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Fresno COE Typical Kindergarten Readiness - Spanish
Fresno COE
August 2011
Spanish language handout for families, outlining the skills children should typically have when they start kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Hands-On Math & Science
Aims Education Foundation
July 2012
Math activities for K-1 with topics in Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Geometry, Measurement, Number and Operations, etc. Lessons available for purchase.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Lesson Plan Template
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Template to plan activities that target specific Preschool Learning Foundations and Kindergarten Common Core Standards, while addressing the interrelatedness of development. For more information on how to utilize the template, see the three completed examples: "Off to School," "All About Me," and "Transportation."
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Making Learning Fun
Making Learning Fun
July 2012
A site with many activities to make learning fun. Provides free and unlimited learning activities to early childhood educators.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Activity: Family Math Night
Los Angeles Unified School District
September 2011
A list of ideas, resources and activities for a family math night that allows children to learn and involves families in school. Includes a family math night plan that outlines the purpose, facilitator roles, participant roles and materials; an sample invitation to families; a family math night certificate for students; and a number of math activities to fill the evening.
Topics: Family Engagement, Mathematics
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 1
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A small group of transitional kindergarten students are adding the number of letters in their names while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem solving. The teacher's objective is to observe the students and differentiate instruction based on students' needs as they apply skills learned in previous math lessons.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 2
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A math lesson in which a small group of transitional kindergarten students are learning to sort and categorize numbers while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem-solving. The teacher's objective is to assess and support when the group can move with confidence to the next skill level.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 3
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
In the following math lesson, all children in the transitional kindergarten class are participating to provide information for one graphing chart. The lesson closes with a transition activity to recess, incorporating math into jumping rope.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Matters California Report
Deborah Stipel and Alan Schoenfeld
March 2012
Recent research demonstrates that children’s level of mathematics knowledge before entering school is critical to their subsequent academic achievement and even predicts high school graduation. This document summarizes the discussion of the California-focused meeting which addressed four issues: standards, assessment, professional development, and curriculum.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report, Executive Summary
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center
Math Perspectives
July 2012
Teachers can use these links and downloadable files as resources in their classrooms. Several free activities and homework lessons.
Topics: Family Engagement, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Off to School
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

PBS: Parents and Teachers
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
July 2012
Free online activity ideas designed for ages 3-7. Teachers can browse activities that directly build social emotional, language, literacy, and critical thinking skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

PreKinders: Resources for Pre-K Teachers
PreKinders
July 2012
A site were Pre-K teachers can find lessons and ideas to use in their Pre-K classrooms. Free printables and activities include everything from math to literacy, fine motor skills and classroom management.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Professional Development Modules for TK
CCSESA
November 2013
The TK modules, developed through a collaboration among county offices of education, provide an overview of The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources (CDE, 2012) and include strategies and resources to support the implementation of transitional kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Songs for Teaching
Songs for Teaching
July 2012
A website for teachers to support their use of music to teach content across a variety of subjects ranging from math, science, social studies, etc. Thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions are available for download.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Supporting Math Talk in Centers
Barbara Chisholm, San Francisco Unified School District
May 2017
Presentation slides from Barbara Chisholm, San Francisco Unified School District, at the 6th Annual TK Conference. The workshop focused on Common Core and Preschool Learning Foundations-aligned math activities, with participants learning how to support math talk with eight easy to implement math activities that can be used in centers, small group, and whole group settings.
Topics: Mathematics
Resource Type: Presentations

The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
California Department of Education
July 2012
This online publication presents the developmental continuum of learning for children from birth through kindergarten. It shows the connections that the nine domains of the preschool learning foundations have with the content of these other important resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

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