Kindergarten Math Curriculum Framework

Counting & Cardinality Count to 100 by ones and tens.
  • Count on from a number other than one.
  • Write numbers 0 to 20 to tell how many.
  • Count objects by touching each one once.
  • Tell how many by saying the last number counted.
  • Tell one more or one less than the number of objects I count.
  • Count a group of objects up to 20 no matter how they are laid out.
  • Compare objects in two groups and say which is more, less or equal.
  • Compare two written numbers between 1 and 10.
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
  • Add and subtract numbers and tell how I found my answer.
  • Solve word problems by adding and subtracting.
  • Group numbers in different pairs and write the equations.
  • Add two numbers to make 10 using objects or pictures.
  • Subtract numbers from 10 using objects or pictures.
  • Say my math facts that equal 5.
Numbers & Operations: Base Ten
  • Use tens and ones to describe teen numbers (11-19)
Measurement & Data
  • Measure an object using both length and weight.
  • Compare two objects and say which is more or less.
  • Sort objects into groups and count how many is in each group.
  • Find and name shapes around me.
  • Use words like “above,” “below,” “in front,” “behind,” to show where objects are.
  • Name shapes. (2-dimensional and 3-dimensional).
  • Sort “flat” shapes (2-D) and solid shapes (3-D shapes).
  • Say how shapes are alike and different.
  • Build and draw shapes.
  • Combine shapes to make bigger, different shapes.

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Kindergarten Literacy Curriculum Framework

  • Retell a story including naming the characters and where the story happens.
  • Tell what authors and illustrators do.
  • Raise my hand to talk about a book we read.
Informational Text
  • Talk about a nonfiction book with details.
  • Name the parts of a book (front cover, back cover, title page).
  • Raise my hand to talk about a nonfiction book.
Foundational Skills
  • Read words in the right order. (left to right, top to bottom, page to page).
  • Name all uppercase letters.
  • Name all lowercase letters.
  • Make and recognize rhyming words.
  • Count and name syllables.
  • Put sounds together to make a word.
  • Name the beginning sound in a word.
  • Name the middle sound in a word.
  • Name the ending sound in a word.
  • Read words by making letter sounds.
  • Make both sounds for each vowel.
  • Read sight words.
  • Read a Kindergarten book.
Speaking & Listening
  • Wait my turn when talking with others.
  • Ask for help when I don't understand something.
  • Talk about people, places and things with details.
  • Use pictures to add details to my thoughts.
  • Write and draw about things I like or dislike.
  • Write and draw about things I know.
  • Write a story in sequential order.
  • With help, I can add details to make my writing better.
  • Read and listen to many books about the same thing and share my opinion about them.
  • Make uppercase letters.
  • Make lowercase letters.
  • Use complete sentences.
  • Capitalize the first word in a sentence.
  • Tell what a period is and where it goes in a sentence.
  • Tell what a question mark is and where it goes in a sentence.
  • Spell using the sounds I hear in a word.
  • Sort objects into categories (e.g. shapes, foods).
  • Recognize opposites.
  • Act out action words.
  • Repeat and use new words I learn.

Kindergarten Curriculum Resources
  • McGraw-Hill Treasures Kindergarten Reading and Writing Program
  • “Teaching Writing in Kindergarten”
  • D'Nealian Handwriting
  • Saxon Phonics
  • Tucker Signing
  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
  • Kindergarten CORE Math Units 1-16
  • Hands-on manipulatives
  • “Let's Find Out” Scholastic Magazines
  • Leveled books to match individual readers

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Kindergarten Instructional Practices
  • Whole group shared reading and math instruction
  • Small group and one-on-one instruction
  • Literacy and math learning stations
  • Technology: Promethean Board, iPads, computers

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Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids Going Into First Grade

Caldecott Winners and Honor Books
  • Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Folktales and Fairy Tales
  • Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg
  • Cinderella by Marcia Brown
  • The Hare and the Tortoise by Brian Wildsmith
  • Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmermann
  • The Little Red Hen by Margot Zemach
  • The Three Bears by Paul Galdone
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjornsen
  • Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
  • The Three Little Pigs by Rodney Peppé
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
Other Fiction Stories
  • Frog and Toad Series
  • Fly Guy Series
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog by Cynthia Rylant
  • Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series
Nonfiction Books
  • Any nonfiction books at your child's level are great for summer reading