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Kindergarten screening Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55036 posts
17th May '13

So after being told a few months ago that there is no screening in my district, I got a letter saying that Cora's screening is in 2 weeks. Joy.

They didn't say what she needs to know for kinder

Here are some of her skills

Can count to 100 with minimal help
cut basic shapes
add and subtract small amounts
can zipper, but not button
can do 48 piece puzzles with minimal help
able to recite her favorite stories
has about 30 sight words (mostly colors and 3-4 letter words)
can write every letter of the alphabet.
can write her name (first and last)
knows her address and my phone number


I'm not really worried about her academically, but more socially. She is good with kids, but she lacks focus.

I'm trying to make home more like school. (have to sit for lunch, allotted time for activities etc)

Any other tips or what she needs to know?

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
17th May '13

Since she can write her letters and stuff that is good.
With Maxwell's some of the stuff they did was their letter sounds, recognizing letters and shapes, numbers, and of course their own names.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
17th May '13

I think she'll be fine. We wanted to make sure our son (he's 5) would be good for NY and PA because we weren't sure where we would send him/be living. We decided on PA because we like the schools better.



The took him from me for the readiness but said he passed with flying colors. He told me, "they didn't ask me my letters OR my numbers, mom." He did tell me that they went through a bunch of cards and he had to pick out the numbers and letters, (by sight) he had to rhyme words, he did some sight words. They did shapes as well. He also told them his address and phone number, and his parents names he told me. He also wrote out his name for them and had to color a picture of a person (they gave him the outline).

After that they did speech screening, vision and hearing, and screened for headstart which I knew he didn't need so I skipped altogether.

My friends in NY said that they did half that. I was surprised to hear that.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
17th May '13

She looks good for K



Work on writing & recognizing numbers 1-30
Knowing all the sounds of the letters including both vowel sounds



Is she getting an IEP? She will probably need one for her anxiety. It will help you & them have a plan for any outbursts.

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4124 posts
17th May '13

Hah, no. It sounds like your daughter could probably skip kindergarten and be just fine, lol.
It's all about counting and writing numbers to 30, learning to write and spell name and address, colors, and simple words (cat, dog, man, etc). Cutting and gluing, and playing. She'll be perfect, don't worry!

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55036 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:" She looks good for K Work on writing & recognizing numbers 1-30 Knowing all the sounds of the letters ... [snip!] ... Is she getting an IEP? She will probably need one for her anxiety. It will help you & them have a plan for any outbursts."


I don't know if she will be getting an IEP, but she has an intake appointment with Behavioral Health on the 28th of this month. She isn't actually dx'd with anything.



Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55036 posts
17th May '13
Quoting VeggieBurglar:" Hah, no. It sounds like your daughter could probably skip kindergarten and be just fine, lol. It's all ... [snip!] ... and address, colors, and simple words (cat, dog, man, etc). Cutting and gluing, and playing. She'll be perfect, don't worry!"



we had parent night already and they said that kids will be counting to 100 by the end of the year. i was like, um, my kid can already do that. She just gets 60 and 70 mixed up from time to time.



The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4124 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" we had parent night already and they said that kids will be counting to 100 by the end of the year. ... [snip!] ... by the end of the year. i was like, um, my kid can already do that. She just gets 60 and 70 mixed up from time to time. "

Wow, that's a lot different than the school district I work for! But, yeah. She sounds like one smart cookie. I imagine she will screen above average, for sure.

AshWinsMomma 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 161 posts
17th May '13

my district doesn't do screenings, but my daughter is in kindergarten right now, soon to be finished :) but everything you mentioned is literally what they teach them lol they do counting to 100, shapes, writing, and sight words/sounding out words...yours will be fine!
my daughter had an issue at the beginning with focusing/not paying attention, but as the year went out she got better on her own and does really well now

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting VeggieBurglar:</b>" Hah, no. It sounds like your daughter could probably skip kindergarten and be just fine, lol. It's all ... [snip!] ... and address, colors, and simple words (cat, dog, man, etc). Cutting and gluing, and playing. She'll be perfect, don't worry!"</blockquote>




My son is just about to finish K. He had to know how to read to step2, over 100 sight words, count to 111, write numbers to 30, addition & subtraction of under 10, know all shapes including hexagon, how to cut & glue carefully, color inside the lines & much more. There is a lot they learn in K

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" I don't know if she will be getting an IEP, but she has an intake appointment with Behavioral Health on the 28th of this month. She isn't actually dx'd with anything. "</blockquote>




I would talk with the school social worker. Let her know any & all of your concerns. She will be able to help you get any resources to help Cora succeed in school.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
17th May '13

Sounds good to me.

We dont have screening here at all, never knew they di dthat actually. lol Thats new to me. But here kinder starts 3.5 to 4 yrs old. depending on when your birthday is.

My dd started in sept for kinder at 4.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55036 posts
17th May '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Sounds good to me. We dont have screening here at all, never knew they di dthat actually. lol Thats ... [snip!] ... to me. But here kinder starts 3.5 to 4 yrs old. depending on when your birthday is. My dd started in sept for kinder at 4."


I think they do it to group the students by skill.



And kinder in the states usually starts at 5

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I think they do it to group the students by skill. And kinder in the states usually starts at 5"



Ah I see.

Ya I know it starts at 5 in the states. I would hate that. lol I like the 3.5 to 4 yrs old starting school. lol They start 5 days a week full days. Is it half days there?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55036 posts
17th May '13
n ds Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Ah I see. Ya I know it starts at 5 in the states. I would hate that. lol I like the 3.5 to 4 yrs old starting school. lol They start 5 days a week full days. Is it half days there?"


Depends on where you are. Some are half day kinder, some are full. My district is full day