An exciting time of exploration and growth where your child’s motor coordination increases, as well as his or her sense of independence, self-reliance, and self-confidence.
“Kindergarten is such a special grade. The amount of physical, emotional, social, and mental growth a kindergartner experiences during the course of the school year is unlike the growth experienced in any other grade. Students enter the kindergarten classroom with their sweet baby-like faces usually knowing very little about how to properly express their emotions, critically think, or diligently work. Students leave kindergarten knowing how to properly voice their emotions and options, answer reading comprehension questions, and work independently. Above all, kindergarten at Trinity is special because our students have the opportunity to start understanding who God is through our spiritually focused curriculum.”
Briana Hill, Kindergarten Teacher
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Kindergarten is an exciting time of exploration and growth where your child’s motor coordination increases, as well as his or her sense of independence, self-reliance, and self-confidence. As the year progresses, kindergarteners are expected to complete assignments with less outside help, take on more responsibilities, and follow rules more accurately.
Getting ready for school can be an anxious time for parents as well as kids, as we wonder if our children are prepared. Here is a list of skills often expected at the beginning of Kindergarten:
- Identify some letters of the alphabet.
- Grip a pencil, crayon, or marker correctly (with the thumb and forefinger supporting the tip)
- Write first name using upper- and lowercase letters, if possible
- Count to ten.
- Classify objects according to their size, shape, and quantity.
- Speak using complete sentences
- Identify rhyming words.
- Use scissors, glue, paint, and other art materials with relative ease.
- Repeat full name, address, phone number, and birthday
- Play independently or focus on one activity with a friend for up to 10 minutes
- Manage bathroom needs
- Get dressed
- Follow directions
- Clean up after self
- Listen to a story without interrupting
- Separate from parents easily
Don’t panic if your child hasn’t nailed everything on the list: Kids learn a lot in kindergarten. What’s more important is to wean children from relying on you to do things they could do themselves, such as zipping a jacket or tying shoes. Give your child the chance to show you what they can do — you might be in for a few surprises!