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Kindergarten Goals and Standards



During the Kindergarten year it is our goal to have each student master these skills.


Kindergarten Goals
General Information Skills:
*Knows name, address and phone number
*Prints first and last name (first letter capital, the rest lower case)
*Hold pencil and scissors correctly
*Write letters from top to bottom
*Know the days of the week
*Recognize 10 basic colors and 10 basic shapes
Reading and Writing Skills:
*Follows words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
*Identify concepts of print: a letter, a word, a sentence
*Recognize and name all upper-and lowercase letters of the alphabet
*Write all upper- and lowercase letters from top to bottom
*Recognize and produce rhyming words
*Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words
*Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in 3 sound words
*Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I
*Recognize and name end punctuation (period, question & exclamation marks)
*Read the 20 word wall words (high frequency words)
*Use sounds to blend and segment words
Math Goals:
*Count by 1’s to 100
*Count by 5’s to 100
*Count by 10’s to 100
*Write and recognize numbers 1-31
*Count a set of given objects
*Use objects to find the sums and differences of numbers between 0 and 10
*Count backwards from 20
*Sort objects using characteristics such as shape, color, and size
*Create, and extend a pattern with given objects
*Find a number that is 1 more or 1 less than a given number
*Understand concepts of more than or less than
*Use words to compare objects according to length, size, weight and position
*Recognize and understand value of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
*Tell time to the hour