Grade-Level Content Standards


Kindergarten is an important foundational year when children aged 5-6 are curious about the people and things around them and enjoy discovering new things!  Kindergarteners need and enjoy a lot of play time, both alone and in small groups, to practice their social skills and problem solving skills.  Parents play an important role in their child’s kindergarten educational journey as supporters and reinforcers of behaviors and academics at home.

Social and emotional strategies/skills include:

  • Following directions
  • Getting along with others at school and home
  • Making and keeping friends through conversation and play
  • Identifying emotions in self and others
  • Using age appropriate strategies to regulate behavior and resolve conflict

Foundational English Language Acquisition(ELA) Skills include:

  • Letter identification/sound recognition

  • Print upper and lower case letters

  • Blending/segmenting simple words

  • Identification of high frequency words Fry's First 100 Words List

  • Writing a simple sentence.

Foundational Math Skills include:

  • Write and use drawings to represent numbers up to 20 

  • Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s

  • Understand place value from 11-19

  • Compare numbers up to 20 using less than, greater than, or equal to

  • Solve addition problems up to 10

  • Subtract by 5

  • Identify 2D shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon)

  • Identify 3D shapes (sphere, cube, cone, cylinder)

Tips for Parents of Kindergarten Students:

  • Talk with your child daily about the school day (friendship, activities, books, etc)

  • Read together everyday

  • Practice listening and following directions

  • Sing songs, read rhyming books, notice rhyme in everyday language

  • Use chalk, paint, other materials to practice letters while talking about sounds

  • Use countdowns for birthdays, holidays, etc

  • Play number guessing games up to 20 (how many candies in the bowl, how many minutes to do a task, etc)

  • Ensure 9-12 hours of sleep per day by instituting regular bedtime routines.