Tag Archives: transitional kindergarten

Summer Kindergarten Conquerors

Hooray, it’s summer! Transitional kindergarten students have finished the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. Now, it’s on to the next adventure! Instead of looking at summer as a vacation from all things academic, it provides the perfect scenario … Continue reading

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

Art with Children

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most people recognize this old proverb meaning that different people have different ideas of what is beautiful. When considering education and art with young children, adults tend to lean toward “product-focused” vs. … 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

A Flourishing TK Learning Environment

In discussing what an exceptional learning environment might look like, we must begin by discussing how kids learn. After all, if I, as the adult, am responsible for creating an environment that will nourish and excite my students, I need … Continue reading