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									Ms. Sherman’s Kindergarten Syllabus
Pikes Peak Prep, 2009-2010
asherman@geoacademies.org
(719) 570-7575 ext. 3153

Our class syllabus is broken up into quarters, all core studies are included.

Quarter 1, August 17 – November 2
                      th              nd


Reading, Writing, & Literacy
      Identifies uppercase and lowercase letters
      Identifies letter sounds
      Recognizes and produces rhyming words
      Retells a story
      Recognizes letters in name
      Writes first name correctly using uppercase and lowercase letters
      Understands concept of print from left to right, top to bottom, spacing, etc.
      Uses letter sounds to decode single syllable words
      Uses phonetic sounds for temporary spelling
      Identifies at least 15 sight words
      Identifies word families
Speaking and Listening
      Follows oral directions
      Uses appropriate listening skills
      States personal information: phone number, address, name, age, parents names
History/Social Science
      Community concepts: Self, Home, Classroom, School, City, State, Country,
        World
Number Sense
      Understands one to one correspondence
      Represents 10 or less by grouping objects
      Counts and Recognizes numbers from 0-25
      Sorts or classifies by one attribute
Measurement and Geometry
      Identifies days of the week
      Identifies months of the year
      Identifies geometric shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle, Rhombus, Triangle,
        Octagon, and Oval
Problem Solving
      Models and explains problems and solutions
Science
      Observes, contrast, and compares
Life Long Skills
      Responsibility
      Works independently
      Initiative
      Class participation
       Citizenship




Quarter 2, November 3 – January 29
                           rd         th


Reading, Writing, & Literacy
      Prints uppercase and lowercase letters
      Prints sight words using upper and lowercase correctly
      Prints first and last name using upper and lowercase correctly
      Identifies short vowel sounds
      Sequences events from a story with pictures
      Discriminates beginning and ending sounds
      Identifies at least 30 sight words
      Uses pictures, phonemic awareness, and other strategies for beginning reading
Speaking and Listening
      Speaks in complete and coherent sentences
      Expresses ideas in front of a group
      Recites poems, chats, and repetitive patterns
History/Social Science
      Community concepts: Self, Home, Classroom, School, City, State, Country,
        World
      Historical concepts: Past, Present, Important People, and Events
Number Sense
      Counts and Recognizes numbers from 0-50
      Recognizes and describes patterns
      Uses terms more than, less than, equal to; correctly
Measurement and Geometry
      Identifies days of the week, more practice
      Identifies months of the year, more practice
      Identifies 3D objects such as: Cone, Sphere, and Cube
Problem Solving
      Models and explains problems and solutions
Science
      Communicate observations, inferences orally
      The Five Senses
Life Long Skills
      Responsibility
      Works independently
      Initiative
      Class participation
      Citizenship



Quarter 3, February 1 – April 15
                      st         th


Reading, Writing, & Literacy
      Prints all uppercase and lowercase letters
      Identifies all letter sounds
      Indentifies letters blends, such as: th, sh, er, qu, st
      Uses phonemic and to decode two and three syllable words
      Uses appropriate strategies to decode for reading
      Identifies at least 50 sight words
      Sentences using uppercase and lowercase
      Prints word families
Speaking and Listening
      Speaks in complete and coherent sentences
      Expresses ideas in front of a group
      Recites poems, chats, and repetitive patterns
History/Social Science
      Community concepts: Self, Home, Classroom, School, City, State, Country,
        World
      Historical concepts: Past, Present, Important People, and Events
      Geographic concepts: Maps, symbols, relative location, near/far
Number Sense
      Counts and Recognizes numbers from 0-75
      Recognizes, describes, and extends patterns
      Understands simple addition, facts to 10
      Learns simple subtraction
Measurement and Geometry
      Identifies days of the week, more practice
      Identifies months of the year, more practice
      Understand concept of time, hour and half hour
      Introduction to length and weight
Problem Solving
      Models and explains problems and solutions
Science
      Communicate observations, inferences orally
      Communicates findings in written form.
      Animal life and habitats
Life Long Skills
      Responsibility
      Works independently
      Initiative
      Class participation
      Citizenship



Quarter 4, April 16 – July 1
                   th       st


Reading, Writing, & Literacy
    Prints all uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
    Identifies all letter sounds, short and long vowels
      Uses basic punctuation correctly: period, question mark, comma, spacing; writing
        independently
      Composes and prints three sentence stories
      Uses phonemic awareness and other reading strategies to decode words, reading
        independently
      Identifies all 76 sight words; more if applicable
Speaking and Listening
      expresses ideas in front of a group
History/Social Science
      Community concepts: Self, Home, Classroom, School, City, State, Country,
        World
      Historical concepts: Past, Present, Important People, and Events
      Geographic concepts: Maps, symbols, relative location, near/far
Number Sense
      Counts and Recognizes numbers from 0-100
      Creates simple patterns
      Understands simple addition, facts to 10
      Understands simple subtraction, facts to 10
Measurement and Geometry
      Identifies days of the week, more practice
      Identifies months of the year, more practice
      Understand concept of time, hour and half hour
      Introduction to length, weight, and volume
Problem Solving
      Models and explains problems and solutions
Science
      Communicate observations, inferences orally
      Communicates findings in written form.
      Plant Life
Life Long Skills
      Responsibility
      Works independently
      Initiative
      Class participation
      Citizenship



This syllabus is intended to give a brief overview of what to expect your child to learn
this year and to describe the pace at which the class will be taught. Our main goal at the
end of Kindergarten is to have every student reading and writing on their own. The
syllabus is subject to change as our classroom continues to evolve. For the most recent
information on what is being taught and worked on in the classroom please refer to the
monthly newsletters that are distributed the first school day of each month. As always
you may contact me anytime through email or phone list above.

								
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