Phone: 831-4444 Ext 201
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Psychology from Scripps College, Teaching Credential from Cal-State, Bakersfield, and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Cal-State, Bakersfield
Mrs. Dennie Jones
Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten at Laurelglen School. Your child is joining me as we continue to develop a new grade level for California. In the last few years California has been changing the things that kindergarteners are expected to learn and kindergarten is now more academic than ever. As this change began we, who taught kindergarten, found that the youngest members of our classes were struggling with the pace and depth of our materials because they just hadn't matured enough to keep up. In order to meet these students' needs the state decided to add a new grade level and now we have Transitional Kindergarten. This grade looks more like what kindergarten was when we were students. It's all about the experience of being at school for the first time. We spend a lot of time learning how to go to school, how to treat others with respect, working on strengthening our fingers so we can write and draw, and learning our ABCs and 123s.