2013-2014 school year (Florida)

What your kindergartner needs to know

Academic Skills

Fine Arts

Foreign Language (Spanish)

  • Habla espanol con la misma facilidad que habla ingles

Health and Physical Education

  • Rides a bicycle

Language Arts (English)


  • Counting: counts by 2s to 10 and by 5s to 25 and by 10s to 50
  • Pays for purchases with coins and/or bills and receives change


  • Animals and plants
  • Seasons and weather
  • Senses
  • Solar system

Social Studies

  • Knows basic US History stories: The First Thanksgiving, George Washington and the Cherry Tree (apocryphal), Betsy Ross and the American Flag (apocryphal), Abraham Lincoln

Non-Academic Skills

Basic Facts

Personal Knowledge

  • Knows telephone number, street address
  • Writes first and last name

Social and Emotional Skills

Teaching Resources


  • What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) by E. D. Hirsch Jr.
  • Making the Grade: Everything Your Kindergartner Needs to Know by Daniel A. Van Beek


Charlotte's Web by E. B. White