• Transitional Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students with big letters
    Due to the new SB 1381 Law,
    children who turn five years old between September 1st and December 2nd
    will now be enrolled into the Transitional Kindergarten Program
    instead of into the Traditional Kindergarten Classroom.
    Just like Traditional Kindergarten, the Transitional Kindergarten will consist of the following:

    Letters & Sounds

    ~ Learning letter names and sounds
    ~ Learning how to use sounds to make words

    Reading

    ~ Practicing reading high frequency words
    ~ Learning story sequence
    ~ Learning about main characters and settings
    ~ Practicing writing letters independently
    ~ Reading small booklets alone

    Thinking Maps

    ~ Learn how to visualize the thinking process

    Writing

    ~ Drawing and writing
    ~ Learn how to use thinking maps to assist in independent writing

    Mathematics
    ~ Learn how numbers correspond to quantities
    ~ Learn how to put numbers together and take them apart
    ~ Learn about shapes

    Science
    ~ Learn about sequencing events
    ~ Learn all about science facts
    New aspects within the Transitional Kindergarten Program alone consist of:

    ~ Utilizing iPads within all content areas
    ~ Integrating the new AWARDS Program into literacy
    ~ Integrating the ST Math Program on the iPads
    ~ Designating areas for creativity and innovation through art, music, and movement
    ~ High focus on language and social-emotional development
    ~ Strong emphasis on collaboration



    If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact
    Dr. Michelle Rodriguez ~ Director of Elementary Student Achievement/Charter Schools
    @ (714) 558-5656