What makes a student prepared for Kindergarten? McGregor ISD #4 staff have put together skills your child will need to be successful in kindergarten. For more information you may visit Help Me Grow.


* Prior exposure to letters and numbers; the more exposure the better.

* Being able to grasp a pencil in the proper way.

* Able to sustain attention while others are speaking; for an age appropriate amount of time.

* Making an attempt to write one's own name.

* Able to hold a book correctly and answer simple questions about the pictures.

* Ability to hold paper in place on desk while writing or drawing.

* Exposure/prior practice with scissors, glue, crayons, basic school supplies, etc.


* Knowledge of sharing/turn taking.

* Knowing how to clean up toys.

* Knowledge of the following skills is important:

*Ask permission, follow directions, seeing the teacher as authority figure, asking for help, being able to express oneself without verbal or physical acting out, and being comfortable in a learning environment without parents present.

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