Kindergarten

Mrs. Dana Arnold

darnold@ccsd66.org

Mrs. Jamie Martinez

jmartinez@ccsd66.org

Mrs. Jennifer Olsen

jolsen@ccsd66.org

Mr. Peter Pitassi

ppitassi@ccsd66.org

Mrs. Chelsea Schlagbaum

cschlagbaum@ccsd66.org

Homework — Read with your child every night for at least 15 minutes.

Curriculum Focus

Kindergarten…It’s the first step in your child’s education…the first step for your children to begin to make decisions and choices themselves. This year we will be gently trying to move your children towards working together cooperatively with others, recognizing letters and their sounds, understanding concepts of numbers as well as thinking for themselves and developing organization. Let’s work together, as a team, to ensure that your child’s first educational experience is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Math Objectives:

Students will:

  • Read, write & compare numbers to 100
  • Count by 2’s, 5’s & 10’s
  • Add & Subtract numbers less than 5
  • Collect, predict, and interpret data
  • Recognize & draw shapes
  • Sort & classify objects using attributes
  • Identify patterns
  • Read a calendar, thermometer, and analog clock (to the hour)
  • Identify coins

Social Studies Objectives:

Students will:

  • Receive a Weekly Reader which includes articles on age-appropriate real life subjects
  • Recognize and demonstrate classroom, playground, and bus rules
  • Recite the pledge of allegiance
  • Recognize our Country’s flag
  • Identify community workers and the services they provide
  • Understand roles of leaders in the classroom
  • Show beginning awareness about different holidays that are celebrated
  • Recognize leaders who have made an impact on our nation
  • Recognize a globe and map
  • Understand that each of us belongs to a family and each family is different

Reading and Language Arts Objectives:

Students will:

  • Make predictions using the cover, title, and pictures of a book
  • Follow left to right progression of written text
  • Recognize that sentences are made up of separate words
  • Begin to write simple sentences
  • Distinguish letters from words
  • Identify letters of the alphabet and connect them to their sounds
  • Write letters of the alphabet
  • Write first and last name using correct uppercase & lowercase letters
  • Rhyme words
  • Recognize common sight words
  • Use developmental spelling to construct words and sentences
  • Identify basic punctuation marks
  • Demonstrate one to one correspondence in written text
  • Sequence the beginning, middle and end of a story
  • Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
  • Discuss the setting, characters, and events of a story
  • Listen attentively to stories
  • Follow two to three step directions accurately
  • Communicate personal needs clearly
  • Speak audibly and clearly
  • Express ideas to the group
  • Stay on topic
  • Take turns & listen when others are speaking

Science Objectives:

Students will learn about:

  • Life science (living/nonliving things)
  • Earth Science (weather/seasons)
  • Physical Science (matter)