Kindergarten Readiness Skills include the following:
Social and Behavioral:
- Can function within a cooperative learning environment and work both independently and as a member of small and large groups
- Can attend to and finish a task
- Listen to a story in a group
- Follow two or three oral directions
- Take turns and share
- Care for their belongings and respect the property of others
- Follow rules
- Work within the time and space constraints of the school program
- Distinguish between work and play
- Mastered many large muscle skills such as walking, running, and climbing
- Fine motor skills requiring eye-hand coordination, such as use of a pencil, crayons, or scissors.
- Fine motor skills are used when the child begins to write his or her name and to make attempts at written expression.
- Both visual and auditory discrimination of objects and sounds.
- Such discrimination skills will be used to learn the names and sounds of letters and the names and quantities of numerals.
Cognitive and Language:
- Can express and understand a variety of words in conversation and stories
- Has developed an interest in what print says and how it is used to express ideas *
- Understands a concept of a story and story structure
- Understands the relationship between oral and written language.
- Concepts of same and different
- Recognize and name colors, shapes and sizes
- Recognize own name
Kindergarten Students must be 5 years old before December 30.