Full Day Kindergarten
✓ Cognitive Skills: Acquiring and using information. Benchmark examples:
Copies a pattern based on color, size, or shape; can classify food groups;
can understand weather concepts.
✓ Language: Developing communication skills. Benchmark examples: Looks
at pictures and tells a story; prints own first and last name; listens when
✓ Motor Skills: Using the body with control and efficiency. Benchmark
examples: Can put together a puzzle; can balance on one foot; can color
within the lines of a complex picture.
✓ Social Emotional: Expressing feelings and interacting with
others. Benchmark examples: Shares and takes turns; stands up for own
rights; seeks out new activities and experiences.
✓ Hygiene: Caring for personal needs in healthy ways. Benchmark
examples: Takes care of toys and materials, able to tie shoes; exhibits an
understanding of safety procedures.
✓ Read numerous books each day, felt board stories & reading groups
✓ Beginning sounds & ending sounds Phonics & phonemic awareness
(sounding & writing words out)
✓ Reading 3-4 sentences & all 30 words from the words wall
✓ Write & Sound of Letter of the Week
✓ Upper & lower case letter recognition & the sounds of the letters
✓ Tracing upper case & lower case letters
✓ Journaling with story of the week!
✓ Number recognition to at least 125
✓ Counting to 125 plus: by 2’s, 5’s & 10’s
✓ Learning ordinals positions 1st-5th
✓ Tracing numbers
✓ Length & measuring
✓ Sorting by: size, shape, color & kind
✓ Matching objects
✓ Solid Shape Recognition
✓ Read by end of the year!
✓ Calendar: weather, days & months
✓ Colors & shapes review
✓ Five senses & body recognition
✓ Personal knowlege & expression reproduction
✓ Matching, sizes, grouping, patterns, seasons, rhyming,
beginning & ending sounds
✓ Fine motor: Tracing, cutting on the line, puzzles, coloring in
the lines, play-dough, lacing, buttoning, zippering, tying
✓ Gross motor: Outside twice a day, skipping, galloping,
catching, balancing, teacher led games, & much more!
✓ Science: life cycles, classifying & categorizing, hypothesizing
& recording results, mixing, reflections, sink or float, working
of the body, & shadows (during the summer!)
✓ Cooking/game day: Wednesday (summer
✓ Sensory activity & art activitiy every day!
✓ Singing songs & fingerplays