Ohio and Cincinnati Public Schools have implemented academic content standards for four subjects — English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) Guides
English Language Arts and Literacy
"Learning new language skills is a hallmark of kindergarten. Your child will learn about the alphabet and its role in reading. Your child will practice rhyming, matching words with beginning sounds, and blending sounds into words. Practice with these types of activities is a powerful step toward learning to read and spell correctly. The size of your child’s vocabulary is another key factor in his or her ability to read and comprehend books and stories. Your child also will begin to experiment with writing and will be encouraged to use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing letters to share information, ideas, and feelings."
"Young children arrive in kindergarten with widely varying knowledge in math. By the end of the year, your child must have some important foundations in place. One of the most important skills your child should develop is the ability to add and subtract small numbers and use addition and subtraction to solve word problems. This will rely on gaining some fundamentals early in the year, such as counting objects to tell how many there are. Addition and subtraction will continue to be a very strong focus in math through second grade."
The National PTA® Parents’ Guide to Student Success Family Resources includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for conversations with your child’s teacher about their academic progress.
- Ohio’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards
- Be a Learning Hero includes resources developed to support your child’s learning in Math and English language arts at home. Parents can search by state, grade, subject and type and access resources to support children outside of the classroom.
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure that struggling young readers get the support needed to improve.