Transitional Kinder

Transitional Kinder covers age 4. Below is a list of what you can expect your child to know by the end of their Transitional Kinder year.

  • Measure objects using non-standard units (for example, the table is four teddy bears high)
  • Can alphabetize frequency words
  • Read and interpret graphs
  • Write independently from the white board or book to their paper
  • Build addition and subtraction families to 5 (for example, 2+3=5, 1+4=5, 5-3=2, etc.)
  • Work independently at their desk
  • Listen to longer sets of directions
  • Read directions off the board, although some children may still have difficulty with this
  • Sit in a chair for a longer period of time
  • Relate experiences in greater detail and in a logical way
  • Distinguish left from right
  • Be able to plan ahead
  • Be able to memorize and recite facts, although they may not have a deep understanding of them
  • Write words with letter-combination patterns such as words with a silent e
  • Write complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation
  • Read aloud books with accuracy and understanding
  • Count change and dollar bills
  • Tell time to the hour, half-hour, quarter and minute
  • Quickly answer addition and subtraction facts for sums up to 20
  • Complete two & three-digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping
  • Begin to reason and concentrate
  • Improve his ability to process information
  • Work cooperatively with a partner or small group
  • Make connections between concepts so he will be better able to compare and contrast ideas
  • Expand his vocabulary
  • Read fluently with expression
  • Computer savvy
  • And more…
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