Last updated: 6/1/2016

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Curriculum Map: Kindergarten September-October

Subject/Grade Level/Unit Title:


Timeframe Needed for Completion/Grading Period:


Big Idea/Themes/Understandings:

Rules,  Numbers 0-10, Wood-Materials in Our World, Concepts of print, fine motor skills, echo reading, alphabetic principle, Launching with Learn About the World Books

Essential Questions: Social Studies

Social Studies

  • What are rules?
  • How do rules help our classroom, school, country?
  • How are we each unique?
  • What are some charecteristics we share with each others?
Essential Questions: Science


Materials In Our World

  • Where does wood come from?
  • What is wood made of?
  • How can you sink wood?
  • How can you change the shape of wood?
  • How are different wood products made?

Trees and Weather-Investigation 3-Observing Weather

  • What is the Weather Today?
  • How Can We Measure the Air Temperature?
  • What Does a Windsock Tell Us About the Wind?



Essential Questions: Language Arts

Units of Study for Teaching Reading

Bend 1- Launching With Learn About the World Books

How can...

     Readers read the world?

     Readers read book to learn about the world?

     Readers read by themselves and with others?

     Readers read a book from cover to cover?

     Readers reread and monitor themselves?

     Readers reread a book by putting all the pages together?

     Readers reread to rethink?

     Rereading helps readers learn from words in books, too?

     Readers sound like a teacher when they read about the world books?


Bend ll- Reading Old Favorite Storybooks

How can...

    Readers can read stories they have heard a zillion times?

    Readers work hard to make the words they read to match the page they are reading?

    Readers know how to get their own old favorite storybooks?

    Readers use exact character words?

    Readers reread old favorites, remembering to say more and more of the story?

    Readers use special connecting words to put storybook pages together?

    Readers use more and more words are that exactly the same as in their old favorites?

    Readers can point to and read some words in their old favorites?

    Readers work with their partners, uing all they know to read old favorites?



 Units of Study Unit 1 -Launching the Writing Workshop

Bend 1- We Are All Writers

Bend 11- Writing Teaching Books

Bend 111- Writing Stories

Bend 1V- Preparing For Publication



Essential Questions: Mathematics
  • Topic 1-How can numbers from 1-5 be counted, read, and written?

  • Topic 2-How can numbers from 0-5 be compared and ordered?

  • Topic 3-How can numbers 6-10 be counted, read, and written?

Social Studies:

Children’s sense of self is shaped by experiences that are unique to them and their families, and by common experiences shared by a community or nation.

Children, families, and communities exhibit cultural similarities and differences.

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments; the governmental system of the United States and other nations; the United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation.


Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

Language Arts: Reading

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Language Arts: Writing

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

Language Arts: Language

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.

Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

Mathematics: Counting and Cardinality

Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.

Mathematics: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

Mathematics: Number and Operations and Base Ten
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Mathematics: Measurement and Data
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Mathematics: Geometry
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Essential Skills and Vocabulary:


  • Identify and form lowercase letters (11)
  • Echo/ prosody
  • Print/word awarness
  • Identify and produce rhyming words

alphabet, lower case, uppercase, capital letters, rhyme, echo, letter-keyword-sound, sky write, skyline, plane line,  worm line,


Units of Study for Teaching Reading

Read Alouds:  The Carrot Seed Caps for Sale Three Billy Goats Gruff Harry and the Dirty Dog

The Beatle Alphabet

Shared Reading: Mrs. Wishy Washy

Nursery Rhymes and Rhyming Texts



  • Know the number names and count sequence
  • Count to tell the number of objects
  • Compare numbers

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, zero, count, number, counters, fewer, more, less, greater, same, row, column, compare, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth



Materials In Our World

  • Wood has many observable properties.
  • Wood is a resource that comes from many types of trees.
  • Wood is used for many everyday things.
  • Wood can be processed and transformed by people.
  • Wood floats in water.
  • Wood absorbs water.

Above, absorb, basswood, bead, below, cedar, communicate, compare, different, fewer, float, grain, graph, less, material, more, observe, particleboard, pine, plwood, property, rough, same, senses, sink, smooth, soak, spread, test, texture, tree, wood

Weather and Trees

  • weather is the condition of the air outdoors
  • weather can be described using sunny,partly cloudy,overcast,rainy,sunny
  • weather changes
  • temperature is how hot or cold it is
  • thermometers measure temperature
  • air temperature tells something about the weather
  • wind is moving air
  • a wind sock indicates wind direction and speed

air,blowing,calendar,cloud,cold,cool,direction,freezing,hot,monitor,moving air,overcast,partly cloudy,rainy,snowy,streamer,sunny,temperature,thermometer,warm,weather,weather instrument,wind,windsock


Assessment Tasks:
  • Observational Survey


  • Running Records
  • Math benchmark Envision Initial)

  • Math Chapter Test 1

  • Math Chapter Test 2

  • Math Chapter Test 3

  • Classroom Literacy Assessment (Folder)
  • Domain 1 Assessment Nursery Rhymes

  • Domain 2 Assessment Five Senses
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