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June 9th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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I was just looking at our school district's website and checked out their Kindergarten readiness checklist. Liam hits all the marks! I refuse to believe my baby is that close to school!

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A five-year old with these skills is READY! to succeed at school:
Letters and Sounds
  • Enjoys being read to and can retell a story
  • Recognizes and names 10-15 alphabet letters and their sounds
  • Repeats beginning and ending sounds in words
  • Speaks in complete sentences
  • Prints his or her first name
Math
  • Counts in order from 1 to 20
  • Recognizes number and quantities to 5
  • Names and sorts items by colors, shape and size
  • Understands concepts such as more, less, same, above, below, big and small Social
  • Settles into new groups or situations
  • Can concentrate on a task for 5 minutes
  • Follows simple directions
  • Shows kindness and concern for others
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June 9th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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I was a bit surprised when my sister took her son in for kindergarten registration and they were impressed when he could count to 10.
By this list, Eva would be ready to succeed in kindergarten right now.
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June 9th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Here's the whole page

There's some links at the bottom that are pretty informative.
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June 9th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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The only thing Lily is lacking is the letter sounds. I am sure she knows quite a few but I can't get her to do it with me or for me. She always says "I don't know" before running off to do something else.
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June 9th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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That seems like a pretty simple list for a 5 year old. Aidan has all that except being able to print his own name.

Here, kindergarten starts at age 4 and if Aidan had been born in Dec instead of Jan, he'd be starting this September. I am so glad that's not the case because even though I'm sure he'd be ready, I'm not so sure I would be!!
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June 9th, 2011, 12:08 PM
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My kid is not ready. She needs at least another year and a half of non-formally educated just be a kid and have fun play time childhood yet to go.
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June 9th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Kaija doesn't write her name and getting her to do letter sounds is a bit difficult but she does know some of them.
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June 9th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Maddie can barely draw a smilie face, forget writing her name LOL
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June 9th, 2011, 12:14 PM
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Jasmine has like TWO things on that list... and barely!
Definitely have some work to do there.
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June 9th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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My kid is not ready. She needs at least another year and a half of non-formally educated just be a kid and have fun play time childhood yet to go.
I agree. Lily isn't even close to being emotionally ready. Case in point was Lily's dance class. When she started, she was still 2 when most of the girls were 4. She did fine following directions and participating in conversations with them, but you could tell she just wasn't at their level
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June 9th, 2011, 01:08 PM
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This is what scares me. I feel like he is going to be really bored when he starts school. We may not have anymore kids and if that is the case I might put him in a private school since we may be able to afford it. We have several in my area.
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June 9th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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The only thing on that list Mackenzie is missing is printing her name, though she does know how to write some letters, and she knows it starts m-a-c-k and there's a z and e near the end

Ditto Gillian on the JK timing. I don't think socially Mackenzie would be ready this fall, especially since it's all day every day. My kid still naps! (thank goodness, I'm not complaining!)
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June 9th, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Liam is not socially ready, but I don't think he's terribly far off.

What's crazy to me is to look at that list and think "wow, he's not so little anymore".
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June 9th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Letters and Sounds
check Enjoys being read to and can retell a story
check Recognizes and names 10-15 alphabet letters and their sounds
check Repeats beginning and ending sounds in words
check Speaks in complete sentences
check Prints his or her first name

Math
1-12 Counts in order from 1 to 20
check Recognizes number and quantities to 5
check Names and sorts items by colors, shape and size
check Understands concepts such as more, less, same, above, below, big and small

Social
nope Settles into new groups or situations
check Can concentrate on a task for 5 minutes
check Follows simple directions
check, well, usually. Shows kindness and concern for others






Wow... My little Collin has come so, so far in this past year. You gotta see how well he is coloring and printing! Way beyond the level Thomas is at! Of course he still behaves like a 3 year old, and talks like a 2 year old..

He was supposed to go to pre k 3 this year, but since he didn't get into Thomas' school, and I can't afford Thomas' old school or any of the other good ones and refuse to send him to the public schools around here, he is staying home one more year. Obviously, he is doing well at home. Thomas didn't do preschool at 3, and is right on track with the kids in his class who did.


OMG, Thomas will be in 1st grade next year.
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June 9th, 2011, 06:41 PM
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no where near on the writing/printing and he hates coloring lol.
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June 10th, 2011, 03:28 AM
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Aiden is not even close to writing and not very good at coloring. I believe he knows his letters and numbers but refuse to do it around me. Thankfully, he is learning this in daycare.

The area I think he will always have an issue with is Settles into new groups or situations. He is a very shy boy in new situation and it takes a while. They moved into the 3 year old room a week ago (he would go for a few hours every day but now he is there all day). He is slowly just now starting to warm up and interact with the other children.
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June 10th, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Did anyone go to that school website and look at the list for 3-4 year olds? I thought Madelyn was doing ok on the kindergarten readiness, but she would fail the 3-4 list. We apparently have a lot of work to do this year...
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Haha! Not a chance! I don't think Donovan can do any of those things. Heck, he's just barely figuring out how to make a circle!

Okay, I take it back. He likes being read to, and understands all those concepts in the list, and can concentrate on tasks.

Of course, this isn't news to me. He is nowhere close to being ready for school. He's going to need the next 2 years to grow and learn on his own first.
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June 10th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Did anyone go to that school website and look at the list for 3-4 year olds? I thought Madelyn was doing ok on the kindergarten readiness, but she would fail the 3-4 list. We apparently have a lot of work to do this year...
We'e missing the parts of the book (page, author, etc). What scares me the most is looking at the 1-2 year old list. I know Abri is just shy of 14 months, but she can't really do anything on that list yet. I am hoping that as the months go on, she will get better.
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June 10th, 2011, 11:07 AM
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I think Kayla can do most of that except write her name. I would say that she will be able to do all of that by the time she starts so I'm not worried.
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