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Kindergarten

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematical Behaviours

Kindergarten Program Overview

This frame engages children’s learning and development with respect to:

  • communicating thoughts and feelings – through gestures, physical movements, words, symbols and representations, as well as through the use of a variety of materials;
  • literacy behaviours, evident in the various ways they use language, images and materials to express and think critically about ideas and emotions, as they listen and speak, view and represent, and begin to read and write;
  • mathematics behaviours, evident in the various ways they use concepts of number and pattern during play and inquiry; access, manage, create, and evaluate information; and experience an emergent understanding of mathematical relationships, concepts, skills, and processes;
  • an active engagement in learning and a developing love of learning, which can instill the habit of learning for life.

How to Use these Resources:

TVO Learn is designed to meet each child where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult.  

Interested in learning more? Explore the Ontario Kindergarten Program.

Learning Activities

Learning Activities provide opportunities for deeper exploration of each frame of the Kindergarten program. A trusted adult should serve as a guide for each.

Please note: To access the learning activities, visit this page with a computer or tablet.

Resources for Learning

Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.

Please be aware by accessing the resources below you will be leaving TVO Learn and entering other TVO domains that are subject to different privacy policies and terms of use.

Complete the suggested activities using these resources and other TVO resources.

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Apply the Learning

Choose from the following to consolidate learning across all curriculum frames.

  • Choose an object around your home and compare its length to other objects. For example is the length of a pencil longer than a cereal box?

  • Count the number of steps from your bed to the front door.

  • Arrange objects in order of least to greatest mass.

  • Think of a story you recently read or someone read to you. “Who was your favourite character and why?” “How did the ending of the story make you feel?”

  • Draw a flower with a repeating pattern.
  • Travel around your neighbourhood with a family member or guardian, spot up to 10 items that you see in nature. For example, can you find 10 leaves? Can you make these leaves into groups of 2s, 5s and 10s?

Vocabulary

Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.

 

a 

am 

an

and

at 

can

come 

do

he

I

in

is

it

like

me

my

no

see

so

the

up

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you