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Learning Expectations
For Kindergarten

The overall goal of the program is to improve children’s understanding of the world and to strengthen their desire to continue learning. 

Appropriate learning opportunities that are intellectually challenging are planned to help students meet the district’s learner standards in l
anguage arts, mathematics, social studies, sciences, physical development, the arts, and the personal/social area.

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                      Augusta Circle Elementary School
      
                Kindergarten Long Range Plans

 2009-2010

Kindergarten Program Goal

     The overall goal of Kindergarten is to improve children’s understanding of the world and to strengthen their desire to continue learning.  Appropriate, intellectually challenging learning opportunities are planned to help students meet state and district learner standards in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical development, the arts, and personal/social development.  

     The standards listed are taken directly from the State Department of Education.  Objectives without standards are from Greenville County report card.

                             Language Arts

       First Quarter

*Identify letters and match sounds Mm, Pp, Ff, Cc, Tt, Ss, Dd, Ll (K-3.13, 3.12)

*Read for pleasure (K-1.11 )

*Identify main idea (K-1.1)

* Respond to texts through a variety of methods such as creative dramatics, writing, and graphic art. (K-1.8, 2.4)

*Carry out directionality

(K- 3.22)

* Distinguish between letters and words (K-3.23)

*Recognize environmental print (K-3.0)

*Identify/spell high frequency words  (K-3.4, 3.17, 4.5)

*Use initial sounds (K-3.8)

*Use vocabulary from variety of sources (K-3.3)

*Use appropriate voice level when speaking in complete sentences (K-3.7, 4.2, 6.4)

**Tell a story from beginning to end with pictures, letter or words (K-4.3)

*Write first name.

 

 

     Second Quarter                          
*Identify letters and match sounds Aa, Oo, Rr, Bb, Ii, Nn, Gg (K-3.13, 3.12)

*Identify characters, setting, narrator, parts of a book (K-1.5, 1.3, 3.21)   

* Respond to texts through a variety of methods such as creative dramatics, writing, and graphic art. (K-1.8, 2.4)

*Use initial sounds (K-3.8)

*Identify/spell high frequency words  (K-3.4, 3.17, 4.5)

*Use clues/prior knowledge to read unfamiliar words and gain meaning(K-3.1, 3.19)

*Identify onomatopoeia and alliteration in texts real aloud (K-1.4)

*Use poems, rhymes, songs to build fluency (K-3.6)

*Create rhyming words

   (K-3.9)

*Write last name

*Summarize, analyze and find facts in texts read aloud (K-2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
* Generate ideas about which to write. (K.4.1)

*Follow one and two step directions (K-6.5)
              

     Third Quarter

*Identify letters and match sounds Uu, Jj, Ww, Ee, Zz, Hh, Yy, Kk (K-3.13, 3.12)

*Explain cause/effect (K-1.10)

*Make predictions/ summarize (K-1.2, 1.7)

*Sequence  Events  (K-1.5)

*Hear author’s voice in word choice (K-1.6)

* Respond to texts through a variety of methods such as creative dramatics, writing, and graphic art. (K-1.8, 2.4)

*Recall Fantasy/Realism(K-1.9)

*Explain cause/effect (K-2.8)

*Use –s and –ing (K-3.2)

*Create words by adding, deleting, changing or blending sounds (K-3.10, 3.11)

*Use initial sounds (K-3.8)

*Blend  sounds (K-3.16)

*Segment words (K-4.11)
 *Identify/spell high frequency words  (K-3.4,3.17, 4.5)

*Recognize information can be found in print and nonprint (K-6.2)

 

   Fourth Quarter

*Identify letters and match sounds Vv, Xx, Qq (K-3.13, 3.12)

* Respond to texts through a variety of methods such as creative dramatics, writing, and graphic art. (K-1.8, 2.4)

*Understand headings, print size, graphics, table of contents (K-2.5, 2.6, 2.7)

*Read to gain information (K-2.9)

*Use/identify/classify initial and ending sounds (K-3.8, 3.14)

*Identify/spell high frequency words  (K-3.4, 3.17, 4.5)

