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Kindergarten Standards

What your student will be working on in Kindergarten
ELA (Literacy Math

Name upper-and lower-case letters, matching those letters with their sounds, and printing them.


Write and recognize written numbers from 0 to 20

Retell familiar stories and talking about stories read to them using details from the text.

Add with a sum of 10 or less; subtract from a number 10 or less; and solve addition and subtraction word problems

Ask and answer questions about key details in stories or other information read aloud.

Compare two groups of objects to tell which group, if either, has more; compare two written numbers to tell which is greater

Take part in classroom conversations and follow rules for discussions (e.g., learning to listen to others and take turns when speaking).

Count to 100 by ones and tens.

Learn to recognize, spell, and properly use those little grammatical words that hold the language together (e.g., a, the, to, of, from, I, is, are).

Count numbers in standard order using one-to-one correspondence (Count objects to tell how many there are).


Help Your Child Learn at Home

Try to create a quiet place for your child to study, and carve out time every day when your child can concentrate. You should also try to sit down with your child at least once a week for 15 to 30 minutes while he or she works on homework. This will keep you informed about what your child is working on, and it will help you be the first to know if your child needs help with specific topics. Additionally, here are some activities you can do with your child to support learning at home:

English Language Arts and Literacy:

  • Read with your child everyday. Ask your child to explain his or her favorite parts of the story. Share your own ideas.To find more books for your child to read, visit
  • Encourage your child to tell you about his or her day at school

  • Have your child describe the picture to you.


  • Ask your child questions that require counting as many as 20 things. For example, ask,“ Do many children have more than 20 books about wild animals?”
  • Ask your child questions that require comparing numbers. “Who is wearing more bracelets, you or your sister?” (Your child might use matching or counting to find the answer)

For more information, the full standards are available at