Tag Archives: learning

TK Students Finish Strong

Transitional kindergarten students will soon be done with the first year of a two-year kindergarten program! TK students are not expected to master kindergarten curriculum. However, they should have had opportunities for a wide variety of experiences and exploration that … Continue reading

Summer Counts for Numeracy

Summer is just around the corner which means summer vacation! For teachers and parents, summer can represent time off work, more recreation time outside, or the possibility of taking a trip out of town. However, all teachers, including preschool, TK, … Continue reading

Purposeful Play Anyone?

It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was visiting a transitional kindergarten classroom. I arrived during their “purposeful play” time. Marcus and Emily were in the block area where the teacher had placed several balance scales, rulers, a cloth tape … Continue reading

Learning From Loose Parts

First 5 Shasta welcomes new blogger Stephanie Alexander! Subscribe and watch for her Quality Transitions blog every month. “Loose Parts.” Have you heard that term? I know a lot of images may come to mind, but I’m referring to a … Continue reading

Children and Garden to Table

“A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.” (Luis Barragan) Have you experienced the delight of biting into a fresh, ripe tomato? The flavor and juiciness are intense from this garden to … Continue reading