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A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in ELA in Kindergarten:
Naming upper- and lower-case letters, matching those letters with their sounds, and printing them
■ Comparing the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, such as fairy tales and folktales
■ Retelling familiar stories and talking about stories read to them using details from the text
■ Using a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to describe an event, including his or her reaction to what happened
■ Stating an opinion or preference about a topic or book in writing (e.g., “My favorite book is . . .”)
■ Taking part in classroom conversations and following rules for discussions (e.g., learning to listen to others and taking turns when speaking)
■ Speaking clearly to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas, including descriptions of familiar people, places, things, and events
■ Asking and answering questions about key details in stories or other information read aloud
■ Understanding and using question words (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how) in discussions
■ Learning to recognize, spell, and properly use those little grammatical words that hold the language together (e.g., a, the, to, of, from, I, is, are)
A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in Math in Kindergarten:
■ Counting objects to tell how many there are
■ Comparing two groups of objects to tell which group, if either, has more; comparing two written numbers to tell which is greater
■ Acting out addition and subtraction word problems and drawing diagrams to represent them
■ Adding with a sum of 10 or less; subtracting from a number 10 or less; and solving addition and subtraction word problems
■ Adding and subtracting very small numbers quickly and accurately (e.g., 3 + 1)
■ Correctly naming shapes regardless of orientation or size (e.g., a square oriented as a “diamond” is still a square)