• Kindergarten Curriculum


    Business & Technology Book

     Course Title: Kindergarten Introduction to Coding   Department: Business/Technology
    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course: 4 Weeks
    Primary Resources: code.org
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Happy Maps [U], Unit 2: Move It, Move It [U], Unit 3: Jigsaw: Learn to drag and drop, Unit 4: Maze: Sequence
    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Successful completion of each lesson.
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
    Description of Course: Students create computer programs with loops and events and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Through this, they learn to collaborate with others meaningfully, investigate different problem-solving techniques, persist in the face of difficult tasks, and learn about Internet safety. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share. Students starting in Course 1 will be early-readers in the lower elementary grades. Some areas of focus include: Early-readers, Sequences, Loops and events, Meaningful collaboration with others, Problem-solving and perseverance techniques and Internet safety.

    Business Tech Course Title: Kindergarten i-Safe Digital Learning  Department: Business/Technology

    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course: 3 Weeks
    Primary Resources: isafe.org
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Digital Safety, Unit 2: Digital Security Skills & Practices, Unit 3: "Dot & i"  Straight-Up Safety Talk

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Online Pre and Post Assessment
    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: i-SAFE curriculum scope is topically comprehensive and provides a unique approach to digital citizenship and e-Safety education by meaningfully integrating current research with best practices in pedagogy and instructional design. Lessons are aligned to Common Core State Standards and ISTE/NETS standards. Instructional materials are compliant with Accessibility Standards.

    English Language Arts
     Course Title: ELA--Grade K  Department: English Language Arts
    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course:  Year long/ 15-60 minutes/day 
    Primary Resources: McGraw-Hill Wonders, Wilson Fundations
    Units of Study: Word Study (Phonics), Reading, Writing, Grammar, Speaking/Listening
    Curriculum-Based Assessments: Observation, Progress Monitoring
    Standardized Assessments: STAR 360 Early Literacy
    Description: Kindergarten English Language Arts (ELA) consists of phonics, reading, writing, grammar and speaking/listening. Phonics instruction is based on the key components of letter and sound recognition, rhyming, phoneme blending, decoding and encoding three letter words. Reading instruction is based on print awareness and exposure to reading, understanding and responding to informational text and various genres of literature with an emphasis on high-frequency words, comprehension, making connections among ideas and making connections between texts. Writing instruction includes sentence structure: letter formation, writing left to right, spacing, beginning capital letter and end punctuation. Additionally, students are introduced to basic grammar skills and writing in a variety of genres including narrative, informative, and persuasive writing opportunities. Speaking and listening instruction includes participating in group discussions, asking and answering questions, and sharing experiences.

    Library Course Title: Library - Kindergarten  Department: Library
    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course: Year/30 minutes a week
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Library Orientation/Use of Library, Unit 2: Book Selection, Unit 3: Responding to Literature, Unit 4: Elements of Literature

    Curriculum-Based Assessments:

    Standardized Assessments: N/A

    Description: In Kindergarten library students learn to request and learn to choose materials related to personal interest. Respect rules and procedures in the library. In addition, the parts of a book and the overall organization of the library are covered.

    Math Textbook Course Title: Math - Kindergarten  Department: Math
    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course: Year/ 30 minutes/daily X 5 days/week
    Primary Resources: MyMath-MCGraw Hill
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Counting and Cardinality, Unit 2: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Unit 3:  Numbers and Operations in Base 10, Unit 4:  Geometry, Unit 5:  Measurement and Data, and Unit 6:  Calendar Math
    Curriculum-Based Assessments: STAR 360, Topic Tests
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
    Description: In Unit 1, numbers can be used to represent and count quantities. Students will use one-to-one correspondence to match one object to one number or one object.  In Unit 2, students will use addition to find a sum and use subtraction to find the difference. In Unit 3, students will use the base 10 number system to organize, represent, and compare numbers. Students will use place value to determine the value of a digit within a number.  In Unit 4, students will analyze, compare, create, and compose patterns and two and three-dimensional shapes. In Unit 5, length, mass, and capacities of objects can be classified and represented. In Unit 6, students will recognize and sequence days, dates, and months. Students will understand and use the terms today, tomorrow, and yesterday.

    Science Course Title: Science-Grade K  Department: Science
    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Length of Course: Year/Six 30 minute lessons/quarter
    Primary Resources: Full Option Science System. Asset kit - Trees. The Regents of the University of California, 2005.
    Units of Study: Living Things
    Curriculum Based Assessments: Science Journal and teacher observation
    Standardized Assessments: N/A
    Description: Kindergarten science is an introductory unit to the scientific method, collecting data, and recording observations. This unit focuses on living, growing organisms-specifically trees.  Students learn and illustrate how a tree changes from season to season. The students will learn the basic needs and life cycle of a tree. Through hands-on learning, students identify the parts and age of a tree.  They also use science-based stations and modules to identify different leaf and tree shapes/sizes. Students name living and nonliving products of a tree and how to protect its natural resources. Students identify and explain the importance of how a tree impacts our lives and provides animal homes and habitats.  Learning is displayed through a student-friendly science journal.  Grade K science is aligned with PA Academic and Core Standards.


    Social Studies Course Title: Social Studies Kindergarten  Department: Social Studies

    Grade Level: Kindergarten  Time Per Week: At least 15-30 minutes/2 days per week  Length of Course: Throughout the year
    Primary Resources: Variety of read alouds and picture books
    Units of Study: Unit 1: Citizenship- Home and School, Unit 2: Communities - Civics and History- Patriotism, Unit 3: Cultures- Our Holidays and Celebrations, Unit 4: Economics- Money and Me, Unit 5: Geography and Map Skills

    Curriculum-Based Assessments: None

    Standardized Assessments: None
    Description: Kindergarten social studies is taught throughout the school year following calendar events.  School procedures and rules start our year off and we learn about many holidays and history as the year progresses. Through authentic texts and projects, students are exposed to US history, important people including past and current government leaders. Economic concepts and map skills are interwoven into other subject areas.