Our county has a rigorous kindergarten curriculum. We are also a standards based system on report cards. A "3" is mastery of the standard, a "2" is progressing, and a "1" is needs improvement. Here is my question. In order to receive a "3" for this quarter, a student must write 2 or more sentences. So, what do you consider a "sentence" for kindergarten students? Do you teach nouns and verbs? My next question is this... Do you think it's developmentally appropriate for K students to be writing in complete sentences and should we expect them to do this? Is there any research that supports this either way? Thanks!