TK Expectations and Curriculum
Transitional Kindergartners are expected to follow classroom rules and school rules. Consequences may include loss of privileges, parent contact or a visit to the principal.
Positive behavior is rewarded with individual and group praise, rewards, special privileges, and notes home.
Homework is assigned and should be returned as directed. Homework is an introduction or a follow-up to class work and might include reading with a parent, a special project, or a reinforcement worksheet. Parents should monitor but not complete the work for the child. HOMEWORK FOLDER NEEDS TO BE RETURNED DAILY.
Grades reflect both oral and written work and teacher observation. Conferences will take place October 4 and October 5 and other times as needed. Certain skills listed on the report card will not be graded until the later part of the year.
Students will experience hands-on and pencil and paper alphabet activities.
Happily Ever After, published by Rowland Reading Foundation
Zoo-phonics, by Bradshaw, Wright, and Clark
Handwriting without Tears, by Knapton and Olsen
Fountas and Pinnell Classroom
Students will experience hands-on and pencil and paper math activities.
Mathematics Their Way by Mary Baratta-Lorton
Second Step published by Committee for Children
Tool Box by Dovetail Learning
P.E., Art, Social Studies, and Science
TK is theme based. Consequently, P.E., Art, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Math are integrated into the themes.