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Title: Welcome to Back to School Night!

Welcome to Back to School Night!
  • Ms. Claybourn
  • Transitional Kindergarten

Irvine Unified TK Philosophy
  • In the Irvine Unified School District, we believe
    the goal of Transitional Kindergarten is to
    promote a joy of learning in a positive and
    nurturing environment, which creates critical
    thinkers, effective oral communicators, and
    life-long learners. In partnership with parents,
    we will provide intentional opportunities that
    meet the emotional, social, physical and academic
    needs of all learners.
  • A Year of Discovery.

TK Curriculum Includes
  • Continuum of Standards
  • CA Preschool Learning Foundations
  • Common Core Standards
  • IUSD TK Standards
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Language Arts
  • Fine and Gross Motor Development
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies and Science

Children transitioning to TK or Kindergarten
should be able to
  • ? Self-regulate (regulate emotions)
  • ? Conduct hygiene routines and self-help skills
  • ? Separate from parent
  • ? Initiate conversation engage in conversational
    exchanges with peers
  • ? Solve problems
  • ? Be flexible with change
  • ? Be self-directed
  • ? Demonstrate empathy
  • ? Keep hands to self
  • ? Follow adult directions
  • ? Play with peers respectfully
  • ? Pay attention to non-preferred tasks for 5-10
  • ? Express wants and needs
  • ? Have an awareness of others
  • ? Be able to write their first name (in any form
    i.e. upper/lower case/large print)
  • ? Use a functional grasp
  • ? Identify some letters, sounds, numbers, shapes
    and colors
  • ? Recite some numbers
  • ? Understand a book and its function

Development of Speech
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Thematic Integrated Teaching
  • Common Thematic Units
  • i.e. All About Me, Fall and Harvest, Heroes
  • Integrated Curriculum
  • Language and Literature Based
  • Play and Activity Centered
  • Language, art, music, science, math
  • Developmentally Appropriate Instruction
  • Active Participation
  • Hands on Instruction

Daily Schedule
  • Early Kids 800-1120
  • Late Kids 940-100

Eastshore Elementary School
  • A few important school rules/procedures
  • Dress code- No sandals or Croc type shoes
  • Students cannot ride bike to school until the 3rd
  • Please park on the street when dropping
    off/picking up your child. There is NO parking in
    the school parking lot.
  • Please call the schools absent line 949-936-5701
    if your child will be missing school. Inform us
    if your child will be late or if you need to pull
    them out early from school as well.

Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports
Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Matrix
Activities/ Locations ?   Expected Behaviors ? Entering Room Getting Started Transitions . Direct Instruction Table Work/Rotations Closing
    Respect           Walk with Bubbles and Bumpers       When the bell is rung students have to stop, look, and listen   Hide hands under table   Look and Listen to teacher   Use inside voices   Keep hands to self       Line up quietly   Walk with Bubbles and Bumpers
      Integrity           Follow directions   Follow directions   Give full attention   Share and take turns   Follow directions
        Responsibility           Hang up backpacks   Sit on carpet quietly     Clean up work/play area   Listen for instructions   Use materials correctly   Clean up   Use materials correctly   Clean up   Push in chairs   Get materials out of cubby   Pack up backpacks   Line up quietly
Daily Routine
  • Opening (Story, Music, etc.)
  • Fine motor skills (cutting, coloring, tweezers,
    pushpins, etc.)
  • Learning Rotations Math, Writing, Language,
    Social Studies, Science
  • Calendar/Sharing
  • Recess/Snack
  • Gross Motor (Pretend play, running, hopping,
  • Computer and Library will be 1 day weekly
  • Music is bi-weekly

  • Backpacks need to be large enough to hold lunch
    bag/box, Ziploc bag with change of clothes, a
    jacket (everything NEEDS to be labeled), and
    Thursday folder.
  • Thursday Folders these will come home each
    Thursday with school flyers, student work, etc.
    inside. Return empty on Friday

Snack and Recess
  • We eat healthy snack first and then play after.
  • Please pack a nutritious protein mini lunch, for
    your child in a simple gallon size zip lock bag.
    Packaging that is too hard to open is
  • Children do not share food and TK does not
    purchase school lunches
  • Recess varies free play on the playground, group
    gross motor skills, fun games

Sharing Day
  • Each week there will be a different sharing
  • Your child will have an assigned sharing day each
  • Purpose practice speaking and listening skills
  • You will receive further information soon!
    Sharing will start the third or fourth week of

  • Please celebrate your childs birthday by
    purchasing the highlighted book from the
    recommended list going home third week of school.
  • We sing happy birthday and the birthday boy/girl
    is given a birthday sticker to wear for the day.
  • Please do not bring items other than a book
  • All students will be 5 by the end of November. At
    this time we will have a Big 5 class

Parent Volunteers
  • Please sign up on an interest list before leaving
    today and indicate your availability.
  • Volunteering will not start until after parent
    conference week.
  • If you have any specific talents I will learn
    about them at our conference to know how best to
    use those talents.
  • You must have a volunteer form filled out and on
    file in the office in order to volunteer.

Classroom Webpage
  • We encourage families to use our webpage as a
    resource for up-coming events, sharing
  • Visit the Eastshore webpage at http//www.iusd.org
    /ea/. To go to class webpage, click on Our
    Staff and scroll down to the TK grade level

Parent Portal
  • This is an IUSD system for parents to
    up-date/change contact information. This is how
    you will view your childs report card each
  • The e-mail you provide is used by your teacher to
    communicate with you - Teachers use e-mail as the
    primary source of communication.
  • If you are not familiar with using the Parent
    Portal or have not set one-up, please visit the
    Eastshore webpage at http//www.iusd.org/ea/

Thank You.for your attendance tonight!!!
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