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KINDERGARTEN  

 Religion 
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • recognize that creation includes the sky, world, animals, and people as a gift of God's love for us
  • realize that God's love for us gives us families, teachers, and neighbors
  • identify that God's love gives us Jesus who teaches us how to love God, ourselves, and others
  • celebrate God's love for us by loving God, Jesus, and others
  • recognize that Sunday worship allows us the opportunity to thank God for His love 
 
Language Arts  
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
 
In Pre-reading/Reading: 
  • know upper and lower case letter names and be able to match them
  • recognize and produce rhyming words
  • track and count each word in a spoken sentence and each syllable in a spoken word
  • segment and blend onset and rime in one-syllable words
  • know letter-sound relationships
  • blend sounds to decode
In Writing: 
  • dictate stories for others to write
  • write using pictures, some letters, and inventive spelling
  • participate in shared and interactive writing
In Spelling: 
  • spell independently using pre-phonetic knowledge, knowledge of letter names, and sound-letter knowledge
  • spell age-appropriate high-frequency words
In Grammar: 
  • recognize the difference between a sentence and a question
  • recognize and know when to use a period, question mark, and exclamation mark
In Vocabulary: 
  • use picture clues to help determine word meanings
  • recognize age-appropriate high-frequency words
In Penmanship 
  • print whole name
  • write both upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
 
Mathematics
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • count and recognize numbers to 100
  • show one to one correspondence using numbers, pictures, and objects
  • recognize and complete patterns using different colors
  • print numbers 0-20
  • classify and sort in a variety of ways
  • use appropriate vocabulary to describe measurement, position and geometric shape
  • replace numbers 0 through 10 missing in a sequence
  • demonstrate the concept of one-half
Science
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • investigate the basic elements of Physical Science, including magnets, aerodynamics, static electricity, electricity, air, and bubbles
  • observe and describe daily weather and seasonal changes
  • describe objects using simple tools and communicate observations
  • differentiate between living and nonliving things
  • observe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of animals
  • describe various landforms
  • compare and contrast objects based on one physical attribute
  • observe the major structure of common plants
 
Social Studies
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • increase awareness of the needs and feelings of others and accept responsibility for individual tasks
  • understand  the roles and responsibilities of a family, community, or school member
  • describe and discuss similarities and differences that exist among people and communities
  • develop a sense of directionality
  • begin to learn about rules and choices
  • put events in temporal order (calendar)
  • begin to understand technological progress
  • learn the Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Computer Technology
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • identify the computer as a machine that helps people work and play
  • identify the physical parts of the computer system
  • demonstrate respect and appreciation for the work of others
  • locate and use letters, numbers and special keys on a keyboard
  • place the cursor at a specified location
  • practice use of the mouse
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Art
Progressively from Kindergarten through Grade 2 students will:
  • use a variety of materials and media (e.g. crayons, chalk, paint, clay) and various kinds of papers, textures, and yarns – and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects
  • create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media
  • learn to take care of materials and tools and use them safely
  • learn the elements and principles of design and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following skills:
    • for color: explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet media, identify primary and secondary colors
    • for line: explore the use of line in 2-D and 3-D works
    • for texture: identify variety of textures in the environment and artwork
    • for pattern and symmetry: explore the use of patterns and symmetrical shapes in 2-D and 3-D works
    • create 2-D from direct observation
    • create 2-D and 3-D from memory or imagination in order to tell a story or embody a fantasy or idea
    • learn ways of discussing and viewing art
    • classify artwork into general categories such as painting, collage, photography, sculpture, and pottery
    • select a work or works created during the year and discuss them by explaining how the work was made and why it was chosen
Music
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • recognize and describe basic musical contrasts:  high and low pitches, musical patterns, etc.
  • enjoy singing, moving to music and playing instruments alone and with others
  • Demonstrate an awareness of music as part of everyday life
 
Physical Education
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • perform movement concepts including direction, balance, level (high/low) to extend versatility and improve physical performance
  • recognize that skill development requires practice
  • identify body parts
  • express body awareness and body's relationship in space
  • participate with self-control in directed and non-directed physical activities
  • show consideration for others in physical activity settings relative to safety
Library
By the end of Kindergarten, students will:
  • listen to a story attentively without interrupting
  • understand proper care and handling of books
  • use appropriate library manners
  • know the location of Easy (picture books) in the library
  • understand the concept of title
  • understand the concept of author
  • understand the concept of illustrator
  • follow proper checkout procedures
  • return Easy books to proper shelf location by color
  • place returned materials to proper location when entering library
  • return books in a timely fashion
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