Transitional Kindergarten Program
Our Transitional Kindergarten program is designed for Kindergarten age children that miss the cut off date from the state or for children that need an extra year.
This program reviews the basics of Pre-Kindergarten skills with a focus on reading, writing, and math skills through our Frog Street Curriculum. In January, children begin focusing on Kindergarten skills following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines.
Frog Street Pre-K Curriculum
Frog Street Pre-K pairs intentional instruction with meaningful opportunities for children to engage and interact through hands-on explorations. This curriculum provides a rich, diverse literature library, research-based scope & sequence for literacy, math and content domains. We also teach Conscious Discipline® strategies to build a strong social-emotional foundation from which children can learn to solve conflicts and manage their emotions.
The balanced literacy approach by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues introduces Reading and Writing Workshops. The Reading Curriculum consists of a reading workshop where students are introduced to mini-lessons designed to teach a strategy or skill. Shared reading is also a key component of our reading curriculum, which focuses on comprehension, word solving, and using visual cues to figure out difficult words. Students explore a variety of fiction storybooks and non-fiction titles during reading Alouds.
Our Writing Curriculum mirrors our Reading Curriculum by utilizing workshops with mini-lessons, interactive writing, and word study. Students focus on a strategy or skill used for writing a particular genre, sharing a pen between student and teacher, and learning phonemic awareness, high-frequency words, parts of words, etc.
Our Math Curriculum, by Debbie Diller, introduces math workstations, which are areas in the classroom where students work with a partner and use instructional materials to explore and expand their mathematical thinking. The Math Curriculum consists of a literacy-based mini-lesson followed by workstations with a partner, independent stations, and math journals.
- Reinforces and extends prior instruction
- Practice problem solving by reasoning, representing, communicating and making connections
- The teacher observes and interacts with individuals at workstations and meets in small groups
Social Studies and Science Curriculum
Our curriculum will consist of hands-on activities, Promethean board research, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), and theme-based exploration for Science and Social Studies with the recommendation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
No Cost- Enrichment Programs
Students will participate in physical education, Spanish, and music activities.
- 8:00 Morning Meeting
- 8:30 Reading and Writing
- 9:30 Morning Snack
- 10:00 Math Curriculum
- 10:40 Technology
- 11:00 PE.
- 11:30 Phonics
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:30 Music
- 1:00 Science/Social Studies
- 1:30 Outside Time
- 2:00 Quiet Reading/Rest
- 2:30 Closing Meeting
- 2:45 Clean-up
- 3:00 Dismissal