Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten Social and Emotional Standards (C.A.R.E.S.)

  • Cooperation: The ability to establish new relationships, to maintain positive relationships and friendships, to avoid social isolation, to resolve conflicts, to accept differences and to be a contributing member of the classroom and community in which one lives, works, learns, and plays
  • Assertiveness: The ability to take initiative, to stand up for one’s idea without hurting or negating others, to seek help, to persevere with a challenging task, and to recognize one’s individual self as separate from the environment, circumstances, or conditions one is in
  • Responsibility: The ability to motivate oneself to act and follow through on expectations; to define a problem, consider the consequences, and choose a positive solution
  • Empathy: The ability to recognize, appreciate, or understand another’s state of mind or emotions, to be receptive to new ideas and perspectives, and to see, appreciate, and value differences and diversity in others
  • Self-Control: The ability to recognize and regulate one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to be successful in the moment and remain on a successful trajectory
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Transitional Kindergarten Mathematics
  • Counts by ones to 20 using one-to-one correspondence
  • Recognizes and writes numerals from 0-10
  • Represent and count a number of objects with a written numeral 0 to 10
  • Compare simple sets of objects to tell more/less/equal (using manipulatives)
  • Understands simple concepts of addition and subtraction
  • Makes a describes simple patterns
  • Identifies and describes shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
  • Demonstrates understanding of key concepts in current unit
Transitional Kindergarten Literacy – Speaking and Listening
  • Seeks adult help when appropriate
  • Expresses thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly
  • Interacts with teachers and peers in meaningful ways
  • Listens to and responds to others’ ideas with prompts
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Describes familiar people, places, things, events
  • Uses complete sentences when speaking
Transitional Kindergarten Literacy – Reading and Writing
  • Reads and writes own name
  • Uses drawings and letters/words to label drawings to communicate ideas
  • Alphabet knowledge and recognition
  • Beginning sound awareness
  • Demonstrates basic print concepts
  • Engages in literacy activities with purpose and understanding
Transitional Kindergarten Science
  • Begins to make predictions and conclusions
  • With teacher support can begin to collect and record data
  • Makes observations in discussions and investigations
  • Demonstrates a beginning understanding of key concepts in current units
Transitional Kindergarten Social Studies
  • Respects and abides by classroom and community rules
  • Works cooperatively with a teacher for a sustained period
  • Demonstrates sense of own body in relation to others
  • Performs basic self-help/self-care tasks
  • Begins to recognize and communicate physical and emotional needs appropriately
  • Develops strategies in self-regulation
  • Demonstrates understanding of key concepts in current units
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