- Leala Sears
- Linda Miller
- Jillian Vanderbeck
- Erin Pratt
- Jana Miller
- Heidi Morrell
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Kindergarten is the beginning of your child's public school life. The experiences gained in Kindergarten help to prepare children academically, socially and emotionally for the coming years of elementary school. It is our philosophy that all three of these areas must be addressed equally in our program through the creation of a loving, happy, learning environment.
Kindergarten Entry Benchmarks
We would like to see:
- Recognizes first name
- Can write first name
- Recognizes letters in first name
- Knows 3 basic shapes (circle, square, triangle)
- Knows colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, purple, brown, black, pink)
- Recognizes 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
- Can count to 10
- Has book knowledge
- Self-monitoring skills
During Kindergarten students will…
- Communicate with one another and appropriately express their needs and ideas.
- Share with others, take turns and demonstrate respect for other students and adults.
- Make new friends
- Listen and follow directions
- Relate to other students and adults in the school setting.
- Balance their needs and wants with those of the other students.
- Demonstrate independent behavior.
- Develop fine and large motor skills
- Use and love books and stories
- Develop readiness skills for learning to read.
- Gain understanding of concepts necessary to recognize and write number values
- Explore writing as a form of communication
- Experience self-expression in music and art.
- Develop physical coordination.