looking in the direction of kindergarden

Daddy and I feel Big Brother has for the most part mastered the skills he needs on the ‘pre-k level’ and are offically starting to look at and think about Kindergarten for him.  For a lark i took the goals i have currently saved for Kindergarten  (they really need fleshing out and expanding) and ‘assessed’ him on them as of today:   

Kindergarten Check List:

Big Brother


  • RED – Mastered
  • BLUE – he has not mastered but is working on
  • GREEN – do not apply to us / him
  • Black – not started yet

Social Studies

* Meanings of holidays, traditions, and customs
* Understanding and appreciating other cultures
* Individual’s role in family, home, school, and community
* Relationship of the individual to the group
* Work and jobs
* Safety rules and symbols
* Basic human needs
* Self-respect and self-awareness
* Awareness of others
* Location of home and school
* Diagram of home and school


* Observation of everyday, familiar things
* Common animals and plants
* Interrelationships of animals and plants
* Classification of living things
* Farm animals
* Care of pets
* Like and unlike plants
* Indoor plants
* The sun: our principal source of energy
* Weather and seasons
* Temperature
* Light
* Colors
* Senses
* Earth, moon, stars, planets
* Simple measurement
* Beginning experimentation

Language Arts

* Phonics
* Choral reading
* Listening to literature, music, poetry
* Nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables
* Social listening
* Constructing visual images while listening
* Oral communication skills
* Role play
* Following and giving directions
* Paraphrasing and summarizing
* Organizing ideas
* Experience stories
* Relating events and experiences using complete sentences
* Listening for correct speech habits and word usage
* Beginning writing process
* Manuscript handwriting

Health and Safety

* Personal hygiene
* Good eating habits
* Good grooming
* Care of teeth
* Major body parts
* Physical fitness
* Safety to and from school


* Simple counting to 20
* One-to-one relationship
* Concepts of more, less than, same
* Sequence of events
* Correspondence of quantities
* Ordinal-cardinal relationship
* Number-numeral relationship
* Recognition of basic sets
* Meaning of addition and subtraction
* Introduction to number line
* Estimation
* Elementary geometry (shapes)
* Calendar and clock
* Denominations of money
* Basic problem-solving strategies
* Basic chart and graph concepts


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3 responses to “looking in the direction of kindergarden

  1. Crystal

    You are such a great planner.

  2. Alexis

    Is this the end of K goals? I’m just trying to get an idea of where Ilse is at I’m trying to get her through K and 1st grade this year and G through 2nd and 3rd. If this is the end of K goals she is on target if this is entering into K boy was she behind to begin with.

    • these are the end — that is this is a list of what should be accomplished during the kindy year and be mastered by the end.

      these are the very basic goals — I am going to ‘consider Big in kindy for the next 3 semesters’ — but it is alll very looose here. These are NOT the final ‘goals and benchmarks’ DH and shall be ‘checking off’ for our family for kindy — i am still researching and complieing the ‘scope’ we vant to follow as a family — but this is a start. when i get ‘our family’s scope and goals for Kindy” I shall post them :).

      have you seen this: http://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.html



      we just feel he has met the “pre-k” goals and we are looking forward to keep him challanged. However we do not seat work, or minimal, and we are not pushing academics — so i can’t say we are ‘doing’ much. in the fall I might start 5 to 10 minutes a day per- core; we’ll see how he does.

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