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CURRICULUM - Transitional Kindergarten (Pajaritos)

  • Language Arts
    • Reading readiness skills (turning pages, reading from left to right)
    • Identify the parts of a book-title, cover, author, and illustrations
    • Identify uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters
    • Identify phonemic sounds of alphabet letters
    • Introduction of literacy concepts through read-aloud of children’s books, nursery rhymes,
      poetry, songs and finger plays
    • Word of the week
    • Identify sight words
    • Sound out simple 2 - 4 letter words
    • Write letters in child’s name using proper formation
    • Write alphabet letters and words
    • Recognize their own name and friends names
    • Recognize print and connect it with spoken words
  • Math
    • Identify numbers 0-20 and beyond
    • Count from 1-30 and beyond
    • Sort objects by color, size, shape and a variety of other attributes
    • Identify shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, arch, pentagon, octagon, hexagon)
    • Gain understanding of concept of simple addition and subtraction
    • Complete and create patterns
    • Write numbers 0-10 and beyond
    • Problem Solving
    • Use ordinals terms: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    • Match numbers with objects
    • Use standard and non-standard unit of measurement
    • Use the concepts: more-less into every day conversation
    • Use the clock and recognize the time (routines, schedule)
  • Art & Creative Expression
    • Utilization of various arts and crafts materials
    • Completing arts and crafts projects
    • Ability to express oneself using various art techniques
    • Listen and dance different types of music: jazz, classical, ethnic, diversity
    • Explore instruments from different cultures
    • Play with puppets showing multiculturalism and diversity
    • Demonstrate an appreciation of one own characteristics and those of others and other’s cultures
    • Manipulate a variety of Art material (scissors, crayons, pencil, markers, glue, paint, recyclable materials, etc.) to express oneself and creating new products
    • Use 3-D material as: play dough, clay, wood on their own way
    • Comment about their own and others creations displayed in the classroom
    • Identify the culture of an Art form (Egyptian, Spanish)
  • Social Studies
    • Daily and Seasonal Weather Observations
    • Community Helpers
    • Growth of plants and insects
    • Solar System
    • Human Body
    • Growing Healthy
    • Animals and Hibernation
  • Science
    • Sort objects by:
      • living and no-living things
      • hard and soft
      • floating and sinking
      • solid, liquid, gaseous, melted
    • Collect, observe, classify, describe by the use of their five senses
    • Name parts of the body and organs that make us be alive
    • Identify changes that occur during the seasons
    • Identify the characteristics of the planets and sky
    • Use simple tools and materials for experiments
  • Technology
    • Describes the uses of camera, cell phones, DVD Players and computers
    • Use the computer to run a program independently
    • Watch educative videos on the computer
    • Use simple tools as: ruler, magnifying glasses, flashlights, hammer, nails, independently

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