ERIC Number: ED446822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Kindergarten Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's kindergarten curriculum in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards emphasize auditory likenesses and differences, and likenesses and differences in letters, figures, and letter sequences. The students will understand letter-sound relationships and begin to form letters. Students will retell a story in sequence, using beginning, middle, and end, and will restate or paraphrase material read to them. They will use pictures and symbols to convey thoughts, to keep learning logs and/or journals, and to engage in group writing projects. In the social studies standards, instruction centers on the basic concept of the family. The students learn about working with others, sources of personal information about themselves and their families, rights and responsibilities in belonging to the family group, and major holidays. Kindergarten mathematics standards include counting, joining, and separating objects to develop a concept of number. The students count and compare numbers to 10; classify sets of objects by characteristics; and name various shapes. The kindergarten standards are conceptually oriented and actively involve children in doing mathematics. The science standards, too, place emphasis on using the senses to gather information on common materials, objects, and living things. The students measure, sort, classify, and communicate information about the natural world, and learn about life processes and properties of familiar materials, such as magnets and water. (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.