Ms.Pyle

Kindergarten Learning for...                 

Monday May 25- Friday, May 29th

                        

Please go over this list. These are the expected skills your child should have mastered in order to be prepared for 1st grade


California Kindergarten Standards:

Literature 

  • I can ask and answer questions about things that happen in a story.

  • I can retell stories. 

  • I can tell you about people, places, and important things that happened in a story. 

  • I can ask and answer questions about things that I do not know. 

  • I can tell you what kind of story we are reading. 

  • I can name the author and illustrator of the story. 

  • I can tell you how the pictures in the story help me to understand the story. 

  • I can tell you how the adventures of the people in the story are the same and how they are different. 

  • I can participate in group reading. 

  • I can use things that I already know to help me understand the reading. 

  • I can use the pictures in the story to guess what will happen next. 

Informational Text 

  • I can ask and answer questions about things I learn while reading. 

  • I can figure out the topic of a book and tell things that I learned about the topic. 

  • I can tell you things that two people, places, or pieces of information have in common. 

  • I can ask and answer questions about words that I do not know. 

  • I can find the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. 

  • I can name the author and illustrator of a text. 

  • I can tell you how the pictures in the reading help me to understand the reading. 

  • I can find the reasons that an author gives to prove he is right. 

  • I can find things that are the same and things that are different when I am exploring two texts about the same topic. 

  • I can participate in group reading.

  • I can use things that I already know to help me understand the reading. 

  • I can use the pictures in the story to guess what will happen next. 

Reading Foundational Skills

  • I can understand how printed words are set up. 

  • I can show that I know how to read left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 

  • I can use correct spelling. 

  • I can use correct spacing. 

  • I can find and name the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. 

  • I can understand words, sounds, and syllables. 

  • I can tell you two words that rhyme. 

  • I can say, clap, and sort my syllables. 

  • I can put onsets (p-) and rimes (-ig) together to make words (pig). 

  • I can make the three sounds for a c-v-c word like cat or ran. 

  • I can make a new word by changing one sound in a different word like changing fun to sun. 

  • I can put sounds together to make words like /d/ /o/ /g/ makes dog. 

  • I can sound out words. 

  • I can make the sounds that go with letters. 

  • I can make both long and short sounds for my vowels in different types of words.

  • I can read words that I have seen over and over. 

  • I can tell you what sounds make how and cow different words. 

  • I can read and tell you what I read about. 

Writing

  • I can share my opinions of a book using a combination  of pictures, talk, and writing.

  • I can share information that I have learned using a combination of pictures, talk and writing. 

  • I can explain something that happened and how it made me feel using a combination of pictures, talk and writing. 

  • I can answer questions about my writing and get help from my friends to make my writing better.

  • I can use technology alone and with my friends to finish my writing projects. 

  • I can work in groups to find new information, write about it, and share it with my friends.

  • I can answer questions about new things that I have learned. 

Speaking and Listening

  • I can talk with partners and groups of classmates about things I know.

  • I can follow the rules for talking in class.

  • I can remember the things that I have talked about in class and I can talk about them at a different time.

  • I can show that I understand things I hear and see. If I don’t understand something, I can ask for help.

  • I can follow one and two-step directions.

  • I can ask and answer questions if I need help.

  • I can talk about people, places, and things in my world.

  • I can make drawings that give details about the things that I can talk about.

  • I can speak clearly so that people can understand me.

Language

  • I can use proper English when I speak and write.

  • I can write uppercase letters and my lowercase letters.

  • I can use nouns and verbs.

  • I can use plural nouns correctly. For example, I can write or say “dogs” when I am talking about more than one dog.

  • I can use words like who, what, when, where, why and how when I am writing or speaking.

  • I can form a complete sentence.

  • I can spell, capitalize, and use the correct punctuation marks.

  • I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and “I”.

  • I can use the correct punctuation at the end of a sentence. (. ? !) 

  • I can write letters for most sounds.

  • I can spell words.

  • I can figure out words that are new to me.

  • I can give an example of a word that means more than one thing like, “duck.”

  • I can use the beginnings and endings of words as clues to figure out what they  mean.

  • I can use adult help to learn more about words.

  • I can sort things into meaningful groups.

  • I can give opposites for some words.

  • I can use words to describe things in my world.

  • I can act out the difference between words like walk, march, and strut. 

  • I can use language that I have learned in class.

Counting and Cardinality

  • I can count to 100 by ones and tens.

  • I can start at a number that is different than the number 1 and count on.

