Kindergarten Curriculum

Why should my child continue the Kindergarten year?

Students who graduate our kindergarten program have mastered these skills.

Language Arts
Knows all letter names and sounds
Reads short and long vowel books
Reads word with diagraphs
Is able to comprehend what was read
Uses proper capitalization
Introduction to grammar:  article, adjective, noun, verb, adverb, preposition, pronoun, conjunction, and interjection
Introduced to cursive writing

Linear counting to 100
Skip counting to 1000
Quantity and numeral 1-1000
4-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with manipulatives
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts to 10
Addition/subtraction with exchanging
Introduction to concept of time
Introduction to money value
Introduction to measurements
Hierarchy of the decimal system
Place values to the thousands place
Geometric shapes and solids

Knows N S E W in the classroom and on a map
Knows that he/she lives in Georgia, city of_____, street _____, and zip code _____.
Is familiar with the U.S. map, state of Georgia, Atlanta, and neighboring states
Recognizes the globe and world map
Knows the seven continents and five oceans
Knows 8 basic land/water forms

Parts of plant, tree and flower
Leaves, seeds and care of plants
Living and non-living, vertebrates and invertebrates
Classification and life cycles of fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, insect, and seed
Solar system, seasons, and weather
Sink and float exercises, magnets
Rocks, layers of the earth, volcanoes
Skeleton, organs, and parts of the body
Nutrition and food groups

General Knowledge
Writes first and last name
Knows address
Knows telephone number
Knows days of week, months of year and seasons

Life Skills
Zips/buttons coat/jacket
Can cut with scissors on straight and curvy lines
Eats politely, properly, and uses good manners
Respects peers, teachers, and parents
Is mannerly to peers, teachers, and parents
Obeys school rules

Gross Motor Skills
Dribbling a ball
Catching and tossing over/under hand
Jump rope
Walking the line/balance board