Welcome to Mrs. Nichols' &
Mrs. Ragsdale's Kindergarten Class!
Practice Your Lunch Number!
We will be responsible, independent, successful learners so that we can learn and be ready for 1st grade!
If we believe in ourselves, there will be no limits to our learning!
71 Things your Child Needs to know before Kindergarten!
Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
by Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
While there's no perfect formula that determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten, you can use this checklist to see how well your child is doing in acquiring the skills found on most kindergarten checklists.
Check the skills your child has mastered. Then recheck every month to see what additional skillsyour child can accomplish easily.
Young children change so fast -- if they can't do something this week, they may be able to do it a few weeks later.
- Listen to stories without interrupting
- Recognize rhyming sounds
- Pay attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks
- Understand actions have both causes and effects
- Show understanding of general times of day
- Cut with scissors
- Trace basic shapes
- Begin to share with others
- Start to follow rules
- Be able to recognize authority
- Manage bathroom needs
- Button shirts, pants, coats, and zip up zippers
- Begin to control oneself
- Separate from parentswithout being upset
- Speak understandably
- Talk in complete sentences of five to six words
- Look at pictures and then tell stories
- Identify rhyming words
- Identify the beginning sound of some words
- Identify some alphabet letters
- Recognize some common sight words like "stop"
- Sort similar objects by color, size, and shape
- Recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects
- Count to ten
- Bounce a ball
If your child has acquired most of the skills on this checklist and will be at least five years old by August 31st,he or she is probably ready for kindergarten. What teachers want to see on the first day of school are children who are healthy, mature, capable, and eager to learn.
Read more on FamilyEducation: http://school.familyeducation.com/kindergarten/school-readiness/38491.html#ixzz1Q7TwrcIH
Kindergarten Assessment Sample: Click on the file below and conduct a practice assessment with your child and you can monitor their progress at home.
Skill Stickers: Click on the file below to view a sample list of some of the skills your child should master in kindergarten.
Learn what to expect when your child enters kindergarten.
Use your listening ears.
Use your watching eyes.
Always have friendly hands and feet.
Use your inside voice.
How Was Your Day?
Take home notebooks and agendas are for important information and are checked each morning.
Check your child's notebook daily.
Check Class Dojo and email daily.
Initial/sign your child's agenda daily.
Please remove any papers sent home and homework once it is checked. (Monthly homework will remain in notebook until the end of the month).
Put any money, notes, etc., in an envelope inside notebook...not book bag.
All notes need to be dated especially a change of transportation.
Money needs to be in an envelope, with your child's name, what the money is for and placed in notebook!
Please remember your snack calendar day and send a snack for 17 students.
If your child is absent you must send in a written note for the absence to be excused.
Dates to Remember!
Students need to wear class t-shirt for ALL field trips!
Daily Lunch Schedule 12:27 - 12:52
Specials 10:15 - 10:55
Day 1 Music
Day 2 P.E.
Day 3 Media
Day 4 Art
Day 5 P.E.
Day 6 Computer Lab
Recess 1:00 - 1:25
Wear tennis shoes on P.E. Days!
K-2 Primary Journal for Creative Writing
Practice at home:
READ! READ! READ!
writing name in D'Nelian
Kindergarten Sight Words
Practice Dolch Word Lists in Green Booklet each night. Return booklet to school each day in take home folder. Do not move onto a new list until your child has mastered the previous list and we have signed their booklet. Write us a note if you feel like your child is ready for a new list. Here is an example of some of the sight words we will be learning.
I do a what my no the see like look go come we for on me to one you little have are here is blue not yellow big can in and jump play said
July & August Birthday's will be celebrated in May or June
(click on the picture)
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