What We Learn in Kindergarten

What We Learn in Kindergarten

One thing is for sure, Kindergarten is not what it used to be! The days of naps and unstructured play are long gone!  Listed below are the skills your child will learn based on the Common Core Standards, a nationwide initiative to align states, schools, and grade levels.



Understand features of print: left to right, top to bottom

Identify the parts of a book

Identify & write upper and lowercase letters,and sounds

Rhyming words

Break words into syllables

Isolate beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words

Substitute/add sounds in words

Long and short vowel sounds

Read high frequency (sight) words

Read emergent level text for purpose & understanding

Answer questions and retell stories

Identify the character, setting, and events in a story

Identify the author and illustrator’s roles

Compare stories

Write a variety of stories: narratives, opinionated, etc

Spell simple words phonetically

Write multiple sentences with proper spacing, capitalization, punctuation, & meaning of content.

Recognize appropriate uses for nouns & verbs

Use Singular and plural correctly

Use inflections & affixes correctly (-ed, -ing, un-, -pre-, etc)

Count to 100 by ones and tens

Count on from a given number

Write numbers 0-20

Represent a number of objects with a written number & count to answer how many

Count with one number and one object at a time

Understanding counting means one more

Identify if a group of objects is greater than, less than or equal to another group

Compare two written numbers

Addition and subtraction word problems within 10

Take apart numbers to 10 in more than 1 way

Find the number to make 10 when given a number

Add & subtract fluently within 5

Put together & take apart numbers up to 19 (18=8+10)

Understand the concept of ones and tens

Describe/compare/contrast measurable features of objects

Sort/Categorize objects & count

Name shapes no matter the orientation

Use/Understand positional words

Identify 2D and 3D shapes

Use language to describe shapes -similarities/differences

Create and model shapes in environment and in other shapes

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