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A student entering Kindergarten should be able to:
Communication Skills
  • Know information about oneself (name, birthday, phone number, parents’ names)
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Relate experiences and ask questions
  • Speak with reasonable grammatical correctness and politeness
Personal Skills
  • Button and unbutton, zip and unzip clothing
  • Put on and remove outerwear and shoes
  • Drink from a water fountain
  • Take care of toilet needs without help
  • Wash and dry hands well
  • Eat neatly with a fork and spoon
  • Large and Small Motor Skills
  • Run, hop, skip, throw, and catch
  • Build a tower with blocks
  • Hold crayons and pencils with correct grip
  • Correctly hold and use scissors
  • Trace shapes
Social and Emotional Skills
  • Share and take turns
  • Sit quietly in a group
  • Not interrupt when others are talking
  • Participate in group activities
  • Offer help to another child
  • Feel good about self and be confident
Academic Skills
  • Know shapes and colors
  • Print one’s name (using upper and lower case letters correctly)
  • Recognize all letters of the alphabet
  • Count to 20
  • Recognize numbers to 12
  • Count objects to 10