What Is My Child Learning in Kindergarten?
When your child is engaging in "morning work", he/she is:
- Independently practicing and reviewing fundamental math and literacy skills that spiral throughout the year to gain understanding and mastery of grade level objectives.
When your child is engaged in calendar time, he/she is:
- Practicing fundamental math skills such as rote counting, one-to-one correspondence, place value, counting coins, patterns, number sense, addition & subtraction, and greater/less than concepts.
- Identifying and correctly writing the days of the week, months of the year, and the date.
When your child is receiving guided reading instruction, he/she is:
- Learning various reading strategies needed to become a fluent, independent reader.
- Building his/her fluency and comprehension
- Practicing phonemic and print awareness.
When your child is learning about science & social studies, he/she is:
- Making connections through knowledge, strategies, skills, and vocabulary to other learning areas such as reading, writing, and math concepts.
When your child is at specials, he/she is:
- Involved in physical activities, participating in music & movement, and developing an awareness & appreciation for the arts.
When your child is enjoying time on the computer, iPad and smart board, he/she is:
- Working independently & building stamina
- Learning mouse control, enhancing fine motor skills, practicing basic computer functions, learning how to manipulate and operate various programs, & enhancing reading, math, and phonemic awareness skills.
When your child is outside playing, he/she is:
- Developing in areas such as oral language, fine and gross motor skills, problem cooling skills, spatial reasoning, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, sharing, and taking turns.