1. Being able to sit in a classroom setting for extended periods of time:
Kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to be able to sit in a classroom setting for the majority of the school day. This includes being able to sit quietly and listen to teachers, as well as working on tasks independently.
2. Knowing how to hold a pencil:
Most kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to know how to hold a pencil correctly. This means using an overhand grip and gripping the pencil close to the writing point.
3. Recognizing letters and numbers:
All kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to be able to recognize some letters and numbers by the time they finish kindergarten. This may include knowing the alphabet, recognizing simple number combinations, and being able to count up to 25.
4. Being able to follow simple instructions:
Kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to be able to follow simple instructions from their teachers. This includes things like sitting down when asked, raising their hand when they want permission to speak, and completing tasks assigned by their teacher.
5. Being able to communicate with teachers and classmates:
Kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to be able to communicate with their classmates and teachers. This includes speaking clearly and politely, as well as knowing when it is appropriate to speak (such as during circle time or when asked a question by the teacher).
6. Having basic social skills:
Kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to have some basic social skills, such as being able to share materials with classmates, taking turns speaking, and waiting for their turn in line.
7. Understanding that school is important and required:
All kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to understand that going to school is important and required. They should understand that attending school every day is necessary in order to learn new things and become successful later in life.
8. Motivation to succeed in school and in life:
All kindergarteners in Michigan are also expected to have some level of motivation for succeeding in school and life. This may manifest itself as a desire to learn more, wanting approval from peers or adults, or simply having a positive attitude towards schoolwork and learning new things.
9. A positive attitude towards learning:
Along with motivation, all kindergarteners in Michigan are also expected to have a positive attitude towards learning new things. This means being open-minded towards new experiences, being willing to try new things, and having a general love for learning.
10. Open-mindedness towards new things and experiences:
As mentioned before, all kindergarteners in Michigan are expected to be open-minded towards new things and experiences. This includes being willing to try new foods, meet new people, and explore different aspects of the world around them.