Hampton School District
Kindergarten at a Glance
○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
○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
●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.