*Using capital letters  (K.4.6,4.9,4.10)                                                

*Write for a variety of purposes(K-5)

*Understand compound words (K-3.5)

*Write words (K-3.18, 4.4)

*Edit and revise with teacher support (K-4.7, 4.8

*Write 1 sentence that can be read

*Ask how/why questions (K-6.1)

*Classify information into categories (K-6.3)

 

                                  Math

First Quarter

Algebra
*Identify simple patterns (K-3.1)

*Analyze patterns (K-3.2)

*Translate patterns into rules (K-3.3)
*Classify objects by attributes (size, shape, color, thickness) (K-3.4)

 

Geometry

*Identify two-dimensional shapes (square, circle, triangle and rectangle) and three-dimensional shapes (cube, sphere and cylinder) (K4.1)

*Represent two-dimensional geometric shapes (K-4.2)

*Use positional words to describe (K-4.3)

*Use directional words left and right to describe movement (K4.4)

 

Mathematical Processes

*Apply substantive mathematical problem-solving strategies (K-1.1)

*Generate conjectures and exchange mathematical ideas (K-1.2)

*Explain and justify answers to simple problems (K-1.3)

*Analyze patterns by reasoning systematically (K-1.4)

*Generalize mathematical concepts (K-1.5)

*Use a variety of forms of mathematical communication (K-1.6)

*Generalize connections among mathematics, the environment and other subjects (K-1.7)

*Use multiple informal representations to convey mathematical ideas (K-1.8)

Second Quarter

Number and Operation

*Count backward from 10 (K-2.1)

*Translate numeral to quantity to 31 (K-2.2)

*Analyze place value to 99 (K-2.6, 2.7)

*Compare sets using >, <, = (K-2.3)

 

 

 

 

Analysis and Probability

*Organize and interpret date in graphic displays in the form of drawings and pictures (K-6.1, 6.2)





 

Third Quarter

Number and Operation

*Count forward to 99 (K-2.1)

*Identify ordinal number (K-2.8)

 

Measurement

*Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar and the value of each (K-5.1)

*Compare and order lengths of objects (K5.2)

*Use nonstandard units to explore length and weight (K-5.3)

*Use rulers, yardsticks, scales, balances, calendars, analog clocks, digital clocks, thermometers to measure appropriately (K-5.4, 5.5)

*Use analog and digital clocks to tell time to the hour (K-5.6)

*Use calendar to identify date, days of the week and months of the year (K-5.7)

*Recall 7 days in a week and 12 months in a year (K_5.8)

 

 

Fourth Quarter

Number and Operation

*Add and subtract (K-2.4, 2.5)

 

 Review of all math standards learned in Kindergarten this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Calendar Activities reinforce the following skills:

·          Identifying months

Naming the Days of the Week

·          Counting by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s

·          Place value-ones, tens, hundreds

·          Graphing weather

·          Identifying Patterns

·          Seasons

·          Writing the date

·          Estimation

·          Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

 

 

                                               Social Studies

        First Quarter

 

Citizenship

Community Helpers

*Explain purpose of rules and consequences of breaking them (K-2.1)

*Summarize roles of people in authority (K-2.2)

Identify people in community and school who enforce rules (K-2.3)

*Identify qualities of good citizenship (K-4.1)

*Demonstrate good citizenship in classroom behaviors (K-4.2)

 

         

 

 

*Recognize the significance of things that exemplify values and principles of American democracy (Pledge, National Anthem, Flag) (K-3.1)

 

 

Famous Americans

Johnny Appleseed

Christopher Columbus

 

**Illustrate significant actions of important American figures (K-3.2)

 

   Second Quarter

Pilgrims
Native Americans
Election Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas

*Identify reasons for celebrating national holidays (K-3.3)

Families
*Demonstrate an understanding of the way individuals, families and communities live and work together now and in the past.

