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Kindergarten Essential Questions

Language Arts
  • How do letter sounds make up a word?
  • What is a noun and a verb?
  • How do I understand a story?
  • How do I express myself in writing?
  • How do we communicate?
  • How to understand to concept of how many?
  • What is the relationship between numbers and quantities?
  • What is a shape?
  • How do Math operations teach us number concepts?
  • How do you recognize coins?
  • What is time?
  • What are the 5 senses?
  • How can we explain the structure and properties of wood?
  • How can we explain the structure and properties of fabric?
  • How can we explain the properties of forces and motion?
  • What is the life cycle of a tadpole?
  • What are the nine planets, and their order in the solar system?
Social Studies
  • What is a community?
  • Who is Christopher Columbus?
  • What was the First Thanksgiving?
  • Who is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
  • What is the President’s job?
  • What do we know about the State of Illinois?
  • Who is God?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • What is the story of Jesus’ birth?
  • How do I prepare for Easter?
  • How do we become a Child of God?
  • How do we follow Jesus?
  • What will be expected of me before, during and after Art class?
  • Why do we need to know about art tools and being safe in the art room?
  • How will I use my art tools safely? What Are the Elements of Art?
  • How do we use the Elements of Art to express our ideas?
  • Can you have rhythm without a beat?
  • Why does each voice and instrument have its own timbre?
  • How is melody created? How does music communicate?
  • How does music/melody move (high/low, fast/slow, by step or by skip)?
  • What are computers?
  • How do we use computers?
  • How can we be more efficient using computers?
  • What are the benefits of a parachute?
  • Why do we play tag games?
  • How do you kick a stationary and rolling ball?
  • How do we play a relay race?
  • How do we play safely?
  • How can you make your body move?
  • How do you shoot a basket?
  • How do you pass a basketball?
  • What is gymnastics?
  • How do we play soccer safely?
World Language (French)
  • How do I get to know people in French speaking countries?
  • How do I continue the conversation?
  • What are the traditional French songs?