Proven success starts here!

St. Martin’s Episcopal School invites you to look at the details of our Transitional Kindergarten (TK), taught by an experienced state-certified teacher, in a classroom with a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Language arts and reading
Our TK language arts curriculum is organized into the following strands:

  • Reading – students will develop comprehension, print awareness and phonic skills through sight words and leveled texts.
  • Writing – students will develop the skills of written conventions, grammar and spelling through simple sentences.
  • Speaking and listening – students will continue to broaden their vocabulary and speak clearly in more complex sentences, while developing listening skills.

Curriculum overview: language arts

  • Recognize all 26 letters of the alphabet – upper and lower case
  • Jolly Phonics sound recognition
  • Handwriting – forming uppercase and lower case letters correctly
  • Using a 2B pencil to write – working on correct pencil grip
  • Developmental writing – understanding the basis of a sentence
  • Authentic writing
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Recognizing simple words
  • Begin to recognize initial and ending sounds in words
  • Matching initial sounds to pictures
  • Rhyming words
  • Oral blending of sounds in words
  • Sight word readers
  • Understand that print conveys meaning
  • Appropriate handling of books
  • Understanding the contents of a book
  • Responding to stories
  • Oral re-telling of a story
Mathematics
Students will develop and apply their number skills through addition, subtraction and problem solving. They will also extend their number and pattern knowledge to 100. The students will recognize 2D shapes and 3D solids and develop their understanding of measurement. They will also be introduced to money. Students will learn through hands-on activities incorporating manipulatives, role-play and workbooks.

Curriculum overview: mathematics

  • Recognize numbers to 25
  • Count to 100
  • 1-1 matching quantities
  • Writing numbers 1 -20 independently
  • Language – more than less than
  • Introduction to add and subtract – 1 more, 1 less (numbers up to 10)
  • Patterns – AB, ABBA, AABB
  • 2d and 3d shapes – recognize and classify (Build and draw)
  • Graphing – reading and creating simple picture and bar graphs
  • Measuring – introduction to length and weight
  • Sorting and classifying objects
  • Positional language
Science and Social Studies
Students will explore the scientific processes and investigational skills of observation, questioning, recording and drawing conclusions while enriching their knowledge of the physical world around them.

Students will explore citizenship through a deeper understanding of self, home and family. They will explore national identity through American beliefs and traditions. In history, they will examine patriotic holidays, customs and historical individuals. They will begin to develop an understanding of chronology and time. In geography, the students will understand location and physical characteristics of a place. Students will acquire information through both oral and visual sources while practicing problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Curriculum overview: science

  • Healthy habits
  • Senses
  • Stars and planets; space exploration
  • Our Earth – landforms and features, conservation
  • Seasons and weather and climate; impacts on plants and animals
  • Plant and animal life; life cycles; habitats and environments
  • Oceans and seas; water life
Social Studies
Students will explore citizenship through a deeper understanding of self, home and family. They will explore national identity through American beliefs and traditions. In history, they will examine patriotic holidays, customs and historical individuals. They will begin to develop an understanding of chronology and time. In geography, the students will understand location and physical characteristics of a place. Students will acquire information through both oral and visual sources while practicing problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Curriculum overview: social studies

  • Me and my community; community helpers
  • Family and school
  • Holidays and customs
  • Transportation
  • American history – events, notable people and their contributions
  • Geography and maps
  • Texas, our state
Art
Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of many aspects of the arts. In art, students will explore different techniques and artists. They will express their thoughts and ideas creatively while challenging their imagination. In music, students will learn creative expression and movement through a variety of songs and instruments.

Curriculum overview: art and music

  • Exploring different media, techniques and tools
  • Exploring our imaginations
  • 3D art work
  • Building objects
  • Musical concepts: rhythm, pitch
  • Musical instrument exploration
  • Songs and school performances
Chapel
Chapel time includes songs and Bible stories that teach God’s amazing love for us all. Learn more about our chapel program.

Monthly curriculum
Each month we share a focus on certain themes and academic objectives. View or download a PDF of our monthly curriculum.