Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00
Stations of the Cross 2:20
Wild West Gala
End of Second Trimester
Spring Picture Day
Noon dismissal to prepare for Confirmation
Expectations for students entering kindergarten
Kindergarten is an orientation to school. It is a time for children to grow emotionally, socially and acquire academic skills for the future.
A child is likely to approach kindergarten tasks with confidence if he or she can handle most of the following tasks from the checklist below:
__My child can recognize and write his or her name.
__My child can tell a story by looking at the pictures.
__My child can hold a book and turn the pages without damaging the book or the pages.
__My child can listen to stories without interrupting.
__My child can predict what will happen next while I read a story to him or her.
__My child can identify his or her birthday.
__My child can identify most upper and lower case letters.
__My child can write most upper and lower case letters
__My child can draw a person with several recognizable parts.
__My child can hold a pencil correctly.
__My child can count to 20 and recognize numerals 1-10.
__My child can recognize colors.
__My child can draw a picture and talk about what is happening in it.
__Begins to tie shoes
__Takes care of personal needs (zips, buttons, unbuttons, opens food, etc.)
*Read, read, read, read, read!
*Count things out.
*Have your child be an active participant in home activities.
*Encourage your child to draw and write. Have markers, crayons and paper readily available.
*Have your child tell you the letters he or she sees in the world around him or her.
*Help your child learn the basic names of colors. For example, ask, “Is there something blue in this room?”