THINGS TO LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN



KINDERGARTEN GOALS



The following is a list of the academic standard objectives required for your child to master by the end of kindergarten.  These skills will contribute to our child's success in kindergarten and prepare him/her for first grade.  These skills form the basis of whether your child will be ready to be promoted to first grade.  Please be aware that these are not the only skills to be taught during the school year.  Handwriting can be a difficult skill for some students.  It is a very important skill and should be practiced daily.



  


LANGUAGE/READING SKILLS


*RECITE THE ALPHABET IN ORDER

*WRITE FIRST & LAST NAME 

*WRITE LETTERS & NUMBERS NOT IN ALPHABETICAL OR SEQUENTIAL ORDER 

*RECOGNIZES ALL L
ETTERS BY SIGHT AND KNOWS SOUND OF EACH LETTER 

*ABLE TO BLEND CONSONANT-VOWEL-CONSONANT SOUNDS ORALLY TO 

MAKE WORDS (EX. C-A-T = CAT,  

     M-E-N= MEN)


*KNOWS THAT VOWELS PLAY A SPECIAL PART IN ALL WORDS.

*RECOGNIZES SIGHT WORDS (from Dolch Word list) 

*READ (SIMPLE DECODABLE STORIES) 

*GIVE NUMBER OF SYLLABLES & SOUNDS IN A WORD 

*GIVE EXAMPLES OF OPPOSITES; RHYMING WORDS AND RECOGNIZE IF WORDS 

RHYME 

DEVELOP READING 
     READINESS SKILLS SUCH AS CUTTING, PASTING, COLORING, 

HOLDING A PENCIL CORRECTLY, AND 

     TRACING.


*RECOGNIZE THE 8 BASIC COLORS AND COLOR WORDS. 

*SHOW THE SPACING BETWEEN WORDS.

*KNOW WHAT THE FOLLOWING DETAILS CONCERNING A BOOK:
    
     WHAT IS THE TITLE OF A BOOK?
   
     WHAT DOES AN AUTHOR DO?

     WHAT DOES AN ILLUSTRATOR DO?

     WHAT IS THE SPINE OF THE BOOK?

*RETELL A STORY USING DETAILS.

*UNDERSTAND SIMPLE STORY STRUCTURE (BEGINNING, MIDDLE, & END).

*DISTINGUISH BETWEEN FICTION AND NONFICTION.

*DEMONSTRATE THE CORRECT WAY TO READ A BOOK WITH YOUR FINGER (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM).

*FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN A GROUP SETTING.

*PARTICIPATE IN LISTENING AND COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES.

*IMITATE THE INITIAL AND ENDING SOUNDS OF A WORD.

*USE POSITIONAL WORDS.

*SHARE INFORMATION AND IDEAS.

*DICTATE STORIES FROM LESSONS AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.





MATH & SOCIAL SKILLS

*COUNT & WRITE TO 100 BY 1'S, 10'S, 5'S; COUNT & WRITE TO 50 BY 2'S.

*RECOGNIZE NUMERALS 1-30 --- HIGHER IF POSSIBLE.

*DEMONSTRATE ONE TO ONE CORRESPONDENCE (POINT TO EACH OBJECT AS IT IS COUNTED).

*MAKE SETS 0-20.

*NAME ORDINAL NUMBERS FIRST THROUGH TENTH.

*DEMONSTRATE ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FACTS TO TEN USING MANIPULATIVE OBJECTS.

*RECOGNIZE NUMBER WORDS 0-10.

*USING NONSTANDARD OBJECTS TO MEASURE LENGTH, VOLUME, AND WEIGHT.

*TELL TIME TO THE HOUR.

*DEMONSTRATE THE CONCEPT OF COINS (PENNY, NICKEL, DIME, QUARTER).

*RECOGNIZE BASIC SHAPES, SHAPE WORDS & GEOMETRIC SHAPES (CONE, CUBE, CYLINDER, SPHERE).

*IDENTIFY, DESCRIBE, AND EXTEND A PATTERN OF THREE OBJECTS.

*DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF POSITION AND COMPARISON TERMS (ABOVE, BELOW, MORE, LESS, TOP,  
     BOTTOM, AFTER, MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT, SAME, DIFFERENT).

*PARTICIPATE IN GRAPHING ACTIVITIES TO GATHER INFORMATION.

*SORT AND CLASSIFY OBJECTS USING ONE OR MORE ATTRIBUTES.

*KNOWS DAYS OF WEEK, MONTHS OF YEAR, & SEASONS.

*SEPARATE WHOLE TO PARTS AND BACK TO WHOLE.

*KNOWS BIRTHDAY, FULL NAME, & PHONE NUMBER.