Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum Scope and Sequence
Implementation of the CREC curriculum units outlined below may vary between schools. 
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific implementation information. 




Reading

Writing

Math

Science

Social Studies

SEPT

Unit 1: We are Readers

In this important first unit, Readers will develop an identity as a reader.  By the end of the unit, they should be saying, "Yes, I AM a reader!"

Unit 1: Launching the Writing Workshop

The excitement students have for becoming writers will be channeled into “All About Books” and stories during the first writing unit.  

Unit 1: Understanding Numbers 1 - 10 

Students will count sets of 1-10 objects  and order them as well as write the numerals 1 through 5, draw sets of 1 through 5 objects, and add and subtract in the range 2-5 using objects, drawings, and their fingers.  They will also explore the circle, square and rectangle.

Unit 1: Waiting for Weather

Students will be observing weather conditions (sun, wind, precipitation, temperature) in order to notice patterns over time.  They will explore the different elements to better understand how weather impacts their daily activities.  

Unit 1: Myself as a Citizen (Civics)

Students will learn about the different communities in which they live.  They will explore their roles as members of their family, classroom, school, town/city, state, country, and world.  They will learn about their role as a citizen and rules that help organize different communities.

OCT

Unit 2: Readers Read, Think and Talk

Readers will focus on emergent storybooks to use pictures effectively, to increase their attention to the words on the page, and to have beginner conversations about what was read.

Unit 2: Looking Closely, Observing & Writing Like a Scientist

Students  will learn that writing is not only a tool for storytelling; it is also a  means through which children can study and come to know the wonderful world of science.

Unit 2: 5-Groups in Numbers 6 - 10

Students will continue their study of numbers by  focusing on the numbers 6-10. They will write the numerals 6-10, draw sets of objects, and  explore the +1 and -1 pattern. They will also investigate the triangle and hexagon.

NOV

Unit 2: Mapping my World (Geography)

Students will learn about maps, their general features, and their different purposes.  They will create simple maps of their classroom, bedroom, or playground as well as identify  their school and hometown on a map of Connecticut.

Unit 3: Readers Use Superpowers

Readers  will learn to become more independent in their reading by using their “superpowers:” such as Picture Power, Pointer Power and Pattern Power.

Unit 3: Writing For Readers

This unit teaches students  strategies for making clearer, richer stories and helps them strengthen the conventions and mechanics of their writing.

DEC

Unit 3: Teen Numbers as Tens and Ones

Students will study the teen numbers and their structure as ten ones and more ones.  They will also continue to work on breaking apart numbers into partners (e.g. 5 partners are 1 & 4 and 2 & 3).  Finally, they will sort shapes by their characteristics.

JAN

Unit 4:  Becoming a Class of Reading Teachers

Readers will continue to refine their super-powers as well as learn to retell their books to a partner.

Unit 4: How to Books

The work at the heart of this unit is the genre of “how-to writing” weaving together drawing (with labels, of course) and writing.

Unit 2: Mystery Class Pet

Students  will be exploring the needs of different living things (plants vs. animals) and how to care for living things.  They will also investigate how living things change and impact the environment.

FEB

Unit 5: Learning about Ourselves: Reading for Information

Readers will expand their focus from just learning to read  to include reading to learn.

Unit 5: All About Books

Students  will write lots of information books about lots of different topics, using  a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose their books.  

Unit 4: Partners, Problem Drawings, and Tens

Students will use their work with partners to represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems. In geometry, they will describe three-dimensional figures.

Unit 3: Myself and People Around Me (History)

Students will learn about their own history and the “history” of their classroom community as they move through the school year.  They will explore concepts such as “then and now” and “change over time” in the context of their lives and their families. They will learn about how history is celebrated by different events in each of our lives at a personal and community level. 

MAR

APR

Unit 6: Tackling Tricky Words

Readers will show mastery of skills they have been using such as directionality and recognizing sight words as well as learning new skills such as self- correcting and self-monitoring.

Unit 6: Persuasive Writing

Students will compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about, and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Unit 3: Push, Pull, Play!

Students will be learning about the direction of motion related to pushes and pulls, that these forces can have different strengths, and that we can change the motion of an object by adding or changing force. Students also come to realize that certain weather conditions exhibit force and can impact the way that we play. 

Unit 4: Needs and Wants in my Life (Economics)

Students will look at different resources in their community such as businesses and transportation.  They will begin to learn about simple economics by focusing on the difference between a need and a want as well as the ideas of saving and borrowing.

MAY

Unit 7: Readers get to Know their Characters by Performing

Readers will have the opportunity to pretend to be the characters in their books in order to come to know the characters and the stories in which they live.  Most importantly, it will bring books to life.

Unit 7: Crafting Stories: Narrative Writing

Students will revisit  strategies to write compelling true stories that are also easy to read, and will have  practice drafting and revising.

Unit 5: Consolidation of Concepts

Students will create and solve story problems as well as have hands-on experiences in comparing lengths, heights, weights and capacities.

JUNE



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