 

 


Pilgrims
Native Americans
Election Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas

 

      Third Quarter

Famous Americans

Washington, Lincoln,

Martin Luther King, Jr.
**Illustrate significant actions of important American figures (K-3.2)

*Recognize the significance of things that exemplify values and principles of American democracy (Pledge, National Anthem, Flag) (K-3.1)

*Identify reasons for celebrating national holidays (K-3.3)

 

 

 

 

 

Community Helpers

*Classify several community businesses according to the goods and services they provide (K-6.1)

*Summarize methods of obtaining goods and services (K-6.2)

*Match descriptions of work to the names of jobs in the school and local community (past and present) including jobs related to safety (K-6.3)

 Fourth Quarter

Geography

*Identify the location of  school, home neighborhood, community, city/town and state on a map (K-5.1)

*Provide examples of personal connections to places (home, school, neighborhood, immediate surroundings)  (K-5.2)

*Construct a simple map (K-5.3)

*Recognize natural features of the environment (mountains, bodies of water) through pictures, literature and models (K-5.4)

  

Earth Day

 

*Identify reasons for celebrating national holidays (K-3.3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science/Health

 

        First Quarter

 

Exploring Matter

*Classify objects by observable properties (size, color, shape, magnetic attraction, heaviness, texture, ability to float) (K-5.1)

*Compare properties of different types of materials (wood, plastic, metal, cloth, paper) (K-5.2)

 

Fall/Seasonal Changes

*Identify weather changes that occur from day to day (K-4.1)

*Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season (K-4.2)

*Summarize ways that seasons affect plants and animals (K-4.3)
 

Organisms
Flowers/Plants

*Recognize what organisms need to stay alive (K-2.1)

*Identify examples of organisms and nonliving things (K-2.2)

 

Scientific Inquiry

*Use tools (magnifiers, eyedroppers) safely, accurately and appropriately when gathering scientific data. (K-1.2)

 

      Second Quarter


Winter/Seasonal Changes

*Identify weather changes that occur from day to day (K-4.1)

*Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season (K-4.2)

*Summarize ways that seasons affect plants and animals (K-4.3)

 

My Body

*Identify the distinct structures in the human body that are for walking, holding, touching, seeing, smelling, hearing, talking and tasting. (K-3.1)

*Identify the functions of the sensory organs (including eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin) (K-3.2)

*Identify observed objects or events by using senses (K-1.1)

 


Organisms
Pumpkins

*Recognize what organisms need to stay alive (K-2.1)

*Identify examples of organisms and nonliving things (K-2.2)


 

 

   Third Quarter

 

Spring/Seasonal Changes

*Identify weather changes that occur from day to day (K-4.1)

*Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season (K-4.2)

*Summarize ways that seasons affect plants and animals (K-4.3)

 

Organisms

*Recognize what organisms need to stay alive (K-2.1)

*Identify examples of organisms and nonliving things (K-2.2)

*Match parents with their offspring to show that plants and animals closely resemble their parents. (K-2.3)

*Compare individual examples of particular type of plant and animal to determine that there are differences among individuals. (K-2.4)

*Recognize that all organisms go through stages of growth and change called life cycles. (K-2.5)

 


Scientific Inquiry

*Compare objects by using nonstandard units of measurement (K-1.4)

 

 

 

 

    Fourth Quarter

Summer/Seasonal Changes

*Identify weather changes that occur from day to day (K-4.1)

*Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season (K-4.2)

*Summarize ways that seasons affect plants and animals (K-4.3)

 

Organisms

Animals

*Match parents with their offspring to show that plants and animals closely resemble their parents. (K-2.3)

*Compare individual examples of particular type of plant and animal to determine that there are differences among individuals. (K-2.4)

*Recognize that all organisms go through stages of growth and change called life cycles. (K-2.5)         

 

Scientific Inquiry
*Predict and explain information or events based on observation or previous experience (K-1.3)

*Use appropriate safety procedures when conducting investigations (K-1.5)

*Note:   This syllabus is subject to change. 

Standards are taught on a continuous basis and are integrated throughout all subject areas.

The units are not limited to the exact theme or timetable listed. Individual teachers may adjust this syllabus in order to meet the needs of their students when necessary.  Each teacher will keep parents informed of current themes.