Last month, data from the Kindergarten Readiness Screener was released showing that half of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school. The screener gives kindergarten teachers an instructional starting point for their classes.
Students were asked a variety of questions, from their name and age to naming body parts. They also perform motor functions like standing on one foot.
With the screener fresh in the news, I thought I would visit a preschool class to see students before they reach that point. I visited Lisa Cooper and Lori Girvin’s preschool classes at Morganfield Elementary School (Union County). My favorite part about watching a preschool class is that they are learning while having fun and playing. They are excited to learn and do well. You watch with hope that the excitement will stay with them throughout their education.
You can find the results of Kindergarten Readiness Screener in your area by visiting the KDE Open House or by following this link.
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