One of the key elements of any kindergarten classroom is literacy. At the beginning of the school year students learn to identify each letter as well as the sounds that each makes. Once student are well versed in letter sounds , they will begin learning letter blends , such as the sound ‘sh’ ‘ch ’and ‘ing’ make. If students catch on quickly they would even begin to read basic text. Students will also learn to write the upper and lower case letters, identify, sight words recognize color words and retell stories. They should also write simple sentences that are two or three words long.