Kindergarten
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Our curriculum is designed to address all areas of development: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. Children are active learners — they touch, discover, move, and question. Throughout the school day, your child will be  encouraged to explore and question. We cover areas of reading, including phonics and comprehension, math, science, spelling, dramatic play, music, art, literature, and computers.

Corner Canyon kindergarten will be following the Utah State Core curriculum and incorporating the Common Core curriculum. Depending on individual needs, we will meet requirements at the kindergarten level as well as the first grade level as necessary.

Every child has the ability to achieve their personal best. We constantly work to help your child feel empowered and valued and develop a healthy self-esteem for a successful school experience!

Language Arts

In kindergarten, students will learn the alphabet and the basic features of letters and words. They will break down spoken and written words into syllables and letters and identify the sounds each letter makes. These important skills will enable your child to learn new words and to read and understand simple books and stories. Students will also learn to write and share information in a variety of ways, including drawing, writing letters and words, listening to others, and speaking aloud.

Activities in these areas will include:

• Naming and writing upper- and lowercase letters
• Matching letters to sounds and using other methods to figure out unfamiliar words when reading and writing
• Learning and using new words
• Identifying words that rhyme
• Reading common words such as the, of, you, are, she, and my
• Asking and answering questions about a story the teacher reads out loud
• Identifying characters, settings, and major events in a story
• Recognizing the person, place, thing, or idea from an illustration
• Participating in discussions by listening and taking turns speaking
• Using a combination of drawing, speaking, and writing to describe an event, give information about a topic, or share an opinion
• Taking part in shared reading, writing, and research projects
• Expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

Math

In kindergarten, your child will focus primarily on two important areas: learning numbers and what numbers represent, and addition and subtraction. Students will also learn to identify and work with shapes.

Activities in these areas include:

• Counting how many objects are in a group and comparing quantities
• Comparing two numbers to identify which is greater or less than the other
• Understanding addition as putting together and subtraction as taking away from
• Adding and subtracting small numbers quickly and accurately
• Breaking up numbers less than or equal to 10 in multiple waya (for example, 9=6+3, 9=5+4)
• Finding the missing quantity to reach 10 for any number between 1 and 9
• Representing addition and subtraction word problems using objects or by drawing pictures
• Solving addition and subtraction word problems involving numbers that add up to 10 or less or by subtracting from a number 10 or less

 

In grade one, students will work with whole numbers and place value — including grouping numbers into tens and ones as they learn to add and subtract up t0 20. Students will also use charts, tables, and diagrams to solve problems.

Activities in these areas include:

• Quickly and accurately adding numbers together that total up to 10 or less and subtracting from numbers up through 10
• Understanding the rules of addition and subtraction (for example, (5+2=2+5)
• Solving word problems that involve adding or subtracting numbers up to 20
• Understanding what different digits mean in two-digit numbers (place value)
• Comparing two-digit numbers using the symbols > (more than), (equal to), and < (less than)
• Understanding the meaning of the equal sign (=) and determining if statements involving addition and subtraction are true or false (for example, which of the following statements are true? 3+3=6, 4+1=5+2)
• Adding one- and two-digit numbers together
• Measuring the lengths of objects using a shorter object as a unit of length
• Putting objects in order from longest to shortest or shortest to longest
• Organizing objects into categories and comparing the number of objects in different categories
• Dividing circles and rectangles into halves and quarters

Science

Standard 1 
The processes of science, communication of science, and the nature of science. Students will be able to apply scientific processes, communicate scientific ideas effectively, and understand the nature of science.

· Objective 1, Generating Evidence: Using the processes of scientific investigation (i.e. framing questions, designing investigations, conducting investigations, collecting data, drawing conclusions)
· Objective 2, Communicating Science: Communicating effectively using science language and reasoning
· Objective 3, Knowing in Science: Understanding the nature of science

 

Standard 2 
Earth and space science. Students will gain an understanding of earth and space science through the study of earth materials, celestial movement, and weather.

· Objective 1: Investigate non-living things
· Objective 2: Observe and describe changes in day and night
· Objective 3: Compare changes in weather over time

 

Standard 3 
Physical science. Students will gain an understanding of physical science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials.

· Objective 1: Identify how non-living things move.
· Objective 2: Describe parts of non-living things.

 

Standard 4 
Life science. Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

· Objective 1: Investigate living things.
· Objective 2: Describe the parts of living things.

Social Studies

Standard 1 
Culture. Students will recognize and describe how individuals and families are both similar and different.

· Objective 1: Identify how individuals are similar and different
· Objective 2: Recognize and describe how families have both similar and different characteristics

 

Standard 2 
Citizenship. Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities of being a good citizen.

· Objective 1: Identify and demonstrate safe practices in the home and classroom
· Objective 2: Investigate and explain how symbols and songs unite families and classmates

 

Standard 3 
Geography. Students will use geographic terms and tools.

· Objective 1: Identify geographic terms that describe their surroundings.
Describe the purpose of a map or globe.

 

Standard 4 
Financial Literacy. Students can explain how humans meet their needs in many ways.

· Objective 1: Recognize that people have basic needs (food, shelter, and clothing) and wants (toys, games, treats)
· Objective 2: Explain why people have jobs and earn money to meet their needs

Health & Physical Education

Standard 1 
Students will develop a sense of self.

· Objective 1: Describe and practice responsible behaviors for health and safety
· Objective 2: Develop skills in gross and fine motor movement
· Objective 3: Develop and use skills to communicate ideas, information, and feelings

 

Standard 2 
Students will develop a sense of self in relation to families and community.

· Objective 1: Describe factors that influence relationships with family and friends
· Objective 2: Observe and describe animals in the local environment
· Objective 3: Recognize symbols and models used to represent features of the environment

 

Standard 3 
Students will develop an understanding of their environment.

· Objective 1: Investigate changes in the seasons
· Objective 2: Observe and describe animals in the local environment
· Objective 3: Recognize symbols and models used to represent features of the environment

For more information about the Utah Core curriculum, go to Parent Roadmap: Supporting Your Child in Kindergarten.