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Kindergarten Readiness. Skills Your Child Will Need to Know for Kindergarten. Language and Literacy Mathematics Social Skills Motor Skills. Language and Literacy. Skills Needed Listen and respond to stories Hold a book correctly Speak in complete sentences - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Skills Your Child Will Need to Know for KindergartenLanguage and LiteracyMathematicsSocial SkillsMotor Skills

  • Language and LiteracySkills NeededListen and respond to storiesHold a book correctlySpeak in complete sentencesWrite using drawings and some letters/numbersIdentify at least 26 letters of the alphabet (combination of upper and lower case)How Parents Can HelpModel reading and writingRead aloud short, simple books; reread favorite storiesUse magnetic lettersProvide paper, pencils, crayonsSing songs and help children listen for sounds

  • MathematicsSkills NeededCount to 20Identify and name at least 4 basic shapesIdentify numerals 0 to 10Match a set of objects to the correct numeralSort objects by color, shape, or sizeHow Parents Can HelpModel math in daily lifeSing counting games; recite number rhymes; read books about numbersSort and count household objectsPlay gamesTeach phone number and address

  • Social SkillsSkills NeededExpress wants and needsFollow directions and simple routinesTake turns and shareDress and manage bathroom needsControl impulsesHow Parents Can HelpModel listening and speaking skillsReinforce understanding of directionsPlay gamesTime with parents and othersSet limits; give choices

  • Motor SkillsSkills NeededUse pencil, crayon, and scissors correctlyWrite own namePut together puzzlesRun, jump, hopBounce, catch, kick, and throw a ballWalk in a straight line forwards and backwardsHow Parents Can HelpAllow your child to perform tasks on ownHelp to write own nameTeach body partsAllow to play outside

  • Additional Information about Kindergarten

  • Kindergarten ScreeningDeveloping Skills Checklist (DSC)Administered prior to the first day of kindergarten classesGiven individuallyProvides information about kindergarten readiness skillsUsed to identify instructional needsRequired by the La. Dept. of Education

  • Kindergarten ScreeningDynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)Administered within the first two weeks of kindergarten classesGiven individuallyProvides information about literacy skillsUsed to identify instructional needsRequired by the La. Dept. of Education

  • Dress CodeGirls and BoysShirt collared white or designated school color GirlsPants/Shorts/Skirt/Skort/Jumper navy or khaki (no shorter than 2 inches above the top of the kneecap)BoysPants/Shorts navy or khaki (no shorter than 2 inches above the top of the kneecap)

    See the district webpage for more information:www.stcharles.k12.la.us

  • Kindergarten Supply List

    Posted on the Districts [email protected] http://www.stcharles.k12.la.us

  • Questions

    *There isnt just one indicator that determines whether a child is ready for kindergarten. Parents need to be aware of of the areas in which their child is doing well, and where the child needs some extra attention. Some of the most important readiness skills are in the areas of language and literacy, math, social skills, and motor skills.To be ready to become readers and writers, children need to be able to Listen to stories and books and respond to questionsHold a book and turn the pages correctlySpeak clearly in complete sentencesWrite using drawings and some letters or numbers to show that he/she understands that writing sends a message to the readerIdentify at least 26 letter of the alphabet including a combination of upper and lower case letters. The child should be able to identify the letters in his/her own name.

    Parents can help their children develop these readiness skills byLetting children see how family members use reading and writing in their daily lives. For example, point out street signs and names of favorite restaurants. Let children see family members reading and writing. Reading aloud to children while pointing to the words and asking questions about the story. When rereading, allow the child to finish familiar sentences in books or say a word that frequently repeated in a story. Allow your child to read familiar books to you by looking at the pictures. As your child reads, ask questions such as what happens next or where did it go. Help your child to understand position words such as over and under and opposites such as hot and cold. Placing magnetic letters on the refrigerator for your child to experiment with identifying letters and beginning to put letters together to form words such as his or her nameProviding paper, pencils, and crayons for the child to draw and write. Invite the child to help you write things such as your grocery list.Singing songs and reciting rhymes when riding in the car or at home. Help your child to listen for sounds such as falling rain, wind chimes, clocks, and train whistles. Have him/her focus on sounds that are at the beginning or at the ends of words. For example, ask What other word starts like Tom?

