Bonsall West Elementary School

Jane Hodges » Mrs. Hodges Transitional Kindergarten class

Mrs. Hodges Transitional Kindergarten class

Welcome to TK!
   As the Transitional Kindergarten teacher here at Bonsall West, I am very excited to help these little ones embark upon their first formal educational adventure.  I have over 30 years of teaching experience.   I just love to watch their young minds grow and learn! 
   Our TK curriculum is designed to give our younger Kindergarten-aged students an exposure to the rigors of the Kindergarten standards while providing them with more time to socialize, learn through play experiences, and explore.  Our 2 year Kindergarten program--1 year of TK and 1 year of Kindergarten--serves to develop a strong foundation for the Primary grades Common Core standards.  
   Children eligible for the TK class will celebrate their 5th birthday between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 of the current calendar year.  The class is offered daily from 7:55-11:20 a.m.  TK students DO NOT stay for lunch, but will eat snack and interact with their Kindergarten counterparts for 20 minutes each day.  Our morning includes Language Arts and Math  activities where we learn the names and sounds of our letters, make letter crafts, participate in center activities, manipulate objects to learn counting and patterning skills, explore with Legos, puzzles, puppets, cooking and much more.