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

September

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: Math in Our World

In this unit, students will recognize numbers and quantities in their world. They will also be introduced to the math tools and routines that they will use throughout the year.

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.

October

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: Numbers 1-10

Students will answer “how many” questions, count out, and compare groups within 10. Students will also write a number to represent how many.

November

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.

Unit 3: Flat Shapes All Around Us

Students will identify, describe, analyze, compare and compose two-dimensional shapes.

December

Unit 4: Subtract within 10

Students will relate counting to addition and solve addition and subtraction story problems within 10

January

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.

Unit 5: Compose and Decompose Numbers to 10

Students will compose and decompose numbers within 10.

February

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 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.

Unit 6: Numbers within 20

Students will answer “how many” questions and count out groups within 20. They will investigate the numbers 11 to 19 and understand that they are composed of ten ones and some more ones (i.e., 14 is ten ones and 4 more ones). They will write numbers within 20.

March

April

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 7: Solid Shapes All Around Us

Students will identify, describe, analyze, compare, and compose two- and three-dimensional shapes. Counting, addition, and subtraction are revisited in geometric contexts.

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 8: Putting It All Together

Students will consolidate and solidify their understanding of the major skills of Kindergarten. They will also continue to work towards fluency of addition and subtraction within 5.

June


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