    To be ready for kindergarten mathematics, children need to be able to Count orally up to 20Name and shapes such as a circle, square, triangle, and rectangleIdentify written numerals from 0 to 10Match a set of objects to the correct numeral up to 10Sort objects by at least two attributes or characteristics such as color and shape

    Parents can help their children develop these readiness skills byShowing how math is used in daily life such as in the numbers that represent the childs age, the numbers in the families address, shapes on street signs and around the house, money, and timeSinging counting games with children such as This Old Man, reciting nursery rhymes such as One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, and reading books and doing fingerplays such as Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedLetting children sort and count objects around the house. For example, children can sort clothes from the dryer by type such as towels, shirts, and pants or by color and count how many they have of each. Have children set the table while counting and sorting the sets of plates, napkins, cups, and silverwarePlaying games with their children such as Go Fish and Chutes and Ladders to develop numeral recognition and one-to-one correspondence of counting and objects. Teaching children their home phone number and address

    To be ready for kindergarten, children need to be able to Orally tell his/her wants and needsFollow directions, simple rules, and routinesTake turns and share with othersDress himself/herself and manage bathroom needsControl impulses by waiting patiently for a turn or to speak

    Parents can help their children develop these readiness skills byModeling good listening and speaking skills by making eye contact, showing respect, and responding when spoken toWhen giving directions, asking your child to repeat back to you what she heard you say to make sure he/she understands what needs to be donePlaying talking and listening games with you child such as Charades, Read Light/Green Light, Duck, Duck, Goose, and Twenty Questions. Playing games that require taking turns and paying attention such as board games with easy-to-follow instructionsSpending time with your child doing quiet activities that encourage conversations, such as taking a walk together or taking a ride in the car. Give your child chances to play with others and notice how he gets alongExplaining consequences of good and bad behavior. Be reasonable and loving, but follow through. Developing thinking and decision-making by giving children some choicesTo be ready for kindergarten, children need to be able to Hold and use a pencil and crayon appropriately and use a blunt scissors to cut straight or curved linesWrite his/her own namePut together ten- to twelve-piece puzzlesRun, jump, hopBounce, catch, kick, and throw a ballWalk in a straight line both forwards and backwards

    Parents can help their children develop these readiness skills byAllowing children to perform tasks on their own, such as pouring juice, buttoning and zipping their own clothes, and washing hands, etc. Provide activities that build skills for small muscles in the hands such as cutting out shapes, coloring within lines, stringing beads, or making things with blocks, paper, cardboard, and tapeTeaching your child to write his/her own first and last nameTeaching body parts such as head, toe, and elbowAllowing children to play outside in the yard or park where they can run, jump, hop, climb, and throw and catch a ballThe following slides will provide information about various topics that parents frequently ask about.Before and soon after they enter kindergarten, students are administered two screening assessments to measure their readiness skills. The first is the Developing Skills Checklist which is administered prior to the first day of kindergarten classes. Each child is given a series of tasks to complete and questions to answer in an individually administered assessment that measures early reading and language skills, math concepts, memory, and visual and auditory skills. The results are used to identify students instructional needs and is required by the La. Dept. of Education.

    Note: At this point, you may want to refer parents to kindergarten brochure for more information about DSC.The second assessment, known as DIBELS, is administered soon after children enter kindergarten. This assessment is also given individually to assess early literacy skills such as letter recognition and beginning sounds in spoken words. This assessment is administered again in January and May to measure progress. Like the DSC, DIBELS is used to identify students instructional needs and is required by the La. Dept. of Education.

    Note: At this point, you may want to refer parents to kindergarten brochure for more information.Information about the districts dress code may be found on the web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.usThe supply list for kindergarten students will be posted

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