Later in the year, children will asked to complete the more complicated task of suggesting rhyming words. Report any problems with this site to This web site designed by Joanne Riedl and updated by Jeremy Knackert for Sylvia Rimm and Educational Assessment Service, Inc. There is no need to go into great detail about your professional success or the impressive degrees you have earned. Teachers expect to occasionally help mediate disagreements between children. Beginning of Kindergarten Teachers understand that children may feel nervous during the first week of school. Children will be introduced to other adults in the school community, including librarians, music, art or P. Children are expected to follow all classroom rules and to respect all property in the room.
Are you being too hard on yourself? I have to admit I sometimes miss small details, but I always make sure I have someone who is detail-oriented on my team. If your child is unhappy about coming to school, there could be an emotive reason behind it. Preschool teachers expect students to hold scissors correctly and be able to cut on a straight or slightly curved line with moderate accuracy. Children are expected to interpret information and instructions from these less-familiar adults as well as from their classroom teachers. Not sure where to start? Soon after the start of the kindergarten year, teachers hope that their students will know and accurately name the right and left sides of their bodies. Many children may still have difficulty maintaining focus and eye contact with the teacher during the entire 15 minutes. When asked about your weaknesses in a job interview, don't panic.
However, teachers expect that children will separate from their parents with some hesitation and be willing to engage in the activities presented by the teacher. You can use this to highlight your most relevant strengths during job interviews. If your daughter is bossy with her friends, perhaps she would thrive given leadership opportunities. After two weeks, children should be able to remember where all materials are kept, where their locker is, and where they are assigned to sit during a group lesson. Beginning of Preschool When children start preschool, they are expected to recognize their first name printed in upper case letters.
Children should also comfortably handle small objects such as counting rods, beads, or beans and easily manipulate buttons, snaps and zippers on clothing. Then tell your child the strengths you have observed in her while explaining weaknesses. After that time, children are expected to tie their own shoes. If your daughter takes forever to finish homework, is this an indication that she can focus her attention for long periods of time or is she extremely detail-oriented? She likes Amy better than me. Instead, make sure the weakness you select is not critical to the job, and mention in your interview the ways you plan to improve upon this weakness. Unlike hard skills, these are skills that are hard to quantify; they are your personality traits, your abilities, and your social skills. Some children may need to be reminded to wait patiently.
Children are expected to interact comfortably and independently with peers in play and work situations with little or no adult assistance. In addition, children will be expected to articulate their thought process when sorting, such as explaining how some of the buttons were big and some were small and how there were two shades of blue, for example. Even behaviors that seem negative can provide clues. My strength is probably my ability to deal with people. What are the child's strengths and interests? Assessing your weaknesses Let's get the hard part out of the way first—your weaknesses.
Others seem to follow his lead for good or into trouble! Some kids don't like to share, some might be easily distracted, and some might need to work on their manners, etc. Hopefully, you have done your research rather than decided to apply to every school in your area. Children are expected to identify distinct words in a spoken sentence and count the number of words as a sentence is said aloud. Pay particular attention to what your child chooses to do with his free time. Academic strengths are important to note when applying for college since the environment is often competitive.
You may take what others say too seriously and too personally. Children are also expected to be able to wait patiently for needed help, if the teacher is working with another child. Children will also be expected to understand the concept of rhyming and should be able to identify when two words rhyme. We recently had some issues with our child taking religious instruction too literally. This information is not intended to be used as a checklist of skills for your child to master by a specified time.
Many children may be able to count, perhaps with some hesitation, by ones, twos or tens up to 100. Even early in the year, teachers will not repeat directions. This is probably the most dreaded part of the question. Remember that the ultimate goal is finding the school that is going to best support and nurture your child so he can reach his potential. Could also audition for the school play, or join the debate club for practice talking in front of others. It should not be considered as medical, legal, technical or therapeutic advice, and is not intended to substitute for informed professional diagnosis, advice or therapy. Cognitive and fine motor skills are evident in children who understand how to play.
You might consider extracurricular opportunities. My Height Wish I was Taller Good Reader Average in Math Friendly Sometimes forget Chores How Soft my Voice Is Good Helper Persistent Stubborn My curly Hair Understanding of my friends A Little Shy Create a Schedule showing when I have Chores to do. Then children are expected to write letters freehand by following a guide at the top of the page. Creativity, critical-thinking skills, communications skills, problem-solving skills, listening skills and perseverance can all be considered academic strengths. What has helped you encourage the strengths in your children? It is common for there to be two children of the same name in a class, and your child will be expected to recognize the differences between the similarly named students. Additionally, some children may need assistance from an adult to calm down during a stressful situation, such as when another child is working with an item they wish to have or when a child is unable to complete a specific task. Children are expected to use visual discrimination skills to help them understand information presented during science or social studies units of study.
Her feelings are easily hurt. Children should be able to distinguish between similarly formed letters such as B and P or J and L and similarly formed numbers such as 10 and 100 or 9 and 6. This will show that you work hard, but it will be a more honest answer. Children are expected to count accurately from one to ten, even if they are counting by rote memorization and are unable to apply one-to-one correspondence to amounts greater than five. Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate more on professional traits.