Progress Report Information: Kindergarten

Kindergarten Information for Parents and Guardians

Kindergarten Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.

HEALTH

Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts                           

  • Identifies the importance of sleep, making healthy food choices, and being physically active
  • Describes the five senses and major body parts
  • Identifies ways to stay safe
  • Identifies the importance of personal hygiene
  • Identifies  emotions

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Identifies the benefits of healthy choices
  • Identifies the uses of the five senses
  • Identify ways to stay healthy and safe
  • Describe the benefits of personal hygiene
  • Describe how to express and handle emotions appropriately

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Describe healthy food, physical activity, and sleep choices
  • Describe ways to protect the five senses
  • Demonstrate proper personal hygiene
  • Describe ways to stay safe, prevent injuries, and identify people to help in an emergency
  • Identify strategies for making friends 
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviors and polite refusal skills

ART

Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artwork before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artwork

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics 

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and time to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork
     

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor skills, differentiate between locomotor skills
  • Demonstrate critical elements used in manipulative skills, stationary and moving
  • Demonstrate moving to a rhythm and different directions, levels, pathways, and speed
  • Demonstrate jumping rope skills
  • Demonstrate a roll

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Explain that muscles and bones help the body move
  • Identify that the heart is a muscle and explain that moving faster makes the heart beat faster
  • Demonstrate the concept of personal space

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Explain that physical activity helps the body grow, stay healthy, and is fun to do with friends and family

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Demonstrate safe behaviors
  • Demonstrate general and personal space
  • Identify classroom rules

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Explain that food provides energy
  • Identify fruits and vegetables and explain they help keep the body moving

GENERAL MUSIC

Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Explore the voice, distinguishing between singing/speaking
  • Begin to match pitch
  • Vocally demonstrate expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft & fast/slow
  • Vocally improvise melodic patterns

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Play selected classroom instruments, imitating appropriate technique
  • Perform and improvise rhythmic patterns and  accompaniments for songs, chants and stories

Responds to music with movement

  • Demonstrate the steady beat
  • Participate in action songs
  • Perform and improvise movement to a variety of music

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Recognize patterns
  • Discriminate attributes of music
  • Recognize graphic notation of melody
  • Use words or syllables when reading rhythms in graphic or traditional notation

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods

  • Distinguish and classify sound sources
  • Identify and express feelings evoked by music
  • Recognize that music is part of daily life in cultures around the world

FLES

Communicates in the target language

  • Repeats words, phrases or simple sentences and begins to name objects
  • Copies letters/characters, single words, or phrases
  • Uses memorized language in familiar situations

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Observes and imitates items and customs used by people in the countries studied

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Extends and reinforces material studied in other content areas

IMMERSION

Communicates in the target language

  • Repeats words, phrases or simple sentences and names objects
  • Copies or writes letters/characters, single words, or phrases
  • Uses memorized language in familiar situations

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Observes and imitates items and customs used by people in the countries studied

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks