Manchester Public Schools
Office of Family and Community Partnership
Kindergarten
Reading
Writing
Math
During the school year, your child will be expected to...
Fall
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Reading
  • Learn routines & expectations for Readers Workshop (Manchester’s approach to teaching reading)


  • Learn about letters, the sounds for each and letter patterns that make up parts of words
  
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​Writing
  • Learn routines & expectations for Writers Workshop (Manchester’s approach to teaching writing)

  • Learn how to draw, label & write letters to make words to tell a story

  • Learn about the parts of a story (beginning middle, end) and how writers tell stories
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​Math
  • Compare two groups of objects to tell which group has more, less, or the same

  • Compare two written numbers to tell which is greater (for example, which is greater 4 or 1?)

  • Know their numbers (counting and identifying numbers to 10)
  
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Winter

Reading
  • Read the Dolch sight words. (The Dolch words are the most common sight words such as the, and, with).

  • Use super power strategies (using pictures, letters, etc. to read words in stories)

  • Read simple stories
  
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Writing
  • Write in words and sentences to tell true stories about themselves

  • Revise & edit using a piece of their own writing
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​Math
  • Add (put together) and subtract (break apart) numbers to 5 (using a number line for understanding)

  • Solve word problems through 10 using pictures, objects, and/or words

  • Know their numbers 11-20 (count in a variety of ways); understand teen numbers as "a group of 10 and some more ones"

  • Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
  
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Spring

Reading
  • Read fiction and nonfiction text and create reading goals for themselves

  • Explore and create poetry and songs
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Writing
  • Write how-to stories and Informational books

  • Write opinion stories about making their school a better place

  • Write letters to suggest a change

  • Write to effectively persuade an audience
     
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Math
  • Add and subtract with numbers up to 5

  • Add/subtract within 10 using objects, pictures and/or words

  • Geometry:  2D and 3D shapes

  • Measure by Comparison (which is longer, shorter, taller, heavier, lighter?)
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