Kindergarten What skills must my child master in order to be promoted to first grade?
There are two domains that must be mastered before your child can be promoted. 1.Math 2.Phonics/Language Arts
Phonics • What does Phonics consist of? • Uppercase and Lowercase Letters • Letter Sounds • Blending sounds to make words
Phonics Programs • Scotts Foresman Phonics • Teaches letter sound as well as beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words. • Teaches new vocabulary. • Teaches correct ways to write the letters.
Phonics Programs cont. • Saxon Phonics • Teaches letter sounds and blending letters to make words. • Teaches beginning sounds and visual discrimination of words. • Helps to match capital and lower case letters.
Promotional Requirements for 1st Grade • Recognizes and identifies capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet • Recognizes and identifies letter sounds • Recognizes and writes first name • Recognizes Shapes • Counts a number of objects to 30 • Identifies numbers 0-20 • Reads 30 sight words in a minute
Sight Word Standard • ELAKR4 The student demonstrates the ability to read orally with speed, accuracy, and expression. The student a. Reads previously taught high frequency words at the rate of 30 words correct per minute.
Sight words • Sight words are words that children should be able to memorize. They are not always spelled phonetically, therefore students should be able to recognize them quickly. • Ex. little, of, what
Sight Words • Each nine week grading period, there is a new list of 25 sight words. There are 100 total for the year. • By the end of the year, every child should be able to read at least 30 sight words in one minute. • In order to be promoted to first grade, they should at least know 30 words.
Suggested Sight Word Activities • Flash cards • Sight word concentration • Make sight words with magnetic letters on cookie pan or refrigerator • Writing sight words in shaving cream • Sight word BINGO
Kindergarten Testing GKIDS Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills The GKIDS is given monthly throughout the year. Parents will receive a score report at the end of the year.
More Facts about the GKIDSAssessment: • There are seven domains that are tested on the GKIDS. • Literacy • Math • Social Development • Social Studies • Science • Approaches to Learning • Motor Skills
Levels of Mastery are determined by using two to five levels of performance. • Not Yet Demonstrated • Emerging • Progressing • Meets Standard • Exceeds Standard
Score reports reflect a readiness for first grade. Score Reports