Kindergarten Studies

May & June: What is Kindergarten studying?


Module 3:

Unit Summary: In this module, students explore the big ideas that all living things in the natural world have needs in order to survive and grow and that, through observation, we can discern patterns in the ways that living things meet their needs. Through a close study of trees and the living things that depend on them, students take on the roles of researcher and scientist to make observations of the natural world. From those observations, they determine patterns that explain how living things live and grow.

Unit Tasks: 

  • Reading and Answering Questions about an Informational Text
  • Writing an Informational Research Text
  • Science Talk


Eureka Math:

Module 5: Numbers 10-20 and Counting 

Students will…

  • compose and decompose numbers 11-20 

Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes 

Students will…

  • build and draw flat and solid shapes 
  • compose and decompose shapes 


Common Core Learning Standards:

K.CC.A.1 - Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

K.CC.A.2 - Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

K.CC.A.3 - Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

K.CC.B.4 ­- Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

K.CC.B.5 - Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

K.NBT.A.1 - Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

K.G.B.5 - Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

K.G.B.6 - Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"