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    SHAPES    KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS

     

                                     Kathrine Pribil                     Linda Salazar                          Stefani Whitcomb

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                            kpribil@fusd1.org          lsalazar@fusd1.org                 swhitcomb@fusd1.org

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    Kindergarten students will be screened on the following items - all of which parents can help their children master before they enter kindergarten: 
    ~ Use scissors to cut simple shapes.
    ~ Hop on each foot and skip.
    ~ Identify body parts
     (heads, shoulder, chin, arms, elbow, wrist, hips, waist, legs, knees, ankle ,feet)
    ~ Identify colors
     ( red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, pink, black, white)
    ~ Accurately state first and last name, age and birthday, address and phone.

    What is my child learning in Kindergarten?
     
    Reading
     
    Kindergarten is a critical time to lay the foundation for becoming a successful reader.  Your child will learn to:
    ~ Recite the alphabet   ~  Recognize both upper and lower case letters  ~ Learn basic concepts of print
    ~ Identify initial and final sounds in spoken words  ~ Identify rhyming and non-rhyming words
    ~ Determine words meanings  ~ Make story predictions  ~ Follow two & three-step directions
     
    Writing
     
    Kindergarten writing objectives involve:
    ~  Generating story ideas as a class and drawing pictures to match  ~ Working as a group to draft a story.
    ~ Writing from left to right and showing space between words.
    ~ Writing the alphabet in both upper and lower case letters.
    ~ Writing first and last name on school papers. 
     
    Mathematics
     
    ~ Count to 20  ~ Identify and write numbers through 20  ~ Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar.
    ~ Understand the concepts of above/below/between/smaller/larger/longer/shorter. 
     ~ Identify, copy and create models of various shapes.
    ~ Sort objects by size, color and shape.