KINDERGARTEN

Maths

Number and Operations
• Count and understand number to 20
• Write numbers 0 to 20
• Use one-to-one correspondence with numbers and objects
• Understand and represent adding two numbers with sums to ten
• Add and subtract two numbers using objects to ten

Algebra
• Recognize and explain how objects can be classified
• Sort, classify and order objects by time, size, number and other properties
• Compare and contrast objects
• Identify, create, copy, describe and extend sequences e.g. sounds, shapes, motions, numbers
• Model a mathematical problem situation using manipulatives

Geometry
• Compare, sort and arrange similar and different objects by size, color and shape
• Identify triangles, squares and circles
• Describe relative position of objects in space
• Identify and fit pieces of puzzles/shapes that go together
• Construct 3-dimensional objects

Measurement
• Compare the weight of two objects and the capacity of two containers
• Compare and describe length, size, distance, temperature e.g. long, longer, longest, same length
• Measure length by counting non-standard units
• Recognize how a thermometer denotes hot, cold and medium temperatures
• Measure area using concrete objects
• Order events by time e.g. before, after
• Identify that clocks, watches and calendars are used to measure time
• Tell time to the hour
• Know and name the seven days of the week in order (relate to Sabbath)

Data Analysis and Probability
• Discuss events as likely or unlikely
• Pose questions and gather data about themselves and their surroundings

Bible

Learn about the Life of Jesus and how to be like Jesus

• Understand studying the Bible can lead to knowing God and learning to be like Him

• Understand that the God family – “God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit” work in perfect unity, yet are separate and unique beings

• Know that God is the Creator of the Universe and that He is everywhere at once and all-knowing

• Learn the story of the origin of sin and God’s plan of salvation

• Realize the benefit from following Christ’s example in one’s daily life

• Understand that God depends on individuals to spread the Good News of salvation

• Understand how to show one’s commitment to God

• Know that people have similar spiritual gifts found in the Bible characters

• Understand the freedom to choose good or evil

• Explain the importance of prayer and praise

• Develop a spirit of thankfulness

• Know that Jesus is coming back

Social Studies

History: Chronological Thinking and Historical Knowledge

• Identify and order events

• Compare events of today and long ago

• Study celebrations and holidays

• Listen to and retell stories about people in the past

 

Civics and Government

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of school personnel

• Give examples of rules

• Identify purposes of having rules

• Identify the flags of your country and state/parish/province

• Identify examples of responsible citizenship

 

Geography

• Recognize maps and globes as a way to represent the earth

• Identify map symbols for land and water

• Identify the four seasons

• Describe ways to keep the environment clean

 

Economics

• Give examples of work activities that people do at home

• Match simple descriptions of work that people do and the names of related jobs

• Demonstrate one’s best effort in every task

• Understand the differences between needs and wants

• Explain that people work to earn money to buy things they need and want

• Recognize pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, and distinguish the greater or lesser value of coins

• Understand the responsibility of making good choices with money

• Describe and illustrate the value of tithing and returning offerings

 

Individuals, Society, and Culture

• Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ

• Identify ways in which people are alike and different

• Recognize each individual’s uniqueness and value to God

• Demonstrate effective time management

• Recognize birthdays

• Understand the individuals’ roles and responsibilities in family

• Develop a respect for others

• Identify national and religious holidays

• Participate in age appropriate outreach/service projects

Physical Education

 

Spiritual Emphasis

• Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

• Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

• Avoid at-risk behaviors

• Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

• Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

• Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being

 

Movement and Motor Skills

• Demonstrate progress toward the mature form of selected manipulative, locomotor and non-locomotor skills

• Demonstrate mature form in walking and running

• Identify fundamental movement (skip, strike)

• Establish a beginning movement vocabulary, e.g. personal space, high/low levels, fast/slow speeds, light/heavy

 

Weight, Balance, Twist

• Apply appropriate concepts to performance, e.g. change direction while running

 

Lifestyle and Fitness

• Participates daily in moderate to vigorous physical activity

• Select and participate in activities that require some physical exertion during free time

• Identify likes and dislikes connected with participation in physical activity

• Sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity in accordance with an approved fitness test

• Identify the physiological signs of moderate physical activity, e.g. fast heart rate, heavy breathing

• Understand the value of engaging in physical activities as play and recreation

• Associate positive feelings with participation in physical activity and play

• Try new movement activities and skills

 

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

• Learn and apply concepts of grace and forgiveness

• Apply, with teacher reinforcement, class room rules and procedures and safe practices• Share space and equipment with others

• Recognize the joy of shared play

• Interact positively with students in class regardless of personal differences e.g. race, gender, disability, religion

Science

Life: Worms, Insects, Spiders
• Recognize characteristics that are similar and different between organisms
• Describe the basic needs of living things
• Describe how related animals have similar characteristics
• Identify how animals gather and store food, defend themselves, find shelter and adapt
• Understand the beneficial effects of earthworms
• Explain how insects are both harmful and helpful
• Know the dangers of poisonous spiders

Health: Home/School Safety
• Identify common hazards and practice safety rules
• Demonstrate appropriate work and play behaviors

Physical: Simple Measurement, Observation, Light/Colors
• Perform simple comparative measurements
• Describe objects according to their physical properties e.g., color, texture, size
• Describe various sources of light
• Identify sunlight as a composite of all colors
• Identify primary colors
• Describe the composition of secondary colors
• Identify the fixed order of color as found in a rainbow

Earth: Air, Land, Water, Ecology, Seasons
• Describe air as a substance that takes up space and moves around us
• Recognize that the Earth is made up of land, water and the gases of the atmosphere
• Recognize/describe appropriate ways to care for our Earth
• Identify God’s role in the creation of the Universe
• Understand how Earth’s position in relation to the sun accounts for days, seasons and years
• Identify seasonal changes in weather patterns

Scientific Inquiry
• Make observations
• Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations
• Plan a simple investigation
• Collect data from the investigation
• Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results
• Safely use and store tools and equipment

Service/Career Options
• Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
• Identify careers in areas of science

Fine Arts

Art

• Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

• Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

• Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

• Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

• Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

• Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

• Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

 

Music

• Initiate a steady beat

• Recognize quarter notes

• Begin echo singing

• Sing with instrumental accompaniment

• Discern when a verse has ended and a chorus has begun

• Listen to band and orchestra music

• Sing scripture songs and children’s hymns

Language Arts

Viewing

• View pictures to gain meaning

• Predict unknown words from picture clues

• Answer questions as a means to understanding content

• Share thoughts and feelings after viewing visual media

• Sequence story events using pictures

 

Listening

• Make eye contact

• Listen and follow one and two step directions

• Listen to others while waiting for turn to speak

• Listen to a variety of media

 

Reading

• Phonemic awareness

• Explicit systematic phonics

• Pre-reading concepts

• Follow print from left to right

• Make connections between words and pictures

• Know that print tells the story

 

Speaking

• Learn simple rules for conversation

• Share information and ideas clearly

 

Visually Representing

• Experiment with visual forms of communication

• Design visual media to model what makes presentations appealing

 

Writing

• Print from left to right

• Use invented spelling

• Correctly spell CVC/CVCC words

• Dictate or write a personal experience in sequential order• Begin to use ending punctuation

• Begin to use capitalization

Technology

 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers and other audio-visual equipment

• Begin learning basic keyboarding

• Use a variety of electronic resources to enhance learning and access information

• Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software

• Begin learning correct use of computer terms

Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time

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