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St. Justin Martyr School
PASSING THE TORCH OF CATHOLIC LEARNING, LEADING, AND SERVING
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE

Transitional Kindergarten

   

Short Personal Bio:

My name is Kelsey Herrera. I am the Transitional Kindergarten teacher at St. Justin Martyr School. My Catholic education started at St. Irenaeus Parish school and continued on to Rosary High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree and Arizona teaching credential from Northern Arizona University. I currently hold a California Preliminary teaching credential and have been teaching TK at St. Justin’s for one year. Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors and traveling.

 

Curriculum Summary:

 

Religion

  • Creating Friendships
  • Family/God Know and Love Us
  • Relationship with God Through Prayer
  • God’s Gifts to Us
  • Holy Days of Celebration
  • God’s Words in the Bible
  • Acts of Kindness

 

Language Arts – Once Upon a Time

  • Basic print concepts
  • Recognizing rhyming words
  • Recognize/write own first and last name
  • Identify uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Associate sounds with letters
  • Retell narratives
  • Sequencing
  • Identify common types of narratives
  • Actively engage in centers with understanding and purpose
  • Trace and copy letters and words in print
  • Hold pencil/crayons correctly
  • Follow directions
  • Take turns speaking and listening

 

Mathematics

  • Count to 30 by ones
  • Greater than, less than
  • Write 1-10
  • Represent addition and subtraction with objects
  • Concepts of time
  • Days of the week and months of the year
  • Shapes
  • Patterns

 

Science

  • 5 Senses
  • Types of weather
  • 4 Seasons
  • Animals and their habitats
  • Explore the solar system
  • Light, heat, sound, and movement

 

Social Studies

  • Identify traits of a good citizen
  • Common jobs in community
  • Maps and globes
  • Time intervals
  • Understanding of past, present, future
  • Holidays

 

P.E.

  • America on Track
  • Fine Motor skills (squeeze, pinch, zip, stir, snap, write letters)
  • Gross Motor skills (run,jump,hop,balance,skip, climb)
  • Left and right
  • Directions
  • Healthy foods
  • The need for rest and exercise

 

Arts

  • Primary and secondary colors
  • Basic elements in music
  • Identify common instruments
  • Engage in pretend play with others
  • Lines, shapes, and space in art
  • Represent people, events, or objects

 

Short Tech use Summary:

In our TK Class we use our Ipads during our center time and use the SumDog app for math and ABC Mouse for Language Arts. We also use our projector for our ClassDojo and GoNoodle brain breaks.