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

  • Reading

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

Apply reading strategies

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.

Develop beginning reading fluency (vs. reading word for word)


●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


  • Life Science

  • Earth Science

  • Physical Science

Social Studies


●Explain the need for and purposes of rules in various settings inside and outside of school

●Identify and explain how rules function in public (classroom and school) settings.

●Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority.

●Explain how all people, no just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

●Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions while responding attentively to others when addressing ideas and making decisions as a group.



●Use maps, globes, and other simple geographic models to identify cultural and environmental characteristics of places.

●Use maps, graphs, photographs, and other representations to describe places and the relationships and interactions that shape them.

●Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of familiar places.

●Explain how weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people’s lives in a place or region.



Supporting Learning at Home

Read nightly with your child and talk about books.