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    Kindergarten Readiness
     
    Students in desks

    Students are eligible for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year if they are 5 years old by September 1, 2014.  In order to register, families must show proof of:

     
    • Original/official birth certificate (Student must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014.)
    • Immunization record with proof of required immunizations:  5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A, 2 Varicella.
    • Proof of address (such as a power bill)

    Student Skills:
     
    I CAN:
    ◦ Share
    ◦ Sit
    ◦ Clean up
    ◦ Wait turns
    ◦ Listen
    ◦ Respond appropriately
    ◦ Manage personal behavior
    ◦ Keep track of belongings
    ◦ Show self-control
    ◦ Be aware of routine healthy behaviors (washing hands, blowing nose, etc.)
    ◦ Get enough rest and exercise

    Early Literacy Skills: 

    I CAN:
    ◦ Listen and follow one- and two-step directions
    ◦ Respond appropriately
    ◦ Speak in complete sentences
    ◦ Show an interest in books and reading
    ◦ Retell stories
    ◦ Play with words and sounds (rhymes, syllables, beginning sounds)
    ◦ Recognize letters
    ◦ Use new vocabulary 

    Early Numeracy Skills: 

    I CAN:
    ◦ Count
    ◦ Identify numbers
    ◦ Write numbers with a model
    ◦ Sort and group

    Fine & Gross Motor Skills: 

    I CAN:
    ◦ Button/unbutton
    ◦ Zip
    ◦ Tie shoelaces
    ◦ Begin to hold writing tools with fingers
    ◦ Use scissors correctly
    ◦ Balance while standing, moving, and changing position
    ◦ Jump, hop, skip
    ◦ Throw and catch
    ◦ Bounce a ball
    ◦ Kick a ball
    ◦ Use a computer mouse
     

    Parents help prepare their student(s) for coming to school by:  
    Establishing morning and evening routines
    Showing your child the walking/bus route
    Talking about stranger safety and safe street crossing
    Talking to your child/Reading with your child