Grade Level Expectancies GRADE Kindergarten

 

 Religion (100 weekly minutes)

Sadlier We Believe Series

  • Participates in prayer, worship, and devotions.
  • Attends monthly mass.
  • Learns basic formal prayers.
  • Recognizes the Bible as the story of God’s people.
  • Recognizes Creation as a gift from God
  • Understands that each individual is a unique child of God with special gifts to share.
  • Understands the meaning of the sacrament of Baptism.
  • Learns about the skills and virtues of Christian Family living (Family Life).
  • Shares in the missionary effort of the church through prayer and sacrifice.

 

Language Arts (300 Weekly Minutes)

Reading (Superkids program)

Word Analysis, Fluency, & Systematic Vocabulary Development

  • Recognize and name all uppercase & lowercase letters of the alphabet.
  • Distinguish letters from words.
  • Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.
  • Understand that printed materials provide information.
  • Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.
  • Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) & represent the number, sameness/difference & order of two and three isolated phonemes.
  • Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) & represent changes in simple syllables and words with two and three sounds as one sound is added, substituted, omitted, shifted, or repeated (vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel, or consonant-vowel-consonant).
  • Blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables.
  • Distinguish orally stated one-syllable words & separate into beginning or ending sounds.
  • Track each word in a sentence & each syllable in a word.
  • Match all consonant, short vowel sounds to appropriate letters.
  • Read simple one-syllable & high-frequency words (memory words).
  • Understand that as letters of words change, so do the sounds.
  • Identify & sort common words in basic categories.
  • Describe common objects & events in both general and specific language.
  • Students will apply this knowledge to read simple sentences.

 

Reading Comprehension

  • Locate the title, table of contents, name of author, and name of illustrator.
  • Use pictures and context to make predictions about story content.
  • Retell familiar stories.
  • Ask and answer questions about essential elements of a text.

 

Literary Response and Analysis

  • Distinguish fantasy from realistic text.
  • Identify main characters, setting, and plot (important events).

 

Writing and Conventions

 

Writing Strategies

  • Write consonant-vowel-consonant words.
  • Write by moving from left to right & from top to bottom.
  • Write uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently, attending to the form and proper spacing of the letters.
  • Use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events.

 

Written and Oral English Language Conventions

  • Recognize and use complete, coherent sentences when speaking.
  • Spell independently by using pre-phonetic knowledge, sounds of the alphabet, and knowledge of letter names.

 

Listening and Speaking Strategies

  • Understand and follow one-and two-step oral directions.
  • Share information and ideas, speaking audibly in complete, coherent sentences.

 

Speaking Applications

  • Describe people, places, things, locations, and actions.
  • Relate an experience or creative story in a logical sequence.
  • Recite short poems, rhymes, songs, and prayers.

 

Mathematics (175 Weekly Minutes)

Teachers utilize a manipulative based program including

Sadlier-Oxford Progress in Mathematics

Number Sense

  • Identifies and writes numerals to 100.
  • Identifies ordinal positions (first, next, last).
  • Identifies ordinal dates on the calendar (1st-31st).
  • Puts numerals in 1-10 sequence.
  • Associates numbers with members of a set.
  • Begins to estimate amounts.
  • Recognizes when an estimate is reasonable.
  • Applies the concepts of more than, less than, equal, and not equal.
  • Begins to recognize half and whole.
  • Begins to identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill.
  • Is introduced to simple addition and subtraction.

 

Algebra and Functions

  • Identifies, sorts, and classifies objects by attributes.
  • Identifies, describes, and extends simple patterns.

 

Measurement and Geometry

  • Identifies geometric shapes.
  • Measures using non-standard units.
  • Weighs using non-standard units.
  • Begins to tell time to the hour.
  • Uses the calendar (days of the week and months of the year).
  • Demonstrates concept of time (yesterday, today, and tomorrow).
  • Names position of objects.

 

 

 

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability

  • Participates in making, using, and recording information using objects, pictures, and picture graphs.
  • Reads and interprets simple graphs.

 

Science (60 Weekly Minutes)

Physical Science

  • Learns that the properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted.
  • Studies different materials and their physical properties.

 

Earth Science

  • Realizes that the Earth is composed of land, air, and water
  • Understands that resources can be conserved through individual responsibility

 

Life Science

  • Discovers that different types of plants and animals inhabit the Earth.

 

Investigation and Experimentation

  • Asks meaningful questions
  • Communicates observations orally and through drawings.

 

Social Studies/History (60 Weekly Minutes)

  • Understands that being a Christian citizen means making responsible choices at home, school, and in our community.
  • Develops an understanding of Catholic values such as love, kindness, honesty, and trust.
  • Commemorates historical events and people through celebrations and seasons.
  • Recites the Pledge of Allegiance and sings patriotic songs.
  • Develops an awareness of our planet Earth and how we can conserve and protect our environment.
  • Learns how to follow classroom and playground rules and knows the consequences of breaking them.
  • Develops an awareness of people and their related jobs at school.

 

 

Technology  (100 Monthly Minutes)

  • Receives a basic introduction to the computer
  • Identify and use letter, number keys, space bar, enter, and backspace/delete keys
  • Learn to log onto the computer with their user name and password.
  • Can log onto the web based programs using their user name and password

 

Physical Education (120 Weekly Minutes)

  • Develops motor skills, balance, and ball skills through participation in relays, rhythmic activities, and agility games.
  • Increases body skills and coordination through exercises and calisthenics.
  • Develops sport skills and participates in track activities.
  • Develops an understanding for physical health and nutrition.

 

Fine Arts (175 Weekly Minutes)

Media

  • Learns about visual and tactile perception.
  • Develops creative expression.
  • Becomes familiar with visual art heritage.
  • Participates in analysis and interpretation of art.
  • Art is incorporated in thematic units throughout the curriculum.

Music

  • Introduced to concepts of beat, structure, pitch, form, tempo, dynamics, and tone.
  • Develops creative expression through songs, rhythmic games, use of rhythm instruments.
  • Experiences and develops attentive listening skills.
  • Begins to understand historical and cultural heritage.
  • Develops an appreciation of music.