Transitional Kindergarten offers an additional year of school to our younger students. It provides opportunities to learn in an academically challenging and enriching environment. Children who attend Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to acquire the academic skills, confidence, and maturity they need to succeed in school.
- Focus on social & emotional development
- No nap time
- Homework packets weekly
- Great balance of academics and child directed activities
- Be well prepared for kindergarten
6:30am – 6:30pm
- The transitional Kindergarten program at Woodcrest Preschool will include daily language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and history, and social/emotional development.
- In addition there will also be an emphasis on enrichments such as physical education, art, and music,
- The goal is to prepare each child for success as they enter kindergarten and elementary school.
- The children will learn how to interact socially and will be given opportunities for creative play, both independently and cooperatively.
- Rest time will be replaced with yoga and quiet reading activities.
- Classrooms will be equipped with well-defined learning centers.
- Focus on social and emotional development and conflict resolution.
- Weekly homework packets.
- Seasonal work journals.
- Balance of teacher versus independent child directed learning activities.
6:30am – 9:00am Extended day morning children combined with preschool classes
9:00am – 9:25am Morning meeting
9:25am – 10:10am Language Arts and Writing
10:10am – 10:25am Snack
10:25am – 11:00am Mathematics
11:00am – 11:30am Recess/ Outdoor play
11:30am – 12:00am Lunch
12:00pm – 12:45pm Rest period
12:45pm – 1:30pm Special activities: Gym, music, art, computer, library
1:30pm – 2:05pm Social Studies/ Science
2:05pm – 2:20pm Snack
2:20pm – 2:55pm Open choice/ Clean up
3:00pm – 6:30pm Extended day children combined with preschool classes
- Name recognition
- Reading comprehension skills thru pictures
- Letters A through Z- phonetic recognition of letters, upper and lower case recognition,tracing, and beginning independent writing.
- Home based project: The Star of the week- one child chosen each week in the fall. Children do a poster with family all about themselves, incorporate an All about Me paper.
- Weekly group class stories
- Listening center- independent reading and comprehension.
- The numbers 1 through 30: Can they count the numbers and recognize the numerals?
- Charting, graphing, sorting
- Shapes: identifying, naming and drawing.
- How many? Counting –
- Concept of more versus less
- Focus on physical science, life science, earth science
- Making prediction
- Categorization: animals, plants, etc.
- Concepts and liquids versus solids
Social Studies/History /Social and emotional skills
- Holiday and traditions
- Families and cultures
- Using maps and globes: concepts of land and water
- Following directions and class rules indecently and cooperatively
- Physical education: concepts of jog, run, hop, walk, etc.
- Balance and control
- Focus on gross motor development
- Can children run, walk in a straight, curved, zig zag paths
- Computer lab
- Weekly Buddy visits from the third grade students from Woodcrest Elementary school.