Five Year Old Child's
Your 5-year-old child’s Transition Kindergarten experience is to promote school readiness for success in Kindergarten. Teachers will be supporting school readiness through the California Preschool Learning Foundations Vol 1, 2, 3 (60 months of age).
Social-Emotional Development: Children are learning to follow classroom routines, cooperate with fewer reminders, focus attention on activities, and manage their emotions more with less teacher guidance. Teachers use visuals, role-playing, and games to support children in regulating their emotions.
Language/Literacy: To foster language development and reading readiness, teachers use developmentally appropriate practices to support growth. They use books, songs, chants, and other hands-on activities to expand vocabulary, encourage asking questions, recognize letters and sounds, sight words, recognize and write their name, and develop writing skills.
Mathematics: To foster math concepts, children will be working on classifying, patterning, counting collections up to 10 or above, oral counting, adding, subtracting, measuring, weighing, working with shapes, and mathematical reasoning.
History Social Study: To foster understanding, children will learn about the importance of following rules, being responsible, family, friends, different cultures, community workers, how things change over time, and understand the physical world through drawing and maps.
Science: To foster scientific inquiry, children will learn about plants, rocks, soil, animals, and explore and describe changes with materials (mixing colors, baking a cake, making bread).
Visual Arts: To foster understanding, children will explore painting, drawing, clay, and use different types of materials and tools in art.