In this class we are getting the children ready for kindergarten. The classroom is set up like a kindergarten room where each child has a spot with a name tag and a bin with supplies at the table. The children have a folder that goes home daily with weekly homework. The homework is to get the parents involved with the learning we are doing at school. The goal of this classroom is to have the children reading, writing and ready for kindergarten.

Language
Counts 1 -100
Recognize the alphabet letters and sounds
Recognize and write their first and last name
Able to write first name and last initial
Knows body parts
Introducing parents phone number and their address
Follows 3-step directions without distraction.
Demonstrates understanding of difference between “is” and “is not” by pointing to objects.
Uses possessive forms of nouns.
Uses a series of conjunctions.
Averages at least five-word sentences in conversations.
Describes items and/or objects in books.
Speech is clear and can be understood by others.
Reading site words and simple sentences by the middle to end of the year

Social-Emotional
Expresses self verbally
Identifies others by name
Cares for own belongings
Able to dress themselves
Asks for help when needed.
Engages in cooperative play with small groups of children frequently.
Gives attention to stories for 10-15 minutes.
Says “please” and “thank you” without reminders.
Joins in mealtime conversations.
Initiates friendships with peers.
Plays interactive games.
Plays with peers with minimal conflict.
Interacts with adults in a cooperative, socially appropriate manner.
Asks permission to use items belonging to others.
Names picture that has been hidden.
Comprehends concept of opposites.

Mathematics
Follow, and make their own, simple patterns that repeat.
Can place a small group of objects in order from biggest to smallest and talk about what they are doing using the words “big,” “bigger,” and “biggest.”
Figure out how to measure an object (like a book) by using a number of identical smaller objects, such as paper clips lined up end to end.
Able to look at different-sized containers of the same shape and tell which holds more or less.

Art/Music
Learn how to use scissors in a proper manner
Uses a variety of art materials
Moves to a tempo, beat, or style of music
Follow multi-step directions as stated in a song, like hopping or clapping
Participates in a variety of musical experience

Science
Shows interest and asks questions about objects and events observed in their environment
Notices common properties and differences among objects and materials
Knows some facts about common plants and animals, such as what they eat and baby names
Recognizes some objects in the sky such as the sun, moon, clouds and lightning

Fine Motor Skills
Completes puzzles 12-24 pieces
Works on art projects – glue, cutting, drawing pictures
Controls pencil and crayons
Can cut simple shapes with scissors
Able to zip zippers
Able to button clothes
Builds with blocks

Gross Motor Skills
Able to run and walk in a straight line
Jumps, hops and marches
Alternates feet when walking down stairs
Able to stand on one foot for 5 to 10 seconds
Can walk backwards for 5 feet