What Your Kindergartener Will Learn This Year

This year is a big year for growth for your child. Your child will learn to become independent, responsible, follow directions, and to cooperate with others. In order to help your child achieve this goal you can:

  • Look in your child’s planner and sign it every day.
  • Check their homework folder and make sure they complete their homework.
  • Make sure they bring their planner and homework folder to school every day.
  • Check your child’s work daily to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom


Your child will be reading by the end of the year. Please read with your child every day. In class we will learn to:

  • Name the letters of the alphabet
  • Connect sounds with letters
  • Recognize sight words (such as I, a, me, are, see, like, and, the etc.)
  • Sound out simple words
  • Recognize and say words that rhyme
  • Understand how words work by following along while he or she listens to simple books.
  • Read books independently
  • Retell story in order. Knows main idea, character, setting

Language Arts

Language Arts in Kindergarten is about the writing process. Your child will learn to:

  • Write simple words
  • Write a complete sentence
  • Use punctuation (period, question mark)
  • Illustrate a story and write a sentence matching the story
  • Use thinking maps


This year in math your child will learn to:

  • Write numbers to 20
  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s
  • Count backward from 10
  • Recognize circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, oval, trapezoid, hexagon, and octagon
  • Measure objects using non-standard units (for example, the table is four teddy bears high)
  • Use term longer, shorter, equal, more, less
  • Recognize coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and their value
  • Recognize simple patterns
  • Read and interpret graphs


This year in science your child should:

  • Know that learning can come from observation
  • Recognize the five senses and related body parts
  • Observe that all plants and animals need basic necessities of air, water, food
  • Sort objects by observable properties (example sun, stars, moon)

Social Studies

This year in social studies your child should:

  • Use simple maps, globes, and other 3-d models to identify and locate places
  • Understand people, places, and things change over time
  • Understand how and why rules are made
  • Knows the qualities of a good citizen