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Transitional Kindergarten

As children progress into our transitional kindergarten (TK), the nurturing environment they have come to know gradually becomes more structured. We begin teaching reading through basic phonics, engage in hands-on math activities, practice spelling, and learn simple grammar rules. Music, art, and physical education also play an important part in the TK curriculum.

Curriculum highlights include:

Language Arts:  Early phonics; beginning and ending sounds; short sound blends; comprehension; vocabulary; high-frequency sight words; rhyming words; sentence structure; handwriting and spelling.

Math: Number recognition, counting, sorting, grouping, dates, spatial relationships, shapes, categorizing, patterns, estimation, measurement, model graphing, money, addition and subtraction.

Social Studies Themes: All About Me; My Family Tree; About Texas; Holidays Around the World; Exploring Our World; Celebrating America; Transportation; Community Helpers; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Science:  Land, air, water; living versus nonliving things; trees and flowers; migrating, hibernating and nocturnal animals; digestive and skeletal systems; nutrition, dental hygiene and healthy habits; reptiles, birds, and dinosaurs; planets and space

Fine Motor Skills: writing upper and lower case letters, dates, and numbers; printing first and last name; copying sentences; cutting and gluing.

Specialty Classes: Arts, library, music, physical education and Spanish are all an integral part of our TK curriculum and are conducted by professional teachers once a week. These classes allow children to express themselves, practice gross and fine motor skills and develop social skills.