4th quarter is upon us and your child will be expected to reach several academic benchmarks by the end of Kindergarten. This week I am giving you checklists for each major academic area in order for you to see how your child is progressing towards reaching all of the Kindergarten benchmarks. Please take some time to review the skills listed and ask yourself this question, “Is MY child able to successfully achieve ALL of these skills consistently and independently without adult help?” If your child is experiencing difficulty mastering these kindergarten skills, it may indicate a struggle next year in first grade.
Science and Social Studies:
- Has the ability to understand and explain basic concepts and information
- Respond appropriately when asked basic comprehension questions that begin with Why and How
- Explains, describes and restates basic concepts and information in his or her own words
- Completes projects independently using concepts and information