Last updated: 6/1/2016

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Curriculum Map: Kindergarten- June

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Big Idea/Themes/Understandings:

 Positions and Locations of Shapes, Analyzing, Compaing and Composing Shapes

Essential Questions: Social Studies


  • Who is the current president of the US?
  • Where does the president live?
  • What is the symbolism of the American flag?
  • What is the difference between a president and a king?
  • Who was George Washington?
  • How did George Washington lead his army to victory?
  • What sacrafices did George Washington make for his country?
  • Who wrote the Declaration of independence?
  • What is the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
  • What is the Statue of Liberty?
Essential Questions: Science

Materials In Our World-Investigation 5

  • how are rocks different?
  • what happens when soil gets wet?
  • how can we change water?
  • how can we conserve natural resources?
  • what can we make from different materials?


Domain 11 Taking Care of the Earth

  • Why do people have a responsibility to take care of the earth?
  • What are the earth's natural resources? How do plants, animals, and humans use the earths resources?
  • What are the different types of pollution and their causes?
  • What is the water cycle?
  • How is garbage processed?
  • What items can be recycled?
  • How can we conserve natural resources?
Essential Questions: Language Arts



Essential Questions: Mathematics

Topic 15

What words can be used to descibe the position and location of shapes?

Topic 16

How can shapes be named, described, compared, and composed?

Social Studies:

Symbols and traditions help develop a shared culture and identity within the United States.

The study of American symbols, holidays, and celebrations helps to develop a shared sense of history, community, and culture.

Students will explain when and why national holidays such as Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Law Day, and Independence Day are celebrated.

Students will identify American symbols such as the Liberty Bell and the bald eagle.

Students will learn the parts of the American flag (stars and stripes) and how to show respect toward the flag.

Students will learn patriotic songs including the national anthem, “America the Beautiful,” and “America.”

Children and adults have rights and responsibilities at home, at school, in the classroom, and in the community.


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, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

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.

With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

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.

With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Language Arts: Writing

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is . . .).

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, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).

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.

Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that 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.

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.

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

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
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Mathematics: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
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Mathematics: Number and Operations and Base Ten
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Mathematics: Measurement and Data
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Mathematics: Geometry

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three dimensional ("solid").

Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"

Essential Skills and Vocabulary:


  • trick words, blending and segmenting of CVC words, reading and scooping to phrase sentences, dictation

Domain 11 Taking Care of the Earth

  • Identify Earth's natural resources
  • Explain humans, plants, and animals depend on Earth's natural resources
  • Identify different types of pollution
  • Identify the water cycle
  • identify the recycled materials

creatures, Earth, outer space, responsibility, surface, decompose, dumpster, hazardous, landfill, conserve, decayed, natural resources, oxygen, action, generate, products, recycle, reduce, aluminum, furnace, solution, sorted, compost, leftovers, nutrients, process, litter, pollution, smog, toxic, appliance, exhaust, global, harmed, evaporate, pollutants, reservoirs, supply, carpool, effort, organize

Domain 12 Presidents and American Symbols

  • Identify the president and the White House
  • Identify symbols of America
  • Describe the differences between a king and a president
  • Identify George Washington and his qualities
  • Identify Thomas Jefferson and his contributions to the Declaration of Inderpendence

capital, liberties, monuments, nation, president, symbol, confession, honest, legend, national, respect, captured, clever, colonel, general, supplies, convince, defeated, monarchy, rule, spectacles, admired, authors, colonists, declaration, independence, proclaim, reputation, serious, compassion, education, expert, governor, judge, accomplishment, ancestors, humble, politics, carved, determined, mines, sculptor


  • identify and describe shapes
  • analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes

inside, outside, above, below, on, in front of, behind, next to, beside, left, right, same size, same shape, roll, stack, slide


Materials In Our World-Investigation 5

  • rocks are earth materials
  • rocks have observable properties
  • rocks can be described,compared, and sorted by their properties
  • soils are earth materials
  • soil can be described by its properties
  • water is an earth material
  • water can change from solid to liquid-melt-or freeze
  • land,air,water,trees are natural resources
  • people reuse and recycle to conserve
  • people use materials to create objects

conserve,freeze,group,ice,liquid,melt,mud.natural resources,recycle,reuse,rock,sculpture,size,soil,solid

Assessment Tasks:

Math Cumulative Test 13-16 Tests

Fundations Unit Test

Classroom Literacy Assessment (Folder)

Domain Assessment 11-12

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