TCES Kindergarten | Tuba City Unified School District #15

Welcome To Kindergarten

 

Our Mission Statement

The TCUSD mission is to provide a quality education in a safe and encouraging environment for all of our students.

 

Our Kindergarten program Provides:

  • A full day program
  • Bus transportation is available for all students.
  • Opportunities for parents and other adults to volunteer
  • A rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Free lunch for all students.

Arizona’s English Language Arts Standards for Kindergarten

  • Understand key ideas, characters, and setting in a story or poem
  • Ask and answer questions about stories and poems, such as who, what, when, where, why and how
  • Retell key details from a story or poem
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text
  • Understand the organization and basic features of print
  • Recognize and orally manipulate sounds
  • Blend sounds to read written words with accuracy and fluency
  • Read and recognize sight words and different kinds of syllable types
  • Use phonics to write words and express thoughts and ideas in writing
  • Use foundational skills to access a variety of texts

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  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to craft texts with different purposes
  • Explore digital tools for effective communication
  • Generate ideas for writing from reading stories, poetry, and informational texts
  • Make connections across content areas into the world around them
  • Write upper and lowercase manuscript letters to communicate ideas
  • Separate simple words into their syllables
  • Write frequently used words

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  • Listen actively
  • Speak in complete sentences for effective communication
  • Share ideas with peers
  • Ask and answer questions to clarify understanding
  • Use common nouns and verbs
  • Pluralize words by adding “s” or “es”
  • Recognize and name end punctuation
  • Sort common words into categories
  • Use words and phrases learned from conversation and readings.

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  • Know number names and the count sequence.
  • Count to tell the number of objects.
  • Compare numbers
  • Know number names and the count sequence..
  • Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and
    understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
  • Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value
    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to
    add and subtract.
  • Describe and compare measurable attributes.
  • Classify objects and count the number of objects in categories.
  • Identify and describe shapes.
  • Analyze, compare, create and compose shapes.

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The Kindergarten Program

  • Receive daily language arts experiences including reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Use language effectively and understand that spoken langauge can be written.
  • Learn to get along with others and demonstrate responsible behaviors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of numbers and apply mathematical concepts in their daily life.
  • Learn to gather information through their senses and demonstrate observation and inquiry skill.
  • Develop a healthy sence of self.
  • Learn through a variety of opportunities to play.

 

Ways to Prepare Your Child

  • Practice following simple direction and following rules.
  • Practice using crayons, pencils and scissors.
  • Be able to use the restroom independently.
  • Practice speaking in complete sentences using four or five words.
  • Share with others.
  • Know and state age when asked.
  • State and recognize full name when asked (not nickname).
  • Identify basic colors and shapes.
  • Count objects up to five or ten.
  • Listen to a short story with interest.
  • Begin identifying letters and numbers.
  • Practice identifying the beginning sound of a word.

 

All Day Schedule

  • 8:00-8:15 – Bell Work
  • 8:15 – 8:55 – Reteach/Enrich, Morning Meeting, Morning Message, Calendar, songs, story
  • 9:00-9:40- Specials
  • 9:40-10:20- Daily Navajo Language
  • 10:25-10:55- Daily Math Skills
  • 11:00 – 11:20 – Recess-
  • 11:20 – 11:40 – Lunch
  • 11:50 – 1:00 – Balanced Math
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Spalding
  • 1:30 – 2:50 – Balanced Literacy
  • 2:50 – Pick up Dismissal
  • 3:00 – Board Buses

School Supply List

  • Healthy Snacks
  • Large Pencils
  • Large Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Folders With Pockets
  • Large Crayons
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Sandwich Baggies With Zip Lock
  • Large Gallon Bag With Zip Lock

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TCUSD is unified in culture, technology and its commitment to education; every stakeholder is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal, cultural, civic excellence and to enrich the community.

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