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  • WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD KNOW BEFORE ENTERING KINDERGARTEN?

     Kindergarten Readiness Expectation  

     
    Social and Emotional Development/ Approaches to Learning  
    • Follows rules and simple directions
    • Describes situations which can elicit various emotions (e.g. tells a story that is supposed to make listener sad)
    • Provides individual and choral/group responses when appropriate (listens to a story and repeats a line with the group)
    • Engages in constructive play (e.g. builds with blocks, makes a snake out of clay)
    • Show curiosity
    • Uses problem-solving skills

     Literacy 

    • Uses simple pronouns (I, you, we)
    • Uses 300 + words
    • Asks: who, why, and where questions
    • Asks for desired objects or assistance
    • Answers simple questions dealing with familiar objects or events
    • Uses most parts of speech in short, mostly correct sentences, combining four to five words
    • Identifies favorite story(s)
    • Makes relevant comments when a familiar story is being read
    • Recognizes some letters in print
    • Recites known nursery rhymes
    • Holds a book and looks at one page at a time
    • Acts out main events of a familiar story
    • Uses pictures to tell and retell a story
    • Understands that letters are combined to make words
    • Writes or draws with separated scribbles, shapes, pictures to convey a story
    • Understands that drawings can represent ideas, stories, or events.
    • Identifies own name in print. 
    Science
    • Makes observations and communicates findings with others
    • Acquires and uses basic vocabulary for plants, animals, and humans
    • Understands that living things need air, water, and food
    • Acts on objects to observe and produce effects
    • Observes, explores and acquire knowledge of the physical world, Life Science, and Earth and Space
     Mathematics
    • Recognizes whole/part concept with objects (e.g. pizza slices)
    • Describes the sequence of daily events
    • Recognizes, describes, compares, and names common objects by one or more attribute.
    • Counts to 10 or beyond
    • Identifies basic colors
    • Recognizes some basic shapes 
    Physical Development/Health and Safety
    Run, Jump, March
    • Walk a straight line
    • Alternate feet walking downstairs
    • Balances on one foot
    • Steers wheeled toys
    • Kicks a large ball
    • Cuts out simple shapes
    • Eats with a fork and/or spoon
    • Completes simple puzzles 5 pieces
    • Takes care of own toileting needs
    • Brushes teeth
    • Dresses self
     
Last Modified on July 18, 2021