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Mrs. Fischer’s Kindergarten Class

Monthly plans to cover all district curriculum expectations

August:

Teacher/Student Relationships-Socialization skills

Establishing a Full Day Kindergarten routine

School Rules

Manners

September:

Themes: All about me, Bears, Apples, Autumn, The 5 senses

Reading Readiness:

Color recognition

Likenesses and differences in colors, shapes, pictures, letters

Develop vocabulary through listening and speaking

Following Oral Directions

Orally combine words to make a complete thought

Listen to stories and poems

introduction to the letters of the alphabet

Letters: Begin first letter the week of Sept. 26—A for Apples and Autumn

Writing:

Theme journalizing, coordination, left to right progression,

Dictate a sentence to the teacher

Practice proper writing posture

Math:

shape recognition and form-circle, square, triangle, rectangle

Recognize simple patterns

Compare sets to determine more, less and equal

Introduction to the days of the week

Calendar Activities

Explore the months

Interpret and explore simple graphs

Science:

Introduction to weather patterns and appropriate dress

Identify the 5 senses

Distinguish sounds in the environment

Social Studies:

State reasons for rules

Practice address phone number and birthday

Recognize how people are alike and different

Recognize Patriotic symbols and holidays (Ongoing throughout year using calendar)

October:

Themes: Fire Safety, Spiders and Skeletons, Pumpkins

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the week: F, S, P—capital and lowercase letter recognition and match

Discriminate Likeness and Differences in Beginning Sounds F,S,P

Follow oral directions

Likenesses and differences in colors, shapes, letters

Orally combine words to make a complete thought or story

Listen to stories and poems

Identify and use spatial concepts

Produce from memory the details, sequence and main idea of a story or poem

Writing:

Write his or her first name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize that a name begins with a capital letter

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Theme Journalizing at various developmental levels from the scribbling to inventive spelling stage

Dictate a sentence to the teacher

Demonstrate proper form when writing letters F, A, P, S - capital and lowercase

Math:

Recognize and form simple shapes

Recognize and write whole numbers 0-10

Count sets of object for numbers 0-10

Recognize and extend patterns

Make reasonable predictions about story problem outcomes

Recall the days of the week

Calendar Activities

Explore the months

Interpret and construct simple graphs

Determine objects that are smaller, larger, heavier, lighter, more, less, longer, shorter

Science:

Recognize weather conditions and appropriate dress

Observe seasonal things that are living and non-living

Social Studies:

Use simple directions-Left, Right, Front, Behind

Recognize how people are alike and different

Know address, phone number and birthday

 

 

 

 

 

November:

Themes: Fall Harvest, November, Thanksgiving

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the week: H,N,I

Recognize, Form (caps and lc) and Identify beginning sounds for H,N,I

Match caps with lowercase for letters F,A,P, S, H,I, N

Identify and use likenesses and differences in colors, shapes, pictures, letters and words

Orally combine words to make a complete thought or story

Listen to stories and poems

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Identify and use combined letters to make a word

Share a favorite story, book or poem

Follow oral directions

Summarize ideas

Writing:

Write first and last name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize that first and last names begin with a capital letter

Recognize that a sentence begins with a capital letter

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Demonstrate proper writing form for letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N

Theme Journalizing at various developmental levels from the scribbling to the inventive spelling stage

Math:

Recognize and write whole numbers 0- 15

Count and compare sets of whole numbers 0-15

Recognize, extend and create patterns

Calendar Activities-Days of the week and exploring the months

Interpret and construct simple picture and bar graphs

Illustrate word problems with drawings and manipulatives

Science:

Observe and classify the characteristics of animals

Social Studies:

Identify and locate the United States on a map

Identify land and water on a globe and map

Know address, phone number and birthday

Use simple directions- right, left, in front of, behind

December:

Themes: Toys, Cookies, Christmas, Santa, Reindeer, Helping Others

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the Week: C , T

Capital and lowercase recognition and match

Recognize beginning sounds for F,A,P,S,H,N,I,T,C

Discriminate likenesses and differences in beginning sounds

Orally combine words to make a thought or story

Listen to stories and poems

Produce from memory details, sequence and main idea from a story or poem

Name the letter that corresponds to beginning sounds of words

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Summarize ideas

Identify and use spatial concepts-Top to bottom, Left to Right

Recognize a person, place or thing in a story

Writing:

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Write first and last name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize that a sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with punctuation

Demonstrate correct writing form of letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N,T,C

Theme journalizing at various developmental levels

Math:

Recognize and correctly form whole numbers 0-20

Count sets of objects for whole numbers 0-20

Compare sets to determine more, less and equal

Supply the missing number in whole numbers 0-20

Make reasonable predictions about story problem outcomes

Recall days of the week, months, patterns and sequence through daily calendar activities

Interpret and construct simple picture and bar graphs

Discuss alternative ways to solve a problem

Science:

Recognize weather conditions and appropriate dress

Classification

Social Studies

Identify the difference between wants and needs

Recognize how people are alike and different

Know address, phone number and birthday

Recognize penny, nickel, dime and quarter (Ongoing throughout the rest of the year

during calendar activities)

 

 

 

January:

Themes: The new year, Mittens, Dr. Martin Luther King, Winter, Quilts

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the week: Y,M,E,Q—capital and lowercase recognition and match

Discriminate likenesses and differences in letters in taught beginning sounds

Follow oral directions

Likenesses and Differences in colors, shapes, letters, and words

Listen to stories and poems

Identify and use spatial concepts

Identify cause and effect relationships

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Identify sequence, details and main idea of a story

Draw conclusions from a story

Identify the difference in fact and fantasy

Identify and use combined letters to make a word

Recognize action words in a story

Writing:

Demonstrate correct form when writing letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N,T,C,Y,M,E,Q

Demonstrate correct writing posture

Write full name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize that a sentence begins with a capital and has ending punctuation

Theme journalizing at various developmental levels

Math:

Recognize and form whole numbers 0-20

Supply missing numbers in whole numbers 0-20

Compare more and less in whole numbers 0-20

Explore days, months and numbers through calendar activities

Interpret and construct simple picture and bar graphs

Be aware of fractional parts, wholes, halves, thirds and fourths

Show directional words-Up, down, near, far, etc.

