3d Preschool

Transitional Kindergarten

Children who are turning 5 after December 1st are not eligible for kindergarten. Irrespective of academic and social readiness, these children have to wait another year to go to Kindergarten. Keeping this in mind we have designed our Jr. kindergarten program to challenge and motivate our older Pre-kindergarteners.

This program emphasizes children’s independent work habits and academic skills by introducing phonetics, reading, writing, math, and science. Hands on activities and creative art give children an opportunity to use their imagination.

Group activities like dramatic play, puzzles and blocks, and outdoor play helps cultivate social intelligence by developing language, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution.

Area of Focus

Approach to Learning

  • Develop a positive approach to learning
  • Develop competence as a creative problem solver
  • Learn to use problem-solving strategies
  • Learn to verbalize thinking strategies
  • Take pride in accomplishments
  • Take responsible risks
  • Maintain attention to a task
  • Listen and Follow oral multi-step directions
  • Show continuing effort
  • Contribute to discussions
  • Ask questions

Language Arts

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Decoding: consonants, blends, and diagraphs
  • Vowels: short vowels, long vowels, silent vowel rules, and y as a vowel
  • Word Structure: recognizing non-decodable sight words
  • Spelling: letter/sound correspondences, consonants, short vowels, long vowels
  • Support of vocabulary development
  • Oral communication/listening/speaking
  • Sentence reading - matching sentences with pictures
  • Poems and nursery rhymes

Writing Conventions

  • Penmanship
  • Copy sentences from the board
  • Read and explain own writing and drawings
  • Use phonetically spelled words to write sentences
  • Draw pictures to communicate
  • Punctuation mark – understand the use of the period, comma, exclamation mark, and a question mark
  • Write 2 or 3 sentences

Math

  • Count to 100 1’s, by 5’s, and10’s
  • Arrange numerals in order
  • Write numerals in order
  • Counting backwards
  • Identify, sort and classify shapes, and geometric solid shapes
  • Money - identify pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and pictures on the coins
  • Clock - can tell time to “o’clock and “half past”
  • Reproduce patterns
  • Concept of >, <, =
  • Calendar - days of the week, months of the year and, seasons
  • Graphing - collect data and graph
  • Number sense: Use number line to introduce
  • Concepts of addition and subtraction

Science

  • Demonstrate an interest in science and exploration
  • Use Scientific Method to question, observe, hypothesize, measure, test, record, and draw conclusions
  • Ask and answer “how, when, why and what if?” questions
  • Use problem solving techniques, and teamwork
  • Study of the body, parts, senses, hygiene, and nutrition
  • Study of the weather
  • Study of animals: habitats, life cycles, hibernation and evolution
  • Characteristics of objects and materials and how they change
  • Motion and forces
  • Basic scientific vocabulary

Social Studies

  • Explore concepts of self, family, and home
  • Explore the school and surrounding community
  • Study of American culture and holidays
  • Study of world culture and holidays
  • Basic Geography

Visual Arts

  • Develop an individual artistic expression
  • Problem solving through art
  • Articulate the story of own art
  • Develop spatial understanding
  • Appreciate the work of others
  • Create art based on an idea
  • Create using a variety of media, colors, and tool

Transitional Kindergarten Daily Schedule

Free Play

07:30

09:00

Music/Movement

09:00

09:15

Calendar/Phonics

09:15

09:30

Writing

09:30

09:45

Bathroom Break &
Snack

09:45

10:00

MathTime

10:10

10:30

Floor Time

10:30

11:00

Reading

11:00

11:15

Outdoor Recess

11:20

11:50

Bathroom Break

11:50

12:00

Lunch

12:00

12:30

Bathroom Break

12:30

12:45

Nap

12:45

02:45

Transition/Bathroom Break

02:45

03:00

Snack

03:00

03:20

Story Time

03:25

03:45

Art Time

03:50

04:30

Outdoor Recess

04:30

05:30

Freeplay

05:30

06:00