Skills and Knowledge
Prepared kindergarten students enter school with the following knowledge and skills:
- Students are ready to work independently and as a member of small and large groups.
- Students know how to take turns, complete tasks, and follow oral directions.
- Students care for their belongings and respect the property of others.
- Students know how to approach a group of students and join in play.
- Students have practice expressing emotions with words and talking through needs to resolve problems.
- Students understand the concept of same and different and compare items.
- Students recognize colors, shapes, sizes, and their own names.
- Students greet others, initiate conversation, and respond appropriately to questions.
- Students have an interest in printed words and how they are used to express ideas.
- Students are able to retell a story or event from their own lives.
- Students should know their name, address, and phone number.
- Students have experience using a variety of writing materials and scissors.
- Students write letters from the top to the bottom.
- Students have experience running, hopping, and skipping.
- Students can open their own snack packages and drink containers.
- Students can independently put on outerwear such as jackets and gloves.