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1.06.2009

Kindergarten Readiness

Ok, Lil' J - you're up next!

Hmm. Is my giggly, silly, march to the beat of his own drummer son really ready for The Big K this fall? His father was expressing doubt last night, which started me thinking about the whole thing.

It's difficult for me to really tell, because at the age that he is now (4 1/2), his sister was reading and writing simple (4-6 word) sentences. I know that's a little ahead of the curve as far as early language skills (btw, to compensate she was behind socially - she had much anxiety and shyness, which thankfully she's outgrown). It leaves me with the inability to judge J's preparedness, because he's not quite as advanced as his sister, so acck! He must not be ready, right?

Wrong!! (yippee).

Here are a couple of handy checklists I found, to which I was able to answer "yes, yes, yes," repeatedly for J. I guess he won't have to repeat preschool after all ;-)

http://www.nvsd44.bc.ca/sites/pdf/12/12-160-1815.pdf

http://www.vbschools.com/kindergarten/checklist.pdf

Phew!!
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4 comments:

Tammy said...

My daughter is in high school, but my son is going to start pre-school in the Fall. I think I'm more worried about it then him. LOL

JEANNE said...

I know how you feel - I think everything is harder on us!! Sheesh what they put us through without even knowing, lol

Jaina said...

I'm sure he'll do just fine. How are you doing with the idea?

JEANNE said...

I'm ok now that I've read over the checklists. I sat with him today and asked him to draw me a picture of himself and he did, then wrote his name on it, and then A,B,C,S,and T. Not rocket science, but good to go for Kindergarten :-)

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