Jul 25, 2008

Five Things Kindergarteners Need to Know & a Giveaway!

Today's guest blogger is Stacey Kannenberg from Central Valley Publishing and Mom Central. She is also the author of Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let's Get Ready For First Grade!


Thirty-eight states complain that children are not showing up ready for Kindergarten and yet where are the public service announcements alerting parents on the 5 things that kids need to know for that first day of school? Make sure to pass this information on to all your friends with kids getting ready for that first day of school.

The following are the 5 Things Kindergartener’s Need to Know and will be tested on within the first month of Kindergarten:


  1. The upper case alphabet out of sequence or mixed up. Kids will be asked to name the letters listed, such as: B, D, X, K, J, M, O, etc.
  2. The numbers to 10, out of sequence or mixed up. Kids will be asked to name the letters, listed, such as: 2, 5, 9, 8, 1, 3, 4, etc.
  3. Kids will be asked to identify basic colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
  4. Kids will be asked to identify basic shapes: circle, diamond, rectangle, triangle, oval and square
  5. Kids will be asked to identify basic coins: penny, nickel and dime


As the year progresses, Kindergartener’s will need to know both upper and lower case letters and numbers to 30, out of sequence. More colors and shapes will be added including hexagon and octagon and more coins such as quarter and dollar. Children need to know their name, address and phone number and be able to get dressed for outside play and use the bathroom independently, to make that first year a success!

And now, the giveaway...

If you have found your way here via the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by. If you're a regular reader, welcome back. I will be giving away one of each of the books mentioned above. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Be sure and leave contact information and tell me which book you'd like to have if you win. Also, let me know if you or someone you know is affected by ADHD or learning disabilities. That's it! Pretty easy, right? I will pick two winners at noon on Saturday, August 1st. U.S. shipping only.





2008 Copyright Stacey Kannenberg, Cedar Valley Publishing, Author of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!

57 comments:

  1. Hi - I am on blogger and can be reached via my blog. I am emailed all comments.

    I would love the 1st grade book for my baby. My oldest daughter has ADHD.

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  2. I am dyslexic. We homeschool, so I don't know if all the ideas in these books will apply to us quite the same way, but I have one preparing for 1st grade right now, so the first grade book would be interesting. Thanks for sponsoring this give-away. :)

    InnerBeauty AT AffordableMineralMakeup DOT com

    http://www.InnerBeautyGirls.com
    http://www.HannahsHopeBook.com

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  3. Hi my daughter is entering kindergarten and I do worry that she may not be as prepared as she ought to be. We work daily on writing letters and numbers and spelling her name but all the new material is appreciated for her and me! Thanks for the entry :)
    tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com

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  4. HI, I would love to win a copy of "Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!" My nephew will be starting Kindergarten this fall. He is a little hyperactive at this point. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I would love Ready for Kindergarten, my son starts next year. My oldest son is ADHD, he's almost 18 years old and has been tested many times for LD which always comes up borderlined. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    actsm@hotmail.com

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  6. I'd love these books! I have a little one entering first grade, and a little one that will enter Kindergarten next year. He has a hearing impairment, and we try to give him as much help ahead of time as possible, to prepare him for school. These books would be invaluable to us! thanks for offering them in the giveaway!

    dkkwhcs at yahoo dot com

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  7. We don;t know about ADHD in our son yet...it's a little itch in the back that we think about while school is in session. He will be going into first grade next month so that is the book we would want.

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  8. My daughter is adopted and we have sibling relationships. Not only is her brother, L-, affected by ADHD, but also obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette's. Her sister, J-, has an adopted brother that is also affected by ADHD and obsessive-compulsive disorder with some bladder and bowel control issues mixed in. (From birth mom's drug abuse while in utero.)

    Oh, and K-, is 4 1/2 and is prepping for Kindergarten! Thank you for offering something so useful!

    art and nature [at] juno *dot* com

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  9. I would love to win the Kindergarten book for my little girl. Thanks for the contest and I love you blog!
    katiesmommy1 at gmail dot com

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  10. Oh wow, I would love to win this giveaway! My lil man will start school this year and this would be a great way to get him ready.

    Thanks so much for the chance!

    Linda

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  11. cool giveaway. this would be great for my 4 yr old. thanks

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  12. Looks like something that could be very helpful for my kiddos!

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  13. This would be very helpful with my kiddos!

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  14. My son will be starting Kindergarten this Fall so the Kindergarten book would be wonderful! My niece was diagnosed with ADHD about 2 years ago. She has certainly improved a lot in those 2 years though!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    sagirl2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. One of my children has learning disabilities, and my mom, who lives with me, has adult ADD.
    My 4yo is ready for Kindergarten, but the school will not budge on the being 5 before it starts rule. So, we are going to be homeschooling this year.

    qtpies5 at msn.com

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  16. I would love to win "Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten" for my granddaughter. She'll start next year. Thanks for the chance to win!

    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  17. I would love the Let's get ready for Kindergarten book...it would be great to help us prepare for next year.
    owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

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  18. Guess I'll be first!

