Here’s the original list:
1. To recite, beautifully, 6 easy poems and hymnsAnd my Objectives for Kindergarten:
2. to recite, perfectly and beautifully, a parable and a psalm
3. to add and subtract numbers up to 10, with dominoes or counters
4. to read--what and how much, will depend on the child
5. to copy in print-hand from a book
6. to know the points of the compass with relation to their own home,
where the sun rises and sets, and the way the wind blows
7. to describe the boundries of their own home
8. to describe any lake, river, pond, island etc. within easy reach
9. to tell quite accurately (however shortly)
3 stories from Bible history,
3 from early English, and
3 from early Roman history
10. to be able to describe 3 walks and 3 views
11. to mount in a scrap book a dozen common wildflowers,
with leaves (one every week); to name these,
describe them in their own words,
and say where they found them.
12. to do the same with leaves and flowers of 6 forest trees
13. to know 6 birds by song, colour and shape
14. to send in certain Kindergarten or other handiwork, as directed
15. to tell three stories about their own "pets"--rabbit, dog or cat.
16. to name 20 common objects in French, and say a dozen little sentences
17. to sing one hymn, one French song, and one English song
18. to keep a caterpillar and tell the life-story of a butterfly from his own observations.
- To read (we’re using Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons)
- To write, copying simple sentances or short verses.
- To learn twenty objects in Mandarin Chinese
- To learn one song in Mandarin Chinese
- To know North, East, South and West from the nearby park (our home is on a slant)
- To recognize and describe nearby landmarks
- To describe how to walk to the park, the store and the mailbox (3 walks)
- To describe the what we see from our backyard and from the backyards of two sets of grandparents (3 views)
- To keep a nature journal with flowers, leaves and other found objects
- To identify nearby wildlife: blackbirds, swallows, sparrows, wild rabbits, racoons and some bugs
- To raise a caterpillar, release it as a butterfly and both tell and draw it’s life story.
- To add number up to ten, with visual aids (like fingers to count), but without pencil and paper.
- To sing six easy hymns
- To recite or sing six nursery rhymes
- To recite one psalm (Psalm 1)
- To tell one of Jesus’ parables
- To tell three Bible stories
- To know the names of all major body parts (not in attainments list)
- To know proper cleaning of all major body parts (also not in attainments list)
- To know the boundary of our yard (where he is safely permitted to go)
- To memorize our address and phone number, and know examples of when to call 911.