Students are introduced to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts as they learn to search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning. Throughout the year, students use these strategies to begin reading increasingly difficult books with greater accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.
In math, kindergarten students focus on manipulating numbers through 20 to add or subtract to 10. Students also practice counting to 100. Two- and three-dimensional shapes are explored by analyzing and comparing their length, weight, capacity, and composition.
Through observation and discussion, students learn about weather watching, force, and plants and animals around them. Students also learn about themselves as individuals and as members of increasingly larger communities — from neighborhoods to the world — including how others live and how to take care of their environment.