
- Hand spans
- Coins in the classroom
- Exploring the penny
- Penny Power
- estimating weight with rocker balance
- Balance using a malleable object
- Body Measures
- Using the cent sign
- Comparing body heights with objects
- Measuring with children’s feet
- How Big is a Foot?
- Need for standard measure
GEOMETRY AND SPACIAL SENSE
- Symmetry in simple decorations ( stained glass windows and butterflies, Valentine hearts)
- Common objects with three d shapes
- Comparing shapes,shape collages, pattern blocks, polydrons
- Number line mathematics
- Number stories
- 1 more or 1 less
- Math games
- 100 chart
- Hundredth day
- Dice games
- Job Chart
- Number of the day – The growing number line
- Calendar activities
- Daily Schedule
- Snack time
- Minute Math
- Lining Up
- Use of math manipulative to solve problems
- Playing of math games
SOCIAL STUDIES / SERVICE LEARNING
- Each student is a unique and valued person
- Individuals and groups have similarities and differences
- Cooperation is an important part of group behavior
- Objects and people exist in relationship to one another
- Families come in many different configurations
- Decisions are made in various ways and serve various purposes
- All children have basic needs and wants
- Many of the basic needs and wants are met within the home or school
- Family members meet their needs and wants through interdependent relationships
- Human beings can conserve resources while meeting their needs and wants
- Each student has a story to tell about their background (family history)
- Families look different
- People change over time
- Families express their cultures through traditions, rituals and celebrations
- Traditions and celebrations have similarities and differences across cultures and holidays
- Lifestyles of the past were different from what they are today and are related to changes in resources and technology
- Change is an important part of life
- Rules exist to keep us safe
- Rules are established for a purpose and may be changed
- Breaking rules may have consequences
PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN THE CLASSROOM/HOME
- What types of plants/trees are in the classroom or at home?
- What are the similarities and differences in the plants’ and trees’ – appearance, growth, change and uses?
- Why do plants/trees need to be in soil?
- Why do leaves change color?
- What is a habitat?
LIVING AND NONLIVING
- What is a living thing?
- What are some of the needs of living things?
- What is a nonliving thing?
- What are some of the needs of nonliving things?
- What are the similarities and differences between living and nonliving things?
- How can you group objects in terms of observable physical properties?
- Which is lighter or heavier? (Compare weights of objects)
- What are the parts of an object?
- What would happen if one of the parts fell off or broke?
SOUND, HEAT AND LIGHT
- What types of sounds can you make?
- What makes sounds louder or softer or different?
- What things are hot/cold?
- How do we make things hot or cold?
- Which lights are found in nature or made by people?
- How does light help us?
- What movements can living things make?
- What movements can nonliving things make?
- Which objects are floating in the tank?
- Which objects sank in this tank?
- Will a rock float or sink?
- What do magnets stick to?
- What are the different types of weather?
- How does weather affect people?
- What do you wear in certain types of weather?
- What is the weather like today and the rest of the week?
- What weather changes did you observe this week?
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY ON EARTH
- What are things that we use from nature (natural resources)?
- How do we use them?
- How can we save our natural resources?
- What nonliving and living things need energy?
- What are some kinds of energy that these things need?
EARTH AND SKY
- What are some things found in nature?
- What are some things made by people?
- What do you see in the daytime sky and nighttime sky?
- What do you think happens to all of the other stars during the day when the sun is out?
- What makes the sky change?
- Understand vocabulary
- Demonstrate proper use and care of equipment
- Know and use return, space bar, shift, caps lock and arrow keys
- Enter own name on screen
- Use of grade appropriate programs