English Language Arts
(from the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for ELA)

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” – Betty Smith

Instruction at this grade level should be characterized by a focus on explicit and systematic approaches to teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. 

To help prepare your child for success in reading and writing, view the Florida B.E.S.T. Parent Guide for English Language Arts (available in English and Spanish).

(from the Kindergarten B.E.S.T. Instructional Guide for Mathematics)

In Kindergarten, instructional time will emphasize three areas:

(1) developing an understanding of counting to represent the total number of objects in a set and to order the objects within a set;
(2) developing an understanding of addition and subtraction and the relationship of these operations to counting and
(3) measuring, comparing and categorizing objects according to various attributes, including their two- and three-dimensional shapes.

Other Curriculum Areas
For more information on the curriculum, information, and resources for other subjects being taught, such as Science, Health, and Social Studies, visit the OCPS Curriculum & Digital Learning page for Curriculum Areas.

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