Kindergarten Report Card Content Areas

Motor Development

Uses pencil with control

  • Consistently holds writing tools with correct finger grip, making writing well controlled
  • Consistently uses proper pencil pressure
  • Letter formation is accurate and colors neatly inside the lines

Uses scissors with control

  • Consistently uses correct finger grip on the proper place on scissors
  • Automatically holds and turns paper as necessary with free hand
  • Cuts are smooth and accurate


Reads Grade Level Text

  • Reads and comprehends text accurately


With prompting and support . . .

  • Key Ideas and Details
    • Asks and answers questions
    • Retells familiar stories with details
    • Identifies main topic(s) and details in nonfiction
    • Identifies characters, settings, and events
  • Craft and Structure
    • Asks and answers questions about unknown words
    • Recognizes types of texts (non-fiction & fiction)
    • Identifies text features
    • Names the author and illustrator of a story
  • Integration
    • Describes the connection between the illustrations and text
    • Identifies author’s purpose
    • Compares and contrasts characters and topics

Phonics Skills

  • Understands concepts of print
    • Reads left to right
    • Reads top to bottom
    • Understands the difference between words and letters
    • Recognizes upper and lower case letters
  • Recognizes words that rhyme
  • Identifies and blends sounds in reading and speaking
  • Reads sight words (the, you, is, my, etc.)




  • Uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing, to compose narrative, informative, and opinion pieces
  • Names topic and supplies some information about it
  • Uses a beginning, middle, and ending


  • Elaborates on ideas
  • With guidance and support, adds details in pictures and words to strengthen writing

Language Conventions

  • Uses grade appropriate grammar, spelling, and conventions in writing




  • Counting and Cardinality
    • Knows number names and the count sequence
    • Counts to tell the number of objects
    • Compares numbers
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    • Understands addition as putting together and adding to, and understands subtraction as taking apart and taking from
    • Number and Operations in Base Ten
    • Works with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value
  • Measurement and Data
    • Describes and compares measurable attributes
    • Classifies objects and counts the number of objects in each category
  • Geometry
    • Identifies and describes shapes
    • Analyzes, compares, creates, and composes shapes


  • Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
  • Reasons abstractly and quantitatively
  • Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others
  • Models with mathematics
  • Uses appropriate tools strategically
  • Attends to precision
  • Looks for and makes use of structure
  • Looks for and expresses regularity in repeated reasoning



Understands skills and concepts related to scientific principles from science units on Needs of Plants and Animals; Pushes and Pulls; Sunlight and Weather.


Social Studies

Understands skills and concepts related to social studies lessons on Rules and Identity.



Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning

  • Stays on task
  • Follows directions
  • Contributes positively


Health and Fitness

Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

  • Respects the rights and feelings of others
  • Actively listens and follows directions
  • Stays on task
  • Contributes positively
  • Nutrition and the body