Saturday, August 1, 2015

Spotlight Saturday with a FREEBIE!

Can't believe it's already Saturday! Time for the Spotlight! Thank you so much Erin with Kindergarten Dragons for hosting this weekly link party.

If you would like to participate, just click on this picture above to learn more about it!

This week I have a FREEBIE for Kindergarten teachers. Each month I post a new freebie as a thank you for my followers, so for August, I thought to share this Beginning of the Year Assessment.

 As many of you know, the first things we want to assess in Kindergarten is letters, letter-sound, and number identification. This would be the recording sheet for letters and sounds:

One thing I like to do each time I conduct the assessment is marking the correct answers in a particular color, and write down the date under notes with that same color. Next time I will use a different color, which helps me to see the progress as I follow up on these skills.
Another thing I like to do, is to send a report home, so parents can help their children with those letters or numbers that are not marked off. This is the letter I send home:

Many times after sending this report home, I've noticed a dramatic improvement. Parents really appreciate when you keep them posted about their children's progress, and think about it, what parent doesn't want their child to succeed, right?

So, if you would like to try this, like I said it's absolutely free. So when you have a chance, just stop by my store to grab it.

I hope you can use this! Thank you for reading!


  1. This is such a GREAT resource! It's so important to know what our kinders know when they come to us, since some of them have had preschool and others haven't. At my school, the pre-k and kindergarten students start three days after grades 1-12 so that we can do entry conferences and talk with their parents. I really LOVE the letter that you send home, too! Such a great way to keep parents informed and able to help their child improve!!!
    Thank you so much for linking up for Spotlight Saturday, I had such a great time reading your post and I definitely learned something!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and an amazing start to the school year!!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  2. Thank you so much, too have a fantastic new school year! :)