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Kindergarten ELA & Math State Standards

When beginning a new year in school, it is certain that the upcoming year will be
more challenging than the year before, especially in 1st grade. The students will
face new responsibilites and ownership towards their work.  Therefore, it is wise
as a parent for you to know what your child is expected to learn by the end of the
2019-2020 school year. I have listed below a breakdown of the state required
grade level expectations  for a students to be successful in 1st grade. Please take the
time to read through them and follow them closely as the year progresses.  Thank you!

• Expand sight-word vocabulary
• Recall the sequence of events in oral and written stories
• Discuss story elements such as plot, character, events, and setting
• Understand basic punctuation (capitalize first letter of a sentence, use periods and question marks, etc.)
• Identify the main idea and details in a story
• Print legibly
• Recognize single and plural forms of nouns
• Write in complete sentences
• Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction stories
• Memorize and correctly spell between 130 and 150 words

Kindergarten Math

• Understand greater than, less than, lighter than, heavier than, the same as, etc.
• Recognize and write numbers up to 150
• Count by twos, fives, and 10s to 150
• Mentally add numbers to 10
• Add and subtract to 20
• Add and subtract with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
• Tell time to the hour and half hour
• Recognize shapes and their attributes
• Identify, describe, and reproduce patterns with numbers, shapes, colors, or words
• Use simple graphs to record information
• Recognize simple mathematical symbols (e.g., “+”, “=”, “>”,”<”)
• Read thermometers and use measuring tools like rulers

Kindergarten Social Studies

• Locate the United States, the seven continents, and the four oceans on a large map or globe
• Construct and interpret simple maps with cardinal directions and map key
• Demonstrate awareness of current news
• Participate in group decision-making
• Understand traditions that reflect American ideals and influences from diverse cultures within the nation
• Create charts and timelines demonstrating an understanding of past and present
• Recognize shared values and goals as students in the same community, despite differences in backgrounds

Kindergarten  Science

• Use tools such as a magnifying glass, ruler, and balancing scale
• Learn the basic needs of living things by caring for animals in class
• Conduct simple, hands-on experiments
• Explore the senses — hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste
• Explore the life cycle of living things, such as frogs or butterflies