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. 

Reading and Writing



Social Studies


Toys and Play

Unit 1: Learning to Play with Others

In this first unit, students develop a strong background in emergent literacy.  Using highly engaging read-alouds and conversations, they consider norms and behaviors for sharing toys and interacting with peers.

Skills Block:

Letter Identification (name, sound, formation), syllables, rhyming, basics concepts of print

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: Becoming Toy Experts

Readers and writers consider what makes something a toy and what makes toys fun.  They discuss and write about their own toy preferences.


Unit 3:  Toys Our Classmates Prefer

Students deepen their understanding of perspective and learn about toys from a historical perspective through shared read-alouds.  They interview a classmate about his or her preferred classroom toy and write/draw about what they learned in their interview.

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.


Weather Wonders

Unit 1:  Becoming Meteorologists

Students will study the science of weather through various informational texts.  They create a class weather journal and track their own learning in a meteorologist’s notebook.

Skills Block:

Letter Identification (name, sound, formation), syllables, rhyming, basics concepts of print

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 2:  How Weather Affects People

Students broaden their study as they think about how weather affects people in different places around the world and characters in a variety of narrative texts.


Unit 3:  Flat Shapes All Around Us

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

Unit 3: My Weather Story

Students will continue to think about how weather affects what people wear and what they do each day.  They plan and write an imaginary narrative incorporating what they have learned.


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.

Trees are Alive

Unit 1: A Study of Living and Non-Living Things

Students learn what makes something living or nonliving, about different types of living things, and the common needs of all living things through research reading.  They also plan and conduct investigations and record their observations in a research notebook.

Skills Block:

syllables, rhyming, short vowel sounds, sentence building  


Unit 2: A Study of Trees and the Living Things that Depend on Them

Students focus on the needs of animals as living things and how trees help to meet those needs through close study of texts,

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 3: A Study of How Living Things Meet Their Needs

Students build on their understanding of living things and further develop their research skills by researching a specific tree.  This research leads to a Science Talk and an informational tree collage.

Enjoying and Appreciating Trees

Unit 1: Stories of Characters Who Enjoy and Appreciate Trees

Students learn about the different ways people enjoy trees through reading and analyzing texts.  They write about the different ways trees can be enjoyed in  their Enjoying Trees Journal, Part 1.

Skills Block:

syllables, long vowel sounds, independent reading using Decodable Readers 

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.

Unit 2: How Trees are Important to Communities

Students read about the ways planting trees can contribute to a community.  They learn to name an author’s opinion or point and identify how the author supports that point. They form and write opinions about where they would choose to plant a tree.

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 3: Inspiring Others to Appreciate and Enjoy Trees

Students apply their knowledge of the importance of trees to people by creating a Tree Appreciation Card.  This includes a opinion statement and invites others to pause and appreciate trees around them.

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.


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