What is my child working on?

  • Your child will be asked to work on a variety of different skills throughout the school year.  Below is a list of skills according to the new Ohio State Standards and your child's report card that we will be working towards accomplishing this Kindergarten school year.


    English Language Arts

    Literature (fiction) and Informational Text (non-fiction):

    - With prompting and support:

    o Ask and answer questions about a reading selection

    o Identify characters, setting and main events in a story

    o Retell stories, including details

    Foundational Skills:

    - Print concepts (left to right, top to bottom, page by page)

    - Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters

    - Recognize that spoken words are made up of syllable and sounds

    - Recognize and produce rhyming words

    - Say the most frequent sounds for each consonant and vowel

    - Read common high frequency word by sight


    - Draw, tell or write about a book

    - Draw, tell or write about events in the order they happened

    Speaking and Listening:

    - Participate in discussions

    o Listen to others

    o Take turns speaking

    - Follow oral directions

    - Ask and answer questions

    - Describe people, places, things and event, providing details


    -  Print many uppercase and lowercase letters

    -  Use capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

    -  Identify new meaning for familiar words



    Earth and Space: Daily and Seasonal Changes

    - This topics focuses on observing, exploring, describing and comparing weather changes, patterns in the sky and changing seasons.

    Physical: Properties of Everyday Objects and Materials

    - This topic focuses on the production of sound and on observing, exploring, describing and comparing properties of objects and materials with which the student is familiar.

    Life: Physical and Behavioral Traits of Living Things

    - This topic focuses on observing, exploring, describing and comparing living things in Ohio

    Social Studies

    History: Historical Thinking and Heritage

    - Time can be measured.

    - Personal history can be shared through stories and pictures.

    - Heritage is reflected through the arts, customs, traditions, family celebrations and language.

    Geography: Spatial Thinking and Human Systems

    - Terms related to direction and distance, as well as symbols and landmarks, can be used to talk about familiar places.

    - Models and maps represent places.

    - Humans depend on and impact the physical environment in order to supply food, clothing and shelter.

    - Individuals are unique but share common characteristics of multiple groups.

    Government: Civic Participation, Rules and Laws

    - Individuals have shared responsibilities toward the achievement of common goals in homes, schools and communities.

    - The purpose of rules and authority figures is to provide order, security, and safety in the home, school and community.

    Economics: Scarcity, Production and Consumption

    - People have many wants and make decisions to satisfy those wants. These decisions impact others.

    - Goods are objects that can satisfy people’s wants. Services are actions that can satisfy people’s wants.


    Counting and Cardinality:

    - Know number names and the count sequence

    - Count to tell the number of objects

    - Compare numbers

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking:

    - Understand addition as putting together. adding to

    - Understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from

    Number and Operations in Base Ten:

    - Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value

    Measurement and Data:

    - Describe and compare measurable attributes

    - Classify and count the number of objects in each category


    -  Identify and describe shapes

    -  Analyze, compare, create and compose shapes