# Kindergarten Learning Goals and Resources

### Goals

• 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
• Retell familiar stories
• Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

## Writing

### Goals

• 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
Student Sample 1
Student Sample 2
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Student Sample 4

## Math

### Goals

• 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

### 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).

• 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."

## Science

### 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
• 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

## 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