We learn a lot in Kindergarten! Here's an overview of the topics you can expect this year in ELA and Math.

Language Arts:

Understand features of print: left to right, top to bottom
• ID the parts of a book
• Name and write upper and lower case letters and sounds
• Rhyme identification and production
• Break words into syllables
• Isolate & substitute beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words
• Long and short vowel sounds
• Read high frequency words
• Read emergent level text for purpose and understanding
• Answer questions about and retell stories
• ID character, setting, and major events in a story
• ID author and illustrators roles
• Compare stories
• Spell simple words phonetically
• Write multiple sentences with proper spacing, capitalization, punctuation and meaningful content
• Recognize appropriate uses for nouns and verbs and use singular and plural correctly
• Use inflections and affixes correctly (-ed, -ing, un-, -pre-, etc.)


Count to 100 by ones and tens
• Count on from a given number
• Write numbers 0-30
• 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
• ID if a group of object is greater than, less than, or equal to another group
• Addition and subtraction word problems within 10
• Take apart numbers to 10 in more than one way
• Find the number to make 10 when given a number
• Add and subtract fluently within 10
• Put together and take apart numbers up to 19 (18=8+10)
• Understand the concept of tens & ones
• Describe/compare/contrast measurable features of objects
• Put objects into categories and sort those categories by count
• Name shapes no matter the orientation
• Use terms of position: below, beside, etc
• ID 2 and 3 dimensional shapes
• Use language to describe shapes similarities and differences (corners, vertices, sides,etc)
• Create & model shapes in environment and in other shapes.


Any questions you may have about the GT program or testing students for GT please see our GT teacher's webpage