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Kindergarten Expectations


  • Identifies sounds and names of both uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Identifies and Produces rhyming words
  • Demonstrates word/sound skills
  • Retells and answers questions about a story
  • Identifies kindergarten sight words
  • Points to words while reading


  • Writes most letters correctly
  • Spells first and last name

Creative Writing

  • Writes about one idea using pictures, letters, and some words


  • Identifies colors
  • Identifies shapes: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, ellipse (oval)
  • Creates a pattern
  • Tells time to the hour
  • Identifies and states the value of pennies and dimes
  • Identifies numbers 0-20
  • Counts objects to 20
  • Writes numbers 0-20
  • Counts to 20 and beyond
  • Can add and subtract numbers 0-10 using objects


  • Sort and Compare: same/different, rough/smooth, etc.
  • Collect information
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Describe common objects aloud or with a picture
  • Explore life cycles
  • Observe and discuss weather and seasonal changes

Social Studies

  • Understands needs for rules
  • Recognizes various American symbols
  • Discuss State and National Events and Holidays
  • Discuss State symbols and history
  • Understand the difference between a want and a need


  • Listens and follows directions
  • Completes tasks
  • Works independently
  • Participates in groups and works well with others
  • Demonstrates self control
  • Respects property and authority
  • Adequate attention span

Routines and Expectations

  • Check School Handbook for Arrival and Dismissal time
  • Arrive on time, fed, and rested
  • Check backpacks daily!
  • Demonstrates personal hygiene skills
  • Be respectful of all adults, peers, and property
  • Demonstrates basic manners