10907 St. Louis Drive El Monte, CA 91731
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Transitional Kindergarten 3

WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN?

Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a three-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum which is age and developmentally appropriate. TK was created when a new California law, called the Kindergarten Readiness Act, changed the kindergarten entry date from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1. TK provides the gift of time that will help students build a strong foundation for success in elementary school.

CURRICULUM

RELIGION

  • Religion readiness program designed to help your child take their first steps in learning about Jesus and their faith.
  • Interactive pages, music, and story boards keep children interested and engaged.
  • During interactive centers, students will take part in activities designed to support each lesson.

LANGUAGE & LITERACY

  • Recite, identify and begin writing the alphabet
  • Identify and write his/her first name
  • Understand that letters make sounds & compose words which have meaning
  • Understand that words are a way of communicating
  • Speak in fairly complex sentences
  • Listen to others
  • Communicate feelings, needs and desires effectively
  • Enjoy “reading” and being read to
  • Observe that written language is read from left to right & moves from top to bottom and front to back
  • Observe that books have titles, authors & illustrators
  • Expand his/her vocabulary
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Identify beginning letter sounds

PHYSICAL

  • Jump, run, hop, balance, climb, somersault
  • Bounce, kick, throw, catch, roll and hit balls
  • Recognize that physical activity is both fun and healthy
  • Develop greater hand/eye coordination
  • Hold writing and art implements correctly
  • Use scissors correctly
  • Manipulate small objects such as beads, blocks and play dough
  • Move to music

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL

  • Show respect, kindness, patience, and love toward others
  • Recognize that we are part of a large, diverse world in which we each play an important role
  • Enjoy school and interacting with peers while obeying school rules
  • Maintain a reasonable attention span
  • Begin to understand that our actions impact other
  • Take turns and share when appropriate
  • Understand and obey simple directions
  • Develop and exhibit self-esteem, self-worth and self-control
  • Communicate feelings, needs and desires appropriately
  • Follow a daily routine
  • Respect the feelings and property of others
  • Stand up for himself/herself appropriately when necessary
  • Realize a sense of pride when seeing a project to completion
  • Enjoy participating in dramatic play and role playing

COGNITIVE

  • Practice concepts of alike & different
  • Begin to observe and understand cause and effect
  • Practice matching, sequencing, identifying and predicting
  • Grasp concepts of up/down, big/small, more/less, etc.
  • Ask and answer appropriate questions
  • Follow three-step directions
  • Understand and remember his/her accomplishments
  • Begin to understand basic math concepts and number recognition
  • Be exposed to various music genres, instruments, and concepts
  • Begin to understand basic science concepts
  • Begin to understand global and local community concepts

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 8:00-9:30 Language arts and centers
  • 9:30-10:00 Snack & recess
  • 10:30-11:15 Storytime, math and Religion
  • 11:15-11:45 Science, PE, music, social studies and art
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch & recess
  • 12:45-2:00 Nap
  • 2:00-2:30 Spanish
  • 2:30 Dismissal