School Age

We now have a bus stop at our school for both Parke Lane and Meridian schools. Click on the tab below to access the bus permission slip. This must be turned into the Grosse Ile Schools transportation garage.

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What can my child do at this age?

As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children may progress at different rates and have diverse interests, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

Enjoys many activities and stays busy

  • Likes to paint and draw

  • May lose first tooth

  • Vision is as sharp as an adult’s vision

  • Practices skills in order to become better

  • Jumps rope

  • Rides a bike

8 – 9 Year Olds

More graceful with movements and abilities

  • Jumps, skips, and chases

  • Dresses and grooms self completely

  • Can use tools (i.e., hammer, screwdriver)

10 – 12 Year Olds

Remainder of adult teeth will develop

  • Likes to sew and paint

 
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What does my child understand?

As children enter into school-age, their abilities and understanding of concepts and the world around them continue to grow. While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

Understands concept of numbers

  • Knows daytime and nighttime

  • Knows right and left hands

  • Can copy complex shapes, such as a diamond

  • Can tell time

  • Can understand commands with three separate instructions

  • Can explain objects and their use

  • Can repeat three numbers backwards

  • Can read age-appropriate books and/or materials

8 – 9 Year Olds

More graceful with movements and abilities

  • Can count backwards

  • Knows the date

  • Reads more and enjoys reading

  • Understands fractions

  • Understands concept of space

  • Draws and paints

  • Can name months and days of week, in order

  • Enjoys collecting objects

10 – 12 Year Olds

Remainder of adult teeth will develop

  • Writes stories

  • Likes to write letters

  • Reads well

  • Enjoys using the telephone