Kindergarten Expectations

During his or her kindergarten experience, your child will experience many activities in all areas of development.

Social:

  1. Develop positive self-esteem.
  2.  Learn to work and play with others.
  3.  Learn to work independently.
  4.  Learn to follow directions and classroom expectations.
  5.  Demonstrate respectful and responsible behaviors.
  6.  Be polite and kind.

Physical:

  1. Learn to use classroom equipment and supplies appropriately.
  2. Develop large motor skills involving body movement and coordination through running, skipping and rhythmic activities.

Reading Readiness:

Kindergarten is a critical time to lay the foundation for becoming a successful reader. Your child will learn to:

  • Identify the alphabet in or out of order
  • Develop fine motor skills by using clay, tracing activities and cutting
  • Recognize both upper and lower case letters
  •  Identify letter sounds
  • Learn basic concepts of print
  • Holding a book correctly
  • Tracking words left to right
  • Reading from the top to the bottom of the page
  • Identifying the front and back cover and title page
  • Understanding the correlation between spoken and printed words
  • Identify initial and final sounds in spoken words
  • Identify rhyming words
  • Determine word meanings from the way they’re used in a sentence
  • Identify characters, setting, and key events in a story
  • Retell stories in correct sequence
  • Follow two and three-step directions using picture clues
  • Reading comprehension
  • Develop reading skills

Mathematics:

  1. Count to 0- 30
  2. Identify and write numbers through 0- 20 (in or out of order)
  3. Identify penny, nickel, dime
  4. Identify the symbols +, -, = and learn simple
  5. Addition and subtraction through number 10
  6. Understand the concepts of position words
  7. Identify, copy and create models of various shapes
  8. Sort objects by size, color and shape
  9. Create a variety of simple patterns

Science:

Introduction to . . .

  1. Senses
  2. Earth
  3. Weather
  4. forces of motion
  5. Environmental Science

Social Studies:

Understanding . . .

  1. Community Helpers
  2. Holidays and Seasonal Customs
  3. Maps and Globes
  4. Following the rules in our community

Art:

  1. Using assorted art materials
  2. Paints
  3. Clay
  4. Papers
  5. Chalk
  6. Variety of tools

Music

  1. Rhythm
  2. Songs
  3. Chants
  4. Use of instruments

Oral Language:

Strengthening oral skills by . . .

  1. Increasing vocabulary
  2. Speaking in complete sentences
  3. Using creative dramatics, puppetry, chart stories, audio CD stories
  4. Class discussions in small and large groups