• Kindergarten Curricular Outline (Website a Work in Progress)

    Literacy (English/Language Arts)

    The Kirkwood School District philosophy of Balanced Literacy is comprised of K-2 Phonics and Phonemic Awareness, K-2 Shared Reading, K-5 Language and Word Study, K-5 Reading Workshop, K-5 Writing Workshop and K-5 Read Aloud. We strongly believe in a workshop approach to support student learning. The primary K-5 resources used by teachers to support reading and writing instruction are the Units of Study, authored by Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University.

    Reading

    • Module 1: We Are Readers
    • Module 2: Emergent Reading: Looking Closely at Familiar Texts
    • Module 3: Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power
    • Module 4: Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles
    • Module 5: Becoming Avid Readers
    • Module 6: Growing Expertise in Little Books: Reading for Information

    Writing

    • Module 1Launching the Writing Workshop
    • Module 2Show and Tell: From Labels to Pattern Books
    • Module 3Writing for Readers
    • Module 4How-to Books: Writing to Teach Others
    • Module 5Persuasive Writing of All Kinds
    • Module 6All About Books

    Math

    In Kindergarten instructional time will focus on two critical areas: representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; and describing shapes and space. More learning time will be devoted to numbers than to other topics. Students will use numbers to represent quantities and solve quantitative problems. They will choose, combine, and apply effective strategies for solving these quantitative problems.

    • Module 1: Counting and Cardinality                
    • Module 2: Shapes and Space- Identify and Describe Shapes   
    • Module 3: Measurement and the Number system - Describe and compare measurable attributes
    • Module 4: Investigating Addition and Subtraction - Compose and Decompose “5”                                         
    • Module 5: Investigating Addition and Subtraction - Compose and Decompose “10”     
    • Module 6: Number and Operations in Base Ten - Work with Numbers “11-19”