Common Core State Standards

  • Kid Friendly Translations of Language Arts & Math 

    Language Arts

    Our language arts program consists of daily read-alouds, phonemic awareness activities, phonics, exposure to a variety of literary genres, writing experiences that children can connect to, and many other activities that expose the students to a language rich environment. Our program also connects to content areas such as social studies and science. You may view the Common Core State Standards via or Here are some “kid friendly” translations of the CCSS:

    Reading Foundational Skills:
    I can recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

    Reading Foundational Skills:

    • I can recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
    • I recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters. 
    • I can read common high-frequency words by sight.
    • I can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page-by-page.

    Reading Literature:

    • I can actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
    • I can identify characters, setting, and major events.
    • I can retell familiar stories and include key details.

    Listening & Speaking:

    • I can follow rules for speaking and listening during conversations.
    • I can participate in conversations about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


    • I can speak and write using correct grammar and conventions.
    • I can write sentences which include capitalization, punctuation, and inventive spelling when writing.
    • I can write an opinion piece, which tells the reader the topic or name of the book we are writing about and state an opinion. 



    Our math program consists of a variety of math activities to help develop number sense, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement & data. Here are some “kid friendly” translations of CCSS for math:

    Counting & Cardinality:

    • I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
    • I can count to answer “How many?” questions about sets to 20 and I can count out objects to match a given number.
    • I can identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group.

    Operations & Algebraic Thinking:

    • I can use a variety of strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems.
    • I can solve addition and subtraction word problems by using objects or drawings.
    • I can fluently add and subtract number combinations to 5. 

    Measurement & Data:

    • I can classify objects into given categories and count and sort the categories.
    • I can compare two objects with a measurable attribute and describe the differences.


    • I can correctly name shapes.
    • I can identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying on a plane,“flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).