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Kindergarten Readiness Brochure

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  • Helping your soon-to-be kindergartener be

    successful in school.

    Kindergarten Readiness

    Expectations

    R E A D YS E T

    G O

  • Student Self Help Skills

    Eatsamixofhealthyfoods. Sleeps10-11hourspernight. Saysfullname. Usestoiletwithouthelp. Washes&driesownhands. Blowsnose,coverssneezes&

    cough. Tellsotherswhattheyneed. Putsonownshoesandcoat.

    Social & Emotional Skills Listenstoadults&followsrules. Keepshands&feettoself. Getsalongwithotherchildren. Playswithotherchildrenand

    solvesproblemswithkindness. Sitsandlistensforashorttime. Namesfeelingsandcontrols

    actions. Listenstoastorywithout

    interrupting. Stayswithtaskevenwhen

    difficult. Triesnewthings.

    Language & Literacy Skills

    Likesbooksandbeingreadto. Knowsthatlettershavesounds. Knowsrhymesandsings. Showsinterestinsoundsand

    words. Holdsabookandturnspages. Knowsupperandlowercase

    letters. Knowswordsthatrhymeandjoins

    rhyminggames. Talkstokidsandadultsinfull

    sentences.

    Math Skills Knowsnumbers0-10inany

    order. Countsto20orhigher. Knowsbasicshapes(circle,

    square,triangle,etc.). Names10colors. Countsagroupof10

    objects. Sees&completessimple

    patterns(red,blue,red,blue).

    Small & Large Motor Skills

    Holdsscissorscorrectly. Cutsstraightandcurved

    lineswithsomeskill. Holdspencil,crayon,and

    markerintherightway. Writesnamewithonlythe

    firstlettercapital. Catches&throwsaball. Gallopsandhopsonone

    foot.

    Kindergarten Readiness ExpectationsAccording to Minnesota statute, a child is ready for kindergarten when he/she:

    Isatleast5yearsofagebySeptember1stofthechildsstartofkindergarten Hasreceivedearlychildhoodscreening Hasreceivedmedicallyacceptableimmunizations

    Examples of knowledge and skills listed in the standards are below. This list is only to show examples of childrens development. It is NOT intended to be a checklist of required skills.

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