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Kirksville R-III School District

Kirksville Primary School


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Kindergarten Goals and Expectations

The following skills are helpful for your child to know before coming to kindergarten

Sit down and listen to teacher

Recognize name

Write name

Identify the letters in their name

Count to 10

Take care of personal needs (bathroom, zip, button, tying shoes, etc.)

Understand and use good manners (table, people, etc.)

Know personal information (first & last name, parent’s names, birthday, address and phone number)

Know about sharing, taking turns, and working with others

Know the 8 basic colors (red, green, yellow, blue, orange, purple, brown and black)

By Christmas your child should be able to:

Write their name as taught in school

Know their shapes

Identify and write numbers to 10

Make sets with numbers to 10

Sequencing numbers to 10

Print upper and lower case letters introduced

Show cooperation, respect and responsibility towards teachers and students

Follow directions

Show self help skills (eg. zip, tie, button)

By the end of Kindergarten your child should be able to:

Know basic sight words

Read simple 3 letter words

Knows all letters and sounds

Write first and last name appropriately

Identify and write numbers to 20

Make sets of objects to 20

Count to 100

Be able to write a simple sentence

Read on kindergarten level