Kindergarten: Is My Child Ready?

One of the biggest questions parents ask is "Is my child ready to start Kindergarten?" or "Should I hold him/her out for another year?" Well, there are no easy answers to these questions. However, here are some things to consider before you make your decision:
 

Mathematics Expectations

Language Arts Expectations

  • Number sense
    • count orally
    • recognize numbers
    • write numbers
  • Computational thinking
    • compare numbers and quantities
  • Classification and patterns
    • sort by attributes
    • describe similarities and differences
  • Reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Interpretation of data
    • graphs and charts
  • Geometric shapes
  • Comparisons and measurements
    • days of week/months of year
    • temperatures
    • money value
    • time of day/seasons
    • left and right
  • Phonological Awareness
    • hear rhymes, words, and syllables
    • hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words
  • Phonics
    • make letter-sound associations; use the sounds together to form recognizable words
  • Vocabulary
    • demonstrate an interest in reading; acquire a reading vocabulary
  • Fluency
    • read text accurately and quickly
  • Comprehension
    • understand what they hear and read
  • Awareness of print
    • read from left to right
  • Writing
    • express their thoughts in pictures and word

 

Kindergarten Info

Resources

Kindergarten Handbook 14-15 [PDF]

Kindergarten Schedule 14-15 [PDF]

Kindergarten Handbook 13-14 [PDF]

Kindergarten Registration

The Kindergarten Handbook

The Kindergarten Handbook has information on topics such as:

  • Welcome to your School
  • Before School begins - Checklist
  • Health Requirements
  • Hours and Transportation
  • Attendance
  • Inclement weather modified schedule
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • My attitudes are important too
  • Just a few questions