Math Skills  

  • Understand and create patterns  
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Identify penny, nickel, dime and their value
  • Understand positional language
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Count objects to 20
  • Understand greater and less than
  • Place value : ones and tens
  • Understand basic addition and subtraction
  • Count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • Identify numbers from 0-20
  • Write numbers from 0-20

The Year in a Glance for Kindergarten

We hope this page of information will give you an overview of your child's year as a kindergartener at Orchard Hill Elementary.

Mrs. Halvorson, Mrs. Barnard, Ms. Edson

Language Arts  

  • Write first and last name
  • Know all upper and lowercase letters
  • Identify all letter sounds
  • Identity all 23 sight words
  • Prints uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
  • Writes left to right, top to bottom in simple sentences
  • Uses correct punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Spells simple words
  • Demonstrates concepts of print
  • Can rhyme and segment words
  • Uses reading strategies to comprehend
  • Retells a story
  • Writes stories and gives opinions

School Day  

8:30 Playground supervised, Breakfast served
8:45 Classes begin
10:25 Morning recess
11:35 Noon recess
12:10 Lunch
2:40 Afternoon recess
3:45 Dismissal (Every Wednesday is 1:50 dismissal)


Social Studies Units  

  • All About Me 
  • All About My Family, Friends, and Community
  • Where Am I in the World?
  • How Do People Live Around the World?


  • Five Senses
  • Seasons
  • Exploring Water
  • Nutrition
  • Parts of a Plant

7 Habits  


  1.  Be Proactive: I am in charge of me 
  2. Begin with the End in Mind: Have a plan 
  3. Put First Things First: Work first, then play
  4. Think Win-Win: Everyone can win
  5. See First to Understand Then to be Understood: Listen before you talk
  6. Synergize: Together is better
  7. Sharpen the Saw: Balance feels best

Special Classes  

Music: Mrs. Kranz 

P.E.:  Mrs. Whitcher 

Art: Mrs. Barsic 

Media: Mrs. Newgard

Counselor:  Mr. Berns