Last week I took Lilly into her new school to have her tested for Kindergarten.
Since she will go into kindergarten at only 4 years old, they wanted to test her to see if she is ready. Because of how her birthday falls, she will start kindergarten at 4 years old and turn 5 years old 3 months into school!!
She was SO excited that she was going to school. She got up, took her bath, got dressed in a cute new outfit, got her Dora backpack & was ready to go!!
When we got there was a little bit of a different story. She had a semi-worried look on her face. She wasn't quite sure if she wanted me to leave her or not. She kept asking me to go with her to the classroom.
But, her teacher, Mrs. McCourtie was very reassuring and gentle with her. I am actually very happy that she is getting this teacher for kindergarten, she usually teaches 3rd grade & has been Kimberlyn's teacher. She is one of the nicest, most patient, wonderful teachers that I've seen in a long time! So, she told Lilly that it was okay, and she was going to take her to her classroom and that her mommy would be there to get her when she was done. So, Lilly was off!!!
After Lilly was done with her testing her teacher took us to the kindergarten classroom to look around. Lilly was excited, but very calm. It was interesting to see her reactions to the whole situation.
The results of the testing were that Lilly is completely ready to start kindergarten in her teacher's opinion. She said Lilly can recognize & write 9 letters of the alphabet. She can count to 20. She knows all of her colors. And she knows all of her shapes (except oval). Mrs. McCourtie said that was very good being that she is only 4 1/2 years old.
She also said Lilly was very sweet and also very curious & eager to learn. She said if Lilly didn't know the answer to a question, she would say "I don't know. What is it?"...which is very uncommon according to the teacher, she said most children will just say that they don't know & that's it! Her only suggestion was that we keep working on letter & number recognition during the summertime.
We have already been doing that, we got Lilly some flash cards & she does really good with that. I'm pretty sure she already knows more letters of the alphabet than she did even last week. When we walked into Wal-Mart she told me "That's a 'w' & a 'a' & a 'l' & a 'm' & a 'a' & a..what's that one?"...lol...eager to learn Lilly Flowers! Kindergarten...here we come!!!!