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The Transitional Kindergarten TOOLKIT

The Transitional Kindergarten TOOLKIT includes many helpful resources for schools, administrators, teachers and parents to use in the preparation and facilitation of Transitional Kindergarten.

Looking for more information on Transitional Kindergarten?  Please email Marla Martin at, ELA & ELD Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, or call her at (559) 651-3031, Extension 3351.
Current Law

Senate Bill 876 (additional requirements for TK teacher) (2015)
The Kindergarten Readiness Act (2010) (PDF)
SB 1381: Summary (2010) (PDF)

Sample Board Policies

Sample Admission Policies in English and Spanish (PDF)

For Administrators

Transitional Kindergarten Professional Resource Guide for Administrators - The purpose of this guide is to provide an annotated list of accessible online resources for administrators to support transitional kindergarten. The guide highlights resources in the following areas: 1) Developmentally Appropriate Teaching and Learning; 2) Professional Development and Articulation; 3) Family and Community Engagement; and 4) Transitional Kindergarten Policy, Reports, and Resources

TK Implementation Guide (PDF)
Expanded Kindergarten (PDF)
Instructional Minutes (Website)
Kindergarten Continuance Form (PDF)
TK Admittance Waiver - English and Spanish (DOC)


TK 101 Benefits (Website)

Assessments/Report Cards

Sample Progress Reports from LA Unified School District (Sample #1) (Sample #2) (PDF)
Sample Report Cards from Gilroy Unified School District (English) (Spanish) (PDF/DOC)



Classroom Setup

Teacher Tips

Teacher Resources

Daily Schedules

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans Created by Tulare County Teachers

Theme: Food- Language Arts (PDF)
Theme: Health and Fitness- Language Arts (PDF)
Theme: Making Friends- Social Emotional Development (PDF)
Theme: Colors All Around- Language Arts (PDF)
Theme: All About Me- Social Emotional Development (PDF)
Blank Lesson Plan Template- for teachers to use to create their own lesson plans (DOC)


ILL sounds - Jack and Jill

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Rhyme Card (PDF)

Picture Card (PDF)

Riddle Rhyme (PDF)

ELL sounds - Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Rhyme Card (PDF)

Picture Card (PDF)

Riddle Rhyme (PDF)

AT sounds - Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Rhyme Card (PDF)

Picture Card (PDF)

Riddle Rhyme (PDF)

Blank Lesson Plan Template from Cutler-Orosi Unified School District (DOC)

Crafting TK Lesson Plans from Kindergarten Curriculum (PDF)

TK Curriculum from Pleasant Valley School District (PDF)

Lesson Plans created by Hayslip, Blakley, Magruder

Theme: Transportation - Cars (PDF)

Theme: All About Me - I Like Me! (PDF)

Theme: School - The Kissing Hand (PDF)

Blank Template for Teachers to use to create their own lesson plans (DOC)

Blank Lesson Plan Template from Debbi Keeler (PDF)

Social Emotional Domain