By the end of Kindergarten, a student will:

Spelling/Language Arts

  • Recite the alphabet in order
  • Sequence a set of story pictures
  • Re-tell simple stories, including main characters
  • Create new stories about pictures and objects
  • Recite their full name, address. Telephone number, and name of school
  • Print their name, letters, and written words
  • Express their ideas in complete sentences


  • Classify objects by color, size, shape, and other various characteristics
  • Count to 100
  • Count by 5’s to 20
  • Count by 10’s to 100
  • Order sets of elements by number from greatest to least
  • Write numerals for whole numbers from 0-20
  • Estimate and verify which two objects is longer, heavier, or contains more
  • Use location words to describe spatial relationships
  • Make a bar graph or pictography using up to 5 categories
  • Determine time on the hour of both analog and digital clocks
  • Read and use a calendar
  • Solve a simple number sentence


  • Recite the alphabet
  • Arrange letters in alphabetical order
  • Say the sound and name of each letter of the alphabet
  • Hear and name the beginning and ending sound and letter of words
  • Blend sounds to form words
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Read words left to right
  • Comprehend the meaning of each sentence
  • Read sight words
  • Write a story using inventive spelling


  • Recognize the ways to protect the body from environmental hazards
  • Know to call 911 in a medical emergency
  • Recognize people need a variety of foods each day
  • Describe how germs are spread and how spreading germs can be prevented
  • Identify the 5 senses
  • Describe the physical properties of objects
  • Investigate sound
  • Identify the differences between plants and animals; be able to group living things as one or the other
  • Describe the weather and know the four seasons

Social Studies

  • Identify the relationships between themselves, family, and friends
  • Understand that all children in the class are individuals with unique characteristics and skill
  • Use relational directions, words, and phrases
  • Understand that maps represent places
  • Identify and compare similarities and differences in the physical characteristics of all people, including those from different cultures, the blind, hearing impaired, and physically challenged
  • Explain what it means to make rules and carry them out