Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kindergarten Countdown: 6 days

Top 15 Things Every Child Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten
from Enumclaw School District print-out.
  1. Be able to state first and last name when asked.
  2. Be able to write first name with first letter upper case and remaining letters lower case.
  3. Use appropriate three-finger grasp when using writing instruments (pencils, crayons, and scissors).
  4. Count to at least thirty and tell what number comes before or after a given number to 20.
  5. Know all letters in first name.
  6. Identify basic geometric shapes (triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval, rhombus (diamond), and heart.
  7. Know basic colors (red, blue, green yellow, orange, black, white, brown, and pink).
  8. Identify numbers 1-10 in random order.
  9. Make most letter/sound matches.
  10. Identify most upper and lower case letters.
  11. Use finger to accurately touch count items to 10.
  12. Knows concept of print (front and back of books, which page comes first, track words left to right).
  13. Be able to rhyme words.
  14. Retells simple stories in sequence.
  15. When given a word ("man") and a beginning sound ("f"), creates the familiar word ("fan").
Another few things your kids should know are your phone number and address!

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