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North Carolina Standard Course of Study
Kindergarten

For a complete list of the state objectives, please visit the following link:
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/new-standards/
In our French Immersion Kindergarten, we will explore and learn new concepts, in language arts, math, science and social studies… but in the French target language!




Objectives met by the end of the 1st quarter.


Objectives met by the end of the 2nd quarter.


Objectives met by the end of the 3rd quarter.






Language Arts


Book and Print Awareness:
- I can point to the front and the back of the book.
- I know the cover is the outside part of the book that keeps the pages inside safe.
- I know that the title is the name of a book, and I can find it on the cover.
- I know that authors write the words in books.
- I know that illustrators draw the pictures in books.
- I know I can find the name of the author and illustrator on the cover of a book.
- I know why I have to read from left to right then move down the next line.
- I can find the text on a page.
- I know a sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought.
- I can find the upper case at the beginning of a sentence.
- I know a sentence ends with a period, a question mark or exclamation point.
- I know the pictures help tell the story and figure out words.
- I know each word I say has a written word.


Phonemic Awareness:

- I know the name of all the upper-case and lower-case letters.
- I can say the beginning and ending sound of a word.
- I know that words can be cut into parts or syllables.
- I can count words in a sentence.
- I know that rhyming words have the same ending sound.
- I can put sounds together to make a word.
- I can say the sounds I hear in a word separately.
- I can say a word without the first (or last) sound I hear.
- I can change one sound in a word to make a new word.

Pre-Reading: Decoding and Word Recognition:

- I can read my own name and the names of my classmates.
- I can read common French sight words: c’est, un, une, moi, Papa, Maman, bonjour…
- I can read what I write.
- I can read words using my letter sounds (a simple patterned decodable book).


Comprehension:
- I can use pictures, words I know and things that I have learned to make a prediction.
- I know that the main idea is what the text is about.
- I can draw a picture to answer a question about the story.
- I can make the difference between a real and a make-believe story.
- I can recall the events of a story that has been read to me.
- I can say the events that happened at the beginning, the middle and the end of a story.
- I can listen carefully and answer questions.
- I can tell the difference between who, what, where and when questions.
- I can talk about the story in a group.


Writing:
- I know why I write from left to right.
- I know that we have to write letters in the same way so that we can understand each other.
- I can explain that the letters in a word should be written close together but not touching.
- I can explain that there should be a “finger space” between words.
- I can write all the letters of the alphabet.
- I can draw a picture or write about something that happened to.
- I can write words that tell a story, using my letter-sounds.
- I can capitalize all first letters of first and last names.
- I can tell that words in the sentence are written in a special order.
- I can tell that a sentence always starts with a capital letter and ends with an end mark.
- I can tell if a sentence has a “who” (person, place or thing) AND a “what” (action).
- I can spell “high-frequency” words.








MATHEMATICS


Counting and Cardinality: Count to 100 by Ones and by Tens.

-I can say the number that matches the objects I see in a set. ( 10 / 20 )
- I can match the numbers to a set of objects.
- I can draw a given number of objects.
- I can count to 20.
- I can read or recognize the numbers 0 – 10. ( 10-20 / 20 -30 )
- I can write the numbers 0-10, in or out-of-order. ( 10-20 / 20 -30 )
- I can find / say the position (first, second, third) of an object in a line.
- I can order numbers 0-10 and count up forward from any given number.
-I can say all the days of the week in order.
- I can skip count by 2’s, by 5’s and by 10’s.
- I can count backward from 20.
- I can tell how a group has fewer or more objects, or if 2 groups are equal.
- I know addition is putting groups of objects together.
- I know subtraction is taking away objects away from a group.





Geometry.



- I can identify a circle, triangle, rectangle or square.
- I can sort objects by color, size or shape.
- I can name the shapes circle, square, triangle or rectangle, in any position.
- I can find shapes in places like my class or my house.
- I know what shapes I can use to create a design or complete a puzzle.
- I can name the three-dimensional shapes cube, cone, rectangular prism, sphere and cylinder.
- I can explain the meaning of the position words: inside/outside , left/right/middle, above/below, top/bottom…
- I can find objects in certain positions.
- I can explain how a two-dimensional shape is the same or is different than a three dimensional shape (e.g. square / cube).




Operations and Algebraic Thinking.

- I can add objects, pictures and numbers together.
- I can subtract or take away, using pictures and objects.
- I can subtract numbers.
- I can solve problems: I can chose the correct subtraction or addition sentence.
- I can solve addition and subtractions by understanding a word problem.
- I know all the ways to make a number, up to 10. (e.g.: 0 +1=5 /1+4=5 / 2+3=5 ). I can decompose a number.





Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.

- I can split out a set of 11 to 19 objects into a group of ten objects and leftovers. (e.g. : 14 is 10 and 4 )






Measurement and Data.


- I can describe an object with words: long /tall/ short, heavy/light , holds more or less.
- I can name, describe and make longer patterns by looking at their shapes, sizes or colors.
- I can compare two objects and tell which one has “more of” or “less of”.
- I can sort objects in different groups (color, shape, size). I can also sort objects in a Venn diagram.
- I can put numbers in order, from least to greatest.
- I ask questions, collect data, and record the results, using objects, pictures and picture graphs.





SCIENCE


Forces and Motions.




- I can investigate different types of motion: straight, round, zigzag, fast, slow, back and forth, push and pull.
- I can identify the location of an object, using words such as: in front of, behind, between, on top of, above, under, below, beside.





Matter, Properties and Change.

-I can use my 5 senses to observe and group rocks, soil, etc…
- I can compare and sort objects.


Earth Systems, Structures and Process.

- I know what happens in the sky during the day and the night. I can identify the sun, the moon and stars.
- I know that the sun supplies heat and light to the earth.
- I can describe weather conditions.
- I can compare weather patterns in the 4 seasons.



Stuctures, Functions of Living Organisms.

- I know the difference between living and non-living.
- I can group animals by how they look, their size, how they move and where they live.
- I can compare different animals using my 5 senses.















SOCIAL STUDIES


History.

Understand Change over Time.

- I can use these words to explain how things can change: now, long ago, before, after, yesterday, today, tomorrow, month…
- I can explain how seasons change.
- I know what a life event is, and how it changes my life.

Geography and Environmental History.

- I know the difference between a map and a globe.
-I can tell the difference between land and water on a map and a globe.
- I know my street address and my city, county, state, nation and continent.
- I can use words to tell where things are: near, far, left, right, above, under.
- I can find places on a map.
- I know how people can stay warm or cool.
- I know what people can use when they need something.


Economics and Financial Literacy.

- I know the difference between needs and wants.
- I know people earn money when they work.
- I know that money is used to purchase goods and services.





Civics and Governance.


- I know how rules are made and why they should be followed.
- I know how to be a good citizen.
- I can identify positive character traits: honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect, truth, pride, self-control, moderation and a I know how rules are made and why they should be followed.
- I know how to be a good citizen.
- I can identify positive character traits: honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect, truth, pride, self-control, moderation and accomplishment.





Culture.

- I can celebrate cultural differences between my family and other families.