What is TK?
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is Part 1 of a 2 year kindergarten program to support our youngest learners in developing cognitive, social and fine-motor skills in an exploration-based environment. In TK your child will be immersed into an engaging environment, in which they will participate in a diverse array of hands-on activities that will support their fine motor and social-emotional development. We have lots of fun in TK as we learn through hands-on activities, games and play. All learning and play is purposeful, and will not only foster academic growth, but will set the foundation for your youngster to learn essential social skills. TK is truly a "gift of time," for your child.
IB in TK
At Cyrus J. Morris, your child will be expected and guided to demonstrate International Baccalaureate (IB) attitudes, which include: enthusiasm, cooperation, curiosity, empathy, appreciation, commitment, integrity, independence, tolerance, confidence, respect and creativity. Through inquiry-based lessons, class projects, cultural activities and through play, your child will grow socially, emotionally, and physically, which will prepare them for kindergarten and many successful school years to come.
We had fun learning about Lunar New Year & Dia de Los Muertos!
As an IB school, we promote empathy, tolerance and celebrate differences. Even in TK, we discuss these concepts and encourage our little ones to be kind, caring and principled.
My Education & Experience in Education
I graduated from the University of La Verne where I earned my Bachelor's of Arts, teaching credentials and Master's degree in Education. Although this is only my second year at CJ Morris, I have had a multifaceted experience in teaching from working in a special education classroom, coaching high school athletes in cross country, track and swim team, and teaching fifth, fourth, third, Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten students. I firmly believe that every child learns in different ways and that as educators we must instill a love for learning by integrating engaging and effective teaching strategies and activities. Children must be active participants in their own learning, which is why in TK, we promote individuality, creativity, problem-solving and hands-on learning experiences on a daily basis.