• Here are some of the skills your child will learn and review this year in our classroom.

    Alphabet and Word Skills

    • recognize and reproduce capital and lowercase 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 Super Kids 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 30
    • 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, more 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 periods
    • 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