Welcome to the wonderful world of Transitional Kindergarten. My name is Joanna Breitschwerdt and I have been teaching at San Gabriel Missions for seven years. I started the TK program here at Mission and this is my 7th TK class. I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley and attended Catholic Schools from K-12.
Early childhood education is extremely important and sets students up for success for the rest of their schooling. TK is a place where students are always learning, not just how to read and write but how to play with others, how to resolve conflicts and other social emotional skills. Hands on learning is my primary method of teaching. You will see my students interacting with the world around them. I incorporate the standards into everyday, fun activities.