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Children's Books About the First Day of School
April 2012
A list of children's books relating to the first day of school and transitioning to kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Powerpoint presentation on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness© (DRDP-SR © ) - Assessment instrument & guide
California Department of Education Child Development Division
July 2012
The Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness © (DRDP-SR ©) is an assessment instrument that is designed for teachers to use to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of all children during the kindergarten/transitional kindergarten year. The primary purpose of this User’s Guide (Guide) is to assist kindergarten/transitional kindergarten teachers in completing the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument. The Guide provides information about how to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
Linda Espinosa
November 2013
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of early childhood education programs that most effectively support dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Policy, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Educational Preschool and Kindergarten Teaching Activities
www.kidschalkboard.com/
July 2012
A website that offers various activities to use for teaching the alphabet and numbers, including songs, games, and poems.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Educational Resources - Teaching Tools
Saint Paul Public Schools
July 2012
A collection of resources and activities. Provides examples of teaching tools, articles and early literacy organizations.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

EISS Standards Based Continuum
Orange County Department of Education
September 1999
EISS Standards Based Continuum of learning in the areas of literacy development, mathematics, motor skills and social emotional concepts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Powerpoint presentation reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Fresno COE Typical Kindergarten Readiness
Fresno COE
July 2012
Handout for families outlining the skills children should typically have when they start kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

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

Fun and Meaningful “Big 5” Activities
Center for Early Education and Development - University of Minnesota
December 2005
A early literacy resource handbook gives examples of five main types of important activities for teaching literacy skills. You can find the "Big 5" activities on page four.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Get Ready to Read
www.getreadytoread.org/
July 2012
This site is designed to support educators, parents and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. The resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults and ways to address concerns.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Harvard Family Research: Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework: Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness from Prenatal to Age 8
Harvard Family Research Project
August 2011
This article describes a framework of "Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness from Prenatal to Age 8." The article outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: program leadership, continuous improvement, and professional development.
Topics: Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

July 2011 TK Monthly Call
Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant,Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Dr. Carola Matera, Early Learning Consultant
July 2011
Audio recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit as well as information on how to support dual language learners in the TK classroom.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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 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

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