Science:

Recognize weather conditions and appropriate dress

Observe and predict if objects will respond to a magnet

Social Studies:

Recognize how people are alike and different

State reasons for rules

Know address, phone number and birthday

February:

Themes: Shadows, Valentines Day, Opposites, Dental Health

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the week: G,V,O,D-Capital/Lowercase recognition and match

Discriminate likeness and differences in taught beginning sounds

Follow oral directions

Orally combine words to make a thought or story

Listen to stories and poems

Identify and use spatial concepts

Identify and use combined letters to make words

Be exposed to opposites and words that mean the same thing

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Identify sequence, details and main idea of a story

Draw conclusions from a story

Writing:

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Demonstrate proper form in writing letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N,T,C,Y,M,E,Q,G,V,O,D

Theme journalizing at various developmental levels-inventive spelling encouraged

Write full and last name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize names and sentences begin with a capital letter

Recognize a sentence ends with punctuation

Math:

Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter and their values

Tell and record time by hour

Supply missing number in whole numbers 0-20

Add and subtract 1 digit numbers up through 5

Illustrate word problems with manipulative and pictures

Discuss alternative ways to solve a problem

Science:

Recognize weather conditions and appropriate dress

Discuss Healthy Habits for a healthy body—Drug Awareness—HLAY2000

Social Studies:

Identify major officials and their job (President, Principal)

Recognize Penny, nickel, dime, quarter

Recognize how people are alike and different

 

 

 

 

 

 

March:

Themes: Dr. Seuss, Kites, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the Week: W,K,L,B-Capital/lowercase recognition and match

Discrim. Likenesses and differences in taught beginning sounds

Follow oral directions

Orally combine words to make a thought or story

Identify and use spatial concepts

Identify and use combined letters to make words

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Identify sequence, details, and main idea of a story

Draw conclusions from a story

Writing:

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Demonstrate proper form when writing letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N,T,C,Y,M,E,Q,G,V,O,D,W,K,L,B

Theme journalizing at various developmental levels-inventive spelling and story writing encouraged

Write full name using caps and lowercase letter

Begin a sentence with a capital

End a sentence with punctuation

Identify the difference between fact and fantasy

Math:

Identify penny, nickel, dime and quarter and their values

Tell and record time by the hour and half hour

Supply missing numbers in whole numbers 0-20

Add and subtract 1 digit numbers up through 10

Illustrate word problems with pictures and manipulatives

Be aware of fractional parts

Science:

Observe and identify things as living and non-living

Observe and predict if objects will sink or float

Observe and classify the characteristics of plants

Social Studies:

Use simple directions

State reasons for rules

Recognize how people are alike and different

 

 

April:

Themes: Weather, Spring, Earth Day, Zoo

Reading Readiness:

Letters of the week: R,U,J,X,Z-Capital and Lowercase recognition and match

Discrim. Likeness and differences in taught beginning sounds

Follow oral directions

Orally combine letters to make words and words to make sentences

Listen to stories and poems

Identify and use spatial concepts

Develop vocabulary through listening, speaking and print

Identify sequence, details and main idea of a story

Draw conclusions from a story

Visually discriminate simple sight words

Writing:

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Demonstrate proper form in writing letters F,A,P,S,H,I,N,T,C,Y,M,E,Q,G,V,O,D,W,K,L,B,R,U,J,X,Z

Write full name using capital and lowercase letters

Recognize names and sentences begin with capitals

Recognize sentences end with punctuation

Math:

Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter and their value

Tell and record time by hour and half hour

Add and subtract 1 digit numbers up through 10

Illustrate word problems with manipulatives and pictures

Discuss alternative ways to solve a problem

Science:

Recognize weather conditions and appropriate dress

Observe the sun, moon and earth

Distinguish man made objects in space

Recognize ways to help our environment

Social Studies:

Describe how community helpers work in their community

 

 

 

 

 

 

May:

Themes: Zoo, Mother’s Day, End of the School Year

Reading Readiness:

Recognize and discriminate simple sight words: I, see, a, do, you, come, in , the, will,

Listen to stories and poems

Follow oral directions

Identify and use spatial concepts

Name and recognize ALL letters of the alphabet

Match all capital and lowercase letters

Discriminate beginning sounds of all letters of the alphabet

Name the letter that corresponds to the beginning sound of words

Summarize ideas

Share a favorite book, story or poem

Writing:

Demonstrate proper writing posture

Demonstrate proper form when writing all letters of the alphabet

Theme journalizing at various developmental levels-inventive spelling and sentence writing encouraged

Write full name using caps and lowercase letters

Recognize a sentence ends with punctuation

Math:

Coins and their value Review

Telling time the hour and half hour Review

Addition and subtraction up to 10

Fraction Review

Whole numbers 0-20 review

Shape Review

Science:

Animal characteristics

Social Studies:

Maps and Globes-Review

Wants and Needs-Review

Recognize how people are alike and different

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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