Kindergarten Curriculum Scope and Sequence

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

READING

  • 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

WRITING

  • 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

MATHEMATICS

NUMERATION/ COUNTING

  • Counting
  • Numbers
  • Countdowns
  • 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)
  • Geoboards
  • Common objects with three d shapes
  • Comparing shapes,shape collages, pattern blocks, polydrons

OPERATIONS

  • Number line mathematics
  • Number stories
  • 1 more or 1 less
  • Math games
  • 100 chart
  • Hundredth day
  • Dice games

DAILY ROUTINES

  • Job Chart
  • Attendance
  • Number of the day – The growing number line
  • Calendar activities
  • Weather
  • Daily Schedule
  • Snack time
  • Minute Math
  • Voting
  • Quantifying
  • 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

SCIENCE

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?

MATTER

  • 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?

MOVEMENT

  • 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?

WEATHER

  • 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?

TECHNOLOGY

  • 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