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Grade K Compilation

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Year At A Glance

Grade K English Language Arts

Kindergarten students will learn the foundational skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language arts.

Grade K Math

In kindergarten, students' learning time will focus on two critical areas:

  1. representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; and
  2. describing shapes and space.

More learning time in kindergarten should be devoted to number than to other topics.

Grade K History and Social Science

At the preschool and kindergarten level, learning in history and social science is built on children’s experiences in their families, school, community, state, and country. Children listen to stories about the people and events we celebrate in our national holidays and learn why we celebrate them. They also become familiar with our national symbols. The purpose of the preK-K curriculum is to begin the development of their civic identity.

Grade K Science & Technology/Engineering

In kindergarten, students build on early experiences observing the world around them as they continue to make observations that are more quantitative in nature and help them identify why some changes occur. Students begin to learn to use these observations as evidence to support a claim through growing language skills. They learn that all animals and plants need food, water, and air to grow and thrive and that the fundamental difference between plants and animals is a plants ability to make its own food. Students build their quantitative knowledge of temperature in relationship to the weather and its effect on different kinds of materials. They observe that the amount of sunlight shining on a surface causes a temperature change and they design a structure to reduce the warming effects of sunlight. They investigate motions of objects by changing the strength and direction of pushes and pulls. They provide examples of plants and animals that can change their environment through their interactions with it. In kindergarten science students begin to identify reasons for changes in some common phenomena.

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Grade K Physical Education

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive sequentially planned Physical Education program in accordance with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Education Framework. The emphasis is on how students move in their environment. Students will learn fundamental locomotor (running, hopping, skipping, jumping, leading, sliding, galloping), non locomotor (bending, twisting, turning, rocking, swaying, balancing, stretching, pushing, and pulling), and manipulative (rolling, throwing, catching, bouncing, kicking) skills. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotor, non locomotor and manipulative skills, fitness concepts and fitness development exercises. Students will participate in a variety of movement activities leading to experiences of personal feelings of success. Units of instruction include fitness, body image, manipulative, and accepting and expressing ideas through movement.

Grade K Music

Students will explore the concepts of beat, movement within the beat, tuneful singing and artistic expression through movement and singing. Students will engage in singing alone and with others and movement games, play un-pitched percussion instruments and use body percussion (i.e. clapping, patting etc.) and identify basic musical elements

Grade K Art

The areas of study include the introduction and exploration of a variety of lines, shape as a closed line, geometric shapes, features of face for portraiture, concept of overlapping shapes, the difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, pliable materials, primary colors, secondary colors by mixing primary colors, light and dark, and texture through touch.

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