Kindergarten Standards

  • Kindergarten Math Standards


    Counting and comparing numbers


    I can count to 100 by ones and tens. K.C.1

    I can count forward starting at a given number. K.CC.2

    I can write numbers from 0 to 20. K.CC.3

    I can write a number for a group of 0 to 20 objects. K.CC.3

    I can count objects, saying the numbers in order. K.CC.4

After counting some objects, I know the last number I say tells the  number of objects I counted. K.CC.4

    I understand that the last object counted tells the number of objects in a group. K.CC.4

I understand that the total number of objects in a group stays the same even when placed in different ways or counted in a different order. K.CC.4

When counting in order by one, I know that each number I say is getting bigger by one K.CC.4

    I can count to tell how many objects there are in a group. K.CC.5

    I can tell if a group of objects in one group is greater than, less than or  equal to a group of objects in another group. K.CC.6

    I can compare two written numbers between 1 and 10. K.CC.7

    Addition is putting together and adding to/ Subtraction is taking apart and taking from

    I can show addition and subtraction by acting out situations, using objects, fingers, drawings, sounds, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations. K.OA.1

    I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10. K.OA.2

    I can decompose numbers less than or equal to 10, using objects, drawings, and equations. K.OA.3 (5 = 2 + 3)

    By using objects or drawings, I can find the number that is added to the numbers 1 through 9 to make 10  K.OA.4

    I can fluently add and subtract within 5. K.OA.5


    Placement Value


    By using objects or drawings, I can compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19, into tens and ones   K.NBT.1


    Measurement and Data


    I can describe the measurable attributes of an object (length, weight, height)  K.MD.1

    I can compare two objects to see which object has “more of”/”less of” a common attribute  K.MD.2  

    I can count, classify, and sort objects into categories. K.MD.3




    I can name shapes in the environment and use terms such as: above, below, beside, next to, in front of, and behind, to describe their relative positions. K.G.1

I can name the following shapes: square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, cube, cone, cylinder, sphere.  K.G.2

    I know which shapes are two-dimensional and which are three- dimensional. K.G.3

    I can use words to compare two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, describing how they are the same and how they are different (ex. number of sides, vertices;         sides of equal length)     K.G.4

    I can make models of shapes K.G.5

    I can connect simple shapes to make larger different shapes. K.G.6


    Kindergarten Reading Standards


    Speaking and Listening


    I follow rules for discussions. K.SL.1

    I participate in conversations. K.SL.1b

    I make sure I understand a text by asking and answering questions about details and by asking for an explanation when something is not clear. K.SL.2

    I can follow one-step and two-step oral directions. K.SL.2a

    I can ask and answer questions to get information and when I do not understand something.  K.SL.3

    I can describe people, places, things and events. K.SL.4

    I can use drawings and other displays to add more details to my oral descriptions. K.SL.5

    I speak in a way that others can hear me, expressing my thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.  K.SL.6


    Foundational Skills


    I follow words from left to right, top to bottom, page by page K.RF.1a

    I know spoken words are written using sequences of letters. K.RF.1b

    I know that written words are separated by spaces. K.RF.1c

    I can name all upper and lowercase letters.  K.RF.1d

    I can recognize and name rhyming words K.RF.2a

I can divide words into syllables, (counting, pronouncing, and blending the syllables). K.RF.2b

    I can blend and divide onsets and rimes of single-syllable words. For example, in the word bat, b- is the onset, and -at is the rime. K.RF.2c

I can find and say the initial, middle vowel and last sound in CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant)    K.RF.2d

I can change or add a sound to make new words K.RF.2e

    I can read words by blending 2 to 3 sounds. K.RF.2f

I know the common sounds for each consonant. K.RF.3a

    I can know the long and short sound of each vowel. K.RF.3b

    I can read common, high-frequency words, (the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does). K.RF.3c

    I can use the sounds letters make to read words that are spelled almost the same. K.RF.3d

    I can fluently read and understand beginning reader texts. K.RF.4




    I can print many uppercase and lowercase letters. K.L.1a

    I use nouns and verbs. K.L.1

    I can orally say regular plural nouns by adding an “s” or “es”. K.L.1

    I understand and use question words (who, what, where, when, why, how). K.L.1d

    I use common prepositions. (to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with)  K.L.1e

    I write complete sentences. K.L.1

    I use capitals for the first word in a sentence and for the pronoun, “I” K.L.2

    I recognize and name end punctuations. K.L.2

    I can write a letter or letters for most consonant and short vowel sounds. K.L.2c

    I spell words by sounding them out. K.L.2d

    I figure out new meanings for words I already know. (A duck is a bird. To duck is to bend down.)  K.L.4

    I use common beginnings and endings to help me figure out what a word means. (-ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less)

    I can sort objects into groups. K.L.5a

    I can say the antonym of a word. K.L.5b

    I can connect real-life to words and their use. K.L.5c

    I can show the difference between similar verbs by acting out their meanings. (walk, march, strut, prance)   K.L.5

    I use new words I have learned through conversations, reading and being read to. K.L.6


    Kindergarten Writing

    I can draw, dictate, and write to tell my opinion about a topic or book. (My favorite book is . . .)  K.W.1

I can draw, dictate, and write to explain or give information about a topic.  K.W.2

I can draw, dictate, and write to tell about something that happened, telling about it in the order it happened and   sharing how I felt or what I did because of what happened. K.W.3

After listening to suggestions by adults and my classmates, I can improve my writing by adding details. K.W.5

    I can publish my writing. K.W.6

    I can participate in writing a group research project. K.W.7

    I can answer questions by recalling information or by looking for the answer in items given to me by an adult. K.W.8



    I can ask and answer questions about details in a text K.RL.1 

    I can retell a story. K.RL.2

    I can identify the characters, setting and events in a story. K.RL.3

    I can ask and answer questions about new words in a story. K.RL4

    I recognize different types of text. (stories, poems, fantasy, realistic text, etc.)  K.RL.5

    I can name the author and the illustrator of a story and explain what their role was in creating the story.  K.RL.6

    I can find where the illustrations happen in the text of a story.  K.RL.7

    I can tell how the adventures and experiences of the characters in a story are the same and how they are different.  K.RL.9

    I use what I already know to help me understand texts when I am reading in a group.  K.RL.10a

    I can make predictions about a text.  K.RL.10b


    Informational Text

    I can ask and answer questions about details in a text. K.RI.1

    I can name the main topic and retell details in a text.  K.RI.2

    I can tell how two individuals, events, ideas, or other information in a text are connected. K.RI.3

    I can ask and answer questions to help me understand the meaning of new words in a text. K.RI.4

    I can find the front cover, back cover and title page in a book. K.RI.5

    I can name the author and the illustrator of a story and I can tell what they did in presenting the ideas or information in the text. K.RI.6

    I use both words and illustrations in a text to understand the text  K.RI.7

I can find the reasons an author gives to support points in the text.  K.RI.8

    I can tell how two texts on the same topic are alike and/or different.  K.RI.9

    I use what I already know to help me understand texts when I am reading in a group.  K.RI.10a

    I use illustrations and the text to make predictions.  K.RI.10b 


Last Modified on August 10, 2018