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Are they Kinder Ready?

There are also steps you can take to make sure your youngster is ready for kindergarten this fall by making sure they can do the following:

  • Recognize and name basic shapes: square, circle, triangle, & rectangle
  • Recognize and name numbers 1-10
  • Count to 20
  • Count 10 objects, pointing to each object as I count aloud
  • Say and/or sing the alphabet
  • Recognize letters from the alphabet; uppercase & lowercase
  • Identify sounds for some of the letters
  • Identify the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, and white
  • Recognize and write my first name
  • Sort items by size, color, and/or shape
  • Hold a book right side up and turn the pages
  • Tell if two words rhyme
  • Listen to a story
  • Put on my coat & zip it up
  • Tie my shoes
  • Take turns in line, stand in line
  • Share
  • Sit quietly & listen
  • Follow simple directions
  • Use the bathroom by myself (including zipping & buttoning pants)
  • Put on my backpack
  • Hold a pencil or crayon and draw
  • Cut with scissors
  • Put things away
  • Hang items on a hook
  • Wash my hands with soap and water
  • Use a tissue to wipe my nose, cough into my elbow
  • Drink from a drinking fountain
  • Raise my hand and wait to be called on
  • Eat lunch independently (including opening any food containers in my lunch)
  • Tell my last name when asked
  • Say my parents’ full names and one of their phone numbers

Shadow Butte Kindergarten Registration

A registration form may be picked up from the school office.   The following materials must be provided in order to complete their registration and place your student in a classroom.   

  • Proof of Residency - Examples: power statement, gas statement, lease agreement, etc 


  • Birth Certificate - Legal proof of birth indicating your child has reached his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1. State Law requires that an original certified birth certificate must be given to school officials at registration. They will not keep the original.


  • Immunization Records - Legal proof that your child has completed all required immunizations. They will not keep the original.