    My oldest son ADHD. He is 8 yrs old (heading into 3rd grade) and was diagnosed with ADHD in January.

    If I win, I'd like to have the Getting Ready for Kingergarten book for my middle son.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. This sounds like a great resource for parents. Not everyone knows that they are expected to know so much when they start kindergarten. I remember sand, naps & letter people LOL! We have our dd in pre-school to give her a head start.

    The 2 kids I babysit are in special ed classes, they are going to be 9 next month and are somewhere between K and 2nd grade in their skills. The K book would be most relevant to me, but either would be helpful!

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  20. wud luv this...my sis knows kids with adhd...shes a speech therapist n Id luv to gift these books to her

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  21. I love the kindergarten book! I have a brother-in-law who is handicapped and also a niece who is hearing impaired, and has a little trouble learning (might be ADHD, but not sure).
    juliebrookeneff(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Awesome give away! My bi one starts kindergarten this fall and I am so nervous!

    My sister has ADHD.

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  23. What fun books! My daughter is homeschooling and the First Grade book would be a great addition to our library! We don't have an learning disabilities in the family (that we know of in the kids already schooling) but my daughter has several friends with ADHD. Their butterfly personalities match my daughter's very nicely. It may be a lot of energy, but how can anyone not appreciate the enthusiasm that comes with it?

    chrisjenn@ilovejesus.net
    http://whitetrashmama.blogspot.com

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  24. I would love the Kindergarten one for my son
    ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

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  25. My twins would love these books! We have a number of children in our church that are affected with ADD/ADHD.

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  26. This would be awesome to help my daughter learn. I would love the Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten book. Thanks! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

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  27. What perfect timing!
    I have a little one starting kindergarten in 3 weeks!

    She will be in the ESE class which has many children with learning disabilities.

    thanks for the chance to win!
    JamiC61(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Great giveaway!

    innachika (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I could use both of these as my boys are each at that point. I guess I'd rather have the 1st grade book so that it could be used with both kids. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Stephanie
    dsmoore1 at centurytel dot net

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  30. I can't tell you how much I would love to win this! My youngest has/had hypersentsativity dsiorder and was/is WAY behind on speech and language. When he turned 3 he wasn't speaking at all. We have had him in a speical class for hte past 2 years and he is a differnt child. We will keep him one more year in the DD class instead of reg Pre-K but he is on track to go itno a regualr K class. I would LOVE a guide to help me make sre he is ready and doesn't have to struggle. This book would mean the world to me!! Thank you!
    ktonquest32 at aol dot com

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  31. Getting ready for kindergarten!

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  32. I teach kindergarten so this book would be a great resource for parents.

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  33. I would love the Kindergarten book. Thanks.

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  34. I'm a certified teacher with ADD who is staying home with two (soon to be three) little ones and homeschooling. I could use these books to get my 4 year old ready for eventual public school!

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  35. Let's get ready for kindergarten

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  36. My oldest is going to be starting K in a month and I am NERVOUS!!!! My 16 yr old brother has ADHD.

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  37. I would like to win the kindergarten book. I don't know anyone that has ADHD (or maybe they just haven't told me...)
    Thanks!
    Julie

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  38. I teach first grade, but would be happy to have either book! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I'd love to get my son ready for kindergarten. I have a brother with autism, and I know several other children with disabilities.
    spondah[at]aol[dot]com

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  40. I could use this! I run a daycare and many parents opt not to send their children to a traditional preschool before sending them to kindergarten. I also have a dd that I want to make sure that she is prepared to enter school

    nicolmontero at gmail dot com

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  41. I would love to use this book to help my son prepare for Kindergarten! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  42. I'd love to win this book to use with my son! thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I'd love to win this book to use with my son! thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. My son is starting K this fall. I would use it for him. I don't think I know anyone with ADHD right now.
    Kathy

    bigfamily8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  45. My daughter will be in Kindergarten next year. I'd like us to be prepared. Thanks.

    thundercloudgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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  46. I'd like the K book for my daughter; she has Down syndrome...thanks!

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  47. My son is starting Kindergarten this fall and we would love to win this book!
    lisalmg (at) ktis (dot) net

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  48. DS starts Kinder next year and is autisic.. I do as much as I can with him (drs are impressed) BUT honestly, it's been way too many years since I was in kinder and have no clue what he needs to know.. wiicked13[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  49. I’d love this! For the first grade, please.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  50. either book would be great I teach first grade so I'd use this information to inform parents of upcomming first graders

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  51. Hi my 4 yo would love the "Lets get ready for kindergarten" book. And yes he is borderline ADHD..the docs are waiting it out to see how it affects school to see if we need to do meds. In the meantime I am just working with him on behavior mods to help with his impulsiveness.
    cjinhb at msn dot com

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  52. I have one child going into PreK and one to Kindergarten so either would be perfect for us, thanks!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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  53. I would love the 1st grade book for my daughter! Thanks! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

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  54. I would love the K book. I've had my oldest daughter tested for ADHD but it was decided that her only problem was that she wasn't getting challenged at school. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. Would love this for my kids!

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