To the left are links to brief overviews of what your child will learn in Kindergarten.  Below is a calendar outlining the CREC Units of Study.  If you should have any questions about your child's curriculum, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher.

Kindergarten Curriculum Scope and Sequence
Implementation of the CREC curriculum units outlined below may vary between schools. 
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific implementation information. 





Social Studies


Unit 1: 

In this first unit, readers will develop a strong background in emergent literacy skills through interactive and shared reading experiences.

Unit 1: 

In this first unit, writers will prepare to be able to put their ideas down on paper through storytelling.

Unit 1:  Math in Our World

In this unit, students will recognize numbers and quantities in their world.  They will also be introduced to the math tools and routines that they will use throughout the year.

Unit 1: Waiting for Weather

Students will be observing weather conditions (sun, wind, precipitation, temperature) in order to notice patterns over time.  They will explore the different elements to better understand how weather impacts their daily activities.  

Unit 1: Myself as a Citizen (Civics)

Students will learn about the different communities in which they live.  They will explore their roles as members of their family, classroom, school, town/city, state, country, and world.  They will learn about their role as a citizen and rules that help organize different communities.


Unit 2: 

Readers will learn how to share their ideas and listen to others’ ideas so that they can grow as readers.

Unit 2: 

Writers will learn ways to record their stories in order to share with others with a focus on drawing.

Unit 2:  Numbers 1-10

Students will answer “how many” questions, count out, and compare groups within 10.  Students will also write a number to represent how many.


Unit 3: 

Readers will learn to become more independent in their reading and writing.

Unit 3: 

Writers will learn how to improve their drawings to express their thoughts and ideas more effectively.

Unit 2: Mapping my World (Geography)

Students will learn about maps, their general features, and their different purposes.  They will  create simple maps of their  classroom, bedroom,  or playground as well  as identify  their school and hometown on a map  of Connecticut.


Unit 4: 

Readers will show mastery of skills such as decoding words and  retelling stories to become a better reader.

Unit 4: 

Writers will begin to add words to their picture stories by writing simple sentences.

Unit 3:  Flat Shapes All Around Us

Students will identify, describe, analyze, compare and compose two-dimensional shapes.


We are Readers

In this important unit, Readers will develop an identity as a reader.  By the end of the unit, they should be saying, "Yes, I AM a reader!"

Launching the Writing Workshop

The excitement students have for becoming writers will be channeled into “All About Books” and stories.

Unit 4: Subtract within 10

Students will relate counting to addition and solve addition and subtraction story problems within 10

Unit 2: Mystery Class Pet

Students  will be exploring the needs of different living things (plants vs. animals) and how to care for living things.  They will also investigate how living things change and impact the environment.


Readers Read, Think and Talk

Readers will focus on emergent storybooks to use pictures effectively, to increase their attention to the words on the page, and to have beginner conversations about what was read.

Writing For Readers

This unit teaches students  strategies for making clearer, richer stories and helps them strengthen the conventions and mechanics of their writing.

Unit 3: Myself and People Around Me (History)

Students will learn about their own history and the “history” of their classroom community as they move through the school year.  They will explore concepts such as “then and now” and “change over time” in the context of their lives and their families.  They will learn about how history is celebrated by different events in each of our lives at a personal and community level. 

Unit 5:  Compose and Decompose Numbers to 10

Students will compose and decompose numbers within 10.


Unit 6: Numbers within 20

Students will answer “how many” questions and count out groups within 20.  They will investigate the numbers 11 to 19 and understand that they are composed of ten ones and some more ones (i.e., 14 is ten ones and 4 more ones).  They will write numbers within 20.


Unit 3: Push, Pull, Play!

Students will be learning about the direction of motion related to pushes and pulls, that these forces can have different strengths, and that we can change the motion of an object by adding or changing force. Students also come to realize that certain weather conditions exhibit force and can impact the way that we play. 

Unit 4: Needs and Wants in my Life (Economics)

Students will look at different resources in their community such as businesses and transportation.  They will begin to learn about simple economics by focusing on the difference between a need and a want as well as the ideas of saving and borrowing.

Learning about Ourselves: Reading for Information

Readers will expand their focus from just learning to read  to include reading to learn.

All About Books

Students  will write lots of information books about lots of different topics, using  a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose their books.  

Unit 7:  Solid Shapes All Around Us

Students will identify, describe, analyze, compare, and compose two- and three-dimensional shapes.  Counting, addition, and subtraction are revisited in geometric contexts.


Unit 8:  Putting It All Together

Students will consolidate and solidify their understanding of the major skills of Kindergarten.  They will also continue to work towards fluency of addition and subtraction within 5.


Updated Fall 2022
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