Kindergarten Learning Goals and Resources





  • Recognize and name all letters of the alphabet
  • Produce the primary sound for each consonant
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Read common high-frequency words (e.g ., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are)
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Ask and answer questions about the details in a text
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

Learning Tools

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  • Draw and talk about a picture to show a story or event
  • Use scribble letters, inventive spelling, and traditional print in addition to drawing
  • State a sentence/sentences about a drawing
  • Add details to drawings to increase reader understanding
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Student Sample 1
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Student Sample 2
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Student Sample 3
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Student Sample 4





  • Read, write, represent, compare, and identify numbers zero through 20 and count: 
    •  by ones beginning at one to 100 or higher,
    •  count on by ones from any given number, and
    •  count by tens to 100 or higher
  • Fluently add and subtract within five
  • Sort, identify, name, describe and compare basic 2D shapes such as a circle, square, triangle, and 3D shapes such as a cube, cone, or sphere

We use Everyday Mathematics (Edition 4), which is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education

Learning Tools for Everyday Mathematics:

Family Letters:

Stay up-to-date on what your child is learning in class. Family Letters contain background information, vocabulary, games and more for each section (unit). 

Additional Resources 

  • Becoming a Math Family
    A website from the University of Chicago that helps support math learning for 3 to 6-year-olds.
  • PBS Kids Math Games
    Fun online math games.
  • Math Games with a Deck of Cards
    Practice math facts and other math concepts with a deck of cards and two players.  
  • What is a Ten Frame?
    Use a Ten Frame to help your child develop strong number sense, place value sense, and fact fluency.
  • DREME blog
    Resources and activities for developing math skills
  • GVSU Regional Math & Science Center
    Math games and activities you can play at home or (school). Most everything you need is included: Rules, materials, and possible questions. In most cases, a video to show how to play the game is provided.
  • Talking Math With Your Kids
    Math is everywhere in our world! You'll find lots of ideas for talking about math with your child--some you've never even thought of.
  • YouCubed
    Engaging and inspiring math games, tasks, videos, and articles to help students develop a "Math Mindset."




Physical Science (Motion: Pushes and Pulls)

  • Position Observations
  • Motion Observations
  • Push & Pull Forces
  • Collisions (cause change in direction and speed)
  • Explain Motion
  • Gravity
  • Causes of a Change in Motion

Earth Science (Weather and Climate)

  • Weather Observations
  • Collecting Weather Data
  • Temperature
  • Sun/Shade
  • Wind
  • Cloud Observations (cloudy, partly cloudy, dark, white, etc.)
  • Measuring Rain
  • Snowflakes, Hail, and Sleet
  • Seasons

Life Science (Plants and Animals)

  • Living vs. Nonliving
  • What Living Things Need
  • Plant/Animal Habitats
  • Worm/Pill Bug Observations and Investigations
  • Plant Seeds
  • Plants and Animals Cause Change
  • Human Impact on Habitat


Learning Tools

Additional Resources 



Social Studies

State Standards 

  • History: Living and Working Together
  • Geography: The World in Spatial Terms, Places & Regions, Environment & Society
  • Economics: Market Economy, Wants & Needs, Goods & Services
  • Civics/Government: Purposes of Government, Democratic Values, Civic Participation

Learning Tools 

  • Our Curriculum for Grade K: Included in SFA Curriculum
  • Discovery Education  Students log in through Classlink

Additional Resources