Transitional and Regular Kindergarten Social Emotional Strategies and Resources

California recently adopted Transitional Kindergarten (TK).

TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law, EC 48000(c), a child is eligible for TK if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 (inclusive).

Behavioral adjustments are a natural phenomena with entering Kindergarten. It is especially so for our TK kiddos.

Standards really help drive our actions in schools and http://www.tkcalifornia.org/  really nails it with Seven Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies.

The dream team from the University of South Florida Rochelle Lentini and Lise Fox have developed a great simple to use Guide to making visual supports.

Here: TIPS AND IDEAS FOR MAKING VISUALS

Scripted Stories are brief descriptive stories that provide information regarding a social situation.

Scripted Stories

Student Study Teams may want to use tools to set goals and expectations for out comes from not only prescribed Standards, but also simple checklists.

Checklists:

KINDERGARTEN SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL CHECKLIST

SOCIAL SKILLS CHECKLIST

Comprehensive Kinder Readiness Checklist

Parent Cheat sheets here:

Eight Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior

TACSEI’s “Making Life Easier” series

Family Routine Based Support Guide Early Elementary-4 to 8 years olds

NASP School Readiness

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