Approval of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Course Outline and

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APPROVAL OF TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)
COURSE OUTLINE AND
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Presentation to the Board
May 13, 2014
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Darlene Messinger, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services
LBUSD Matrix
For Transitional and Traditional Kindergarten
Preschool
Traditional
Kindergarten

Developmentally
appropriate

Developmentally
appropriate

Standards based

Scaffolds self regulation

Scaffolds self regulation
and encourages
independence

Provides discipline
strategies

Provides supports in home
language

Provides supports in home
language and English

Encourages parent
involvement

Play based learning

Provides engaging
interactive activities

Provides experiences to help
students master academic
standards

Centers based on content
standards, while following
selected curriculum
 Centers based on
children’s interests
and individual
learning needs
 Centers based on
children’s interests
and learning needs,
while incorporating
content standards
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Transitional
Kindergarten
Transitional Kindergarten
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Splash Into
Pre-K Comprehensive Reading
Program, Scholastic News magazine
Traditional Kindergarten
Open Court Reading and Language Arts
Program
English Language Development
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Splash Into
Pre-K Comprehensive Reading
Program, TK BLOCKS Program
Open Court Reading and Language Arts
Program
Handwriting
Handwriting Without Tears- Pre-K.
Handwriting Without Tears-Kindergarten
Mathematics
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Splash Into
Pre-K, TK BLOCKS Program,
Understanding Number Concepts, by
Kathy Richardson
Pearson Envision Math, SuccessMaker
by Pearson Math
Social Studies
TK BLOCKS Building Program,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Splash Into
Pre-K, Scholastic News magazine
Harcourt Social Studies
Science
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-Themes 1-9,
Scott Foresman/Pearson Science
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-Splash Into
Kindergarten, Beckman Hands-On
Pre-K Steve Spangler Science Program, Science Kits
Delta Education Discovery Science Kits,
Assessments-English Language Arts
Maturation Tests, Early Growth
Indicators Benchmark Assessment
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Open Court Assessments, DIBELS Next
Benchmark Assessments, Kindergarten
Assessment Card
Assessment-Math
Maturation Tests, Early Growth
Indicators Benchmark Assessment
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Pearson Envision Math, SuccessMaker
Assessments, Kndergarten Assessment
Card
English Language Arts
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LBUSD Curriculum and Assessment
For Traditional and Transitional Kindergarten

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