This is a very exciting time in your child’s life. Students will experience many things and go through many changes as they journey to new heights. During their first year of formal schooling it is important that students master the behavioral skills of getting along with others, making responsible choices, and following directions.
Abilene ISD has adopted Balanced Literacy as the Language Arts Curriculum. This is a very rigorous and academic program which will require Kindergarten students to read by the end of the school year. It will be beneficial for students to start Kindergarten knowing how to identify all 26 letters of the alphabet and have developed letter/sound association. By the end of the second semester, students will be required to identify 25 sight words, beginning and final sounds of words, rhyming words, characters, setting, and plot of stories.They will develop concepts of print and communicate through writing, forming letters and words legibly.
In Math, by the end of the school year, students will be expected to know numerals 0-20, 2D and 3D shapes, and coins. Students should be able to recite numbers to 100 by ones and tens. They will also solve addition and subtraction problems to 10.
All these and more wonderful things will be taught through fun units or themes of study: America, Texas, Fall, Holidays around the World, and many more. We will also celebrate with special days for each holiday, 100th Day of School Celebration, and Western Day.