Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3413 Students in the primary grades grow and change a great deal from year to year. This section provides an overview of the key physical and emotional developments, along with the academic expectations, for each grade level. Keep in mind that children all develop differently. Kindergarten Is your child ready for kindergarten? Most school districts require that certain skills be mastered before a child starts kindergarten. For instance, newly registered kindergartners are generally expected to be able to do the following:  say their full name  follow simple instructions  recite some nursery rhymes  retell a familiar event or story  correctly identify colors  identify some letters in the alphabet  write their first name  identify basic shapes such as star, circle, and square  match objects (socks, shoes, mittens, gloves)  notice what is the same about objects and what is different  attempt to count to 10 Children entering kindergarten should also be able to:  make choices  take turns  share with others  help with chores at home The Primary Grades Year by Year