Kindergarten Readiness - Temple Beth El Child Development Center

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BRAVO!
 Your child already has a head start by being here!
 Only 2 out of 10 preschool-aged children actually attend a
preschool program prior to Kindergarten.
 Teachers can tell within the first few minutes of the first day of
school which students have attended preschool and which have not.
 Thank you for already making good choices in regards to your
child’s education!
H OW D O I K N OW I F M Y C H I L D I S
R E A DY ?
 No single or simple factor determines whether a child is ready
for Kindergarten.
 Kindergarten readiness involves four primary areas of
development – Intellectual, physical, social/emotional, and
self-care.
 Let’s take a closer look at these important developmental areas.
 Shows an interest in books and reading
 Holds a book and turns pages correctly
 Knows some songs, rhymes
 Participates in rhyming games
 Identifies some letters
 Pretends to read and write
 Knows first and last name
 Can tell about an experience
 Can tell and retell familiar stories
 Has had a variety of experiences – such
as the library, park, zoo, post office, etc.
 Can use crayons, pencil, scissors
 Expresses ideas with drawings
 Is willing to try to complete a task
INTELLECTUAL
Growing brains
 Can run, jump, climb, swing,
and use balls.
 Able to hold and use a pencil
 Can cut with scissors
 Paints across the mid-line
 Can tie their own shoes – or is
learning to!
 Can ride a tricycle
PHYSICAL
Motor Skills
 Will listen to an adult and do as told
 Can cooperate with other children
 Can play with other children without
SOCIAL/
EMOTIONAL
hitting or biting
 Can sit for 20-30 minutes
 Can follow rules
 Understands and follows oral directions
 Able to share, take turns, compromise,
and problem solve
 Desire to be independent
 Responsible for their personal
belongings
 Able to separate from parents for the
school day
Fitting In
 Is independent in using the toilet
 Can wash their own hands
 Can blow nose, cover a sneeze
 Can snap, button, zipper or belt their
own pants
 Can take off and put on coat/sweater
 Can eat unassisted.
 Recognizes their possessions – jacket,
lunchbox, backpack, etc.
 Can clean up their own personal area
when asked to
 Gets 9-10 hours of sleep each night
SELF-CARE
Taking care of business
GEARING UP FOR
K I N D E RG ART E N
 You are your child’s first and most important teacher!
 You are in a perfect position to prepare your child for
kindergarten!
 You can help your child grow and prepare for that
transition to Kindergarten!
THINGS YOU CAN DO!
 Read to your child daily!
 Build their vocabulary with everyday conversation. Discuss daily routines, feelings,
experiences. Listen to what they say and gently correct – Avoid using baby talk
 Practice managing emotions and being sensitive to others
 Have your child listen to and then follow 4-5 step directions
 Let your child play and create! Play is critical to developing your child’s imagination,
creativity, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving ability.
 Create a routine at home to help your child get oriented to following directions
 Give your child developmentally appropriate chores at home and hold them
accountable for doing them. These types of activities will automatically transfer over
into the classroom and help your child to feel successful and comfortable.
SCHOOL CUT OFF DATES
 Your child needs to be 5 years old before October 2, 2013.
 Students with birthdays falling between October 2nd and December
2nd may still enroll, but will be considered Transitional Kindergarteners
 Look beyond your child’s chronological age when enrolling them in
Kindergarten
 Remember to consider all of the social, academic and developmental
factors when deciding if your child is ready to enroll
A C A D E M I C E X P E C TA T I O N S O F
KINDERGARTEN
Language Arts – by November
Math – by November
 Consistently write their name correctly
• Count at least to 20
 Differentiate between numbers and letters
• Recognize the numbers 1-10
 Differentiate between a letter and a word
• Be able to sort and classify by size, color,
 Recognize at least 20 of the 26 upper and
objects
lower case letters of the alphabet
• Add and subtract to 10
 Know the sounds of the consonants
• Understand fewer, less, greater, more
presented in class
• Understand Part-Part-Whole
 Hear the beginning sounds in a word
• Be able to use and understand Tally Marks
 Match words that begin with the same sound
F U L L DAY K I N D E RG A R T E N
W H AT A T Y P I C A L DAY L O O K S L I K E

8:40-9:10 – Roll, Calendar activities, Alphabet review, Sounds and Letters/Phonemic Awareness

9:10-9:50 – Writing

9:55-10:15 – Recess

10:15-11:20 – Mathematics

11:20-12:10 – Lunch

12:10-1:15 – Language Arts – Letters/Sounds, Rhyming, Read Aloud Stories, Comprehension, Learning
Centers

1:15-1:45 – History/Science

1:45-2:00 – Recess

2:00 – 2:30 – ELD/Music/P.E.

2:30 – 2:45 – Pack-up/Clean-up/Finish-Up

2:45-2:50 - Dismissal
 The road ahead……..
PARENTS
KNOW BEST
For every parent grappling with
this issue, remember……..YOU
know your child better than
anyone else does.
YOU are their first and most
important teacher.
And ultimately, YOU will know
what is best for your child!
 Temple Beth El Child
Development Center
offers before/after care for
public Kindergarten students
attending Alcott Elementary !
 Contact Tanya at
(951) 682-7282

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