  • I can write numbers from 0 to 20. I can count how many objects I have and write the number to match what I have counted.

  • I can represent a group of objects with the correct number.

  • I can count objects using the correct number names.

  • I can tell you how many objects I have when I finish counting them. I can show you that I still have the same amount of objects even when I rearrange them.

  • I can show you that each new number means that I have one more object when I am counting.

  • I can count as many as 20 objects in a picture to tell you how many I have.

  • I can look at two groups of objects and tell you which group is greater than, less than, or equal to the other group.

  • I can compare two numbers between 1 and 10.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • I can show addition and subtraction in a variety of ways.

  • I can use objects and drawings to solve addition and subtraction problems within 10.

  • I can use objects and drawings to break apart numbers less than or equal to 10 in a variety of ways. I can record how I break apart numbers less than or equal to 10.

  • I can use objects and drawings to figure out what I need to add numbers 1 to 9 in order to make 10. I can record all the ways that I can make 10.

  • I can add and subtract within 5.

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

  • I can use objects and drawings to break apart and put back together numbers from 11 to 19 making a group of ten and a group of remaining ones. I can record all of the ways that I can break apart and put together numbers 11 to 19.

Measurement and Data

  • I can describe an object by its length and weight.

  • I can look at two objects and tell you if one is longer or shorter. I can look at two objects and tell you if one has more or less.

  • I can make categories for my objects, count how many objects are in each of my categories, and sort my categories by how many are in each.

Mathematics and Geometry

  • I can tell you the shape of an object. I can tell you where the object is using words like “below,” “besides,” “in front of,” “behind,” and “next to.”

  • I can correctly name shapes.

  • I can tell you if a shape is “flat” or “solid.” For example, I can tell the difference between a square and a cube.

  • I can tell you the number of sides and corners that are in a shape. I can tell you how two shapes are the same and how they are different.

  • I can build a model of shapes. I can draw shapes.

  • I can put together two shapes to make a bigger shape. For example, I can put together two squares to make a rectangle.

Kindergarten Science

Motion and Stability

  • I can compare how pushing and pulling on an object makes it move. I can talk about how moving the object in different directions changes the way that it moves. I can talk about how pushing or pulling an object softer or harder changes the way that it moves.

  • I can show different ways to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull. I can tell you if what I did to make the object move worked correctly or not.

Energy

  • I can compare the differences between soil, sand, rocks, and water that have been in the sunlight and soil, sand, rocks, and water that have not been in the sunlight. I can talk about the comparisons I have made.

  • I can create structures that will shield areas from the warmth of the sun. I can talk about why I think they will work.

Molecules and Organisms

  • I can compare the similar things that plants need to survive.

Earth’s Systems

  • I can observe the weather and tell you if it is sunny, cloudy, rainy, warm or cold. I can keep track of how the weather changes at different times of day.

  • I can observe how plants and animals can change their environments to meet their needs. I can form ideas about how plants and animals can change their environments to meet their needs. 

Earth and Human Activity

  • I can show how the needs of different plants and animals change where they can live.

  • I can ask questions to learn more about the weather.

  • I can talk about ways that humans can change the way that they live so that they do not hurt the land, water, air and/or other living things in the world.

Engineering Design

  • I can find out about simple problems that people I know want to change and figure out how to solve them.

  • I can create a drawing that shows how the shape of an object makes it work the way it is supposed to work.

  • I can compare two objects that were made to solve the same problem and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of both objects.

Social Studies

  • I can show that being a good citizen means acting in certain ways.

  • I can follow the rules and I know what happens if I break them.

  • I can give you examples of people that were honest, courageous, determined, responsible, and patriotic from historical people that I have learned about in class.

  • I can tell you about the beliefs of some people in the past. 

  • I can tell you about national and state symbols and icons.

  • I can tell you about different types of jobs in my school, community and in the past. 

  • I can tell you about things that are similar and different.

  • I can look at two objects and tell you about the location of each one using the words near/far, left/right, and behind/ in front.

  • I can find land on a map or a globe. I can find water on a map or global. I can find places on a map or globe. 

  • I can tell you what traffic symbols mean.

  • I can make a map of my community that shows the locations of important places.

  • I can show you where things are located at my school.

  • I can put events in order using a calendar.

  • I can tell you what “history” means.

  • I can tell you why we celebrate different holidays throughout the year.

  • I can tell you why important people in American history are so important.

  • I can talk about the similarities and differences between the people that live in the past and the way that I live today.