• Kindergarten Expectations



    Kindergarten children are expected to retain and use skills introduced and reviewed in the school environment. 


    These skills are:


    Alphabet and Word Skills


    ~recognize and reproduce capital and lower case letters as they are introduced


    ~match sounds to letters


    ~understand and provide examples of rhyming words and word chunks


    Reading and Writing


    ~understand concepts of print (front/back of book, pages turn left to right, reading left to right and top to bottom, find title


       and author of a book)


    ~respond appropriately to a variety of literature


    ~recognize memory words and frequently used words which are introduced


    ~use emergent print for writing by stretching and segmenting words


    ~ stretch, read and write Superkid words as they are introduced


    Fine Motor Skills


    ~correctly print first and last name


    ~use proper letter formation as introduced


    ~print neatly using left to right progression


    ~use scissors skillfully




    ~recognize eight basic colors and the four basic shapes


    ~count by ones, fives, tens to 100


    ~read and write numbers up to 20


    ~match number to quantity, understand numbers through 20


    ~sort by color, size and shape


    ~identify and create patterns


    ~understand relationships between numbers (using vocabulary words such as before, after, between, fewer, more than, less   

       than etc.)


    ~use manipulatives to solve problems


    ~understand the concepts of addition and subtraction



    Social Studies and Science


    ~demonstrate an understanding of concepts


    Social and Emotional Skills


    ~listen attentively while others speak


    ~follow directions


    ~refrain from interrupting


    ~demonstrate self confidence


    ~show self control during transitional and instruction activities


    ~work and play well with others


    ~follow classroom routine and  rules


    ~respect others and their belongings


    ~accept guidance and discipline


    ~accept responsibility for own actions


    ~show understand and empathy towards others


    ~understand and accept differences of others


    ~share and take turns



    Work Habits


    ~work independently


    ~complete a task within a given time period


    ~follow verbal directions independently and within a group


    ~participate appropriately during class discussions


    ~request help when needed


    ~show organization with personal belongings, materials and workspace


    ~come to school prepared and well rested


    ~demonstrate best effort


    ~approach learning with confidence