## Kindergarten at a Glance

Hampton School District

Kindergarten at a Glance

Language Arts

• Writing

• Learn the routines for Writer’s Workshop.

• Practice foundational writing skills, including drawing, telling, and beginning to write about true experiences.

• Include rich color and details in illustrations.

• Focus on informational writing, such as “How To” books and “All About” books

• Progress to writing one or more sentences to support their picture and stay on topic

• Practice using foundational writing skills; such as punctuation, upper case letters at the beginning of a sentence, and spaces between words.

• Participate in narrative, informational, opinion and persuasive forms of writing

• Create text by using many strategies and resources in the classroom such as  word walls, anchor charts, and letter/sound/symbol supports

• Share their writing and respond to questions and comments from peers

• Learn the routines for Reader’s Workshop.

• Are exposed to fiction and nonfiction and discuss differences.

• Identify story elements: characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end.

• Make predictions, match their voice to the print and use picture clues.

• Work with letter sounds and words with a mix of high-frequency words (word wall words), rhyming words, and simple consonant-vowel-consonant words

• Retell familiar stories with more details

• Continue to work with letter sounds and words with a mix of high-frequency words (word wall words), rhyming words, simple consonant-vowel-consonant words, long vowel patterns, and blends.

Math

• Develop number sense through hands on experiences.

• Focus on 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes.

• Practice reading, writing, and ordering numerals.

• Count by ones in sequence and learned strategies for counting sets of objects.

• Work on adding and subtracting 0 & 1 to any number (+1, -1, +0, -0)

• Build understanding that teen numbers are made of a group of ten and some ones

• Practice accurate one to one counting

• Understand that a given group of objects is the same amount regardless of the arrangement

• Continue work on becoming fluent in addition and subtraction through 5

• Practice missing addends and breaking apart a number (0-10) in more than one way

• Develop subtraction concepts and skills through a variety of strategies such as games, manipulatives, ten frames, and pictures

• Build understanding that two-digit numbers are made of a group of ten and some ones

• Continue to practice numeral formation

Science

• Life Science

• Earth Science

• Physical Science

Social Studies

• Civics

• Geography

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