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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum

Math

  • Develop understandings of addition and subtraction strategies for basic addition facts and related subtraction facts, describe shapes and space

  • Order objects by measurable attributes - compare and order objects indirectly or directly using measurable attributes such as length, height, and weight

  • Algebra - identify and duplicate simple number and non-numeric repeating and growing patterns

  • Geometry and Measurement - demonstrate an understanding of the concept of time using identifiers such as morning, afternoon, day, week, month, year, before/after, shorter/longer

Reading

  • The student demonstrates knowledge of the concept of print and how it is organized and read

  • Demonstrates phonological awareness

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Phonics and word analysis

  • Vocabulary development using multiple strategies

  • Reading comprehension using varieties of strategies

  • Fiction - develop a thoughtful response to a literary selection

  • Nonfiction – demonstrate an understanding of the information presented

  • Developing and demonstrating and understanding of media literacy for decision making

Science

  • Nature of Matter

    • Understand all matter has observable and measurable properties

    • Understand the basic principles of atomic theory

  • Energy

    • Recognize that energy may be changed in form with varying efficiency

    • Understand the interaction of matter and energy

  • Force and Motion

    • Understand that types of motion may be described, measured, and predicted

    • Understand that the types of force can be described, measured, and predicted

  • Processes that Shape the Earth

    • Recognize that processes in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere interact to shape the Earth

    • Understand the need for protection of the natural systems on Earth

  • Earth & Space

    • Understand the interaction and organization in the Solar System and the universe and how this affects life on Earth

    • Recognize the vastness of the universe and the Earth’s place in it

  • Processes of Life

  • How Living Things Interact with Their Environment

  • The Nature of Science

Social Studies

  • History - Time, Continuity, and Change

    • Understand historical chronology and historical perspective

    • Understand the world from its beginning to the time of the Renaissance

    • Understand Western and Eastern civilization since the Renaissance

    • Understand U.S. history from 1880 to the present day

  • Geography – People, Places, and Environments

    • Understand the world in spatial terms

    • Understands the interactions of people and the physical environment

  • Civics and Government – Government and the Citizen

    • Understand the structure, function, and purpose of government

    • Understand the role of the citizen in American democracy

  • Economics

    • Understand how scarcity requires individuals and institution to make choices about how to use resources

    • Understand the characteristics of different economic systems and institutions

Writing

  • Pre-writing

  • Drafting

  • Revising and refining the draft for clarity and effectiveness

  • Editing and correcting the draft for standard language conventions

  • Publishing a final product for the intended audience

  • Developing and demonstrating creative, informative, and persuasive writing

  • Engaging in the writing process and writing to communicate ideas and experiences

For more information on the standards and curriculum, please visit the OCPS website Parent page at https://www.ocps.net/students_and_parents

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