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Developmental Stages and Milestones of a Kindergartner
(We hope that this article by the American School Counselor Assoc. will give you some insight about what your child's progress will be during their Kindergarten Year.)
Is your five-year-old on track? Below are some general development milestones to help you understand your child's progress over the school year. Keep in mind that every child is different and may not fit perfectly into this framework.
Where They Are
The average five-year-old is good, helpful, and conforming. He: Attempts only things he knows he can do.
Needs attention, affection, and praise.
Is energetic and fidgety.
Has a short attention span.
May show opposite extremes of behavior.
May become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.
Where They're Going
School isn't just academics: Your child's teachers are also helping her grow socially. At five-years-old, your child is learning to understand herself. You can help by encouraging her as she: Develops a positive, realistic self-image.
Learns to respect herself.
Begins to understand her own uniqueness.
Gains awareness of her feelings.
Learns to express feelings.
Learns how to participate in groups.
Begins to learn from her mistakes.
Georgia Performance Standards: A World-Class Curriculum for Our Schools
With the Georgia Performance Standards driving instruction across the state, we will be well on our way to achieving our goal: that Georgia will lead the nation in improving student achievement.
The Georgia Performance Standards document includes four major components:
Content standards state the purpose and direction the content is to take, and are generally followed by elements that identify specific learning goals associated with the standard.
Keyed to the relevant standards, these are suggested tasks that demonstrate to teachers what students should know and be able to do during or by the end of the course. Some tasks can serve as activities that will help students achieve the learning goals of the standard, while others can be used to assess student learning; many serve both purposes.
|SAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK
Examples of successful student work are included to specify what it takes to meet the standard and to enable both teachers and students to see what meeting the standard "looks like." You will notice that the student work is not perfect, and it is not intended to be; it shows the ongoing process of learning, and indicates the meeting of standards.
Teacher commentary is meant to open the pathways of communication between students and the classroom teacher. Showing students why they did or did not meet a standard enables them to take ownership of their own learning.
The new Georgia Performance Standards are meant to raise the level of expectation for ALL students in Georgia.