• Welcome to Kindergarten

    Our Curriculum 

    We have worked hard to develop a rigorous and engaging curriculum for ALL of our students which includes integrated units on nursery rhymes, senses, farms, harvest, a Jan Brett author study, weather, national symbols/presidents, a Dr. Suess author study, insects, taking care of our Earth, and oceans.

     
    We use:
    • Jolly Phonics (Link to the Website and 42 Sounds of Jolly Phonics)

    • Eureka Math (Link to Kindergarten Math Resources for Family Members)

     

    State Standards

    Arizona's Kindergarten English Language Arts Standards (pdf)

    Arizona's Kindergarten Mathematics Standards (pdf)

    Arizona's Stage I - Kindergarten English Language Proficiency Standards (pdf)

    Assessments 

    Kindergarten Development Assessment (KDA) 

     

    AIMSWeb 
    Your kindergartner is given a benchmark assessment three times a year, along with intermittent progress monitoring, to see the progress they are making in kindergarten.  These tests are timed, one minute tests to see how well they are learning basic, early reading and math skills.

    AIMSWeb READING

    Letter Naming Fluency (LNF): a fluency test to see how many letter names (capitals, lower case, in random order. 

    Letter Sound Fluency (LSF): a fluency test to see how many letter sounds they can read in one minute. (lower case, random order) This is the test we use to group students and place them into their FLEX reading groups.

    Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF): a fluency test to see how many “nonsense” CVC(consonant-vowel-consonant) words they can read in one minute, such as “cav” or “hok”.  This test is a big indicator of their ability to sound out real words in text that they haven’t come across before.

    Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF): a fluency test to see how many words they can break up into its sounds (e.g.- cat…/c/-/a/-/t/).

    AIMSWeb MATH

    Number Identification Measure (NIM): a fluency test to see how many numbers 0-10 (in mixed order) they can identify in one minute.  56 is the highest number possible.

    Missing Number Measure (MNM): a fluency timed test for one minute to see if students can identify the missing number in a set of three numbers. (e.g. 7,_,9 or _,6,7 or 1,2,_).

    Quantity Discrimination Measure (QDM): a fluency timed test for one minute to see if they can identify the bigger number in each pair of numbers. (e.g. Which is bigger?  5   9). The number must be said, not simply pointed to.

     
    Fall Assessments: LNF, LSF, NIM

    Winter Assessments: LNF, LSF, NWF, PSF, NIM, MNM, QDM

    Spring Assessments: LNF, LSF, NWF, PSF, NIM, MNM, QDM