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Updated Kindergarten Checklists – CCSS AND I Cans

These Kindergarten “I Can” Checklists are designed to easily track standards taught in the classroom.

kindergarten I Can checklists

This is another free “I Can” Common Core resource from The Curriculum Corner.

Add these kindergarten I Can checklists to your collection of standards resources.

These I Can Kindergarten Statements are the Common Core standards in kid friendly language.
Here are the updated kindergarten CCSS checklists some of you have been asking for!

Our common core standards checklists are just what you need to help you keep track of the standards taught in your classroom. 

How can these checklists help me?

Use these to make sure you are addressing all that you need to teach throughout the course of the school year.  

Keep track of when you have introduced, retaught and assessed each indicator.

The most important parts of the common core are the anchor standards that carry through from kindergarten to high school.  These have been included with each language arts checklist so that you don’t lose sight of your essential goals for teaching and learning.

***Please keep in mind that these checklists are more to be used as a system of checks and balances in your teaching for the year and not so much a “check off” sheet for these indicators to be checked and thought of as “done”.  You will be teaching so many of these concepts during your small groups and one-on-one conferencing each and every day.

The checklists are available in two formats:

  • The first is an Excel spreadsheet that you can use to type in the dates and notes in each column.  There are tabs along the bottom for all of the categories in each subject.  
  • The second is a PDF that you can simply print and write the dates in the columns.

**Note – you may have to play around with your margins to get them to print just the way you want them.

The first two resources are the more in depth explanatory standards provided on  You may want to print them and keep them in the front of a data binder for reference.

The second resource has been created using the I Can statements we created.

Choose whichever suits your needs the best!

Kindergarten “I Can” Common Core Checklists

CCSS Reading Anchor Standards

CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice

Kindergarten CCSS Checklist for ELA (Editable Excel)              PDF

Kindergarten CCSS Checklist for Math (Editable Excel)           PDF

Kindergarten CCSS “I Can” Checklist for ELA (Editable Excel)            PDF

Kindergarten CCSS “I Can” Checklist for Math (Editable Excel)         PDF

Looking for additional “I Can” resources? Start here:

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Thank you so much for all your hard work.


Wednesday 6th of November 2019

Thank you so much for this resource! As a former kindergarten teacher who will soon be homeschooling my own kindergarten age daughter, it is important to me to make sure we are covering each standard. This checklist will be so helpful!


Monday 23rd of October 2017

Will you be adding science, social studies?

Jill & Cathy

Friday 3rd of November 2017

Hi Jannelle, So sorry, but we don't have plans for science or social studies right now. If we do decide to create something it will be for science and based on the NGSS. Social studies would be impossible because of the lack of a national set of standards.


Friday 17th of June 2016

These are wonderful. Thank you!

April Crout

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Thank You!

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