World Book – Kindergarten

I don’t have any Kindergarteners this year, but I may touch on some of these topics with my students this year anyway. Click here to find out how we’re doing school this year.

Social Studies

  • Meanings of holidays, traditions, and customs
  • Understanding and appreciating other cultures
  • Individual’s role in family, home, school, and community
  • Relationship of the individual to the group
  • Work and jobs
  • Safety rules and symbols
  • Basic human needs
  • Self-respect and self-awareness
  • Awareness of others
  • Location of home and school
  • Diagram of home and school


  • Observation of everyday, familiar things
  • Common animals and plants
  • Interrelationships of animals and plants
  • Classification of living things
  • Farm animals
  • Care of pets
  • Like and unlike plants
  • Indoor plants
  • The sun: our principal source of energy
  • Weather and seasons
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Colors
  • Senses
  • Earth, moon, stars, planets
  • Simple measurement
  • Beginning experimentation

Language Arts

  • Phonics
  • Choral reading
  • Listening to literature, music, poetry
  • Nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables
  • Social listening
  • Constructing visual images while listening
  • Oral communication skills
  • Role play
  • Following and giving directions
  • Paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Organizing ideas
  • Experience stories
  • Relating events and experiences using complete sentences
  • Listening for correct speech habits and word usage
  • Beginning writing process
  • Manuscript handwriting

Health and Safety

  • Personal hygiene
  • Good eating habits
  • Good grooming
  • Care of teeth
  • Major body parts
  • Physical fitness
  • Safety to and from school


  • Simple counting to 20
  • One-to-one relationship
  • Concepts of more, less than, same
  • Sequence of events
  • Correspondence of quantities
  • Ordinal-cardinal relationship
  • Number-numeral relationship
  • Recognition of basic sets
  • Meaning of addition and subtraction
  • Introduction to number line
  • Estimation
  • Elementary geometry (shapes)
  • Calendar and clock
  • Denominations of money
  • Basic problem-solving strategies
  • Basic chart and graph concepts

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