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Kindergarten Parents: View Exiting Outcomes for students

What your child will know at the end of the year

September 20, 2011

Attention Kindergarten parents and guardians: Below is a list of Exiting Outcomes for Kindergarten students in the subjects of Reading, Writing and Math. This is a reference of what your child is expected to learn by the end of the school year.

Reading

• Write first and last name
• 25 Sight Words (read and write)
• 52 letters and sounds (upper and lowercase letters)
• Writes 52 letters with correct formation
• Recognize and create rhyming words
• Read and understand a Level C book with some guidance
• Progress from finger tracking to eye tracking while reading.
• Awareness of changing punctuation

Writing

• Writes 2 simple sentences
• Writes recognizable words and uses sound spelling
• Sight words are used correctly
• Draws pictures containing important details
• Proper use of spaces between words
• Uses first letter capitalization correctly
• Uses ending punctuation
• Tells a longer story with a beginning, middle and end
• Picture and story match the prompt and remain on topic

Math

• count to 100 by one’s
• count to 100 by ten’s
• writes numbers correctly
• count forward from a given number (example: start at 25 and count forward)
• count a group of objects accurately
• match numbers and their quantity
• identify what has the same amount (equal), what has more (greater than) and what has less (less than)
• identify what number is larger and what number is smaller using numerals 1 – 10
• understand the concept of one more (example: What is one more than 8? The answer would be 9)
• identify shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and hexagon) and be able to draw them
• identify three-dimensional shapes (sphere, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, cylinder)
• know the difference between a two-dimensional shape (e.g. a shape on paper) and a three dimensional shape (example: a ball)
• identify how a three-dimensional shape has two-dimensional characteristics (example: a cube has flat sides that look like squares)
• identify, extend and create a pattern (e.g. of patterns: AB AB AB AB and so on; red, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow and so on)
• describe if something can be measured by weight or length
• compares things by saying taller/shorter, heavier/lighter
• sorts things into groups and tells how and why they sorted the objects that way; compares the sorted groups
• shows an understanding of addition and subtraction up to 10 (this can be done orally, with objects, and with written equations)
• easily adds and subtracts within 5
• uses and understands the meanings of the vocabulary words: above, under, beside, behind, in front of, next to
• take a number and find different ways to get to it (example: 8 can be 4 + 4 or 5 + 3 or 2 + 6)
• can understand that a teen number is made up of ten and ones (example: 18 is one ten and eight ones)