Kindergarten

Kindergarten Reading

This year, teachers will work with your student to achieve a number of reading and comprehension goals. Your student will

  • begin to read,
  • answer questions about stories,
  • recite facts that are in the story,
  • figure out what the author means, and
  • draw logical conclusions from information.

QUESTIONS TO ASK

  • Can you tell me what happened at the beginning of the story?
  • What happened after that?
  • What happened at the end of the story?
  • Can you find the part that tells where the story takes place (picture or words)?
  • Who was in the story?
  • Can you find (picture or words) this character?

COMMON CORE EXPECTATIONS Your child should be able to:

  • summarize the story;
  • cite evidence from the text to support any statement made about the book;
  • identify the central idea or theme, characters, major events, and the setting; and
  • analyze how and why the author reached the conclusion, why the individuals in the story acted as they did, and understand why events developed as they did.

Kindergarten Math

This year, teachers will work with your student to understand basic arithmetic.
Your student will:

  • learn to recognize whole numbers;
  • count to 100 by ones and tens;
  • begin to recognize sets of up to 20 objects;
  • begin to distinguish larger, same, and smaller groups of objects;
  • compare one number to another and know that each represents a different quantity;
  • begin to add and subtract, using objects or drawing to show the answer; and
  • identify and describe shapes.

QUESTIONS TO ASK

  • How many are there?
  • Which has more?
  • How did you know which had more?
  • What is that shape called?
  • Can you think of anything else that may be that shape?

COMMON CORE EXPECTATIONS
Your child should be able to:

  • Recognize and write whole numbers from 0 to 100;
  • be able to add and subtract up to 6;
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of sets of up to 20 objects, e.g., is one group larger than another; and
  • describe shapes and space.