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Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten!

Transitional-Kindergarten (TK) is a time of discovery! Not only do Hilldale's students explore their world through imaginative and outdoor play, but even these youngest students "rise to the challenge" by exploring the academic world through Kindergarten level curriculum in Language Arts, Math, and Science. We believe that our accelerated early learners are ready for this first formal brush of academics as they learn about letters, letter sounds, writing, phonics, early reading, counting, number sense, and living and non-living things. We use circle time, group work, independent work, art integration, hands-on discovery, sharing circles, rhythm and movement to help our TK's learn about their world. Social and emotional learning is also very important, and our students practice greeting others, compromise, independence skills, apologizing, including others, recognizing emotions, and cooperation. TK also participates in drama, soccer, swimming, and music classes during and after school.