What Will My Child Learn in Kindergarten?

Reading and Language Arts Expectations 

  • Understand features of print: left to right, top to bottom
  • Identify parts of a book
  • Name and write capital and lowercase letters
  • Recognize and say consonant sounds, long and short vowel sounds
  • Rhyme identification and production
  • Count syllables
  • Isolate and substitute beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words
  • Read high frequency (sight) words
  • Read emergent level text for purpose and understanding
  • Ask and answer questions about a text
  • Retell stories
  • Identify characters, setting, and major events in a story
  • Identify the roles of author and illustrator
  • Compare stories: text-to-text, text-to-self,
    text-to-world
  • Spell simple words phonetically
  • Write a variety of stories ranging from research papers to personal narratives
  • Write multiple sentences with proper spacing, punctuation, and meaningful content
  • Recognize appropriate uses for nouns and verbs and use singular and plural forms correctly
  • Use inflections and affixes correctly (-ed, -ing, -un, pre-, etc.


    ~Simply Kinder

  Math Expectations


  • Count to 100 by ones and tens
  • Count on from a given number
  • Represent a number of objects with a written number
  • Count to answer how many
  • Understand counting means one more and represent that with numbers and objects
  • Identify if a group is greater than, less than, or equal to one another 
  • Addition and subtraction word problems within ten
  • Take apart numbers to ten in numerous ways
  • Find the number to make ten when given a number
  • Add and subtract fluently within ten
  • Put together and take apart teen numbers (10 and 4 makes 14, etc.)
  • Understand the concept of tens and ones
  • Describe/Compare/Contrast measurable features of an object
  • Sort objects
  • Name 2-D and 3-D shapes in any orientation
  • Use terms of position: below, beside, in, etc.
  • Use language to describe shapes (corners, vertices, edges, sides, etc.)
  • Create and model shapes in environment and in other shapes
  • Use and create five and ten frames




  • ~Simply Kinder