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KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

     MATH

 

GOAL:

The student will:

1.      sort, classify, and graph items with up to 7 attributes

2.      identify numbers to 100

3.      identify simple patterns and make own patterns

4.      count and write numbers to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s

5.      interpret tally marks and use tally marks to show numerical amounts

6.      solve addition facts to 10

7.      solve subtraction facts from 10

8.      tell time to the hour on a digital and analog clock

9.      identify penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and its value

10.  identify the eight basic colors

11.  identify shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle, oval, diamond)

12.  identify and demonstrate an understanding of ordinal numbers

13.  identify, compare, and contrast the concept of more than and less than another number

14.  solve basic word problems for extending a pattern, graphing, and adding

 

 

READING/PHONICS/LITERATURE

 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. implement concepts of how to read a book
  2. introduce author and illustrator of a story
  3. introduce story elements. 
  4. introduce pre-reading and post-reading strategies.
  5. define vocabulary in a story with assistance.
  6. introduce stories as fiction, non-fiction, or realistic-fiction
  7. participate in read aloud experiences.
  8. identify information through text and pictures.
  9. identify, match, and print upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
  10. verbalize and print sounds associated with letters.
  11. identify and produce rhyming words.
  12. name the five long and short vowels sounds.
  13. blend words by pronouncing initial consonant sound, medial vowel, and final consonant sound.
  14. create word families.
  15. identify high frequency sight words.
  16. recognize rhyming words.
  17. write and express ideas or opinions through drawings and writing.
  18. speak audibly using age appropriate vocabulary.
  19. demonstrate listening behaviors
  20. classify words as naming or action words.
  21. begin writing sentences using capitalization and ending punctuation
  22. decode and spell words
  23. implement technology through student use of internet reading and phonetic web sites
 
 
        RELIGION
 
GOALS

The student will:

 

     1.   identify that Jesus is the Son of God and Savior of the World

     2.   demonstrate how to make the sign of the cross

  1. speak the following prayers:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Guardian Angel Prayer, Children’s Morning Offering, Glory Be, and the before and after meal prayers
  2. identify creation and what God created
  3. use the acronym WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) and try to live it in the classroom and the greater world
  4. identify good and bad choices
  5. identify Mary as the Mother of Jesus and Our Mother in Heaven and Joseph, as Jesus’ foster father
  6. demonstrate respect for the rosary and its basic use
  7. recognize that Advent is the four weeks prior to Jesus’ birth when we prepare for his coming and how an Advent wreath is used during this liturgical season
  8. recognize that Lent is a time of sacrifice for the forty days prior to Jesus’ death and resurrection on Easter Sunday
  9. recognize that Jesus suffered and died for us to have eternal life in heaven
  10. identify that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph make up the Holy Family
 
 
        SCIENCE
 
The students study a wide variety of topics such as the four seasons, weather, health and nutrition, living and non-living things, the five senses, seeds and plants, dental health, and the life cycle of butterflies.
 
        
        SOCIAL STUDIES
 
The students study a wide variety of topics such as community helpers, fire, home, and personal safety, the State of Missouri, civic responsibility, study of Mexico, and character education.