# Kindergarten

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

• recite facts that are in the story,
• figure out what the author means, and
• draw logical conclusions from information.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.