Kindergarten Curriculum Guide

Social Studies

  • All about me
  • Holidays, traditions, and customs around the world
  • Understanding and appreciating other cultures
  • Individual's role in family, home, school, and community
  • Classroom communities
  • Service learning communities
  • Relationship of the individual to the group
  • Careers/community helpers
  • Safety rules and symbols
  • Basic human needs
  • Self-respect and self-awareness
  • Awareness of others
  • Reading a map
  • Location of home and school
  • Diagram of home and school
  • Oceans and continents
  • Basic landforms
  • Introduction to 50 states

Science

  • Inquiry
  • Using the scientific method
  • Observation of everyday, familiar things
  • Common animals and plants
  • Habitats
  • Introduction to biomes
  • Mixed forest biome
  • Introduction to forest and pond ecosystems
  • Introduction to ecosystems
  • Introduction to life cycles and metamorphosis
  • Introduction to food chains
  • Introduction to the water cycle
  • Interrelationships of animals and plants
  • Classification of living things
  • Farm animal care and wellbeing
  • Care of pets
  • Plants and gardens (from seed to produce)
  • The sun: our principal source of energy
  • Conservation
  • Weather and seasons
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Colors (primary, secondary, tertiary)
  • Senses
  • Earth, moon, stars, planets
  • Simple measurement
  • Beginning experimentation

Nature Studies/Animal Studies

  • Sensory Hikes – Using all five senses in nature
  • Trees
    • Deciduous
    • Coniferous
    • Bark
    • Leaves
    • Photosynthesis
  • Forest Ecology
  • Animal Homes/Habitats
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Migration
  • Hibernation
  • Food Chains
  • Indigenous Species
    • Beaver Studies
    • Mammals
    • Birds
    • Reptiles
    • Amphibians
  • Animal Classification
  • Animal Tracking
  • Scat
  • Seeds/Seed Travel
  • New Life
  • Metamorphosis
  • Pond Ecology

Language Arts

  • Phonics
  • Guided reading
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Listening to literature, music, poetry
  • Social listening
  • Constructing visual images while listening
  • Oral communication skills
  • Role play
  • Following and giving multi-step directions
  • Paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Making predictions
  • Organizing ideas
  • Experience stories
  • Relating events and experiences
  • Listening for correct speech habits and word usage
  • Beginning writing process
  • Manuscript handwriting
  • Journaling

Mathematics

  • Counting to 100
  • Counting backwards from 20
  • Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Grouping by 10’s
  • Patterning
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Concepts of more, less than, same
  • Sequence of events
  • Correspondence of quantities
  • Ordinal-cardinal relationship
  • Number-numeral relationship
  • Recognition of basic sets
  • Meaning of addition and subtraction
  • Introduction to number line
  • Estimation
  • Elementary geometry (shapes)
  • Calendar and clock
  • Denominations of money
  • Basic problem-solving strategies
  • Basic chart and graph concepts

Health and Safety

  • Personal hygiene
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Good grooming
  • Dental health
  • Major body parts/organs
  • Physical fitness
  • Classroom safety
  • Playground safety

Life Skills/Character Education

  • Responsibility
  • Interpreting and following rules
  • Making choices
  • Bathroom management
  • Self-help skills (dressing, snapping, zipping, hygiene, etc.)
  • Manners and courtesy
  • Respect for other people
  • Respect for materials
  • Respect for the environment
  • Accepting differences
  • Table manners and portion control
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Planting and gardening

Creative Arts

  • Exploring different media
  • Colors
  • Texture
  • Self-expression
  • Art appreciation
  • Style and techniques
  • Well-known artists

Foreign Language — Spanish

  • Greetings
  • Numbers/Counting
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Family members
  • Animals around the farm
  • Household articles
  • Sports and games
  • Things at school
  • Food
  • Articles of clothing
  • Calendar (Days and Months)
  • Weather
  • Feelings
  • Modes of travel
  • Basic conversational phrases