Some of the students coming into our kindergarten and first grade classrooms this fall are well prepared and ready to learn, while some, sadly are not. The sooner we know what each child is ready to learn, the sooner we can start our small groups, and the better off our students will be!
Pages 4-11 in this packet are one on one assessments, for the child and the teacher, a teacher assistant, or parent volunteer. Pages12-16 are for the children to begin on their own with an adult helping finish up as needed. You can also pace the assessments as you like. I like to do pages 4-11 at one sitting with a child, but you can also do a little each day. Whatever works best for you.
After I use the assessment information to make my small groups, I put each child’s assessments together in a booklet. I like to review them with the parents at parent teacher conferences. I have included a cute cover to make it complete! Don’t forget to copy the completed assessments if you want to keep a copy because I assure you the parents will want to take these home!
~pg 4 Cover page for “Assess Me!” booklets
~pg 5 I Know My ABC’s! Lower Case
~pg 6 I Know My ABC’s! Upper Case
~pg 7 I Know My Sounds!
~pg 8 I Know My Numbers! 1-20 mixed and random to 100.
~pg 9 I Know My Colors!
~pg 10 I Know My Shapes!
~pg 11 I Know Sight Words! a sample of 62 common sight words.
~pg 12 I Know My Address! Draw a picture of their home.
~pg 13 I Know My Phone Numbers!
~pg 14 I Know About Me! first name, last name, age and birthday.
~pg 15 I Like to Write and Draw! Draw a picture and write about it.
~pg 16 Extra writing page for those prolific writers!
~pg 17-18 Our Goals! A teacher record form- Numbered for 26 students.
~pg 19-20 Our Goals! No numbers are on this form in case you prefer that or if needed for extra students.
~pg 21 Our Small Groups! A page to keep track of the small groups you have created with all of this information!
I hope that you find this assessment as valuable in your classroom as I do in mine!
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