Top Ten Things to Know
Top Ten Things to KnowThings to Know at the Beginning of the School YearKindergarten
- Parent and child are able to separate from each other.
- Listens and follows directions.
- Demonstrate self-control and accepts "no".
- Can sit quietly and focus for a 15 minute period of time.
- Can listen to and talk about stories and rhymes.
- Can write first name.
- Able to hold and use scissors and pencils correctly.
- Knows the difference between letters and numbers.
- Can identify colors and shapes
- Can count out loud and count objects.
- Listen attentively and follow two step directions.
- Identify all upper and lowercase letters and produce their sounds.
- Spell and write their name correctly using uppercase and lowercase letters appropriately.
- Read and write whole numbers up to 20.
- Recognize and produce rhymes.
- Read all Kindergarten sight words fluently.
- Use a number line to count one more or one less.
- Count by 1's, 5's, and 10's up to 100.
- Identify all coins and know their value.
- Independently tie their shoes (or please buy velcro).
- Write first and last name with proper letter formation.
- Read 55 words per minute at a 2nd grade reading level.
- Write a complete sentence with correct spacing, capital letter and punctuation.
- Blend letter sounds to sound out words.
- Retell a story using facts and details to show understanding of the story.
- Know addition and subtraction facts 0-10.
- Tell time to the hour and half hour.
- Identify and know value of each coin.
- Skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's.
- Show independence by tying shoes, zipping a jacket, and be responsible for daily necessary work/items.
- Retell stories with facts and details.
- Use the story to figure out the meaning of words.
- Make use of such strategies as compare and contrast, main idea, cause and effect, making predictions, point of view, inference and steps in a sequence of events.
- Know and apply grade level phonics, prefixes, and suffixes, decode multi-syllable words, and irregularly spelled words.
- Use context and refer to parts of stories to confirm or self-correct.
- Use place value to describe whole numbers between 10 and 1,000 in terms of hundreds, tens and ones using place value, including the use of rounding, comparing and estimating.
- Add and subtract double digit whole numbers with borrowing.
- Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction facts.
- Use time, money and measurements to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
- Collect, organize, display and interpret data.