• Kindergarten Syllabus

    Mrs. Klope

    The following are objectives our Kindergarten students will be working to achieve prior to promotion to first grade:


    1. Observe rules
    2. Develop self confidence/awareness
    3. Take care of equipment
    4. Take part in all activities
    5. Speak aloud before the class
    6. Raise hand before speaking
    7. Take turns and learning to share
    8. Keep hands, feet, etc. to self
    9. Use an appropriate voice level inside/outside
    10. Follow group instructions
    11. Listen without interrupting
    12. Finish a task on time
    13. Develop the ability to work independently
    14. Learn to resolve conflict and work with others

     Gross and Fine Motor Development

    1. Coloring within the lines and coloring neatly
    2. Cutting carefully
    3. Putting on their own outdoor clothes and gym shoes (tie, button, zip, snap)
    4. Skipping
    5. Tracing carefully
    6. Printing neatly

    Kindergarten Lifeskills

    1. Recite Days of the Week/Months of the Year
    2. Recite full name (first, middle, last)
    3. Reciting address
    4. Recite birthday
    5. Recite telephone number 
    6. Reciting the U.S. pledge to the flag
    7. Recognizing written name
    8. Recognizing left and right

    Readiness for Reading/Literacy

    1. Using sentences when talking
    2. Hearing/identifying words that rhyme
    3. Looking at a picture and being able to explain it
    4. Comprehend, recall, retell age appropriate text
    5. Writing name (first/last)
    6. Recite alphabet (forward and backward)
    7. Name and recognize letters, both uppercase and lowercase
    8. Make and understand letter-sound association
    9. Hear and distinguish words beginning/ending with certain sounds
    10. Identify sight words
    11. Recognize/read 10 basic color words
    12. Recognize/read words for numbers 0-10
    13. Read on-level books using known sight words
    14. Spell words and write a simple sentence using invented spelling
    15. Write simple sentences using correct punctuation and sentence structure.


    1. Count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s
    2. Recognize and name numbers 1-100
    3. Count sets with 0-100 (5’s, 10’s, etc.)
    4. Write numbers 0-100
    5. Identify and understand sets 0-100
    6. Identify and name basic shapes
    7. Understand more/less
    8. Understand ordinal numbers (order 1st-5th)
    9. Tell what comes before, after, in between
    10. Put numbers in number order (dot-to-dot, number line, etc.)
    11. Identify and know the value of penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
    12. Add and subtract sets
    13. Demonstrate positional words (over, under, in between, around, etc.)
    14. Count to 20 by 2’s
    15. Count backwards from 20

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    There is one scheduled conference during the first semester, after the first grading period.  Conferences may be requested at other times by either parent or teacher request.



    At the beginning of the year, it is hard to tell exactly how your child is doing by looking at your child’s papers.  Much of the work is completed cooperatively in class.  As the year progresses, your child will learn how to work independently.

     We also are creating portfolios of checklists, pictures, and work samples to complete our findings for the Illinois KIDS program.  Throughout the year, we will collect data to track your child’s progress through Kindergarten Readiness. 

     We now complete the kindergarten progress report using ESGI. Each quarter you will receive a progress report showing growth in different skill areas.

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at school 995-2142. 

     Thank you for your support!


    ~Mrs. Klope