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Instructional Strategies for Academic English Proficiency
LAUSD Academic English Mastery Program
March 2010
Key instructional strategies that support learning in Standard English Learners, Dual/English Language Learners, students with disabilities and all students.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

Kindergarten Continuance Form
California Department of Education
May 2009
A copy of the Kindergarten Continuance Form from the California Department of Education.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Kindergarten Continuance Form - Available Translations
California Department of Education
July 2012
A webpage that features the many available translations of the Kindergarten Continuance Form from the California Department of Education.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

LAUSD Preschool through 3rd Grade Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District
June 2013
A school board resolution that calls for the development of a framework based on educational standards, curricula, assessment and professional development that are strongly aligned across high-quality pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Through this resolution, a Task Force will develop goals and a comprehensive plan to align preschool through 3rd grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

LAUSD Press Release to Expand TK
Preschool California
May 2012
Press release about LAUSD's decision to expand to every elementary school.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

LAUSD TK Classroom Daily Schedule 2010-2011
Los Angeles Unified School District
May 2011
An example of a TK classroom daily schedule from Los Angeles Unified School District that includes morning, recess, lunch and afternoon activities.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: 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

Many Languages, One Teacher
NAEYC
March 2013
Strategies for personalizing oral language interactions with young dual language learners and their families.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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 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

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

Online TK Resources
Sacramento County Office of Education
March 2011
A list of online resources for transitional kindergarten, including key California Department of Education websites, TK websites, and additional resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Palo Alto's Young Fives - Program Description
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
Program description and contact information for the Young Fives program offered at Palo Alto Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Parent Education Classes to Support Young Fives
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
An outline of the parent education classes and discussion topics offered by Young Fives program in Palo Alto Unified School District. Topics include practical concerns and techniques for the classroom, characteristics of age, discipline, conflict resolutions, and curriculum.
Topics: Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Parent Talking Points
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
July 2012
Tips for having a successful parent-teacher conference with your child's teacher
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
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

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