In kindergarten, our students are learning many foundational skills to help them become successful learners and critical thinkers.

English Language Arts

FLDOE Kindergarten Parent Guide

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text with prompting and support.
  • Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
  • Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
  • Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
  • Recognize the letters of the alphabet.
  • Print the letters of the alphabet.
  • Explore digital tools to produce written products.


  • Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
  • Understand relationships between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality (the number of objects in a group)
  • Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions or equations.
  • Fluently add and subtract within five.


  • Earth and Space Science: Repeating patterns of day and night. Basic information on celestial objects such as stars and the Moon. Investigate how objects are pulled toward the ground by gravity.
  • Life Science: Recognize the five senses and the related body parts. Recognize that some books and media portray animals and plants with characteristics or behavior that they do not have in real life. Compare and contrast plants and animals in the way they look and the things they do.
  • Physical Science: Sound. Sort objects by properties such as size, shape, color, temperature, weight, and texture. Pushes and pulls as a force that moves objects.

Social Studies

  • Comparison of families of today and in the past.
  • Celebrations, national holidays and the United States symbols.
  • Ordering events in school chronologically.
  • Purpose of rules at home and in school.
  • Difference between needs and wants.
  • Seasonal changes and the effect of weather.


OCPS ELA and Math Parent Videos