TK - Ms. Oshima and Mrs. Saunders
Welcome to Park School Transitional Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for students who turn 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd.
Transitional Kindergarten includes an emphasis on oral language development, literacy immersion, number sense, and it provides collaborative experiences that promote cooperation, self-confidence, self-regulation and a positive attitude about school and learning.
In math, explicit instruction is always paired with frequent opportunities for the students to engage in hands-on meaningful activities that reinforce the mathematical concepts being taught. Not only does the teacher model mathematical thinking and strategies, but students share and model different mathematical techniques and strategies with each other through math talks, counting collections, partner math games and small group math activities. Students also learn that collaborating with others can help solve challenging problems quicker and with more accuracy. Expanding our math knowledge and skills through play and exploration makes learning so much fun!
Gail OShima & Kay Saunders
And Best Class Ever!