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Please note this IS one school's assessment form. This does NOT mean that every school uses this same assessment form. In fact, I know our school system uses an entirely different system, which seems to be a bit more difficult and asks things I would not expect a child to know until the END of Kindergarten, which is why we're NOT using it.... maybe next year when he's actually in K!)
So, what has he learned in the past 3 months?
- recognize basic shapes, colors, upper and lower case letters, sounds for all letters.
- recognizes MOST of digits 0- 20. He missed 15, 13, 20, 19, and 12. He told me 20 was two-zero, then when I told him it was 20, he said, "Awww... I knew that!" Likewise, I think he figured out the last few were "teens," because he called 12 "two-teen."
basic skills: (top sheet shown in photo)
- recognizes name
- prints first and last name
- knows age, birthday, parents names, address, phone number
- left from right
- days of the week and months of the year
- recites alphabet
- forms UPPERCASE letters properly
- is beginning to read and write CVC words
- ALMOST counts to 100 (counted to 89 the other day on his own, and then said the next number was 40! Darn! He was soooo close!)
- skipcounts by 10's to 100
- writes numbers correctly 0 - 10
- identifies coins -- quarter, nickel, dime, penney
- identifies numbers 20 - 100
Goals for the next 3 months (next assessment update on February 28):
- work on where are we in the world (city, state, country, continent, planet) See my friend Karen's blog for a GREAT idea on how to make this more hands-on, and very similar to the pink tower.
- write full name (first, middle, last with proper formation of upper/lowercase letters)
- proper formation of lowercase letters (finish HWT book)
- work on CVC/pink Montessori words
- begin work on clapping syllables.
- LEARN THOSE TEEN numbers!
- recognize and have some numerical understanding of 2 and 3 digit numbers
- skipcount by 5's and review 10's
- begin exchanging values, i.e. if 11 items are put out, exchange 10 of them for a 10-bar, and recognize that the number is 1 10-bar and 1 unit = 11. (In Montessori, this is the bank game.)
- begin counting money in terms of dimes/pennies and nickels/pennies
- introduce addition